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Gary D. Cole

Who is Gary D. Cole? For those of you who don’t know, get with the program! He is the author of the novel Black Box and the memoir Artless as well as is a theater entrepreneur, producer, and playwright. His memoir Artless is a fascinating exploration of his life plus is an odyssey through the [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|reading|Comments Off on Gary D. Cole

Yianni Stamas talks about Nonprofit Fundraising

A question we get asked often is "What is the difference between for-profit and nonprofit fundraising." And the simple answer is that when you are getting funds for a for-profit company, there tends to be equity that is given to the investor for her or his investment. Whereas with a nonprofit organization raising funds, accepts [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yianni Stamas talks about Nonprofit Fundraising

Housing for Artists

Although it may seem at times like auditioning for a closed jazz ensemble, affordable housing for artists is actually available in the Big Apple. Are you an artist living in New York City who is looking for affordable housing? If yes, then there's a new website from Lights Camera Read that could be of interest [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|action|Comments Off on Housing for Artists

Yianni Stamas Funding For Artists and Year’s End LCR Report

Hello all. At Lights Camera Read in 2016 we created a new "Funding for Artists" presentation among other exciting projects. 2016 was a terrific year for Lights Camera Read in terms of fulfilling our mission which is to promote literacy and empower emerging performing artists. Our reach and transformation was primarily online, connecting with over 64,000 [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|action|Comments Off on Yianni Stamas Funding For Artists and Year’s End LCR Report

“Thrillumentary” Reading in About a Week

As many of you know, Lights Camera Read is producing a movie this year called "Thrillumentary." The "Thrillumentary" table read is happening in about a week and we are quite excited. We've assembled a cast for the reading and trailer as per the Art Gush Method of Digital Filmmaking. This is not only a reading of [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Thrillumentary” Reading in About a Week

Yianni Stamas on Platinum Pias Artists 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lights Camera Read, in association with Empire State College, State University of New York, present - the 8th Annual Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists, 2017. The Pias, since 2010, have consisted of creative individuals who are making a difference in their NYC neighborhoods and internationally. The Platinum Pias is a [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yianni Stamas on Platinum Pias Artists 2017

“Thrillumentary” Audition Tomorrow

Just a reminder, the audition for the theater/web/film project, "Thrillumentary," is tomorrow. The audition will be for a table read and promotional trailer only. As many of you know, one aspect of the Lights Camera Read mission is "to empower emerging performing artists" so we are working toward providing opportunities for as many actors as possible.

By | January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Thrillumentary” Audition Tomorrow

The Platinum Pias for Artists Awards Has Announced Their 2017 Nominees

The nominees are in for the 2017 Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists. With four new categories and a focus on artists, the Pias are now more than ever aligned with the Lights Camera Read mission of promoting literacy and empowering emerging performing artists.

By | December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Platinum Pias for Artists Awards Has Announced Their 2017 Nominees

Platinum Pias 2017 Date Has Been Set

It's official, the date of the 8th Annual Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists has been set. This is a much anticipated edition of the popular awards show because the focus will be entirely on artists who are making a difference in their NYC and international communities. The Platinum Pias has a come a [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Platinum Pias 2017 Date Has Been Set

Art Gush Digital Filmmaking

Here at Lights Camera Read (producers of the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists) we are truly excited about the Art Gush educational website and its impact on the digital filmmaking scene. Because of our Media Space NYC cooperative of vlogs and blogs, we can include Art Gush as a part of the NYC [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Art Gush Digital Filmmaking