RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (August 22nd, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome to the weekend, everyone.

A quick shout out to all the 32'ers I met last weekend at Screenwriters World.  It was a pleasure to spend time with you all and I wish you nothing but the best in your writing endeavors.

Now, on with the show...

This week, I have a couple of more tributes to Robin Williams as well as the video Robin sent to a terminally ill woman months prior to his passing.  Also, under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS the great Don Pardo, voice of Saturday Night Live, passes away at 96, some interesting back stage stories regarding SNL and their political sketches, two fall movie preview articles, a look at the future of independent film, some Emmys prognosticating, AMC struggles to find new material, and Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are back on Broadway.

Under VIDEOS I have 4 of the latest trailers and under TIPS, some crowdfunding, acting, cinematography and screenwriting advice.

Plus, I have the latest Stage 32 News, Planned and Proposed Stage 32 Meetups happening around the globe and dozens of the Most Popular and Interesting Lounge Discussions.

Finally, I've highlighted many of the coolest Stage 32 Success Stories from the last week.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!



I've set up a new personal Twitter account (in addition to our @stage32online account) and I invite the entire Stage 32 community to follow me.  I'll be posting industry information, tips, and thoughts from the dark recesses of my mind.  Come along for the ride!  You can follow by clicking here:  RB's personal Twitter @RBwalksintoabar

We were thrilled to be featured on Socaltech.com this week. To read, please click here: Stage 32 Targets Film, TV, Theater With Social Network

We were also stoked to announce our partnership with U+ to give all filmmakers under the age of 18 the opportunity to get their work seen with our Stage 32 & U+ Trailer Film Festival. Please pass this info along! To learn more, click here: Calling All Filmmakers Under 18

We're turning 3 next month and you can help us celebrate!  To learn more how your photos can be featured at our 3rd anniversary party, please click here:  Stage 32 Turns 3 Next Month - Help Us Celebrate!

My article, 5 Ways You Are Using Twitter Incorrectly to Promote Your Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign, is now available on Medium. If so inspired, you can comment right within the article on the right side and recommend the piece at the bottom of the article. To read, please click here: 5 Ways You Are Using Twitter Incorrectly to Promote Your Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign

My tribute to Robin Williams is also now available on Medium. To read, please click here: Remembering Robin Williams

Our first Stage 32 Next Level Class begins this Wednesday with Zero to Hero: How to Build an Online Audience With Little or No Overhead to be taught by Michael Wormser, President of Level 10 Films. This is a 4 week live and interactive class. Space is limited. For more and to register, please click here: Zero to Hero

Over at The Stage 32 Happy Writers we have another 4 week live class, Always Be Closing – How to Write a Killer Final 10-15 Pages with WGA Award nominated writer John Shepherd of Cross Creek Pictures. To learn more and to register, please click here: How to Write a Killer Final 10-15 Pages

The FINAL deadline for our Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest is just over a week away. Remember, ALL suspense/thriller/horror scripts are welcome. To learn more and to register, please click here: Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest

Online Pitchfest XX – Managers continues this weekend. Pitch to Renaissance, 3 Arts, IAM Entertainment, Benderspink, Marilyn Atlas Management and Brillstein Entertainment. Space is limited! To learn more and to register, please click here: Online Pitchfest XX

Also this weekend, we have individual pitch sessions available with FreshMaker Media, Valleywood Entertainment and the Gotham Group. To learn more and to register, please click here: Online Pitch Sessions













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