RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (March 28th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Let's get right to the action, shall we?!

A diverse week in Entertainment News. One of my favorite character actors, James Rebhorn, passed away this week at the (entirely too young age) of 65. Not only was he simply a talented actor, he was all class. James wrote his own obituary before passing. It's a must read. Just fantastic.

Also in the news: The bet that made Steven Spielberg millions off of Star Wars, John Singleton says Hollywood "Ain't letting black people tell stories", The Breakfast Club turns 30, the decision to place True Detective in the drama category has made the Emmy race more interesting, Kevin Spacey has signed on to play Churchill, the power players of television are revealed, the Tarantino/Gawker lawsuit heats up, and have you ever had to pee during a movie but didn't want to miss the good stuff? Well, there's an app for that!

Plus I have 33 popular and interesting Lounge discussions, 14 proposed and planned Stage 32 Meetups, 4 cool trailers, and filmmaking, voice acting, and video editing tips.


I welcome all remarks, thoughts, musings, and conspiracy theories in the Comments section below.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!



My dear friend Dean Silvers has written an amazing book called Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business: Tools and Tricks for Today's Directors, Writers, and Actors. Here's what The New York Times had to say: "Brimming with helpful hints…and new business models that are revolutionizing an industry." I couldn't agree more. This book doesn't just give you a peek behind the curtain, it tears the damn thing down. The book is available in paperback and on the Kindle. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy here: Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business by Dean Silvers

Stage 32 had some cool media notices over the past couple of weeks. Click here to read more: Start Spreading the News

Lee Jessup also has a new book out (the single best book I've read on the business of screenwriting) and once again wrote a tremendous guest blog for us titled Making it as a Screenwriter: When a Screenplay Fails.

Pitchfest XIII: The Big Dogs 2 begins tomorrow and is nearly sold out. Good luck to all those pitching!

And finally, the awesome Heather Hale continues her Stage 32 Next Level Webinar PowerNetworking series this coming week. This time, it's PowerNetworking for Screenwriters. This webinar is ON SALE through midnight PST on Sunday. Click here to learn more and to register PowerNetworking For Screenwriters







Let's talk about it! I welcome remarks on any and all of the above in the Comments section!

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