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Berkshire Film and Media Commission

BFMC promotes and facilitates film and media opportunities in the Berkshires. We are looking to expand our services into the Pioneer Valley.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Pittsfield, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2009
  • Employees 2
  • Website berkshirefilm.com

Company Summary

BFMC serves as an economic and cultural engine for western Massachusetts by aggregating area resources, locations and talent to attract film, television and new media productions to the region. BFMC also maintains an online production guide and locations library, networks local industry professionals, helps area filmmakers with projects and develops film-related educational programs for local adults and youth.

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    Diane Pearlman
    Executive Director

    Diane is an independent entertainment producer, studio executive and businesswoman with 25 years experience in media creation and production. Her specialty is digital film production, animation and feature film visual effects. Diane was Executive Producer and General Manager of Mass Illusion, a visual effects movie studio located in Lenox, MA and Alameda, CA from 1993-1998. She has been a freelance producer for the last ten years.

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    William Beautyman
    Board Chair

    President, Limelight Productions (film lighting and equipment house) based in Lee, MA

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    Jenny O'Haver
    Board Vice Chair

    Casting Director and Owner of O’Haver Casting (national commercial casting company); based in Great Barrington, MA

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    Ronald Frohne
    Board Treasurer

    Head of GWFF New York, entertainment law firm; resident of Lenox, MA

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    Jeff Kleiser

    Partner, Synthespian Studios (3-D animation studio) based in Williamstown, MA

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    George Minkhoff

    Author based in Great Barrington, MA and New York, NY

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    Barbara Newman

    President, Brand Visioning (advertising company); based in New Marlborough, MA

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    John Lawrence Re

    Founder, Northern Arts Entertainment & iArtHouse; based in Granville, MA

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    Mark Rhodes

    Vice President, Rides and Attractions, Universal Studios; resident of Great Barrington, MA

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    Doug Trumbull

    Visual effects pioneer, Academy Award winner; based in New Marlborough, MA

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    Carl Sprague

    Independent and feature film art director/designer; based in Stockbridge, MA

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    Kelley Vickery

    Director, Berkshire International Film Festival; based in Lenox MA

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    Karen Allen
    Advisor

    Film and theater actress and owner of Karen Allen Fiber Arts; based in Great Barrington, MA

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    Jayne Atkinson
    Advisor

    Film, theater and television actor; based in Great Barrington, MA

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    Elizabeth Banks
    Advisor

    Film actress; born and raised in Pittsfield, MA; based in Los Angeles, CA

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    Nan Bernstein
    Advisor

    Producer, Friday Night Lights; resident of Tyringham, MA

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    Joe Cacaci
    Advisor

    Film and theater writer and producer; based in New York, NY

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    Michel Gill
    Advisor

    Film and television actor; resident of Great Barrington, MA

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    Kent Jones
    Advisor

    Film critic, writer, producer; based in New York, NY

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    Tim Lovett
    Advisor

    Owner, Berkshire Property Agents; based in Great Barrington, MA

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    Sandra Thomas
    Advisor

    Executive Director, Images Cinema (nonprofit community movie theater); based in Williamstown, MA

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    John Whalan
    Advisor

    President, Black Ice Entertainment (industrial video production house); based in Great Barrington, MA

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    John Toole
    Advisor

    President, Toole Insurance Company; based in Lee, MA

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    Channing Gibson

    Award-winning screenwriter/producer; resident of Lenox, MA

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    Stephen Glantz

    Screenwriter, documentary filmmaker; resident of Lee, MA

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    Lauri Klefos

    President, Berkshire Visitors Bureau; based in Pittsfield, MA

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    John Greenberger

    Business owner, art dealer, interior designer; resident of Sheffield, MA

Advisors

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    Charles J. Ferris, Attorney
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Jill Gellert, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed