So many of our martial arts action stars, stunt performers, fight and stunt choreographers, as well as action directors began their journey in the martial arts after their exposure to martial arts in films or theater.
Dana Stamos says, "Owning martial arts web sites, I receive biographies from notable martial artists, action actors, stunt performers and more every day and invariably their biographies mention how their love for martial arts began in a movie theater or as they sat on the couch in their living room enthralled in a martial arts movie. They would often watch the film over and over again to "pick up the moves". They talk about "practicing" the moves they've watched on the screen, every where they go, no matter what they are doing. It is so universal that, to me, martial arts movies are one of the biggest influences enticing people to study the martial arts. Since martial arts and action films help promote martial arts, we want to help support the action entertainment industry.
In support of the action community, Dana created the websites Martial Arts and Action Entertainment (martialartsentertainment.com) and the Martial Arts Action Entertainment Directory (martialartsentertainmentdirectory.com) along side her other martial arts websites. Martial Arts Entertainment covers martial arts in the entertainment industry. We have entertainment news about martial arts movies, documentaries, television, radio and theatrical releases. We cover martial arts entertainment related activities including conventions, seminars and events. Our Who’s Who in the entertainment industry includes stunt performers, action actors, action directors, action choreographers and more. We offer information about job opportunities, casting calls, etc., anything we feel will help. We are the #1 web site covering martial arts in entertainment with a goal of expanding martial artists and action entertainers contributions to the entertainment industry.
Dana has also gotten involved in numerous projects in the industry as an associate producer and in other positions that support action films, stunt performers, action actors, and action directors. She also promotes businesses that support the action industry. One of her goals is to provide the best information possible to help those in the business succeed.