Stage 32 has partnered with Netflix for the Creating Content for the Global Marketplace program.
Stage 32 and Netflix have partnered before on several ideas, but this one really stood out to me. The entertainment industry is a small place in Los Angeles, but people are making things around the world. Just look at shows like Squid Game, which didn't come from Hollywood and became their most popular show of all time.
Still, it's hard to break into Hollywood while being on the other side of the world.
Well, in this new partnership, Stage 32 is going to bring the tutelage you need to make it in Hollywood to wherever you are. In conjunction with Netflix, they're presenting a series of five free webcasts designed to teach writers, filmmakers, producers, development executives, managers, agents, and other industry creatives and professionals across the globe about how to create, develop, and produce content for Netflix.
Through this series of educational virtual workshops, creatives from around the world will learn how to turn their ideas into compelling structured series.
Over the course of the five-part series, each participant will learn how to format a television pilot, create a series budget, break down the pilot, and create a budget for different scripted genres including drama, sci-fi, and comedy.
“This program will give future creators access to industry experts who can share their knowledge, and talk through best practices that are being standardized as the volume of series and films being made around the world continues to grow,” Chris Mack, director, creative talent investment and development at Netflix, wrote in a blog post.
So who's teaching this series?
There will be experts from all over Hollywood and all over the world, including Vijal Patel, an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer of shows such as Black-ish; Mickey Fisher, a showrunner, writer and producer for Jack Ryan; Anna M. Henry, a development executive and producer whose has worked with Netflix, HBO, Starz, and CBS; Stuber writer Tripper Clancy; and 13 producer Jeanette B. Milio.
The virtual workshops are open to creators with a free Stage 32 membership.
The first session will be available via Stage 32’s website from Dec. 15, with future sessions running monthly until May 2022. All sessions will be available to view on-demand on Stage 32’s platform through 2022.
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