DigiRefer Right on Time

DigiComArts is now the media eyes of the industry.

New Client Guidelines

DigiRefer, as always, is right on time. They have adjusted to new client interaction which now has the client often developing and submitting their own media elements. This is important to realize to stay up on the times and DigiRefer, with their freelancer offerings, have trained their Online Workers to work well under the new guidelines. Their article, though short, is a must read.

Moving Forward

DigiComArts got its start approximately 8 years ago at the New York Public Library providing education for Teen Central on media and its use. They have evolved into an organization that acts as a conduit with the help of DigiRefer to match up online workers with media positions.

Next Steps

Now that DigiComArts is a professional provider of exceptional freelance talent, they have opened up an education wing for those interested in making digital media their career. Working with new media companies like USA How To, their future is bright.

The Process of Chazz Palminteri

A Remarkable Process

DigiComArts is fascinated by the creative mind and process of people who start with nothing but inspiration and then take a project through its phases of development and ends up with something. Take for example actor Chazz Palminteri and his project “A Bronx Tale.” In a remarkable fashion Chazz created a one man show that lead to a succession of several successes. We thank Wikipedia for help in telling of the creative process of Chazz Palminteri.

The Sequence of Events

A Bronx Tale is an autobiographical one-man show written and performed by Chazz Palminteri. It tells the coming-of-age story of Calogero Anello, a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his hardworking father. It originally premiered in Los Angeles in the 1980s, before moving Off-Broadway. After a film version involving Palminteri and Robert DeNiro was released in 1993, in 2007 Palminteri performed his one-man show on Broadway and on tour.

The Story of A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime. Calogero’s father is a bus driver who tries to instill working-class family values in his son. As Calogero gets older, the aura and mystique of the Mafia, and the charms of Sonny, the local mob boss who befriends Calogero (and ends up becoming a father figure to him), become difficult to resist. As Calogero comes of age, he must struggle with the choice of following his beloved father’s values or submitting to the temptations of the life of organized crime.

Seemingly a Part of the Motivation

Palminteri states that he began writing the play after being fired from a club when, as a doorman, he refused entry to super agent Swifty Lazar.

A Hot Property in Hollywood

A Bronx Tale premiered in Los Angeles, achieving great critical success. Palminteri relates that “After some polishing, the show opened to positive reviews and soon attracted Hollywood interest. ‘Every director, every studio head wanted to make the movie,’ Palminteri said. ‘They offered, $250,000, $500,000.'” Palminteri then appeared in the play Off-Broadway at Playhouse 91, from October 10, 1989, to December 24, 1989, directed by Mark X. Travis. The play had a sold-out run and Palminteri received a 1989–1990 Special Award from the Outer Critics Circle.

Going from Stage to Screen

Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro attended a performance of A Bronx Tale and offered to buy the film rights to the show. Palminteri agreed to sell the film rights on the conditions that he would be able to write the screenplay and that he be cast as the role of Sonny. The film version of A Bronx Tale premiered in 1993. The film version marked the directorial debut of De Niro and helped catapult Palminteri’s film acting career.

How a National Tour Was Launched

In 2007, Palminteri performed his one-man show on Broadway. The Broadway production began previews on October 4, 2007, and opened on October 25, 2007, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The show closed on February 24, 2008, after 108 performances and nineteen previews. It was directed by Jerry Zaks and Produced by Go Productions with Trent Othick being the lead producer, with the set designed by Jim Noone, and the lighting designed by Paul Gallo. It recouped its capitalization and was followed by a national tour. The play was nominated for the 2007–2008 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.

A Run at the Paper Mill Playhouse

After a ten-year development process, the original one man show was adapted into a new musical with a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Glenn Slater, and premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, New Jersey) on February 4, 2016, before opening on Broadway December 1 later that year.

A Bronx Tale Becomes a Musical

The musical is co-directed by Robert De Niro, who directed the original film, and Jerry Zaks, who directed the one man show on Broadway in 2007. The show also features choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Tommy Mottola serves as the production’s leading producer.

More on the Production

The production includes sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Howell Binkley, and sound by Gareth Owen. The cast features Bobby Conte Thornton as Calogero, Nick Cordero as Sonny, Hudson Loverro as Young Calogero with Athan Sporek as his alternate, Richard H. Blake as Lorenzo, Ariana DeBose as Jane, and Lucia Giannetta as Rosina.

