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BFMC’s Posh Picnic Packs A Punch
Laura Gratz reports from Lenox. The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) held its second annual “Posh Picnic” on the lawn at Tanglewood this past Sunday, July 26th. Tanglewood sponsored and catered the lively event, where guests were treated to a sumptuous gourmet picnic in individual picnic baskets and dined at tables decorated by Joyce’s Event Design. The Picnic featured make-your-own Bloody Marys with Ice Glen Vodka from Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Afterwards, guests enjoyed an all-Mozart concert in the Shed. Honorary co-chairs Gordon and Carole Hyatt and BFMC’s executive director Diane Pearlman welcomed a group of 90+ festively attired picnic-goers this year. BFMC is a non-profit organization serving as an economic engine for the film and media industry in western Massachusetts by creating educational, workforce and production opportunities in the area. This year’s Posh Picnic raised money for a feasibility study to assess the viability of creating a film institute in the Berkshires. Above, Diane Pearlman with television producer/writer Gordon Hyatt and author/career counselor Carole Hyatt. Photos by Joseph Cisneros.
Event planner Amy Rudnick, State Representative Smitty Pignatelli, director/animator Ben Hillman and Linda Schoenthaler, a financial planner; MCLA Interim President Cindy Brown, Berkshire Community College department chair Maura Delaney and BCC Dean of Humanities Thomas J. Curley.
Posh pals: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Cynthia Wade, BFMC Education Committee member Hope Fitzgerald, Diane Pearlman and creative strategist and BFMC board member Barbara Newman; Vicki Bonnington and David Schecker looked dandy at the picnic.
Visual effects pioneer and BFMC board member Douglas Trumbull, realtor Nancy Kalodner and producer Julia Hobart Trumbull; posh planners extraordinaire: Holly Hunter of Joyce’s Event Design, Canyon Ranch’s Nanci McConnell and BFMC administrative director Laura Gratz.
Museum consultant Rena Zurofsky, Flying Cloud’s Jane Burke, Shakespeare & Company’s Jennie Jadow and David Jadow; Gordon, Carole and Diane with members of Carole’s “Mission Getting to Next” seminar (including several military generals) who were guests at the picnic.