RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (August 8th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Another week in the books.  But that only means we're getting warmed up around here.

On this edition of the Weekend Blog:  Hollywood struggles to find the next Denzel, a Sarah Jones safety app gets crowdfunded, Lionsgate feels the sting of The Expendables 3 piracy, a list of the 15 best international film schools, all the films and shows streaming on Nexflix for the month of August, Mr. Scorsese (to you) joins Tarantino and Apatow to save celluloid, the argument over who deserves the most credit for the Guardians of the Galaxy script, a newbie's guide to streaming, potential female superheros and Ghostbusters are the talk of Hollywood, some stars are facing backlash for their opinions over Israel, teens prefer YouTube stars over Hollywood celebs, the showrunner of True Detective speaks out, and 15 years later, a look back at Tom Cruise and Magnolia (great article).

Also, I have filmmaking, screenwriting, and acting audition tips as well as the best 10 television blooper reels of the past 20 years, and the trailers for Sons of Anarchy and The Guest. 

Additionally, I've highlighted some truly great Lounge conversations and all the planned and proposed Stage 32 Meetups happening around the globe.

Finally, be sure to check out this week's Stage 32 Success Stories.  Some remarkable tales of accomplishment!




My next On Stage With RB Next Level Webinar occurs this coming Wednesday at 1PM PDT. This is your chance to learn more about the site or ask anything that’s on your mind. This is a FREE webinar. However, space is limited to the first 1000 who register. To do so, please click here: On Stage With RB

We highlighted all the recent Stage 32 Meetups from around the world. To read more and see pictures from recent events, click here: Taking it to the Streets

We are in the final month to register for The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest. Our judges have been blown away by the quality of scripts thus far! To submit your script, please click here: The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest

Another big weekend of pitch opportunities over at the Stage 32 Happy Writers. Screenwriters and filmmakers are welcome to pitch to WME, Daniel Kendrick (lit manager), Atlas Entertainment, 21 Laps/Adelstein Productions and Landscape Entertainment. Spots are limited. To learn more and to register, please click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Online Pitch Sessions













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