RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 7th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto
Welcome to the weekend, everyone.
A ton to get to this week including a really cool look at trailer editor Mark Woolen. Mark has taken the business of editing trailers to another level entrusting the faith of directors all over Hollywood including such names as David Fincher, the Coen’s, Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, and Wes Anderson.  This is one intriguing read and you can find it in the pole position under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.
Also under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, after last week’s discussion on the decline of network television, I have a few more articles including how penis pictures, X rated sex acts and aggressive language have found their way into primetime, how networks keep making the same mistakes over and over, and why reality TV is on the ropes. 
Other news stories include:  15 filmmakers at the forefront of the (particularly cable) TV revolution, 11 indie films to see this November, 8 female cinematographers you should know about, the lack of candidates for the Best Actress Oscar race, a look at the Oscar Best Costume contenders, the 20 films that have been selected for consideration for Best Animation, Netflix’s CEO is at it again and their new show will not be available for binge watching, a look at the future of the AFM conference, and much, much more.
Under TIPS, I have 12 fresh tips from women executives on getting ahead in Hollywood plus some filmmaking, webseries, and television writing 411.
Under VIDEOS, I have the troubling Midnight Rider footage as more evidence comes to light plus trailers for A Most Violent Year, Furious 7, and Annie.
And, as always, under Stage 32 News, Popular and Interesting Lounge Discussions, Proposed and Planned Stage 32 Meetups, and Stage 32 Success Stories, all the information you need to get inspired, up your networking power, and further the honing of your chosen craft.
I welcome remarks/thoughts/opinions on any of the content below in the Comments section.
Enjoy, and have a terrific weekend!
We want give a big, warm welcome to all those who are in Los Angeles for the American Film Market. The creativity in the air is palpable, and the city is feeling electric with all the people and unique projects waiting to be seen. We wish you a successful market!

In our continued mission to bring you the best possible experience on Stage 32, we introduced our brand new and completely dynamic Connect Section. Now it’s easier than ever to find people by profession and location to add to your network. The importance of having your bio filled out is stronger than ever, so make sure your profile is updated and ready to be viewed. To see the new design and to get connecting, visit the new Connect Section

In addition to the updated Connect Section, our newly revamped Jobs Section is still in full swing. Now, you can search and apply for jobs directly in this section, as well as list jobs you have available for your production. Best of all, this service is FREE! If you haven't yet seen the new design or if you'd like to get working, visit the new Jobs Section. 


This Tuesday 11/11 Stage 32 Next Level Webinars presents Screenwriters: How To Develop A Treatment That Will Sell Your Project hosted by TV Lit Manager Conrad Sun. In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Conrad Sun will share with you some of the effective ways to structure your treatment so that your reader will say “I Want To Read More” and will hopefully lead to the sale of your script. Just this past month Conrad sold a series to a TV studio solely based on the treatment. He didn’t even have to go in to pitch. He then realized how important of a sales tool a treatment is and how poorly-written they often tend to be. Whether you’re a writer, producer or a manager/agent, it’s vital to know how to properly put the right elements in a treatment in order to sell your project. To see a video from Conrad, read more about the webinar, and to register, click here: Screenwriters: How To Write A Treatment That Will Sell Your Project

Next Saturday 11/15 comes the Stage 32 Next Level Webinar What Happens If They Want Your Script? The Development Process hosted by Joe Russo, Director of Development at Level 1 Entertainment. In this webinar, Joe will go over topics such as how to get your script into development, when you need representation, the development process and when you should get paid, to name a few. Join Stage 32 as we explore the complicated and fascinating world of Development, and all of the small victories and bumps along the road that you can experience on your way to the green lighting of your screenplay into a movie. To see a video from Joe, read more about the webinar, and to register, click here: What Happens If They Want Your Script? 

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