RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (May 9th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Welcome to the weekend, everyone.

A couple of news stories in the spotlight from the past week that I’m sure will generate some interesting opinion/debate and one incredibly inspiring story regarding the journey of Blue Ruin from concept to screen.

Women Directors and Writers Lose Ground in Indie Film as Numbers Decline

Barry Levinson Quits WGA Over Sloppy Credit Arbitration On Screen Version of Phillip Roth’s The Humbling

How They Did It:  The Incredible but True Story of Blue Ruin

All of these stories can be found under Entertainment News (below) along with:  10 must see movies coming to theaters this summer, 10 things you never knew about Blazing Saddles, Tarantino drops his Gawker lawsuit, Spacey speaks Julliard, and Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are headed back to Broadway.

Plus, I’ve highlighted dozens of Stage 32 Lounge discussions.  Many members of our community are looking for advice this week, so feel free to step right in and assist or just join the conversation.

I also have the usual array of tips, trailers and Stage 32 Meetups happening all over the globe.

Enjoy, and have a terrific weekend!



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Pitchfest XVI – Leaders of Hollywood begins tomorrow. We have managers and execs from Circle of Confusion (more spots added), Electric City (more written spots added), Paramount Insurge, and Resolution (written spots added). To learn more and to register, click here: Online PitchFest XVI: Leaders of Hollywood

In our Next Level Webinar Series, we’re proud to present: Location Scouting 101: Where to Start and How to End with Tim Moshansky, Saturday, May 17 at 11:00am PDT. Tim has almost 20 years of scouting experience and has worked on hundreds of films and television shows such as The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Alcatraz, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Seventh Son, and most recently the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey. This is one not to be missed. More information here:

I will be hosting another FREE Next Level Webinar - On Stage With RB II – this coming Thursday at 1PM PDT. I will cover some of the new features on the site, including The Stage 32 Happy Writers and, of course, answering all your questions. This will be open to the first 1000 to register. If you missed the first On Stage with RB, you can view it by clicking here.















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