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#1 Reason Why People Fail In Hollywood

Today we bring you another installment of the Film Courage series with Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto. In this 3-minutue cilp you will learn The #1 Reason Why People Fail In Hollywood. RB goes over what is available now (but wasn't available 10 years ago) that helps creatives avoid making this mistake.      The entire wide-ranging interview covered a plethora of subjects including filmmaking, acting, screenwriting, distribution, indie film, the state or the…

Don't Spend $10K on a Short & Have it Sit on Your Hard Drive

The August 2015 edition of the On Stage With RB webcast was a smashing success with over 3 hours jam packed with information! It's now available on-demand for you to watch for FREE! RB’s first guest Joe Bohn (1st AD) talks about how it’s vital to behave on set in order to make for a positive on-set environment. He breaks down what, in fact a 1st AD does on set and that you have 2 bosses – a director and a producer. They discuss how everyone on set has an opinion, but i…

30 Minutes With... Agustine Calderon | Studio Level Comedies

This summer I ran the popular "30 Minutes With..." series where I interviewed some of the executives we work with at Stage 32 Happy Writers. In each of these highly informative interviews I went over all things screenwriting, development, marketplace and the industry.  Today I'm bringing you my interview with Agustine Calderon, who is a creative executive in the feature film development department at RatPac Entertainment. At RatPac, Agustine has been responsible for bringing in var…

Identifying a Narcissist on Social Media

In today's digital age everyone is vying for attention and engagement on social media. Today we're excited to bring you another clip in the 3-hour installment of our Founder & CEO RB's Film Courage interview, which discusses how to identify narcissistic behavior from creatives on social media. In this 4-minute clip, Identifying A Narcissist on Social Media is Easy, RB talks about the characteristics of a filmmaking, acting, producing, screenwriting narcissist and the mistakes they m…

How Networking Can Help A Screenwriting Career

Today we bring you another clip in the 3-hour installment of our Founder & CEO RB's interview with Film Courage. Film Courage has begun releasing the interview in segments and we're happy to announce that we'll be bringing these videos to the community right here on the Stage 32 Blog. The wide ranging interview covered a plethora of subjects including filmmaking, acting, screenwriting, distribution, indie film, the state or the industry, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, social media, an…

Be Selfless. Communicate. Engage.

At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Stage 32 had the 2nd largest attended panel at the Marche du Film next to Netflix! Our fearless leader, RB, and managing director Amanda Toney spoke about crowdsourcing and the importance of using social media as a filmmaker to a packed pavilion where over 300 people attended! Following Stage 32's standing-room only panel, RB sat down with Cineuropa, founded by industry veteran Domenico La Porta to chat some more. In this video, RB goes over: Mo…

30 Years Of Chasing The Dream Of Being A Television Writer and How It Came True

Over the past month we've been posting clips from the awesome interview Film Courage did with Stage 32 CEO RB Botto. These clips cover a variety of subjects including screenwriting, filmmaking, acting, distribution, indiefilm, the state or the industry, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, social media, and networking in person, online and outside of LA to name a few, and serve to provide you with some free educational tips and advice. Film Courage has begun releasing the interview in segments …

Most Likely Reason Why People Fail At Crowdfunding

Last month, the awesome owners of Film Courage came to the Stage 32 offices to interview our CEO, RB Botto. The wide ranging, over 3-hour interview covered a plethora of subjects including screenwriting, filmmaking, acting, distribution, indiefilm, the state or the industry, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, social media, and networking in person, online and outside of LA to name a few.   Film Courage has begun releasing the interview in segments and we're happy to announce that we'll …

Mistakes Artists Make On Social Media & How To Fix Them

Last month, the awesome owners of Film Courage came to the Stage 32 offices to interview our CEO, RB Botto. The wide ranging, over 3-hour interview covered a plethora of subjects including screenwriting, filmmaking, acting, distribution, indiefilm, the state or the industry, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, social media, and networking in person, online and outside of LA to name a few. Film Courage has begun releasing the interview in segments and we're happy to announce that we'll be bring…

Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast

RB was on the highly popular podcast Entrepreneur On Fire hosted by John Lee Dumas and it is jam-packed with great advice! It's important for every creative to treat their career like an entrepreneur. This free podcast will help you, as a creative, apply some practical entrepreneurial tips to your career. RB talks about the first 60 minutes of your day, mentors, motivation, mistakes and successes - you don't want to miss it! "The only bet in life that's worth taking, in a lot of wa…

Hollywood Insight Podcast

Our fearless leader, Founder & CEO, RB, was on the Hollywood Insight podcast hosted by Steven Trautmann, a longtime comedy writer in Hollywood. Joining them was actress Allira Jaques, a Stage 32 member who - just this year - used Stage 32 to help her move from Australia to Los Angeles. For a lively 45 minutes, Steve talked with RB about all things revolving around the industry - writing, filmmaking, producing, acting, education, the global reach of projects and so much more. And, All…

On Stage With RB Guests Announced!

A reminder that this Tuesday our CEO, RB, will be hosting the March edition of the On Stage With RB webcast. RB has two amazing guests lined up:   Omar Leyva Omar Leyva is a passionate actor and artist who can be seen in films such as McFarland, USA, The Gambler, Pineapple Express and Beverly Hills Chihuahua and TV shows such as Scorpion, Ray Donovan, Community, Heroes, 24, Entourage and dozens others. Omar is a true creative that thrives on challenges and the human exper…

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