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Platinum Pias Nominees

Do you know a creative individual who is making a difference in her or his community or around the world thus far in 2017? We're talking about artists of all kinds - actors, writers, painters, filmmakers and so forth. Yes, it's that time again. Time to begin thinking about the nominations for the 2018 Platinum [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|action|Comments Off on Platinum Pias Nominees

John Yianni Stamas Talks About Artist Steps

Artist steps are steps you can take to stop being a starving artist. There are a lot of steps but the Artist Steps process per Art Gush for example, allows you to move at the easy pace of just three steps a day. This means that if you follow the program and are successful in [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|artist steps|Comments Off on John Yianni Stamas Talks About Artist Steps

How to Raise Funds for a Creative Project

Do you have a creative project you'd like to get funding for? There are basically two ways of going about this - the for-profit method and the nonprofit approach. Both are workable and depend on the unique needs of your project. Both require a certain amount of business acumen, which you as an artist entrepreneur should [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|action|Comments Off on How to Raise Funds for a Creative Project

Celebify Yourself

Celebify to us means to celebrate artists who are making a difference and to help them to stop being starving artists. That's also a key aspect of our mission at Lights Camera Read. Last week we asked you if you thought "Movie Process" was a good alternative name for the new direction our organization is [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|action|Comments Off on Celebify Yourself

Movie Process

The mission of Movie Process – an organization with a nonprofit umbrella - is to have no more starving artists by empowering actors and other kinds of storytelling artists to make a difference in their communities through programs without charge or at a low cost including filmmaking and business education, communal movie making, an annual [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|action|Comments Off on Movie Process

Yianni Stamas looks at Ivanka Trump and other Relatives of Billionaires in Terms of the Arts.

Hi. I'm Yianni Stamas. I'm a filmmaker, educator and artist advocate concerned about the arts and the role that they will continue to play in our country. Ivanka Trump and the Arts All kinds of questions are swirling around Ivanka Trump and her role in the White House. Such is the kind of [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|action|Comments Off on Yianni Stamas looks at Ivanka Trump and other Relatives of Billionaires in Terms of the Arts.

Michael Kaiser on the Future of the Arts

As many of you know, I am getting my master's degree in Art Administration. I'm doing it to augment the work I do in film. Anyway, Professor J. (Leonard Jacobs) in my Arts Management class has been assigning us excerpts from the book "The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations" by [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Michael Kaiser on the Future of the Arts

the Platinum Pias Awards are Just Around the Corner

Yes, the Platinum Pias Awards are just around the corner and many in New York City are buzzing about who will be the artist winners this year. We at Lights Camera Read would like to thank the wonderful group of people who are making the awards possible this time around. The list is too long [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on the Platinum Pias Awards are Just Around the Corner