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From Strikes to Gratitude: Finding Joy This Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season in the United States, there is a collective sigh of relief that the strikes are over, and the creative industry is returning to doing what it does best: entertaining, educating, and informing. Yet, it is not a celebratory time for many, who feel a sense of despair, a sense of lack somewhere in their lives. Maybe you are not returning to work as quickly as you had wanted, and finances are tight. Perhaps you are so busy that you cannot get...

Maria Baltazzi
Maria Baltazzi
5 days ago
From Strikes to Gratitude: Finding Joy This Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving From Stage 32: We Are Thankful For YOU

Happy Thanksgiving, Creative Army! On behalf of the entire Stage 32 team, I'd like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. This year, we hit a milestone of over one million members in our growing, creative community, and we are beyond honored to provide each and every one of you a safe haven to connect, be inspired, and come together to make art. We are all extremely grateful for the members of this community and for the incredible relationships and friendships that have bloomed thi...

Happy Thanksgiving From Stage 32: We Are Thankful For YOU

November Write Club Week #4: Unpacking Perseverance - Yes, You Can!

There is a Japanese proverb that speaks simply of the heart of Perseverance. Nana korobi ya obi or “fall seven times and get up eight”. Perhaps if this were a corporate inspirational poster, we could end this blog with a simple image of someone climbing a mountain. But this isn’t the ‘90s and we’re creatives. We need to paint a picture, compose the music, and write the metaphor. First, let’s be clear: according to dictionary.com, the definition of perseverance is “steady persistence in a cours...

November Write Club Week #4: Unpacking Perseverance - Yes, You Can!

Cinematography Networking Tips

Hi, Stage 32 Community! My name is Gareth Taylor and I’m a Stage 32 Thought Leader and filmmaker with over 15 years in the industry. My career thus far has mainly focused on cinematography, while my storytelling roots lie in screenwriting and directing. My work includes a vast number of films, documentaries, commercials, branded content, music videos, TV and corporate videos. The entertainment business is a tough place to work and grow in. The competition is fierce and it’s often difficult...

Gareth Taylor
Gareth Taylor
8 days ago
Cinematography Networking Tips

The Road Most Traveled: Shifting Your Perspective On Success In Entertainment

WARNING: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear, or is it that they may not be as close as they appear? I suppose it all depends on how they appear and how blind we’ve become to a message that’s under our noses every day; I’ll come back to this. The mission you have chosen to accept in this industry is one of delivering a perspective. Whether you are a writer, actor, director, producer, costumer, or gaffer. The projects you work on will all set out to deliver a perspective through the s...

The Road Most Traveled: Shifting Your Perspective On Success In Entertainment

Coffee & Content: 'The Killer' Cinematographer Breaks Down Opening Of Fincher's Netflix Thriller

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! First, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from around the globe. Whether you are a long-time member or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. First up, in this video from Variety, you'll learn from Oscar-winning Directory...

Coffee & Content: 'The Killer' Cinematographer Breaks Down Opening Of Fincher's Netflix Thriller

How To Network Without Using People

My name is Tennyson, I’ve written more than 50 screenplays, I’ve helped produce some movies, I direct and edit, I’m a working script doctor, and I’ve been working on stage since I was 13 years old. For the last few years, I’ve been blogging for Stage 32… and this week, we’re going to talk in a little more detail about why I do that. EVERYBODY NEEDS HELP Showbusiness is, and has always been, a collaborative effort. Even a one-person show needs an audience to be complete, so there’s nobody i...

Tennyson Stead
Tennyson Stead
11 days ago
How To Network Without Using People

My Stage 32 Story: Year One!

One of the strategies that helps me to stay positive is keeping a record of the good things that happen in my writing journey and life in general. I make mental notes or, at times, even document these moments. Reflecting on these in my heart and mind is a great way to return me to a place of gratitude. Reinvention When my wife, daughter, and I moved to Nashville, we did so to plant new roots and essentially, restart our family tree. We had no family or friends to depend on. Except for a few b...

Leonardo Ramirez
Leonardo Ramirez
12 days ago
My Stage 32 Story: Year One!

Talking Business: Production Services Insights

Welcome back to TALKING BUSINESS: Insights from the Independent Film Industry, hosted by Stage 32 Thought Leader and Business Consultant, David Zannoni, from Freeway Entertainment and Zannoni Media. In TALKING BUSINESS, David brings you in-depth conversations on the behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking business with industry veterans. In today’s fourth episode, David speaks with Octavio Marin, VP of Production & Operations for Santa Fe Studios and SF Film Services, LLC. Octavio oversees Santa F...

David Zannoni
David Zannoni
13 days ago
Talking Business: Production Services Insights

November Write Club Week #3: Challenging The Writer In You!

Brooklynn Fields and I, the co-hosts of Stage 32’s Writer’s Room Pitch Practice Tank Sessions, put our thoughts and opinions together in writing this blog for our community. Writing is sometimes made a solitary pursuit, but writers don’t have to go it alone. Accountability and support are key components of success for writers. Let’s talk about the concept of writer accountability and the various forms of support that can help writers achieve their goals during November Write Club and beyond....

John Mezes
John Mezes
14 days ago
November Write Club Week #3: Challenging The Writer In You!