RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (February 21st, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

A remarkably busy week both here on the site and in the entertainment world. Let's get right to it.

As Oscar night draws closer, I have 3 very interesting articles at the top of the Entertainment News section, including an interview with an Oscar voter on who he picked and why. The insights may surprise (and appall) you.

Other news stories that caught my eye this week:

  • True Detective continues to be the best thing on TV at the moment
  • Why The Godfather II is still powerful 40 years later
  • Pacino, De Niro, Scorsese? Looks like it still may happen.
  • Gawker fires back at Tarantino
  • Netflix drinks HBO's milkshake
  • The editors of some of the best films of 2014 share their secrets
  • As does the cinematographer for Gravity
  • And Brett Easton Ellis Says We're All a Bunch of Crybabies.

Also, an incredibly busy week in the Stage 32 Lounge. So many great topics and discussions. The list is extra long this week. Don't be afraid to jump right in and join the conversation.

I also have all the Stage 32 Meetups suggested and forming, writing and filmmaking tips, and the trailer for Nicholas Cage in Joe.

Read. Watch. Discuss.




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Our 2nd annual Oscar Contest is now LIVE. Click here to read more and to enter: Stage 32's 2014 Oscar Contest

Stage 32 member, Shaun O' Banion, has worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Christopher Walken, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Judd Apatow and Peter Hedges. He has also won numerous awards for his films, including the prestigious IFP GOTHAM Award for GIRLFRIEND. Now he brings his knowledge and experience to our Next Level Webinar Series with Post-Production: Finding The Film. The webinar is on sale for only $39 through next Thursday. For more info and to register, click here: Post-Production: Finding The Film

And finally, I will be down at SXSW Interactive to both teach and explore. My mentoring session is Monday, the 11th. If you feel so inclined to Tweet this information out for me, my mentor link is http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/373 and my assigned hashtag is #MSRichardB.






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