Episode 187 – Richard ‘RB’ Botto (Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers)

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Episode 187 – Richard ‘RB’ Botto (Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers)



Richard ‘RB’ Botto is the CEO & Founder of Stage 32, the world’s largest online platform for connecting and educating film creatives. Prior to Stage 32, Botto 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. Botto is also an actor, producer and screenwriter. His latest screenplay, The End Game, is in production at Covert Media. Botto is a much sought-after speaker, teaching and mentoring around the world. He has also appeared on such networks as Fox News, CNBC, CBS News, MSNBC and Bloomberg, speaking on the subjects of social media, networking, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, screenwriting, business, entrepreneurial practices, and more.

His new book, Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers, is out now via Focal Press.


Pre Show Notes

Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— A HUGE shout out to our friends at the new podcast, The Film Fiver, with a really simple concept: each episode is one filmmaker, five minutes, that’s it — the perfect shot of film inspiration to kick off the day or fill a coffee break. The show’s first season kicks off this week with Patrick Brice (director of Creep, The Overnight, Creep 2), and continues on with Wonsuk Chin (director of Sundance selection Too Tired to Die) and Carolyn Funk (projectionist at the Museum of the Moving Image).

Show Notes

American Film Market – The American Film Market (AFM) is a film industry event held each year at the beginning of November in Santa Monica, California. More than 8,000 people attend the eight-day annual event to network and to sell, finance and acquire films. Participants come from more than 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, etc. Founded in 1981, the AFM is a marketplace for the film business, where unlike a film festival, production and distribution deals are the main focus of the participants.

Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers – Whether you’re a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. But how do you rise above the noise?



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