I am the Founder and CEO of Stage 32. I started my creative career as an actor in New York and moved into screenwriting and producing upon moving to Los Angeles. On the screenwriting side, I am represented by David Greenblatt of Greenlit Creative. A film based on my script, THE END GAME, is currently in development at Covert Media.
As a producer, I've worked on such films as the Sundance favorite (and Best Screenplay winner) ANOTHER HAPPY DAY written and directed by Sam Levinson, the documentary CRUTCH, the upcoming RAIN-BEAU'S END and a variety of short films.
I am the the author of CROWDSOURCING FOR FILMMAKERS: INDIE FILM AND THE POWER OF THE CROWD, the very first book on film crowdsourcing, published by Focal Press/Routledge under the American Film Market (AFM) Presents banner. (http://amzn.to/2zdJnrC)
I have been a teacher, mentor, moderator and panelist at such festivals, conferences and institutions as Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, SXSW, Raindance, AFM, PGA, WGA, Columbia, Harvard and more on the subjects of filmmaking, producing, screenwriting, independent film, entrepreneurship, business, social media, marketing, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.
Prior to launching Stage 32, I was the founder, publisher and editor of RAZOR Magazine, a national men's lifestyle magazine which had a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. I was also a sports radio host on a variety of programs on ESPN and Fox affiliates. Additionally, I have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, and other news and entertainment outlets speaking on the film and tech industries. Oh, and I was once named one of People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors (no lie).
Name: Richard "RB" Botto
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Stage 32
Title: Founder and CEO
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Screenwriter and Voice Artist
Film (Short and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew The film is a thriller. The story begins when a girl is waiting at bus stop for a taxi to reach her home. She is troubled as she is not getting any taxi plus the darkness of that night is making her loose courage. The silence of that place and barking street dogs filled her with fear. All of a sudden she sees an old man approaching towards her with a wicked smile on his face. She is petrified and her heart starts beating fast. She wanted to run away but saw a taxi coming and feels better. She finally boards a taxi and is relieved now. But when the driver starts showing his true colors she goes through different emotions of fear and anger. It will be interesting to know what happens next with that girl. Written by Deep Dhudiya
All Things Hidden
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Another Happy Day
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