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8 Tips to Kick Start Your Acting Career in 2021

I have been a full-time actor for 34 + years. When I first started in the industry, I knew nothing and had no connections. It was very difficult breaking in. I did things by trial and error and spent money on things that were not helpful. It took me years to finally understand what both actors and models need to do in order to give themselves their best chance for success. So far, I have been booked 1,275 times in acting and commercial print projects. I was cast in a recurring role on H…

"Ask Me Anything" F@#$ 2020 EDITION with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto Now Available On-Demand!

Over the last year, the entire Stage 32 team has been working tirelessly to help you stay connected, creative, motivated, and informed. As always, we are committed to bringing you networking opportunities, education and mentoring from top-level industry executives and professionals, and access to decision-makers around the globe all from the comfort of your own home.   2020 was not without its faults, but there has never been a better time to take stock of your career and get re…

Coffee & Content: The Ultimate Guide to Camera Lenses & Film Scoring and Composition Tips

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Happy first Sunday of 2021! Are you ready for the Content Gold Rush this year? We have our finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry, and our network of executives are hungry for great content this year. Grab your coffee and let's dive into some content that will help you get ready to conquer your career in 2021.  First up, our friends over at StudioBinder have put together a comprehensive guide covering everything you need to know about camera …

Instagram Live Series: Dreaming is Believing & How to Research Your Way to the Top

Happy Saturday Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32 highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. We cover everything from how to shoot a short film 100% remotely to how to how to master the art of a director/composer relationship and more. Recently, I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse members that have made the most out of 2020 and are ready to conquer 2021. First up, I chat with Atlanta-based a…

How to Get an Agent

How do I find a talent booking agent? A talent booking agent is a resource that helps artists in getting jobs in their respective fields. The fields of expertise can include a wide variety of art forms or sports activities. Whether you are a singer, a musician, an actor, a sports person, or a writer, a talent booking agent promotes you in a professional way and arranges a job for you. Though it is not mandatory to have a talent agent, however, connecting with a professional talent booki…

How to Negotiate a Composer Agreement

When you decide to write music for Film and Television as a full time job, you’ll soon realize that from that moment on it is not just about your music, but about the music business. There is so much to know and to learn about the process of negotiating a deal. I am going to share some of the experience I have made so far, hoping that it will help you with your negotiations a little bit. When and Why: Signing an Agreement When you are offered a composer job, your first instinct i…

How to Write an "Actor Friendly" Screenplay: We Don't Thump Tables, We Get Angry

The question was, ‘What Makes An Actor Friendly Screenplay?' As an actor, that has mentored writers for a lot of my career, this became a perfect opportunity to pour out my main bugbear. First let’s look at the actors’ perspective . . . ‘What’s My Motivation?’ This is an actor’s primary question and we want to be reassured that the director is also on the same page. A good script can offer that reassurance right from the start. Actors are…

"Your Talent Gets You Noticed, but Your Relationships Get You to the Next Level" Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto on Hollywood Dream Maker Podcast

Do you have a dream to be working in Hollywood but don’t know where to start? Like in all careers, networking and building relationships are so important in Hollywood and people are cast not only for how well they play the part but also for who they are as a person. In this episode, I am joined by my friend and fellow Hollywood dream maker, Richard “RB” Botto. Richard “RB” Botto is the founder and CEO of Stage 32, the world’s largest online platform c…

(Believe it or Not) It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2020 (Part 2)

And here we are folks, back at it for another exciting excursion into the best Stage 32 success stories from the previous 12 months. Last week we highlighted the months of January through June 2020. If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. Now, we’re onto (Believe it or Not) It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2020 (Part 2)... And like most sequels, this one is even bigger than the first. I'm thrilled to bring you the top stories …

Coffee & Content - How to Get a Movie on Netflix & 10 Screenwriting tips from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Happy Sunday Creative Army! We did it. We are rounding the corner of the last lap and the 2020 finish line is in sight. This year has been one for the books here at Stage 32. Some highlights: We have welcomed more than 100,000 members to the site since March There were over 500 individual meetings between Stage 32 creatives and industry leaders There were over 3,000 scripts requested by industry professionals through Stage 32 Chick Fight, a film incubated through Stage 32, from t…

Top 10 Posts - Let’s Get Excited for 2021

As the season of giving winds down, we are temporarily offered a reflective reprieve before launching into the agendas of the next year. There are so many hopeful opportunities on the horizon! Book adaptations, scripts in development, scripts going into production, new technology for making films, and of course a virtual workflow that has changed the industry. Where is one to start? Since the name of the resolution game is focus, today’s posts come directly from the Introduce You…

Counting Our Blessings - Happy Holidays to All

On behalf of the entire Stage 32 family, I'd like to wish you all a happy, safe, and loving Christmas and remainder of the holiday season. While the holidays are a time of celebration, I hope everyone will take a moment to reflect on the many blessings life has offered and afforded all of us. We personally feel blessed to have had so many of you enter and enrich our lives. We have welcomed over 100,000 new members since March, and we are beyond honored to provide each and every one of y…

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