RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (June 27th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Another week in the books.  Who's feeling creative this weekend?  I have some midnight oil to burn with over 50 of the top Lounge discussions, Stage 32 Success Stories, and Stage 32 Meetups - Join the conversation, assist a fellow 32'er, or just simply get inspired.

Under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, we say goodbye to one of the all-time greats, Eli Wallach, LA loses yet more productions, some takeaways and questions from a sputtering summer box office, 12 of the best and worst Broadway to screen adaptations, a look at how the masses are using (or not using) the internet to buy movie tickets, Conan O'Brien adjusts mid-career to adapt to a social media world, how one film has become a $100 million disaster for its investors, and the most binge watched TV show of all time is.......

Plus, under VIDEOS, I have an awesome look at Martin Scorsese's use of silence in his films, and trailers for the last Gandolfini movie as well as those for the new ones from Kevin Hart and Robert Downey Jr.

And finally, under TIPS, we're dropping some acting, editing, and screenwriting knowledge on ya.

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

Enjoy, and have a creative weekend!



The next On Stage With RB Next Level Webinar takes place this coming Wednesday, July 2nd at 1PM PDT. The webinar is FREE and available to the first 1000 Stage 32 members who register. To learn more and to register, please click here: RB Hits the Stage

And if you missed the first two On Stage With RB Next Level Webinars, you can view them for FREE here: On Stage With RB

Our blog, Is the Era of the Movie Star Over? attracted more than 300 comments and sparked some really interesting debates. You can see it all here: Is the Era of the Movie Star Over?

And forever young Stage 32 member, Bryan Samson, inspired us all with his wonderful guest blog, Memoirs of a Wrinkly Actor

The Early Bird Deadline for the first annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest is Monday at midnight PDT! All thriller/suspense/horror full length scripts are welcome! To submit your script, click here: The Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest

And finally, we have an amazing lineup of executives hearing pitches this weekend at The Stage 32 Happy Writers. Screenwriters and filmmakers will have the opportunity to pitch their script or reel to executives from Paradigm, Meridian Artists, Resolution, Solipsist, Occupant Entertainment, Unique Pictures, MM Productions, and independent producer, Gavin Dorman. This is your chance to get directly in front of these powerful execs. For more information and to register, please click here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Pitch Sessions












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