Thursday, September 24, 2015

Calendar Listings: Berkshire Film and Media Exchange October 23 2015

DATELINE: September 24, 2015

Laura Gratz
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 23, 2015 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. 

Cynthia Wade, the Academy Award-winning Berkshires-based filmmaker will be keynote speaker. Wade won the Oscar for her documentary “Freeheld”, the story of a New Jersey police officer who wanted to give her benefits to her same-sex partner. That documentary has been turned into a motion picture of the same name, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, which opens nationally in October. Wade is producer of that venture.. She won an Oscar nomination for her documentary “Mondays at Racine”, the stories of women undergoing chemotherapy. For information on Cynthia Wade:

Tickets ($55 in advance and $65 at the door, are on sale.  For information on programs, tickets, and more: Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative at or call:413.528.4223

Sponsors to date include Baystate Health, WGBY Public Television for Western New England, New England Public Radio, and The Westfield News Group. IMAGINE Magazine, AJA Video Systems, Anzovin Studios, the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Hunts Photo, Jx2 Productions, Vitec Videocom, Gogel and Gogel, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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. 


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