IFH 029: Stage 32 – Blueprint for Making it in the Film Business with Richard “RB” Botto

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Blueprint to Make it in the Film Business with Stage 32

Have you ever wanted an easy blueprint to make it in the film business? I know I have. Well, you are in for a treat. I had an amazing interview with Richard “RB” Botto from the online film community Stage 32.com.

Stage 32 is a US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals who work in film, television, and theater. Stage 32 links professionals in the entertainment industry including directors, writers, actors, and entertainment staff.

It caters to film industry professionals with featured bloggers, online education taught by industry professionals, news from Hollywood and filming locations around the world, Stage 32 meetups page, an online lounge, and a film business jobs page that allows members to connect with others on film ventures, along with standard social media functions.

CEO and founder, Richard “RB” Botto, an Orson Welles fan, drew his inspiration for the name “Stage 32” from the old RKO Soundstage 17 where Citizen Kane was filmed. That soundstage is now Paramount’s Stage 32.

Botto states that he created Stage 32 in order to connect, to educate, and to increase the odds of success for creative professionals in the film and television industries, regardless of their geographical location.

I sat down and picked RB’s brain about what it really takes to make it in the film business. What came out was a remarkable conversation where you really feel like a fly on the wall. I would’ve killed for the information we cover in this podcast when I was starting out.

So enjoy this fascinating interview with Richard “RB” Botto from Stage 32.

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5 Comments

  1. stanfordcrane on December 7, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I really enjoyed Kico’s thoughts, but what about RB?



    • IndieFilmHustle on December 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Sorry about that. I fixed the link. It’s all good now.



  2. Jim Henson on December 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Great podcast, Alex. The only thing that I would say about remote casting is that if you’re going to do it, make sure that you have money in the budget to make good on the casting If the actor is not local. Credibility is everything. That’s part of the brand. Other than that, really good work. By the way you’re pretty funny guy.



  3. T. HuFF on December 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Another great podcast! I can’t wait to get my hands on the marketing tips!



    • Alex Ferrari on December 12, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Thx. In the lab now working on it. Will be release in 2016…hopefully!