RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (August 1st, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome to the weekend everyone.

In this edition of the weekend blog, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are now accepting submissions for the new version of Project Greenlight, an Oscar nominated producer explains why his car is now his office, AMC looks to make a bold move, movie marketing costs soar out of control, Tarantino and Apatow join forces to save celluloid, Woody Allen answers his critics (again), one actor makes headlines for quitting his hit television show due to his character being revealed as gay, and much, much more.

You guys were certainly busy over on the Stage 32 Lounge this week.  I've highlighted dozens of the most popular and interesting discussions below along with all the planned and proposed Stage 32 Meetups happening around the globe.

Under VIDEOS, I have the top 10 most popular trailers on YouTube as well as the latest trailers for Interstellar, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Fort Bliss.  And under TIPS, I have producing, filmmaking, acting, casting and screenwriting advice.

And finally, if you're looking for a little inspiration this weekend, be sure to check out the latest Stage 32 Success Stories.  Extremely thrilled for those of you who have found work and representation or have simply come together to launch new projects.  My deepest congratulations to you all! 

Enjoy, and have a terrific weekend!



We’ve made a bunch of changes and improvements to numerous sections of the site. I’ll be featuring some of them on the Stage 32 Blog next week, but in the meantime you can view them all under Updates. Stage 32 Updates

We’ve reached the final month for submissions to our 1st Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest. This contest will give ALL finalists access to Hollywood decision makers. To learn more and to register, click here: Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest

At the Stage 32 Happy Writers, we have an amazing lineup of executives hearing pitches this weekend and next week. All screenwriters and filmmakers are welcome to pitch to Caliber Media, Escape Artists/Sony, Future Films, Benderspink, Zero Gravity Management, Endgame Entertainment, Cider Mill Pictures and many, many more. For the full lineup and to register, please click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Pitch Sessions

And finally, the wonderful and all knowing Heather Hale returns to the Stage 32 Next Level Webinar stage with the latest in her PowerNetworking Series.  This time it's PowerNetworking for Actors!  Nobody knows networking better than Heather.  This Next Level Webinar is ON SALE through Monday at midnight PDT.  To learn more and to register, click here:  PowerNetworking for Actors













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