What is Stage 32? —————————————— Richard Botto CEO, Derrick Ontiveros CTO

I am a part of the Stage 32 Community, and just thought I’d share this Social Networking Platform Info with my fellow creative. ~GD

What is Stage 32?

“Everyone at every level of the entertainment industry can benefit from joining Stage 32. This is a place to go when you feel like you need help to make your dreams come true or if you want to help others achieve their dreams.” — Yahoo! Entertainment

From students to award winners, theater managers to film directors, actors to screenwriters, the Stage 32 creative spectrum runs wide. If you are a film, television or theater creative – amateur or pro – Stage 32 is the network for you.

Who’s behind Stage 32?

Richard Botto CEO

RB is CEO of Stage 32 as well as an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer. He was an associate producer on Another Happy Day, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Sundance Film Festival. His screenplays have been semi-finalists and finalists at the Nichol, Page, Creative World Awards, and Austin Film Festival. Previously, he was the founder, publisher and editor of Razor Magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which boasted a readership of 1.5M.

Derrick Ontiveros CTO

Derrick is CTO and lead developer of Stage 32. Before joining Stage 32, Derrick was co-founder of Neat Products, manufacturer of a popular iPod accessory. Derrick is responsible for Stage32.com site development, Stage 32 Android and iOS application development, and generally all things technical in the Stage 32 world. When he’s not in the office, you can find Derrick feverishly coding at his favorite coffee shop, or honing his amateur photography skills.



About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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One Response to What is Stage 32? —————————————— Richard Botto CEO, Derrick Ontiveros CTO

  1. Adam Green says:

    With over 150,000 members in more than 185 countries, Stage 32 is the premier social network for film, television, and theatre creatives.

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