Speaker & Mentor Around the World


ichard has spoken all over the world at industry conferences on a variety of topics related to social media, crowdsourcing, networking and the entertainment industry.

Speaking engagements include: Cannes Film Festival, FEST Portugal, Hamburg Film Festival, Trinidad Film Commission, Rocaberti Screenwriters Castle Retreat, American Film Market, Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, Austin Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, Cinequest, Harvard, Columbia, USC and more

How Do I Take Next Steps for My Acting, Screenwriting, or Film Career? with Richard Botto
How do you take the first step to help your career? It's a big question, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly.

RB is available for speaking engagements including key notes, panels and moderating on a variety of topics including:

Motivational Keynote– The CEO of YOU! Join the Creative Army
RB’s keynote speech and message, The CEO of YOU! has motivated and inspired thousands of creatives from around the world who have joined “The Creative Army”. If you want to hype up a group and give them the tools they need to succeed creatively and mentally book RB to keynote your event.

Entertainment and Tech Industry Thought Leader
RB brings a wide variety of personal experience as well as case studies and a large network of working professionals in both the entertainment and tech industries to draw from as one of the industry’s thought leaders paving the way in the intersection of entertainment and tech. 

The Best Way to Pitch Your Project to Netflix or Amazon (by Richard Botto)
Stage 32 founder and CEO Richard "RB" Botto is a working screenwriter in the industry, and from a free webinar he hosts on the platform called, "Ask Me Anything," Richard shares his professional wisdom with other writers and filmmakers.

How to identify, engage and build an audience for you and your project using online methods such as Stage 32, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and offline methods such as groups, conferences and festivals. RB will give you key insights and case studies on how you can build a crowd to work for you. 

Networking/Relationship Building
How to get where you aspire to be if you don’t know anyone or live outside of a major production hub – this includes if you live internationally. RB will go over how you can network and identify and reach your target groups and ensure that you become a collaborator to ensure success. 

How to not only dissect the craft of great screenwriting but also to learn the business of screenwriting. Having sold many scripts RB will give you professional tips on dialogue, characters, theme, plot, story, 1st, 2nd and 3rd act and supporting characters, as well as an overview of the business, including how to get a manager or agent and how to break in. 

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