RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (July 18th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome to the weekend everyone...And an Introduce Yourself Weekend at that.

I have a ton of reading and Stage 32 Lounge material for you this weekend...Let's get started.

Below, under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, When Harry Met Sally turns 25 and Vulture has a couple of really cool articles including one spaking to the actual filming of the movie and how physical spacing was used to tell the love story.  I also have articles on the proposed SAG-AFTRA agreement, the closing of Rocky on Broadway, an interesting look at how Hollywood is targeting the Hispanic audience, an analysis of the summer Hollywood box office slump, Seth McFarland getting sued for Ted, the director and producer of Midnight Rider surrender to the police, and much, much more.

Also under TIPS, I have filmmaking and webseries advice.  Under VIDEOS, it's the trailers for Hector and the Search for Happiness and Disney Animation's Big Hero 6.

And last but certainly not least, over 90(!) of the most interesting and popular Lounge discussions, Stage 32 Success Stories, and planned and proposed Stage 32 Meetups from the past week.

It's a busy weekend around here.  Hope to see you in the neighborhood participating and assisting where possible!

Have a terrific and creative weekend.




It's Introduce Yourself Weekend here on Stage 32.  Take a moment to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the community.  You never know when a new connection could be a game changer!  Click here to get started:  Introduce Yourself Weekend

This Saturday at 11am PDT, we have Manager of Production and Acquisition for Myriad Pictures, Theresa Won, hosting our Exclusive Next Level Webinar Preselling and Packaging Your Project. To learn more and to register, click here: Preselling and Packaging Your Project

Starting this coming week, we have 3 Stage 32 Happy Writers Classes on the books:

  • How to Write a TV Pilot That Can Get You Staffed with development industry veteran of over 100 drama, comedy and reality shows and Creative Executive at Little Engine, Amanda Toye.
  • Faith-Based and Inspirational/Aspirational Film Writing with Producer and Development Executive (Walt Becker Productions, Grace Hill Media), Kelly Hayes.
  • Proper Formatting and Structure with 10 Year Development Executive (RUSH, BEGIN AGAIN, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN), Jeni Jones.

To learn more and to register, please click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Classes

The next deadline for our 1st Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest is less than 2 weeks away. All thriller/suspense/horror screenplays welcome! Winner gets flown to Hollywood! Other prizes and networking opportunities for top finalists. To learn more and to submit, please click here: Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest

Our Screenplay Coverage by an Executive sale continues to the end of July. $10 off all products. For more information and to submit, click here: Screenplay Coverage by an Executive

Finally, Online Pitchfest XIX – WorldWide Online Pitchfest begins July 24th. Pitch to Circle of Confusion (Los Angeles), Flick the Switch (Dubai), Morgan Creek Productions (Los Angeles), Gotham Group (Los Angeles), Maven Pictures (New York), Producer/Manager Afolabi Kuti (London), Unique Features (Los Angeles), The Weinstein Company (New York) and Meridian Artists (Canada)

To learn more and to register, please click here: Online Pitchfest XIX













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