Finally a Website that Focuses on Housing for Artists

It’s been a long time coming but there is now finally a website that focuses on housing for artists. The site is called NYC Housing Lottery and documents the pursuit of getting affordable housing for artists. Check it out here.

Guest Blogger on Lights Camera Read


I was recently a guest blogger on the Lights Camera Read site talking about the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists.

There’s an interesting parallel between the Golden Globes last night and the Platinum Pias. Both awards shows make visible the importance of artists, especially in our current times.

Thank you artists for making a difference!

Don’t Forget Tomorrow is the “Thrillumentary” Audition

If you’re a nonunion actor in New York City you’re not going to want to miss the “Thrillumentary” audition tomorrow. The audition is for a table read and promotional movie trailer only. You can find more information here.

Platinum Pias Awards Announce Nominees

There is lots of excitement at Lights Camera Read central today because yesterday the nominees were announced for the 8th Annual (2017) Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists.

It seems the 2017 Awards (on March 20th at DCTV) are going to consist of all artists. From this point moving forward the emphasis will be on artists who are making a difference in their NYC communities and internationally.

Congratulation Lights Camera Read team on your new direction!

Platinum Pias Date Has Been Set for 2017

For those of you who have been communicating with us wondering about the next Pias, the date has been set for the 8th Annual Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists.

It’s incredible that the new year is nearly upon us and we are busy already preparing for the 2017 Platinum Pias.

One of the things we are excited about this year is that a brief window into the evolution of the “Thrillumentary” feature film project will be given at the Pias ceremony. Also, snippets of the Thrillumentary International Band’s music will be heard in the background of the video portions of the ceremony.

As we did last year, the video portions will introduce the live sections of the Platinum Pias Crystal Triangles being presented by the judges.


Lights Camera Read on Art Gush Digital Filmmaking

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Lights Camera Read has developed a new educational program called the Art Gush Digital Filmmaking Method.

The program provides an easier system for creating a feature film thriller that is taught through weekly courses that in turn are broken down into three steps a day.

Lights Camera Read is using their own mystery-thriller called “Thrillumentary” to demonstrate the process.

Although “Thrillumentary” is already in progress, meaning it is well into the development procedure, you can start at Art Gush at any time because for members the courses have been archived.

Yianni Stamas Gives Update on the Platinum Pias

With the Platinum Pias only about four months away, Yianni Stamas gave an update on them in a piece at the Lights Camera Read website. In it we learn that the Pias are already underway in development and that most of the nominations are in.

The implication seems to be that there is still room for more nominations, so if you know of an artist who is making a difference in her or his community, please put in your nomination by joining the “NYC Make a Difference” newsletter.

The Stamas post is also referenced at the Platinum Pias website itself. Get those nominations in now!

Yianni Stamas talks about Thrillumentary and Digital Distribution

Hi Everyone.

Just a quick note to say that Yianni Stamas was featured in a brief article on the Platinum Pias website regarding his film in development “Thrillumentary” and digital distribution.

This should be of special interest to those who are members of the Art Gush Method of Digital Filmmaking.

Platinum Pias Community Awards Show gets a new website

As of yesterday, October 25, 2016, the Platinum Pias Community Awards show got a new website. This is exciting because now they can better serve their NYC and international audience.

The next Pias program will be in March, 2017 and will focus on artists who are making a difference in their communities.

Platinum Pias came into being in 2010 and had its first annual celebration in 2011. Those interested in knowing more about the Platinum Pias can visit their website as well as join the NYC Makes a Difference Newsletter.

Yianni Stamas and Art Gush Group Expand Cast and Crew

Yianni Stamas and Art Gush group expanded their cast and crew through a notice submitted to their email list. This is a part of an experiment regarding the exploration of making a multimedia play, web series and full length movie primarily online entitled Thrillumentary.

The full article appears on the Art Gush website at –