Tuesday, September 30, 2014

News from Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations / October 2014

October 2014

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

We're always glad to share some of our client and partner activities.

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative presents the first ever film and media Expo in Western Massachusetts on Friday, October 24 at Baystate Health’s Conference Center  in Holyoke, MA. Headliner is award-winning director and special effects guru Douglas Trumbull..  http://www.berkshirefilm.com/  

The Big Broadcast, The Jazz Ensembles at Mount Holyoke College’s annual recreation of a live 1940s radio broadcast, celebrates its 10th anniversary on March 8, 2015. Music Director Mark Gionfriddo will recreate some of the showstoppers from “Big Broadcast” performances of previous years. New website coming this fall.

Chamber Music Plus joins our client roster. The Arizona-based chamber music and theatre group, formerly based in Hartford, has presented a unique blend of theatre performances with chamber music, and chamber music performances with theatre, all written by playwright Harry Clark. We’re writing copy for their new website and materials to showcase Clark’s works. Their old website: http://www.chambermusicplus.org/

The David Pakman Show now airs five days a week on radio, TV, Youtube and the web.  www.davidpakman.com

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children hosts its 23rd annual Conference “What About The Kids ? Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Families” Development Conference on Friday, October 24.  They also host a Financial Planners Symposium, “Financial Planning: The Road Ahead” on November 14. For details on both. www.kurnhattin.org.

Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT. hosts its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, October 25. Prospective students and their parents will get campus tours, an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students. Reservations required.  www.suffieldacademy.org.

Victor Acquista MD, author of “Pathways To Health: An Integral Guidebook”, will give a series of Integral Health workshops in Copenhagen on January 30-February 1, 2015. . Pathways Integral Health has moved from Silver City, NM to Rio Rancho, NM. Victor’s October column for PRIME Magzine., “Dealing With Negative Emotions: Your Plan for a Happier Life: http://www.primeontheweb.com/primehealth/dealingwithnegativ

As for me.:

Mark On-Air. I’ will be talking about the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative’s Western Massachusetts Film Exchange on 89.5FM/WSKB on THU October 16 at 8AM on Westfield News’ community radio program, and onThom Fox’s “The Engine: Entrepreneur Radio” Show on Saturday, October 18 on 560-AM/WHYN at 10AM.

Mark on the Podium: I will present my introducton to public relations workshp, “PR 101” for Brenda Garton’s Communications class at Western New England University on Monday, October 6. I will be the featured speaker at the Hartford Springfield Speakers Network on Saturday, November 1. I’ll be doing a presentation on how to brand yourself as an expert, author, and go-to resource. http://hartfordspringfieldspeakers.com/

Mark In Print: My theatre reviews for Westfield News are now picked up by the national theatre website, BroadwayStars.com. http://broadwaystars.com/  

My weekly Arts Beat column for Westfield News now appears in print in The Longmeadow News and The Enfield Press. Read them online at www.westfieldnews.com

My September interview with Kevin Rhodes, Springfield Symphony Orchestra Maestro, for Westfield News. http://thewestfieldnews.com/rhodes

I contributed an article on the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative to the October issue of PRIME Magazine. http://www.primeontheweb.com/travel/mediacollaborative/
and an article on video to the September “Succeeding in Small Business”: http://www.succeedinginsmallbusiness.com/for-your-small-business-a-videos-worth-10000-words 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Westfield News Arts Beat 9/23/14

Barrington Stage's "On The Town" is Broadway-bound; Connecticut Rep opens their 2014-15 season; UMass presents Multiband Pops and more. http://thewestfieldnews.com/arts-beat-45

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Updated Calendar Listings: Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Exchange on October 24

DATELINE: September 22, 2014

Ellen Gorman
Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative

Mark G. Auerbach
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations


The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative
presents the first ever


Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Hosted by Baystate Health
Baystate Health Whitney Avenue Conference Center
361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA.

A day long series of workshps, seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities for Western Massachusetts film and video professionals, businesses who use film and video in their marketing efforts, and other creative industries professionals. 

Douglas Trumbull, the American film director and visual effects pioneer is the keynote speaker. Trumbull has worked on such movie classics and has been associated with “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Close Encounters of The Third Kind”, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, Blade Runner” and “Silent Running”. He’s been a resident of Western Massachusetts for almost two decades, and he has started several film-related innovation  companies in the region.

Tickets ($45 through October 19; $55 after October 19) will go on sale on September 22. For information on programs, tickets, and more: Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative at www.berkshirefilm.com.

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) is a creative economic engine that supports production and workforce development in Western Massachusetts. BFMC develops educational and workforce enrichment courses, offers networking events for industry professionals, acts as a resource for visiting productions, creates jobs within our communities in the film industry and provides an on- line production guide and locations database as a resource for filmmakers. BFMC was formed in 2009, and is a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. 


My Westfield News Review of Hartford Stage's "Ether Dome"

My Westfield News review of "Ether Dome" at Hartford Stage http://thewestfieldnews.com/review-ether-dome-premieres-hartford-stage

Westfield News Arts Beat 9/18/14

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn at Goodspeed, Evita at The Bushnell, and more. http://thewestfieldnews.com/arts-beat-44

Friday, September 5, 2014

Westfield News Arts Beat 9/05/14

Westfield News Arts Beat 9/05/14. New web design too ! Pink Martini comes to UMass Fine Arts Center. Majestic Theatre opens its new season, and more. http://thewestfieldnews.com/arts-beat-43

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Westfield News Profile of Kevin Rhodes

My Westfield News profile of Springfield Symphony Maestro Kevin Rhodes. http://thewestfieldnews.com/rhodes

Westfield News Arts Beat 9/04/14

"Ether Dome" brings the story of anesthesia to Hartford Stage, a theatre Expo in Boston, and Chester Theatre's London trip. http://thewestfieldnews.com/arts-beat-42