RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 21st, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto
Welcome to the weekend, everyone.  Let’s get right to it…
 
Under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS this week, The Shawshank Redemption turns 20 and Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins got together to tell tales from the set and beyond.  It's a cool look back at the film currently ranked #1 on IMDB's Top 250 Films of All Time.

Also under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS,  a look back at directing great Mike Nichols, 10 films that went through hell to get made, indie films may cause a stir again at this year’s Oscar ceremony, Hillary Swank speaks out regarding the pay discrepancy between actors and actresses in Hollywood, unknown actors are making a name for themselves in this season’s hits, why publicity matters for filmmakers, some SAG-AFTRA news, and much, much more.
 
Under VIDEOS, I have the latest trailers for Better Call Saul, Point and Shoot and Mortdecai.  And under TIPS, I have some 411 for filmmakers, cinematographers, screenwriters and producers.
 
But wait, there’s more.  It was a great week for many of our members who found success either in the Jobs section, through networking or by pitching with the Stage 32 Happy Writers.  You can read all the latest and greatest under SUCCESS STORIES.
 
And finally, I have all the most recent STAGE 32 NEWS, the POPULAR AND INTERESTING LOUNGE DISCUSSIONS from the last few weeks and all the PROPOSED AND PLANNED STAGE 32 MEETUPS happening around the globe.
 
I welcome your thoughts on any of the content below in the Comments section.
 
Have a fantastic weekend (an Introduce Yourself Weekend at that).  Enjoy!
 
RB
 

 STAGE 32 NEWS
This weekend is Introduce Yourself Weekend. Whether you're brand new to Stage 32 or a long time member, get in the lounge and let everyone know who you are and what you're looking to do. To introduce yourself to the community and see who else is stepping out this weekend, click here: Introduce Yourself 

In our continued mission to bring you the best possible experience on Stage 32, and keeping with the theme of letting the community know who you are, we introduced our brand new and completely dynamic Stage 32 Profile.  Often times the biggest mistake people make on social media is not having a filled out profile. Now, it's easier (and prettier) than ever to fill out your profile and easily see what others have accomplished. To read more about why having a completed profile is so important, and to learn about the new profile functions on Stage 32, click here: The #1 Biggest Social Media Mistake You Can Make
 
We have a ton of cool pitch sessions lined up for the weekend. You can see the full slate here: Stage 32 Happy Writers Online Pitch Session

STAGE 32 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
This Monday 11/24 Stage 32 Next Level Webinars presents: From Your Life To The Script: How To Turn Your Personal Experiences Into A Compelling Story hosted by Nikki Levy, Vice President of Wedge Works at FOX. V
eteran feature film executive and creator of the critically-acclaimed comedy event Don’t Tell My Mother!, Nikki will teach you how to turn your life into a killer story that gets YOU noticed. She will look at ways to find the gems of struggle and victory in your life, and how to translate those into cohesive stories with an arc, a strong narrative structure and characters we love. To see a video from Nikki, read more about the webinar, and to register, click here: From Your Life To The Script

This Tuesday 11/25 Stage 32 Next Level Webinars presents: Get Into The Creative Zone: Six Steps To Refine Your Creative Process And Be Productive Every Day hosted by 6 time Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated composer Chris Boardman. In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar,  Chris will take you through the 6 steps of understanding your own personal creative process and using it as effectively as you can. You’ll learn why you aren’t as productive as you can be, and how to get yourself unstuck and deliver creative yet consistent results. All professions in the creative industry can benefit from this webinar. To see a video from Chris, read more about the webinar and to register, click here:  Get Into The Creative Zone

Starting Wednesday 12/3, the Stage 32 Happy Writers is excited to bring you How To Write A 1 Hour TV Pilot And Position It To Sell In Today's Market, a three week class taught by Steve Iwayn, a literary manager from Gotahm Group who recenly sold his client's series, Scorpion, to CBS! Steve will go over the "whys" and "hows" of writing a TV pilot, what executives are looking for and what to focus on when you are trying to break in.  To see a video from Steve, read more about the class and to sign up, click here: How To Write A 1 Hour TV Pilot


STAGE 32 SUCCESS STORIES


 POPULAR AND INTERESTING LOUNGE DISCUSSIONS 


STAGE 32 PLANNED AND PROPOSED MEETUPS


 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS


 VIDEOS


 TIPS



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