Welcome back, citizens of Stage 32! For those who don’t know me, I’m an award-winning writer, director, and producer who has written more than 50 screenplays and sold or optioned somewhere around 10. My day job right now is as a script doctor and ghostwriter, I’m developing a sci-fi heist…


For many filmmakers, the film festival acceptance is one of your biggest dreams realized — even now as more people share and stream content from their homes than ever before, the allure of the festival hasn’t dampened. Not for me at least, and I imagine many of you too. The…


I’ve made a lot of movies. I started off as a Runner and worked my way up. I worked on 13 movies as a 1st AC & 2nd AC and Director of Photography before I became an award-winning Director & Writer in my own right. Having gone from Runner to…


o, no, no, no, no … stop talking. Give me the shot. Tell me your film in one sentence,” the producer interrupted. “Like, this meets that …”.

Up until that moment, I was roughly thirty seconds into an elaborate exegesis of the multiple reflecting layers of subtle psychological resonance and…


My name is Danika Maia (Perman, but who uses last names these days?) and I’m originally from the Bay Area in Northern California. I have always been interested in writing and storytelling, since I was a small child. …


I recently came across an article from Deadline Hollywood about the Emmy-nominated HBO Max show Hacks. …


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 everyday; I’ll come back to this.

The…


As a literature professor and a writing coach, I see a lot of first drafts. In fact, you might even say that first drafts are my specialty. My job in both cases is to guide the writers to a better understanding of their craft and to help them get clarity…


I am a Distributor turned Filmmaker. I have a finance degree and a law degree and I spent the first 22 years of my film career in Distribution. Then I got the bug to become creative. I have since made and successfully self distributed 7 feature films, 3 of which…


I worked on 13 movies as a 1st AC & 2nd AC and Director of Photography before I became an award-winning Director & Writer in my own right. Having gone from Runner to director I have experienced the whole gauntlet of film making from the biggest shoots (Harry Potter and…

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