RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (October 24th, 2014)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto
Welcome to the weekend, everyone.
This week under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:  George Lucas becomes the latest industry icon to rip the Hollywood studios, a big win for the producers in the nude sex scene scandal, Hollywood pay disparity complaints continue to rise, a ton of documentaries are now being shot by women, but not about women subjects, the 9 lives of Saturday Night Live, Coen, Scorsese and Aronofsky speak out on film vs. digital, the Gotham Award nominations have been announced, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar gets a rousing reaction in a private screening, the documentary short list for the 2014 Oscars and much, much more.
Under TIPS, I have filmmaking, film festival, actor headshot and cinematography info.  While under VIDEOS, it’s a couple of hot trailers and a report on Hollywood’s comic book madness.
Finally, I have all the latest and greatest Stage 32 happenings, Lounge discussions, success stories and Stage 32 Meetups happening all around the globe.
As always, I welcome remarks on any and all of the content below in the Comments section.
Enjoy, and have an awesome weekend!


Stage 32 and the Stage 32 Happy Writers have invaded the Austin Film Festival!
 We are having a special party for our Stage 32 members on the Handlebar Austin rooftop patio tonight at 6pm. If you're a Stage 32 member, first drink is on us and you get a special gift at the party! Please RSVP here! Or, follow us: @rbwalksintoabar or #stage32rocks

San Francisco members, listen up! Our Stage 32 marketing manger, Shannon, will be hosting a Stage 32 meetup this Thursday, October 30 at Smuggler's Cove. To find out more and to RSVP, click here!

If you haven't seen the incredible videos from the Stage 32 3 year anniversary party, check them out now in Creativity and In-N-Out Burgers.

Our community is still debating about writing female characters. If you haven't contributed to the blog yet, head over to read guest blogger CJ Walley's How To Write Women As A Man



This Tuesday, 10/28, we are honored to have with us award-winning composer Christopher Lennertz hosting  our Stage 32 Next Level Webinar "Getting The Best Music For Your Movie". And, it gets better - a portion of the proceeds will be going to his favorite charity, Education Through Music! Christopher will cover topics such as how to find the right composer, examining the relationship between the composer and filmmaker, exploring the different job responsibilities of the scoring world, and hopefully enlightening you with some tips and tricks about each step of the scoring process. To read more and to register, click here: Getting The Best Music For Your Movie

This Thursday, 10/30, is our exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar "How To Make It In Hollywood Without Packing Your Bags And Moving There" hosted by independent producer Amanda Toye. Amanda will cover everything you need to know to get noticed, and begin building the kind of career you weren’t sure you could have without making the sacrifice of moving to Hollywood. To read more and to register, click here: How To Make It In Hollywood Without Packing Your Bags And Moving There

Also starting on Thursday, October 30, Stage 32 Happy Writers brings you "How to Keep the Stakes High in Your Script: The Tools to Keeping an Executive and Audience Engaged", taught by Nate Matteson, Literary Manager at the Gotham Group. Nate was voted by Variety as one of "Hollywood's New Leaders" and we are thrilled to have him exclusively teaching for Stage 32. To find out more about the class and to see a video from Nate, click here: How to Keep the Stakes High in Your Script.

Does networking prove challenging for you? We have a packed 2-week online class: "Networking for Introverts" taught by Producer, Writer and Guild coach Jessica Sitomer. Find a personalized solution for any networking situation that you find challenging, both on and offline. You will get helpful tools, conversation scripts, and a variety of networking examples so you can choose which works best with your personality type. To learn more, see a video from Jessica and to register for the class, please click here: Networking for Introverts

Stage 32 Next Level Classes is honored to have brought in 40-year veteran filmmaker Peter D. Marshall to teach a 4 week intensive class on "How to Get Believable Performances from Actors". The first webinar Peter did for Stage 32 was one of the highest attended webinars in Stage 32's history (Preproduction: The Film Director's Process of Discovery), and we've brought Peter back by popular demand! To find out more about the class and to register, click here: Directors: How To Get Believable Performances From Actors













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