John Yianni Stamas has either directed or had as clients, actors who have won Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tonys and Platinum PIAs. His business clients have included Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC Department of Education and the New York Public Library. He also co-founded the Magic Neighbors Theater Company that does magic education shows for kids. The Magic Neighbors perform in library branches all over New York City including Inwood, Morrisania, Grand Central and Columbus. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York, Empire State College (Entrepreneurship and Digital Media), he did the two year Meisner Acting Program at William Esper Studio plus spent three years as a Film Apprentice at Zoetrope Studios headed by the late Dr. August Coppola and his brother filmmaker Francis Coppola. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Arts Administration (with a specialization in digital filmmaking).