RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (July 4th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

To all our American Stage 32'ers, a very happy, healthy, and safe 4th of July weekend.  To the rest of the Stage 32 community, a very creative weekend to you all.

Much to cover this week.  Let's get to it...

Sad news this week as Louis Zamperini, the subject of the remarkable book, Unbroken, passed away at 97.  The Angelina directed film of Zamperini's life will be released on Christmas Day.  Zamperini was a hero and an inspiration.  May he rest in peace.

Also covered below under Entertainment News, the terrific director, Paul Mazursky, has also left us.  He leaves behind a wonderful body of work both behind and in front of the camera; the filmmakers of Midnight Rider have been charged with involunatry manslaughter; the Weinsteins look to spin off their TV division; new health care rules for members of SAG & AFTRA; Aereo continues to fight on; YouTubers have a dilemma; summer box office continues to slump; classic movie theaters in America are fading away (great photos); Community gets yet another lease on life; California finally awards some tax credits; and Seinfeld turns 25!  Not that there's anything wrong with that!

I also have a slew of Stage 32 Success Stories - Big congratulations to all! - along with dozens of spectacular Lounge discussions and all the proposed and planned Stage 32 Meetups across the globe.

Plus, some great videos including audition tapes from your favorite stars.  And finally, under TIPS, composing, filmmaking, screenwriting and casting pointers.

Feel free to discuss any and all in the Comments section below!




The 3rd On Stage With RB was attended by over 900 Stage 32’ers. The session will be available Free On Demand shortly. In the meantime, if you’d like to watch the first two sessions, you can do so here: On Stage With RB

Over at The Stage 32 Happy Writers, we have a slew of pitch sessions with high profile execs this weekend from such production companies and management firms as Good Deed Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment, Millennium Films, The Weinstein Company, and Benderspink. To learn more and to register, click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Pitch Sessions

We are also running a special for the month of July on all of our exclusive (and enormously popular) screenwriting coverage services from an executive. You choose the genre and the executive. To learn more and receive $10 off, click here: Screenwriting Coverage From an Executive


















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