RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (May 16th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome to the weekend, everyone.

Under Entertainment News you’ll find some really cool articles and features from the last week including a terrific look back at The West Wing (a must read if you’re a fan), the 5 films at Cannes that have Oscar aspirations, a slew of Netflix news (as per usual), Harrison Ford being wooed back to the Blade Runner sequel, a Hollywood Reporter roundtable with showrunners of your favorite shows, and much, much more.

I also have a ton of tremendous Lounge discussions from the past week – something for all, Stage 32 meetups happening all over the world, trailers from movies on the horizon, and the usual array of tips.

And, finally, it’s Introduce Yourself weekend here on Stage 32.  Since our last Introduce Yourself Weekend over 12,000 new members have joined the site. Please take some time to welcome all who post.  And, even if you’re a veteran of Stage 32, reintroduce yourself to the community. You never know who you’re gonna meet.

Be active.  Be visible. 

And for the weekend…just be.




Our Exclusive Next Level Webinar – Location Scouting 101: Where to Start and How to End airs live tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am PDT. Our host is 20 year vet, Tim Moshansky. Tim has worked on hundreds of films and shows including The Twilight Saga, Alcatraz, Aliens Vs Predator, Requiem, and the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey.  To learn more and to register, click here:  Location Scouting 101: Where to Start and How to End

Over on the Stage 32 Happy Writers this weekend, we have an incredible lineup including individual pitching sessions with executives from Caliber Media (management), Animus Films, Atlas Entertainment, Scott Free (television exec), Principato Young Entertainment, Yari Film Group, Echo Lake Entertainment, and Darko Entertainment.  To reserve your spot, click here:  Stage 32 Happy Writers Pitch Sessions

And Online Pitchfest XVII takes place next weekend (May 24th and 25th) and features execs from Intrigue Entertainment, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Walt Becker Productions, Millennium Films, and Epicenter.  To reserve your spots, click here:  Online PitchFest XVII: Screenwriters and Filmmakers

We now have over 100,000 Twitter followers!  Thanks to those who helped us reach this milestone.  If you are not yet following us on Twitter, you can do so here

We'd also appreciate if you would like us on Facebook and follow us on Pintrest.  Here are the links:



And finally, it's Introduce Yourself Weekend through Monday morning here on Stage 32.  Please welcome your fellow creatives and tell the community a little about yourself.  You can do so here













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