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Stage 32 Certification

Stage 32 is the world’s leading online education platform for the entertainment industry! Stage 32 Certification courses are taught by highly experienced experts in their fields across the entirety of the entertainment industry. They boast the world’s largest film, television and digital content library with over 3,000 hours of education taught by industry leaders including Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA winners.They are also the education partner of Netflix, The Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film, The American Film Market as well as many film commissions and organizations worldwide.


The St. Pete-Clearwater Film Commission is partnering with Stage 32 to offer a FREE online Master Certification courses to up to ten Pinellas County residents. These courses are designed for professionals with at least two years of professional work experience (in film production, or within another industry).

Master Certifications: These are a group of courses that make up a master's knowledge of a particular discipline. You will need to take all of the courses in a Master Certification track and pass a test in each course in order to be Master Certified. Current Master Certifications include:

*Clicking the course links will take you to the Stage 32 website, which is not maintained by the St. Pete-Clearwater Film Commission.

  • Production Accounting Master Certification
    • Here Are The Individual Courses That Make Up This Track:
      • Fundamentals Of Production Accounting
      • Crew Agreements
      • Payroll Accounting and Management for Film & TV
      • Cost Reporting
      • US Tax Incentive Management

 

  • Feature Film Production Management Master Certification
    • Here Are The Individual Courses That Make Up This Track:
      • Crew Agreements
      • Cost Reporting
      • US Tax Incentive Management
      • Fundamentals of Budget Creation
      • Production Scheduling
      • Call Sheets
      • Production Wrap Deliverables
      • Final Delivery Elements Of A Feature Film

 

  • Line Producing Master Certification
    • Here Are The Individual Courses That Make Up This Track:
      • Crew Agreements
      • Cost Reporting
      • Fundamentals of Budget Creation
      • Production Scheduling
      • Call Sheets
      • Production Wrap Deliverables

 

  • Producer Key Legal Agreements Master Certification
    • Here Are The Individual Courses That Make Up This Track:
      • Option/Purchase/Shopping Agreements
      • Feature Film Financing Agreements
      • Investor Agreements
      • International Co-Production Agreements
      • Crew Agreements
      • Talent Agreements
      • Distribution & Sales Agency Agreements

 

  • Script Supervising Master Certification
    • Here Are The Individual Courses That Make Up This Track:
      • Fundamentals of Script Supervision
      • Script Supervision: Script Timing & Page Breakdown
      • Script Supervision: Continuity Breakdown
      • Script Supervision: Script Notes & Lined Script Pages
      • Script Supervision: On Set Continuity
      • Script Supervision: Progress Reports & Work Flow

 

Once you take a full track of courses and become Master Certified, you will:

  • Be entered into a global database searchable by film commissions, streamers, studios, production companies, independent producers and financiers.
  • Receive a certification badge on your Stage 32 account present and searchable by over 1 million Stage 32 members.
  • Receive credentials to be displayed on all social media channels and resumes.
  • Be recognized industry wide as someone qualified to be hired and work in your area of certification.

You MUST be a Pinellas County resident and have two years of professional work experience to apply. Priority will be given to those currently working in the film industry and will be awarded within that group based first on the amount of time in the industry, and then on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications do not guarantee admission into the program. 

Learn More & Apply!

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If you require an accommodation to complete the application, please contact Pinellas County’s Office of Human Rights at [email protected] or 727-464-4880 / 727-464-4062 (TDD).