RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (June 20th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

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

In this edition of the Weekend Blog:  A new study on TV violence, THR's comedy actress roundtable, a look back at how Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Risky Business influenced the 80's film scene, Sundance announces 20 fellows for documentary edit and story labs, how DGA and WGA members circumvent their unions to work on reality shows, a great interview with House of Cards creator Beau Willmon, how True Detective is shaking up the Emmy race, and news on the Monty Python reunion.

Plus I have the usual array of popular and interesting Stage 32 Lounge discussions, success stories and Meetups along with some great trailers and filmmaking, voice acting, and screenwriting tips!

Of course, as always, remarks are welcome in the Comments section below.  Any and all topics are on the table.

Enjoy, and have a creative weekend!



It’s Introduce Yourself Weekend here on 32. Over 10,000 new creatives have joined the site over the last couple of months. If you’re new to the site, be sure to make a post. We’d love to hear about your passions and dreams. If you’re a Stage 32 vet, feel free to reintroduce yourself. This is a great opportunity to not only expand your network, but also to possibly make a life and career changing connection. Most importantly, let’s support one another by welcoming and helping (where applicable) those who post. Click here to get going: Introduce Yourself Weekend

Online Pitchfest XVIII: The Studios begins today! All screenwriters and filmmakers are welcome to pitch their scripts or reels to Escape Artists/Sony, Paramount, Fox TV, The Weinstein Company, and Langley Park/Warner Bros. For more information and to register, click here: Online Pitchfest XVIII: The Studios

If your script is not a fit for those companies, there are also quite a few other pitch sessions with literary managers, directors of development, and producers available this weekend. For the full lineup of executives and pitch times, please click here: Weekend Pitch Sessions

There’s less than 2 weeks remaining until the Early Bird Deadline for our first annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest. All suspense, thriller, and horror scripts are welcome. For more information and to submit, please click here: The Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest













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