The mission of Lights Camera Read, a nonprofit sponsored organization established in 2009 (sponsored in 2014), is to help artists of all kinds (actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians and so forth) go from being “Starving Artists” to “ArtisticPreneurs.” This process begins with reading and media, hence the library workshops on writing and film.
Lights Camera Read got its start doing Digital 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 one of these workshops can be found in this one with NFL superstar Justin Tuck.
Our founder has worked 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 motivator in his life is making a positive impact in the world, primarily through helping ArtisticPreneurs.