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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

Prepared to be inspired. To get you motivated and keep your creativity flowing this weekend, I'm sharing a terrific video from the good people at the Blender Foundation (Blender Guru). Entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists, this well designed talk will inspire thought and introspection. Here are the 7 habits discussed: 1 - Daily Work 2 - Volume Not Perfection 3 - Steal 4 - Conscious Learning 5 - Rest 6 - Get Feedback 7 - Create What You Love Chances are you're alread…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (January 13, 2017)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Well, it was an exciting week around these parts. First, a couple of our Happy Writers screenwriters who pitched and secured meetings through our pitch sessions had their projects moved into development (and another who pitched is now in post-production Stage 32 Success story). Second, I found out this morning that a very active Stage 32 filmmaker connected with a financier here on the platform and is now in pre-production on a major feature film with o…

2 Stage 32 Members Nominated for 4 Golden Globes Today

I am extremely proud to announce that two members of our global community are nominated for a total of 4 Golden Globes this evening. First up, it’s my dear friend, Michel Merkt. Michel is an enormously accomplished producer who had 8 films at Cannes this year including 4 in competition. Tonight Michel has 3 nominations. In the Best Foreign Film category, Michel is nominated for producing both Paul Verhoeven’s terrific film, ELLE and Maren Ade’s international hit dramed…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 30, 2016)

Welcome to the last Weekend Blog of 2016! Full slate again this week. Hollywood may slow down this time of year, but the news keeps coming fast and furious. And, of course, as per usual, I have all the tricks and tips plus all the happenings in and around Stage 32. Please feel free to pay it forward and share this blog with anyone you think might find it useful. And, as always, I welcome your thoughts, rants, and musings in the Comments section below. Have a terrific, creative and safe…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 23, 2016)

Sure it’s a holiday weekend, but what did you think…no Weekend Blog? Come now… Here it is, and it’s as overstuffed as Christmas stocking for someone who has been particularly nice all year long. As always, I ask you to share and participate! Tis the season. Most of all, I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful, loving and creative weekend. Much love. RB

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 9, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Quick write up this week due to time constraints, but that doesn’t mean I’m skimpin’ on the blog content. No way, no how. So let’s share, post, and discuss…And I thank you in advance. Enjoy the content! Cheers! RB

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 2, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Another big week of news, vids, tips and all the Stage 32 happenings you can handle. I have some truly interesting and inspiring articles in both the ENTERTAINMENT AND INDUSTRY NEWS & TIPS sections. And, of course, awards season is under way and one Stage 32 member and producer is already receiving some incredible news (hint…read the 4th article under ENTERTAINMENT) As always, I welcome your thoughts, musings and rantings in the Comments sec…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 25, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Certainly, the Thanksgiving week didn’t slow down the industry news cycle or the activity on Stage 32. I have plenty of content to get you through to Monday. As always, I welcome your thoughts and remarks in the Comments section below. And I invite you to share this blog with your social media followings and email lists by using the shiny share buttons to your right. Have a terrific and creative weekend! Cheers! RB

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 18, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. A short opening today as I head toward Santa Barbara to speak at FestForums. If you’re attending the conference, please do say hello! All the details can be found here. Needless to say, I have a plethora of interesting and diverse content for you to sift through again this week. Look forward to your thoughts in the Comments section below. In the meantime, have a terrific and creative weekend! Cheers! RB

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 4, 2016)

Welcome to the first weekend in November, everyone. How are your yearly goals coming along? How about we absorb ourselves in some content and discussion points? I thought you’d might be up for that…Let’s roll. This month, we kicked off our second year of November Write Club!  The idea is to make each day in November count by having our writers support and encourage one another. The goal is to get thoughts on paper, words on pages and, ultimately, projects complet…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (October 28, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend everyone. And to the return of the Weekend Blog. The last 3 weeks have been quite the whirlwind. My thanks to the fine people at ITVFest and the Austin Film Festival for having and hosting me. Now it’s time to prepare for AFM along with a number of cool initiatives we’re preparing for our Stage 32 members. Until then, here’s a weekend’s worth of content. As always, I welcome remarks and thoughts on any of the content below in the Comments …

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (October 7, 2016)

Quick check in for this edition of the Weekend Blog. I’m up in beautiful (and chilly) Dover, VT at ITVFest. Tomorrow I’ll be speaking on breaking in to the industry. So if you’re in attendance, please be sure to come by and say hello. Then it’s off to the Austin Film Festival. We’ll be announcing all the Stage 32 happenings we’ll have going on there soon. In the meantime, here’s some content that drew my interest over the last week. As always I …