Remembrances Plus a New Show Idea

Platinum PIAS and How it Was Born

The Best Laid Plans

The Platinum PIAs was my first awards show. Funny how in 2010 it came into being, in such an unexpected fashion. We were putting together a digital film project and planned to premier it at the Tribeca Screening Room.

What Comes Next?

But as we got closer and closer to the date, it was clear we were not going to finish in time. So what to do now? We had already booked the screening room so we needed to come up with something.

Metal Meets Mission

Then it hit me. An awards show. Yes of course. One that celebrated Public Internet Artists or its acronym: PIA. Since awards show traditionally involved some metal, we chose one of the best: platinum. Hence the Platinum PIAs were born. And best of all, it was going to celebrate not only their artistic achievement but also public internet artists who are making a difference!

Fast forward to today, and an Homage

The homage is to some of the most hardworking people we know: Home Business Achievers. What should we call this show? Home Business Awards?