RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (November 15th, 2013)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Another week of record postings here on Stage 32.  Some incredible topics and conversations happening.  I've listed a number of them below.  My thanks to all who have contributed.

This week, I have some acting, cinematography, and directing tips as well as the latest trailers for American Hustle and Some Velvet Evening.

Entertainment topics/stories that caught my eye include:

Just how much work does J.J. Abrams put into a J.J. Abrams show?
Now that Nikki Finke has left Deadline, who's brand will suffer the worse blow?
Ang Lee says China will surpass Hollywood in a decade.  Agree?
EPIX plans on adding original shows.  More shows = more opportunity
Netflix gets a much needed makeover
Blockbuster's last rental is filled with irony
And, Vulture lists 30 great movies you probably haven't seen

What say you?  Feel free to discuss any of the tips, videos, and news items in the Comments section below.




A productive and informational time at AFM last week.  Dozens of great meetings that will influence the direction of Stage 32 along with some of my personal projects.  Additionally, the Crowd Sourcing panel I moderated was attended by over a thousand aspiring and accomplished producers and filmmakers.  My thanks to all who encouraged and supported me throughout.  And, my thanks to AFM head honcho, Jonathan Wolf, and the indomitable Heather Hale for the opportunity.  I hope to chronicle some of my experiences during AFM on these pages in the coming weeks.

Screenwriters and Filmmakers, Pitchfest VII will be held on November 23rd and 24th.  Our lineup these two days, in my opinion, is the most impressive yet.  Execs from Lawrence Bender Productions, Evolution, Millennium, Endgame and more will be on hand listening to your pitches.  All of these companies are actively seeking talent/material.  Click here to see the lineup and to register.

Also, we now have a Pinterest page – Please give us a follow here.

And finally, you may have seen the newest members of our Stage 32 family, Brand Ambassadors Emily Walker and Haley Shook around the site.  They're here to make sure you get the most out of your Stage 32 experience.  Feel free to say hello!









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