RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (May 23rd, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Hey Guys…

Welcome to the weekend.

In entertainment news this week, another awesome version of The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable Series.  This week, it’s the actresses.  A fun and informative look at some of the biggest stars in what many consider to be the new golden age of television.

In other listed news items:  It may be the new golden age of television, but that doesn’t mean today’s television stars are making the jump to the silver screen, HBO’s programming hits new highs, Warren Beatty is back and he’s laying his rep on the line, Netflix continues its international expansion, the latest from Cannes, Pulp Fiction turns 20 (holy hell), and much more.

Also, I have a bunch of Stage 32 Success Stories, dozens of the most popular and interesting Lounge discussions from the last week, more than a dozen proposed and planned Stage 32 Meetups, the hottest film trailers, acting, filmmaking, and screenwriting tips and other goodies.

And, of course, I invite any and all thoughts in the Comments section below.

Hope you have a terrific, relaxing, and creative weekend.




The Stage 32 crew got together for a week of summit meetings.  Our team just keeps getting larger and the ideas bigger.  Rest assured we have some really cool things in store for the community.

The May edition of On Stage With RB is now available On Demand. I spent some time going over the navigation and features of The Stage 32 Happy Writers and also spent a couple of hours answering member questions on anything and everything. You can view the webinar for free here: On Stage With RB May 2014 – Now Available Free On Demand

We’ve joined forces with Kailey Marsh, creator of THE BLOOD LIST, to launch The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest.  You can read the coverage from The Wrap here:  Stage 32, The Blood List Launch Screenplay Contest to Discover New Writers

I also covered the partnership and launch here:  Stage 32, The Blood List Launch Screenplay Contest to Discover New Writers (as seen on The Wrap)

On the education and opportunity front…

Two Exclusive Next Level Webinars happening this week:

First, it’s PowerNetworking for Film and TV Crew, hosted by my great friend, Heather Hale (https://www.stage32.com/profile/59133/heather-hale). This is the 3rd in Heather’s exclusive series for Stage 32.  If you work or wish to work behind the scenes in film or television, this webinar is a must.  For more information and to register, click here:  PowerNetworking for Film and TV Crew

Second, my friend and top screenwriting consultant, Danny Manus (https://www.stage32.com/profile/182752/danny-manus) returns to the Stage 32 set to host Crafting Killer Loglines, Query Letters, and One-Sheets.  For those who are able to make the webinar live, Danny will offer a FREE analysis of your logline.  To find out more and to register, click here:  Crafting Killer Loglines, Query Letters & One-Sheets

Pitchfest XVII: Screenwriters and Filmmakers takes place this weekend.  Pitch to Millennium Films, Epicenter ManagementIntrigue, Walt Becker Company and Authentic Talent & Literary Management – all are looking for new material and new writers.  To learn more, click here Online PitchFest XVII: Screenwriters and Filmmakers

In addition to Pitchfest XVII, we have a bunch of other executives in the mix this weekend hearing pitches as well.  To see a full list, click here:  Stage 32 Happy Writers Pitch Sessions

And finally, the very awesome Ross Putman of Ineffable Pictures, who just signed one of our Happy Writers, is teaching a 4 week class:  It’s All About Your “Hero’s Journey” – How to Write Memorable Characters. To register and to learn more, click here:  It's All About Your "Hero's Journey"- How to Write Memorable Characters













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