The mission of Lights Camera Read, a nonprofit sponsored organization established in 2009, is to help introvert artists of all kinds (actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians and so forth) go from being “Starving Artists” to “Artist Entrepreneurs.” It does so via creative projects (“Thrillumentary”), online education (“Art Gush”), and award shows (“Platinum Pias”). Lights Camera Read also is a proponent of the Artist Introvert Revolution (A.I.R.) which will soon be releasing the book “Web Marketing for Introvert Artists.” Plus, through an alliance of blogs, Lights Camera Read reaches over 15,000 artists monthly. If you would like to donate to Lights Camera Read to help it with its programs (dedicated to the educational mission of “starving” artists to artist entrepreneurs), you can donate here. Remember, all donations are tax deductible!
Lights Camera Read got its start doing Filmmaking, Media and Writing workshops for teens at various branches of the New York Public Library including Inwood, Morrisania, Grand Central and Columbus. An example of these workshops can be found in this one with NFL superstar Justin Tuck.
Our founder is a filmmaker, educator and artist advocate, working with clients including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the NYC Department of Education as well as the New York Public Library. Also he has either directed or has had as clients actors who have won Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tonys and Platinum Pias. A huge driver in his life is making a positive impact in the world, primarily through helping artist entrepreneurs. John Yianni Stamas’ video bio can be seen here.