Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

I’m extremely pleased to announce that Stage 32 has been named as the official film networking and education platform of the American Film Market for the 2nd year in a row. 

As you know, we are big supporters of AFM and all they do to connect producers, financiers and distributors all over the world. To be recognized in such fashion is truly an honor and I thank head honcho, Jonathan Wolf, not only for all the support, but for his friendship as well.

In an effort to give back to the film community, we are offering all attendees who sign up for an AFM badge a FREE Stage 32 Next Level Webinar to assist in furthering their careers.

Additionally, I’m please to say I’ll be returning to the stage at AFM as well. As part of the Financing Conference II: Funding Films Today program, I’ll be moderating a panel on Sunday, November 5th at 9:15am. This will be a lively and informative panel you won’t want to miss. And, of course, if you’re in attendance, please say hello. Here's more information:

Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets

Sunday, November 5 | 9:15am – 12:45pm | Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel

Production quality and talent are more crucial than ever. Producers need to be strategic with their budgets – talent, locations, special effects, crew, everything! Seasoned producers and experts share their advice on how to stretch budgets and get every dollar, euro, pound, yen or franc “on the screen.”

Richard Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage 32

Rebecca Cammarata, Director of Development, Stay Gold Features
Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media
Russell Levine, CEO, Route One Films
Ben Stillman, SVP, Black Bear Pictures

And finally, I'm proud to announce that my book on film crowdsourcing will be available at the market. It was just published by Routledge & Focal Press under the American Film Market imprint. It was quite the honor to be commissioned to write this book, but the fact that it is associated with the AFM brand makes it doubly so!


Stage 32  American Film Market Join Forces for 2017

Hope to see you at the market and conference!



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