Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

Founder and CEO at Stage 32
Actor, Producer, Screenwriter and Voice Artist

Los Angeles, California

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About Richard

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 starring Ellen Barkin, Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore & Thomas Hayden Church, the documentary CRUTCH, the road trip thriller WHAT LIES AHEAD starring Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont and the upcoming RAIN-BEAU'S END starring Ed Asner and Sean Young, plus 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. (

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).


  • The End Game

    The End Game Thriller A down on his luck, street smart hustler finds himself unusually and suspiciously fortunate at a Las Vegas casino owned by a mysterious charmer with suspected mob ties and soon realizes that he may be a pawn in someone else's end game.

  • Irrelevant

    Irrelevant Comedy Drama After spending years in an alcohol and drug fueled haze, former A-list actor, Tom Satin, is ready for his triumphant return, only to discover no one gives a shit.

  • Rocket's Red Glare

    Rocket's Red Glare Drama When her unemployed and philandering husband won’t grant her a divorce, a kept housewife struggles to keep up appearances and protect her son’s innocence.


  • Metaphorms

    Metaphorms (2019)
    Film Producer

  • Dolphin Girl

    Dolphin Girl (2019)
    Film Producer

  • What Lies Ahead

    What Lies Ahead (2019)
    Film Producer

  • On the Corner of Ego and Desire

    On the Corner of Ego and Desire (2019)
    Film Actor

  • Becoming Jiff

    Becoming Jiff (2018)
    TV Series Producer

  • Taxii

    Taxii (2016)
    Film (Thriller and Short) Associate Producer 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

    All Things Hidden (2013)
    Film (short) Executive Producer

  • Another Happy Day

    Another Happy Day (2010)
    Film by Mandalay Vision / Sam Levinson Associate Producer

  • Rain Beau's End

    Rain Beau's End

  • Crutch

    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »


  • Producer for Another Happy Day - Grand Jury Prize (Nominee), Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (Winner)

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