Ask Me Anything: Stage 32's Richard 'RB' Botto

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Richard Botto

Webinar hosted by: Richard Botto

Founder & CEO at Stage 32, Author 'Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers'

Richard “RB” Botto founded Stage 32.com (called “LinkedIn meets Lynda for film creatives” by Forbes) in 2011 by inviting 100 of his industry friends to join the community. Seven years later, with over 500,000 members and over 1,000 hours of online film education taught by over 500 industry executives, Stage 32 is the largest online platform connecting & educating film professionals and content creators worldwide. RB is a working actor, producer and screenwriter. The films he has produced have played at dozens of festivals including Sundance, Raindance and Cannes. His screenplay, “The End Game,” is currently in development at Covert Media. RB is also the author of the groundbreaking and best-selling Focal Press/Routledge book – The American Film Market Presents: Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Hello, Creative Army. 
 
It's been a busy few months around the Stage 32 offices and for yours truly as it relates to my personal projects.  I'm excited to share with you what I'm hearing, what I've learned, and what I've experienced since we last got together. 
 
As always, my AMA's are always free!  Watch as many times as you'd like.

Cheers!

RB

What You'll Learn

  • The declining value of actors as it relates to the foreign pre-sale market and options on how to overcome the changing market
  • The most common mistakes amateur screenwriters make as it relates to getting read and how to fix them
  • How some actors are gaining an advantage through their online brand
  • Why you are not getting the response from people of influence that you hoped for and what you can do to change the narrative?
  • How to assure the talent/representative relationship stays productive and progressive
  • What constitutes meaningful intellectual property?ors are gaining an advantage through their online brand
  • Why listening to the wrong voices could set your career back years and how to find trusted advisors
  • What are TV executives looking for in a meeting with screenwriters (bibles, character arcs, full series scripts, and more)?
  • Should the approach to finding financing for a film begin regionally or should the whole world be in play?
  • In an industry that’s all about relationships, how people on the craft and business sides can begin building meaningful relationships today and stand out to people of influence?
  • Why you are not getting the response from people of influence that you hoped for and what you can do to change the narrative?
  • How to assure the talent/representative relationship stays productive and progressive
  • What constitutes meaningful intellectual property?
  • The importance of screenwriters knowing exactly what’s happening in the marketplace and how to stay on top of every move to give yourself a competitive advantage and waste less time

And more!!!

About Your Instructor

Richard “RB” Botto founded Stage 32.com (called “LinkedIn meets Lynda for film creatives” by Forbes) in 2011 by inviting 100 of his industry friends to join the community. Seven years later, with over 500,000 members and over 1,000 hours of online film education taught by over 500 industry executives, Stage 32 is the largest online platform connecting & educating film professionals and content creators worldwide.

RB is a working actor, producer and screenwriter. The films he has produced have played at dozens of festivals including Sundance, Raindance and Cannes. His screenplay, “The End Game,” is currently in development at Covert Media.

RB is also the author of the groundbreaking and best-selling Focal Press/Routledge book – The American Film Market Presents: Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd.

Questions?

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • Fantastic, honest, realistic, valuable... Everything that RB suggests or shares is true. How do I know because I worked in this industry as an actress and did all these things he talks about while pursuing that career. I've now switched hats and am working it from a writer/producer pov. I'm still keeping my SAG/AFTER card mind you. lol Thank you RB. =)

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