Hope you are all having a terrific and creative weekend.
Back with some stories, tips, and videos which caught my eye this week. In this edition, Animal House turns 35 (They took the bar!), how Hollywood helped Hitler, Magic Mike heads to Broadway, Steven Soderbergh defends Spike Lee, Sony sweats Elysium, the possibility of less Johnny Depp in our future, Richard Linklater on being a self made man, some ideas on how to win over a casting director, plus filmmaking and cinematography tips, Stage 32 news, popular Lounge debates, and much, much more.
And a forum to talk rant and rave about all of it…
As always, I welcome your thoughts on any of these subjects in the Comments section below! Let the discussion begin!
Animal House turns 35!
A riveting piece by the Hollywood Reporter – The Chilling History of How Hollywood Helped Hitler
Hollywood Studios Owed Millions From China
Will Elysium be the third Sony bomb this summer? The Hollywood Reporter rings in...
HBO tells Game of Thrones Author: "Get busy writing"
In theater news, Magic Mike is headed to Broadway
Johnny Depp to retire? Let the (endless media) speculation commence…
Steven Soderbergh Explains Spike Lee Kickstarter Donation
Last Picture Show and Private Benjamin (man, she was great in that movie) star, Eileen Brennan has passed away
Clear History, starring Larry David, premieres Saturday night on HBO
6 Filmmaking Tips From Guillermo del Toro
Cinematography Tips From Hollywood Veteran, Bruce Logan
21 Things That Make Casting Directors Happy
Every movie reference ever made during The Simpsons first 10 seasons:
The trailer for David O. Russell’s new one, American Hustle (featuring Stage 32 actor Gary Craig!)
With Before Midnight expanding this week, here’s Richard Linklater on being a self taught filmmaker:
STAGE 32 HAPPENINGS
In case you missed it, we created a new Help section that offers insight into all the features and resources Stage 32 has to offer. You can also download a Stage 32 logo to link to your profile to your personal website. Finally, we’ve made browsing and adding projects a snap:
Stage 32 actor and networker extraordinaire, Stephen Foster, booked a gig through a connection made on the site:
Some Lounge discussions that have legs:
What Really Sells a Screenplay?
Fundraising: Kickstarter or Indiegogo?
Can you have a career in Film if living outside of Hollywood?
Filmmakers/Producers: What Do You Hate For Actors To Ask You On Set?
And, finally, by popular demand, we added a Favorite Movie Quotes section to the Stage 32 Lounge (You’re gonna need a bigger boat):
Let’s share and discuss…