RB's Weekend Reading (and viewing) - July 13th, 2013

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Hope you are all having a terrific and creative weekend.

Back with some stories and a video which caught my eye this week.  Some news, some tips, some entertainment. Hope you enjoy.

As always, I welcome your thoughts on any of these subjects in the Comments section below!  Let the discussion begin!



Life on the Set of one of my favorite (if not the favorite) series of all time, The Wire



Universal's Turnaround Tale: How the Studio Staged the Biggest 180 in Hollywood



Movie Mezzanine's Staff picks the 10 best movies of the 80's



Orange Is The New Black, starring Stage 32 member Alysia Reiner, debuted on Netflix this week to glowing reviews:



After much speculation, Sam Mendes is headed back to the 007 director's chair for Bond 24



Word on the street is Ben Affleck is the front runner to star in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel, Gone Girl – The interwebs go wild.  (Count me in the "don't like it" column)



Amazon won the rights to stream all Mirimax films including Pulp Fiction



On the education front, 5 Acting Tips From Drama Desk Award Winners



And from Raindance - 8 Mistakes Filmmakers Make That Kill Their Careers



The First 15 Pages: Tarantino Style webinar presented by The Writer's Store runs this coming Wednesday at 1PM PST – They are giving Stage 32 members $20 off through Monday:



In new trailers this week, the first for Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy



And the trailer of Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney in Mr. Banks



I was a guest on Nic Baisley's terrific web show, Film Snobbery.  The video will be posted later this week.  In the meantime, visit Nic's You Tube page to see his 100+ shows plus bonus videos.  Nic is a true champion of independent films, so please subscribe to his You Tube channel and support his efforts!



And, finally, in a quick bit of site news, congratulations to Stage 32 member Karen K. Kremes whose screenplay has been produced and directed by fellow Stage 32 member Mike Chinea.  My best to you both.  Hope it's a huge success.

Thoughts?  Comments?  Remarks?  Have at it…

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