The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Filmmaking - The Underground Berkshire Industry."
Did you know that the Academy Award visual effects for "The Matrix" were conceived in the Berkshires? And Footage for the show "Game of Thrones" is being completed in Pittsfield?
Diane Pearlman, Executive Director of the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative, will take us on a journey through the past several decades and discuss the evolution of the film and media industry in our county. Learn some of the groundbreaking technologies that have been developed here and why so many filmmakers have decided to make the Berkshires their home no matter where they work in the world.
Learn how films that are shot here positively affect our local economy. We'll even let you in on some of the projects happening around town. Hollywood in the Bershires...it's real business.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.