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.


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 long way since it’s humble beginnings in 2010 but still manages to keep its “community feel.”

One of the exciting aspects of this Pias is that it will feature a bit about the behind-the-scenes of the making of the theater/web/film project “Thrillumentary.”

“Thrillumentary,” as you may recall, is the endeavor that will first be a theater piece, then a web series and finally a feature film.

The 3 steps a day taken by the makers of “Thrillumentary” are documented for members only, of the Art Gush Method of Digital Filmmaking website.


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 message of hope for the arts that reaches over 120,000 a month.

Art Gush is a unique membership site which documents the behind-the-scenes of the making of “Thrillumentary,” the mystery thriller, from concept to creation to distribution and marketing.

The lessons are broken down into weekly courses that in turn are further reduced to 3 steps a day. Art Gush is considered a breakthrough method of thriller digital filmmaking where the student can make a feature film in 3 steps a day, working most days only 1 to 2 hours.

Art Gush empowers the user to be able, through organizational strategies, to easily wear more hats on the production and therefore keep costs down. These roles include producer, director, writer, editor, actor, composer, marketer and distributor.

Art Gush makes it all simple for the student who has at least some background in filmmaking or the arts and is good with computers!

Many of the Art Gush users who are making their own feature length films are on this email list and as always we welcome feedback from those who are in the trenches.