RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (July 11th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome to the weekend, everyone.  It was one hell of a week around here.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready to kick it back with a cocktail and reflect a little.  Plenty happening this week.  Let's get to the recap...

Under Entertainment News, I have all the details of the "historic" SAG-AFTRA deal, the Emmy nods and biggest snubs (no Tatiana Maslany?  You gotta be s****** me), a great article on feature documentaries and their future at the box office, why comedies are back in vogue in Hollywood, Chris Nolan pontificating on the future of films (again), a cool look back at the brilliance of Roger Ebert, and much, much more.

Very proud to feature some of the major accomplishments of the members of the Stage 32 community.  You can find them under Stage 32 Success Stories.  I've also highlighted some terrific Lounge discussions and all the Stage 32 Meetups happening around the globe.

Finally, I have some very high profile trailers including David Fincher's Gone Girl and Angelina Jolie's Unbroken as well as filmmaking, cinematography, and screenwriting tips.

As always I ask you to please share this blog on other social media and also welcome you to comment on any of the material below in the Comments section.

Have a wonderful weekend!




The latest edition of On Stage With RB is now available FREE On Demand. Some of the topics covered include:

  • New navigation bar
  • Searching the Lounge by keyword
  • How to set up and search for Stage 32 Meetups
  • How to best complete your profile
  • How to promote your Stage 32 profile to other social media to "complete the circle" of promotion
  • Happy Writers pitch sessions

I also answered nearly 2 hours of Stage 32 community questions. To view the FREE webinar, click here: On Stage With RB –July

Stage 32 joined forces with i4software to exclusively launch their Prizmia app for GoPro. We are selecting 50 Stage 32 filmmakers as first adapters. To learn more and to submit your name, click here: Stage 32 and i4software Present Prizmia for GoPro

We have two exclusive Next Level Webinars coming next week:

First, it’s GET CONSIDERED: Learn How Studio Executives, Producers & Reps Evaluate Your Script So You Can Get Signed & Sold with Nikki Levy, Vice President of Wedge Works at Fox. For more info and to register, click here: Get Considered!

Next, it’s Preselling and Packaging Your Project with Manager of Production and Acquisitions of Myriad Films, Theresa Won. For more info and to register, click here: Preselling and Packaging Your Project

We have online pitch sessions all weekend long with the likes of Panay Films, Level 1 Entertainment, Gotham Group, Alloy Entertainment, Ghost House Pictures and more! To see the full lineup and to register, click here: Online Pitch Sessions

Also, our sale on Coverage by an Executive continues all month long! YOU choose the exec that best fits the genre of your script! For more information, click here: Coverage by an Executive

And we have 3 LIVE Stage 32 Happy Writers Classes Available:

  • How to Write a TV Pilot That Can Get You Staffed
  • Faith-Based and Inspirational/Aspirational Film Writing
  • Proper Formatting and Structure

All classes are LIVE and interactive.  Space is limited!  To learn more and to register, click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Classes

And finally, we were profiled in FORBES this week. We ask all Stage 32 members to help share the article through social media (new buttons at the top of the Stage 32 Blog). For all those who sent such heartfelt notes in the Comments section, thank you so very much. If you haven’t seen the blog post or read the article, please click here: Stage 32 CEO Featured in Forbes












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