Promo video for the first Film and Media Exchange conference for the industry held in October 2014.

Berkshire Film and Media Commission


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The Berkshire Film and Media Commission team in our office!

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The River, a short film starring Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Coma). Filmed in southern Berkshire County. June 2012.

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Doug Trumbull, Academy Award Winning Visual Effects Pioneer, sporting a BFMC Hat in a Hollywood Reporter article.

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On November 15, 160 film and media industry professionals gathered for our first networking event in Northampton.

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The Secret Village, a feature-length psychological thriller shot in southern Berkshire County. April 2012.

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Producer Erica Spizz teaching at Berkshire Museum's Movie Camp.

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Future filmmakers learn how to make a movie at Berkshire Museum's Movie Camp.

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Heirloom Meals, a PBS Christmas Special filmed in Stockbridge, MA following the success of the Thanksgiving special.

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BFMC Executive Director Diane Pearlman with Lisa Strout, Director of the Massachusetts Film Office.

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Actor Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Cheaper by the Dozen 2) sporting the Berkshire Film and Media Commission hat.

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Limelight Productions Bill Beautyman, BFMC's Lauren Zink and Diane Pearlman, InCommN's Claudia Gere and Rick Feldman.

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A Small, Good Thing, documentary based on Berkshire residents directed by Academy Award winner Pamela Boll. Now filming.

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Berkshire & Pioneer Valley crew form true WesternMA production team working on a Cooley Dickinson Hospital commercial.

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Ventfort Hall, Museum of the Gilded Age, located in Lenox, MA was a shooting location in the film 'Cider House Rules'.

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BFMC Executive Director Diane Pearlman and Director of Photography JP Lipa being interviewed on WGBY's Connecting Point.

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BFMC's Diane Pearlman featured as a local community leader; shares with high schoolers the importance of education.

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BFMC develops and promotes film, TV, and media production as an educational and economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.

Those of us at the Berkshire Film and Media Commission [BFMC] know that film and media production are an essential creative economic force in western Massachusetts.

When projects come to our area, they employ local professionals, bring revenue to local businesses, and increase tourism. In 2005 a lucrative tax incentive was passed in our state. By 2008, 14 films were shot in Massachusetts pouring $350 million into the local economy – but ALL were shot in the Boston region. BFMC is working to bring these vital dollars “west.”

BFMC maintains an online production guide and locations library, and assists productions with permitting, location scouting and finding local crew and equipment. Since it’s inception in 2009, BFMC has facilitated numerous film, television and media projects.

We are committed to:

  • Nurturing our young talent through educational courses.
  • Creating job opportunities in the film and media sector through adult workforce development courses.
  • Networking our local professionals and introducing them to local businesses in need of film/media services.
  • Marketing our award-winning professionals and undiscovered locations to national and international film and television markets.

In the film industry, commissions are a free resource – most funded by city or state governments. BFMC is in the unique position of being a regional commission, with no real centralized government. We receive monies from foundations, grants, and individuals like you.

Although we started in the Berkshires, we are committed to serving all of western Massachusetts including Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. Your donation will allow BFMC to expand its services into the Pioneer Valley so we can become an impactful resource for everyone here.

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Organization Information

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative creates educational, workforce & production opportunities in the film/media industry in Western MA

EIN: 061254469

Reports: Guidestar

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