On Broadway

The musical began previews on Broadway on November 3, 2016, before officially opening on December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre and closed on August 5, 2018 after 700 performances.

In Summary

An extraordinary tale isn’t it. It shows that if your are talented and have persistence you can gain the success you deserve.

Introducing USA eLearning

USA Create and their partners have been hard at work to create a new USA eLearning organization called USAeLearning.com.

USA eLearning, a New USA Create Division

Introducing USA eLearning that provides you with the educational materials and digital tools you need to succeed with your business or artistic career of any kind. Initially USA eLearning is introducing products and services such as PDF eBooks of University Presentations as well as the 10 Day Email Course from USA Create. DigiRefer has been helpful in putting together the teams for the creation of these new steps forward.

Solutions You Need to Succeed

The idea is to expedite the process that small businesses and creatives have to go through in the business world in order to succeed. In SHORT these are, you guessed it, SHORT cuts to getting where you want to be faster because you are supported by the online marketing arts solutions that you need to succeed. These solutions are being implemented by a wide variety of organizations, including those in the film industry such as DocuMystery.

Take it To the Next Level

Imagine being able to have access to low or no cost eBooks that contain material used in actual SUNY (State University of New York) presentations to Digital Media Entrepreneurship students showing them the exact steps they need to take to get to the next level.

Find the Best Choice for You

DigiComarts is especially excited by this development because it is an example of DigiComArts or Digital Communication Arts pathways for those who are finding running and promoting a business or their career, challenging. One of the most challenging aspects of running a small business is knowing how to do marketing. There seem to be many choices out there but which is the best for you?

Explore Possibilities

Do you do your own website? Or do you hire someone to help you with it? Do you promote yourself and your business on your own or do you find someone to help you with this?

Take Your Time

In the end it comes down to the approach that you are most comfortable with. But we believe that the informed consumer is the smart consumer and tapping into educational resources means that you can consider your options PRIOR to jumping right in it.

See Your Future

Enlist the help of low or no cost eBooks as well as taking free 10 day email courses is a great method to get a glimpse into the future of possibility for your business or career. And if you want to add the power of a team, contact DigiRefer.

Consider the Benefits of USAcreate

In fact, when you work with USA eLearning and their parent organization USAcreate, you don’t initially have to spend a dime in order to educate yourself. You are able to go to USAcreate.com and sign up for their email list (which is free) plus get access to no cost email courses and even an instantly downloadable PDF eBook that is a checklist of the tools you’ll need so that you learn the materials you are going to want to gather to be best equipped with your marketing. A mentioned, these free options are endorsed by DocuMystery.

Get Started RIGHT NOW!

DigiComArts is excited that finally there are Digital Communication Arts tools available to the general public. To get started getting your free eBooks, free email course and free newsletter go to USAcreate.com.

Jennifer Lopez’ DigiComArts Process

Process: DigiComArts Relationships

It’s interesting to note that one of the ways her digicomarts process has developed is that she has been able to remain in the media’s eye is through her romantic relationships which were of the power couple nature. Quite a distance traveled since her Bronx days. People are interested in other people’s relationships, especially if that person is a movie star and wielder of DigiComcomArts.

The Search for a DigiComArts Narrative

Being good at digicomarts simply means being able to attract digicomarts, or in this case the media. One could make that case that Lopez’ tryst with Wesley Snipes was the search for a narrative and celebification. The hope that this relationship could be, not only an attraction, but also may have a place in early power couple experimentation.

And the DigiComArts Process Continues

Then there is Sean Combs. Jennifer Lopez had been a dancer which involves music, plus eventually had a music career of her own. She met combs while the two of them were working together on her album. Their romance that blossomed was good for Jennifer Lopez’ career coverage of DigiComArts. Of course there were real feelings between the two, but regardless of intention it was a symbolic union that sealed Lopez’ branding process of herself as a singer.

Bennifer DigicomArts Process

Ben Affleck was different. They had met while working on “Gigli.” Although the motion picture did not do well, this launched a relationship with Affleck which Jennifer Lopez describe as “having real feelings.” Together become known as “Bennifer.”

And Thus the DigiComArts Process Continues

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez became engaged, but never marrried. Again an interesting manifestation of DigiComArts and another sign of her celebifying herself having started in the Bronx.

Another DigiComArts Relationship

Marc Anthony was the next romance of the celeb kind which in turn brought much DigiComArts. She began motherhood with him and even got married. But the relationship was not to be and the reason for the break up is not clear.

