Platinum Pias are Tomorrow

It’s hard to believe that the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Actors and Artists are tomorrow! Wow, this came quickly. If you would like to attend go here.

The Platinum Pias are Only About a Week Away

Incredible as it may seem, the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists is only about a week away. Well, 9 days really. But quite soon.

We would like to thank the tireless crew for their work thus far in mounting this annual awards show. This year we have a really great group!

Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists

The Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists is just around the corner on March 20 at DCTV Community Media Center at 87 Layfayette Street in Manhattan. There’s an exciting group of nominees this year from performing artists to teaching artists to pop icons and beyond. Plus, the movie “Thrillumentary” is being shot that night! And not only that there’s food and refreshments.

And the great news is you can get tickets at no cost!

But seating is very limited on a first come first serve basis so if you are interested in attending check out the Platinum Pias site now.

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!