PITTSFIELD – The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) presents its fourth annual Posh Picnic at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Sunday, July 23rd from 12:00 noon – 2:30pm. This unique event raises funds for BFMC’s educational initiatives which include workforce development courses and college workshops that teach the skills necessary to work on film sets. As Executive Director Diane Pearlman explains, “We are committed to strengthening and expanding our local workforce in the film and media industry. As we train more professionals and promote the region as a location for shooting, we create employment opportunities and support the creative economy.”
The Posh Picnic at Tanglewood includes a delicious gourmet catered picnic lunch on the lawn, an eclectic silent auction, and Shed seating for the matinee performance of The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s concert featuring Kernis, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, conducted by Ken-David Masur. Special thanks to BFMC’s major sponsor, Tanglewood, for hosting and catering the event.The now famous make your own Bloody Mary bar will feature vodka from sponsor, Berkshire Mountain Distillers.
The Posh Picnic at Tanglewood will honor acclaimed feature film, commercial and theatrical Production Designer/Art Director, Carl Sprague. Carl is a Berkshire resident whose credits include work with such illustrious directors as Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Stephen Spielberg. Carl was recently made a new member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
This year the winners of the first annual BFMC Short Screenplay Contest will be announced at the Picnic. The contest was open to all amateur filmmakers who live or study in western Mass. The top three prizes include cash awards.
Since 2009, the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) has created educational, workforce and production opportunities in Western Massachusetts as a creative economic engine for the region. BFMC offers networking events for industry professionals, develops educational and workforce enrichment courses, acts as a resource for visiting productions, creates jobs within our communities in the film and media industry and provides an on-line production guide and locations database as a resource for filmmakers. BFMC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.