The J-Rod DigicomArts Process

Then she met Alex Rodriguez who is known as A-Rod making. And apparently Jennifer Lopez approved the couple nickname for her and Alex Rodriguez which is “J-Rod.” The deal was sealed with DigiComArts generating results as seen on “Today.” Jennifer Lopez said this about the DigitComArts couple name J-Rod:

“I don’t care, it doesn’t matter. I mean, I figured something like that would happen.”

And so it is in her DigiComArts process!

BigFoot Zombie on the Topic of Scientific Inquiry

Don’t worry BigFootZombie, you still have some fans.


A “tongue firmly in cheek” story we recently saw on the internet is one that involved BigFoot Zombie also known as Sasquatch Undead. In his interview he laments about the lack of taking climate change seriously in America. He believes it signals the possible end to the magic of scientific inquiry. Or to put it another way, if people don’t care about solving problems associated with climate change, what hope is there for the belief of mythical creatures like himself?!

ArtisticPreneurs Unite

What’s the Message?

When we say “ArtisticPreneurs Unite” we don’t necessarily mean what it sounds like. What does it sound like? To some it may mean that ArtisticPreneurs should bond and be a united front. But this is not our intended message.

A Kind of Telepathy

Our call to action is the suggestion that those who consider themselves ArtisticPreneurs, stick to a kind of code. In other words, since this is often though of as the age of the ArtisticPreneur, it is somehow how important and maybe even empowering that those who are creative as well as are entrepreneurs, seek solace in knowing others are up to the same thing.

Different from an Energy Drink

Being an ArtisticPreneur, much like a solopreneur, can be a lonely gig. It’s a lot of time being stuck behind a computer with no one there. Needless to say, ArtisticPreneurs like it that way, because many of them are introverts so they get recharged by doing work all alone.

A Special 24 Hours

ArtisticPreneurs are also some of the nicest people you could ever imagine. So if you know an ArtisticPreneur, consider today to officially be “ArtisticPreneur Day” and say “hi” to all the ones you know. It would also be thoughtful if you say to her or him:

“Good job. We appreciate your work.”

Could it Really Be a Holiday?

That’s really all that an ArttistickPreneur needs. A little affirmation now and then. Thanks for reading, but now please excuse me, I have to go do a bunch stuff on the computer. Happy ArtisticPreneur Day!


10 Promotion Tips for ArtisticPreneurs

Get Clients
When you visit podcasts, blogs and videos, those featured in this media come across as experts, right? Do you have an expertise in some area? Get on the media track that other experts are on!

Here are 10 quick and easy promotion tips that you can use to get clients:

  1. Who, what, where, how – this can be a starting point for how to get clients. First look at who you are, what is your company and what is the solution to a problem that you supply to clients?
  2. In short, design a paragraph that answers the “who” question that is going to be desirable to your perfect client. Be sure to also answer what you stand for, what are your beliefs?
  3. Important: at all times you want to put yourself in the mind of your future client. What would he or she want to see? Is what you are proposing a solution to a problem which that client has? Are you making this clear enough?
  4. What kind of service do you provide? Get clear on what kind of service or product your company or you offer.
  5. Make sure on your website is what you do and what you are about.
  6. Do you have a CTA (Call to Action) on your site? Is it clear what you want the future client to do? Email you? Fill out a form? Subscribe to a newsletter?
  7. Business, product and service are all concepts when you are just starting out that if merely being announced on your website will not get you results.
  8. More than this is required. So you need to be aware of what your clients want and what their pain points are.
  9. What is it that is painful to them that they want relief from? Chances are your future clients spend time online seeking answers to these problems.
  10. Where? Where do your future clients hang out? Chances are your future clients spend time online reading blogs, listening to podcasts, visiting videos and so forth. You need to do the “where” and go to where your clients are. Make a list of podcasts, blogs and videos that your clients likely visit and then contact these venues to come on as a guest expert sharing your knowledge. Be sure to share your web address as a guest which should be set up to be able to acquire a visitor’s email address.

DigiComArts: The Evolution

There is much anticipation over what kind of an eBook DigiComArts will place on the new version of Art Gush.
There is much anticipation over what kind of an eBook DigiComArts will place on the new version of Art Gush.

There Have Been Some Requests from Readers Wanting More Information on DigiComArts so Here it is!

It All Started at the New York Public Library.

