'Stage 32 is providing networking, education, opportunity and access to people in and outside of Los Angeles that never existed before in traditional industry channels,' said Richard Botto, Stage 32 Founder & CEO.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Stage 32 (http://www.stage32.com), the world’s largest social network and educational site for film, television, and theater creatives, today announced that it has reached over 300,000 members worldwide. Recent success stories indicate the platform has become the central destination for professionals seeking networking and educational opportunities.
Last week, in a profile of Stage 32 CEO, Richard Botto, Forbes described Stage 32 as “Lynda meets LinkedIn for film, television and theater creatives.” Several global successes have come as a result of networking on Stage 32, including one film that made its way to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Stage 32 member and Emmy-Award winner, Katie Damien, an independent producer and director, hired her Sound Designer, David Schmitt, for her short film Joint Effort through networking on Stage 32. Joint Effort won the National Film Challenge and was screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Stage 32 member and UTA-repped director, Mark Jacobs, networked on Stage 32 and hired UK composer, Massimo Restaino, for his film Mission Angels. Mission Angels was filmed from Ethiopia to Swaziland, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Saigon, Da Nang and the jungle villages of the Bru People in Vietnam.
Stage 32 member and independent director, Alex Pop, from Montreal, Canada, used Stage 32 to find 9 second unit directors in 9 different countries to complete his film, Softwaring Hard, which world premiered in Montreal last month.
“In less than 3 years, Stage 32 has already seen thousands of collaborations and success stories from its members. Stage 32 is providing networking, education, opportunity and access to people in and outside of Los Angeles that never existed before in traditional industry channels,” said Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto.
Stage 32 Happy Writers, which connects screenwriters with Hollywood executives via Skype, has had over 140 of its writers find representation, jobs or consideration through its offerings, which include education, contests and pitching.
As a result of winning The Stage 32 Happy Writers Working Writers Contest, Michael Madden had his script reviewed by Daniel Vang at Benderspink who signed him a week later. Madden also signed with ICM and was placed as a writer on ABC’s Black Box.
Stage 32 Happy Writer member, Guy McDouall, from New Zealand, pitched to, and was signed by, leading spec script agent, Lee Stobby of Silent R Management.
“It’s been remarkable to provide opportunities to so many talented screenwriters from all over the world to get their work seen,” said Stage 32 Happy Writers President, Joey Tuccio.
With over 300,000 members, Stage 32 is the world’s largest social network and educational site for film, television, and theater creatives. Established in 2011, Stage 32 has members from every country in the world ranging from film students to Academy, Emmy, and Tony Award winners. Stage 32 is a global place for collaboration, education, and employment opportunities and has been described as “Lynda meets LinkedIn for film, television and theater creative” by Forbes.
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