Welcome to Stage 18
Chicago's Film and Media Incubator
We hold the very firm belief that we have our own Hollywood of talent right here in the midwest. A group of writers, directors, cinematographers, and storytellers that have the potential to shoot, execute, and develop some of the best content our industry has yet to see.
Whether you are an established independent producer, a crew member looking to create your own content, or a recent college graduate, we are here to help you achieve that next step - to get your story told.
Uniting people through a shared workspace environment, we create qualified development programs that connect creatives with the business tools necessary to produce their projects, and ultimately influence the greater Illinois economy: building a self-sustaining entertainment industry in Chicago that's financially and creatively independent from LA and New York.
What We Offer
Stage 18 provide its members the option of a shared workspace, personal desk, or a private office, all within a collaborative environment. This includes access to conference rooms, telephone booths, printing services, meeting spaces, a screening theatre and more.
COMMUNITY & EDUCATION
With an array of workshops led by industry professionals,
key partnerships with other great film groups in Chicago, networking opportunities and educational workshops,
our members can take advantage of the resources they
need to create their projects and collaborate with like
Between script workshops, table reads, budgeting
seminars, and more, our development programs are
designed exclusively for our members with creative success in mind. Our development lab, scheduled to launch in 2016, will be designed for an exclusive group of creatives that are ready to manifest the vision for their project. It’s an intense, elite program that focuses on getting your project made: from casting to financing to location scouting. Stage 18 is partnering with the Chicago Media Angels, and hopefully other organizations, for this initiative. More details coming soon!
Stage 18 is housed on the lot
of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.
STAGE 18 provides spaces, events, and programming to educate, unite, and inspire content creators.
We’ll be announcing specific membership tiers and available space later this summer! Join our mailing list and keep checking back for more information.
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