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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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