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Richard “RB” Botto is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32 (www.stage32.com), the world’s largest social media site and educational hub for film, television and theater creatives. Botto is also a represented screenwriter, producer, actor and author. He served as associate producer on Another Happy Day, that won Best Screenplay at the Sundance Festival. In 2014, Botto executive produced the award winning short All Things Hidden. Botto’s own latest script, The End Game, is currently in development.
Botto developed Stage 32 so creatives across the globe would have a dedicated network to find work and representation, launch projects, secure funding, further their education and make life and career altering connections. In just over 3 years, Stage 32 has organically reached over 325,000 members from every country on the planet.Botto has spoken all over the world at industry conferences including American Film Market, South by Southwest, Screenwriters World West and East, Great American Pitchfest, STN Convention and many more.
Prior to creating Stage 32, Botto was the Founder, Publisher and Editor of RAZOR magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which boasted a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. A former radio host on ESPN and FOX Sports affiliates, Botto has appeared on such networks as CNBC, MSNBC, NBC News, FOX News, CBS News and VH1, riffing about the entertainment business and social media. Botto also serves on the Advisory Board for Old Town Music Hall, a classic film theater in El Segundo, built in 1921.
Botto‘s book on crowdsourcing will be published by Focal Press in 2015.
Origin of Stage 32
Orson Welles connection to Stage 32
Today’s acting business
Independent theater scene
Collaborating around the world
We’re living in a virtual world
I was asked to do an audition on skype
my passion is education and bringing education to the masses
especially artists looking for support
I’m a big Orson Welles fan. He was a true collaborator, so stage 32 came from Citizen Kane
Paramount Stage 32 plague is for Citizen Kane
This is the business of know
Writer stationed in Afghanistan pitched through Stage 32
This is a business of who you know
Too many people leaving the game
We’re really in the stage of flock
A barrier of entry has never been lower
Everybody is mobile these days
It’s controlled chaos (organization)
If youre serious about your craft and spending more than 5-10 minutes of day on Facebook its a waste
Relax and Listen!
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Another World by Anna Beatriz