DigiComArts arts which is short for Digital Communication Arts, got its start at the New York Public Library and is evolving into an online education staple in conjunction with the work it is now doing with the new Art Gush site. Art Gush, in its original version, was established in 2016 as a go-to educational membership site. But as of a few months ago this changed. The creators of Art Gush decided to explore a different path, so all the content was taken down. The new version of the site is to be part blog and part store. The store, when it is set up, will offer PDF downloadable eBooks on topics of interest to ArtistiPreneurs, including Digital Marketing.

DigiComArts was set into motion back in 2012 and was first used to augment DigiComArts Workshops at the New York Public Library. If you check the DigiComArts Archives you’ll see that the first focus was on the topic of “Bullying” and involved the celebrity organization “Stomp Out Bullying.” “Stomp Out Bullying” went on to win a Platinum PIA as did some of the student participants in the workshops.

Digital Communication Arts Platinum PIA

On the New York Public Library website the “Digital Communication Arts Platinum PIA” is described as being given to the individual who excels at creating a digital project in the DigiComArts workshop series.

As mentioned, the theme for 2012 was anti-bullying. A highlight in the build to the PIAs was an address by bullying survivor and “American Idol” contestant Shacara Maclaurin to one of the workshop groups.

The Digital Communication Arts PIA winner for 2012 was Luke Grant for his animatic short “Who’s the Real Bully?”

Yianni Stamas’ Blog Clarifies the Award Bearing the Name DigiComArts

The following is excerpted from Yianni Stamas’ blog:

“Just in time for the build to Harvest Festival NYC, Librarian Rodger Taylor and myself are proud to present the new DigiComArts site which will provide a showcase for teens and others. DigiComArts features Digital Communication Arts projects that are the result of the DigiComArts workshop series at the New York Public Library. Since many of the projects that are created during the workshop series are also nominated for Platinum PIAs Awards, Digicomarts provides a way for surfers to experience the work of participants.”

Manhattan Kids Guide Offers Final Words

This is taken from the “About” section of Manhattan Kids Guide:

“…Lights Camera Read also staged DigiComArts workshops at New York Public Library branches teaching teens important media and life skills. Eventually the DigiComArts workshops expanded their reach by becoming in 2016 an online education experience. This online education site is called Art Gush and helps you advance your creative career.”

New Content is on Its Way!

Following the closing in 2018 of the membership portion of Art Gush, new PDF content is on it’s way. DigiComArts plans to put up an eBook on Art Gush soon!

John Yianni Stamas Talks About DigiComArts and its Special Network

Community Through Media
Community Through Media

Hi, my name is John Yianni Stamas and I’m one of the founders of DigiComArts, which is short for Digital Community Arts. This volunteer based organization has grown greatly since when it was first developed in 2011 (with then librarian Rodger Taylor) as a series of youth workshops at the New York Public Library that culminated with some participants winning Platinum PIAs Awards. These workshops were done in conjunction with DigiComArts’ companion collective established in 2001 and called Video Film Web . The goal was to create community through media.

This mission is now also accomplished by our managing of over 27 community blogs. These blogs are updated daily in collaboration with guest bloggers and interviewees just like you who are interested in building their visibility while simultaneously making a difference and getting new customers, clients and fans.

We also now offer video producing, web designing, digital marketing and blogging services. In fact, DigiComArts and Video Film Web, working closely with DigiRefer, will help you find your perfect affordable media freelancer to fit your needs and transform the effectiveness of your internet campaigns to better reach your own personal community and audience.

We believe that life is too short to not help to make the world a little bit better daily through uploading fresh web content using a holistic multifaceted approach. We also believe that the pursuit of more customers, clients and fans for business reasons does not exclude you being able to be artistic or to make a difference across the globe. This is the cornerstone concept of the website entitled ArtisticPreneur which also has a weekly newsletter.

The ArtisticPreneur newsletter keeps you abreast of new content on the over 27 community blogs plus provides you with tips to leverage the media that you use to expand your creative entrepreneurial undertakings. Joining this newsletter is on an elite first-come-first-served-basis and can be accomplished by emailing “info at video film web dot com.” In the email be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think this weekly email newsletter can help you.

Please note that not all newsletter joining requests result in you being signed up. We reserve the right to seek out creative people committed to change. Again, the email to be used to request to join the ArtisticPreneur newsletter is “info at video film web dot com.” Those accepted will be added to the email list via the email of the message you send to us.