Only VIP members have access to this exclusive webinar library. Click here to subscribe to a VIP plan.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Alexandra “Ali” Shields. Ali is currently the Executive Liaison at Stage32. Prior to Stage 32, Ali was a Creative Executive in Scripted Development and Executive Producer at Citizen Skull Productions, during which time she oversaw a slate of approximately 30 productions in various stages of development. She was responsible for identifying promising writers and projects to cultivate, creating pitch materials that would make the project stand out in the market, and packaging those projects with the talent necessary to move forward. Full Bio »
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Alexandra “Ali” Shields.
Ali is currently the Executive Liaison at Stage32. Prior to Stage 32, Ali was a Creative Executive in Scripted Development and Executive Producer at Citizen Skull Productions, during which time she oversaw a slate of approximately 30 productions in various stages of development. She was responsible for identifying promising writers and projects to cultivate, creating pitch materials that would make the project stand out in the market, and packaging those projects with the talent necessary to move forward.
The Executive Hour
Q: How do I watch my webinar live?
A: If you received a confirmation that your webinar is on Go to Webinar, you will receive an email from Go to Webinar with further instructions for participating in the live webinar. You can also access your webinar link in your purchase history located under settings in the top right-hand corner of your Stage 32 profile.
If you received a confirmation that your webinar is on Zoom, you will receive a separate email from Zoom with further instructions for participating in the live webinar. Your login link will not be in your Stage 32 profile. If you did not receive your link via Zoom please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I watch my webinar on demand?
A: You will be able to watch your webinar on demand as many times as you’d like inside your Stage 32 profile. The recording is processed and posted between 24-48 hours after the webinar concludes. You can follow the instructions below.
YOU MUST HAVE A STAGE 32 PROFILE TO WATCH YOUR VIDEO – STAGE 32 IS FREE TO JOIN If You Already Have a Stage 32 Profile:
Q: What is the format of a webinar?
A: Stage 32 Next Level Webinars are typically 90-minute educational broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32. Your webinar will be taught by a working industry professional with in-depth teaching on a topic. If you are able to attend live you will be able to ask your Stage 32 Educator questions during Q&A.
Q: What are the system requirements to watch my webinar live?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the webinar software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
If you have Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mountain Lion): The webinar software does not support these operating systems. If you are running one of those operating systems, please upgrade now in order to be able to view a live webinar. Upgrade your Windows computer / Upgrade your Mac computer.
Q: What if I cannot attend the live webinar?
A: If you cannot attend a live webinar or purchase an on demand webinar, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A.
Q: Will I have access to the webinar afterward to re-watch?
A: Yes! Like all Stage 32 education, after the purchase of a live or on demand webinar, you will have on-demand access to the recording.
Q: How do I get a copy of the handouts provided?
A: If the webinar you take included handouts you can find them as downloads underneath your on demand video. You must be logged into your Stage 32 profile to view the video and get the handouts by clicking settings in the top right hand corner, then clicking purchase history.
Q: What if I need accessibility and accommodations?
A: Email email@example.com to request accommodations.
Thanks for your loyalty to Stage 32 Education. We value having you in the Stage 32 community.
If you have any further questions, we are always happy to help. Please contact Stage 32 support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Thanks so much! This was ABSOLUTLEY FANTASTIC!!" -Bill B.
"Thank you. Ali brings a lot of energy to the platform!" -David.
"Thanks so much! Great insight and energy, I appreciate it!" -Tia P.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Special Guest Casey Malone, Creative Executive behind FINCH, THE WITCHES, and PINOCCHIO! Casey was most recently the Creative Executive at ImageMovers the production company of feature film Writer/Director/Producer Robert Zemeckis. Most recently she's worked on FINCH with Tom Hanks for Amblin Partners, Warner Bros.'s THE WITCHES, NBC 's "MANIFEST", and Disney's live-action PINOCCHIO. She also has several original series and feature ideas in development. Casey meets with writers, directors, actors, producers, and is always searching for new and incredible stories to tell. And with a penchant for horror, she'll never say no to a good ghost story!Prior to working at ImageMovers, Casey worked in production and at CBS Television. She worked at "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" and then made the jump to scripted TV and film at ImageMovers. This was an amazing conversation with Casey sharing her wealth of knowledge!
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Steve Desmond! Steve Desmond is one of the screenwriters of the upcoming feature film, "A Knock at the Cabin," which comes to theaters this February from Universal Studios and director M. Night Shyamalan. He has a second feature film currently in production at Paramount, which will be released in theaters in 2024. His screenplays have been voted onto the prestigious industry Black List four times, including "The Saturday Night Ghost Club," which he is attached to direct with Brad Fuller ("A Quiet Place") producing. He sold his sci-fi adventure screenplay, "Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers," to Warner Bros in a bidding war, with Oscar-nominated producer Andrew Lazar attached. His short film, "Monsters," which he wrote and directed, has amassed over two million views online and screened in over 100 film festivals worldwide, winning 45 awards. Steve is represented by APA, Entertainment 360, and Ziffren-Brittenham LLP.
We’re back in the Writers’ Room for the Executive Hour with special guest Mark Simon. Prepare to delve into Mark’s captivating journey and wealth of experience, as he generously imparts invaluable advice, all while eagerly responding to the burning questions YOU bring to the table. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to gain insights and inspiration from a seasoned professional in the industry!
During this Executive Hour Webcast, we speak with with Literary Manager Scott Schulman of Schulman Management! Scott was at More/Medavoy Management for four years, representing both talent and literary clients. Prior to More/Medavoy, Schulman worked at A3 Artist Agency as a junior packaging agent. He started his career at Fremantle in business affairs in both scripted and non-scripted television.Scott recently staffed one of his clients on Season 2 of "FBI: MOST WANTED" for CBS. He also manages two upper-level producers on the smash hit "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY" series for Netflix. During the webcast, Scott discusses how he came to be a literary manager, what writers can be doing to get their material into the market, how to overcome a pass on your material and a lot more!
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour Webcast with Head of Literary Department at The Dragonfly Agency, Ben Pitts. Ben Pitts is currently the head of the literary department at The Dragonfly Agency. He has worked in film and tv for over 15 years both in New York and Los Angeles. Since moving to LA in 2020, Ben has been representing both theatrical and literary clients. His client, Carson Higgins, just had an amazing supporting role as Lloyd the sound engineer in BABYLON. On the literary side, Zack Ford wrote and produced the 2022 Sundance hit, WATCHER, which is currently playing theatrically worldwide. Previously, in New York, he worked with high level talent such as Marisa Tomei, Tracy Morgan and Robert De Niro as a coordinator and in development.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Lesley Paterson. Lesley Paterson is a 5x World Champion professional triathlete and Oscar nominated screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Scotland, Lesley has been acting, writing and producing for over 20 years alongside her sports career. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in film, Lesley co-wrote and produced All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix, 2022), directed by Edward Berger, which went on to win 7 BAFTA’s, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film, and 4 Oscar’s, including Best International Feature Film. She now writes and produces exclusively with her husband, Dr Simon Marshall, under their production banner Brave Art Entertainment. PRAISE FOR LESLY'S TEACHINGS: "Lesley, thank you!! You are so candid and spirited!!" -Christiane "Thank you Lesley! So inspiring." -Octavia P. "Excellent! thank you and congratulations Lesley. You are amazing and I love the idea of building a thicker skin (in the brain) with adversity. Good luck!" -Kathi W. "Thank you for sharing. Your journey is so informative on many levels, Lesley." -Laurie W.