Posted by Nelle Nelle

Hey Everyone! We are back with the November 2016 edition of On Stage With RB taking place Wednesday, November 30. This monthly online webcast is FREE to our Stage 32 community and will be hosted by our fearless leader, Richard Botto!

Every month, RB goes over tips to best utilize Stage 32 for your networking and education, has on 2 industry guests and opens it up to answer questions from our Stage 32 community about the industry and your craft. That's THREE HOURS of FREE education for you to sink into! 

Mark your calendars and register for this month's broadcast:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

1:00pm PDT

FREE to Stage 32 members - register here!

Get excited because joining RB this month will be two very special guests - one of today's most critically acclaimed filmmakers working in the industry as well as an expert in virtual reality and 360 video for storytelling. This is going to be a webcast you won't want to miss! 

Michael Polish

Michael Polish is one of today's most critically acclaimed filmmakers, having directed almost a dozen hit films. His first feature film, Twin Falls Idaho premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and was hailed by renown critic, Roger Ebert as "one of the best films of 1999." Roger Ebert included Twin Falls Idaho in his Top 10 Selects of 1999. Michael went on to write and direct 10 more feature films, including:

  • The Astronaut Farmer, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen
  • Northfork, starring Nick Nolte and James Woods
  • The Smell of Success, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni & Ed Helms
  • Hot Bot, starring Zack Pearlman and Danny Masterson
  • Stay Cool, starring Winona Ryder and Sean Astin (Nominated for best feature at Tribeca Film Festival)
  • Big Sur, an adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel starring Kate Bosworth
  • For Lover’s Only starring Stana Katic (CBS’s hit show Castle)
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven, starring Hayden Christensen
  • Amnesiac, starring Wes Bentley
  • The upcoming Sharon Tate biopic adapted from Greg King’s book Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders

Michael has been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards where his movie Jackpot won the John Cassavetes Award.

Zeke Thomas

Zeke Thomas is an Executive Producer at Ego 360, a filmmaker, and on-camera talent with over a decade of experience in the entertainment and advertising industries. At Ego 360 he specializes in immersive storytelling in spherical environments in narrative, branded, and unscripted. Some of their clients include: Legendary Pictures, Nerdist Industries, VidCon, Youtube, Outside TV, and Paramount Pictures just to name a few. In addition to his duties at Ego 360, he also serves as a Consulting Producer at BlackboxTV Studios where he wrote and produced a zombie musical comedy in association with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment.

Needless to say, it's going to be one incredible webcast. Don't miss out - spots always fill up, so make sure to register now by clicking below:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

1:00pm PDT

Click here to register now!

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