Board of Directors & Board of Advisors

Executive Director

Board of Directors

  • William Beautyman – Chair; Founder and President, Limelight Productions, Inc.
  • Jeffrey L. Diamond – Producer 20/20 and Dateline NBC; Author
  • Ronald Frohne – Treasurer;  President, GWFF [Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film]
  • Stephen Glantz – Screenwriter (The Last Train, Wunderkinder)
  • Brett Goldberg – Business Owner/Software Developer
  • Lauri Klefos – President, Berkshire Visitors Bureau
  • Jeff Kleiser – Founder and Owner, Synthespian Studios (VFX Supervisor, Ra.One, X-Men: The Last Stand)
  • George Minkoff – Author & Rare Book Dealer
  • Barbara Newman – Creative Strategist, Writer, Branding Consultant
  • Phillip Pilevsky – Chairman & CEO, Phillips International
  • John Lawrence Ré – Producer and Distributor
  • Mark Rhodes – Vice President, Rides and Attractions, Universal Studios
  • Carl Sprague – Art Director (Amistad, Moonrise Kingdom, The Social Network)
  • Douglas Trumbull – Visual Effects Pioneer, Director and Academy Award winner
  • Karen Zink – President, Berkshire Gas

Board of Advisors

  • Karen Allen – Actress (Animal House, Indiana Jones Films); Owner, Karen Allen Fiber Arts
  • Jayne Atkinson – Actress (24, House of Cards)
  • Elizabeth Banks – Actress (30 Rock, The Hunger Games Films)
  • Joe Cacaci – Writer, Producer, Director (QuickBites)
  • Joe Finnegan – EVP, Berkshire Fairfield Financial, LLC
  • Michel Gill – Actor (House of Cards)
  • Jay Ignaszewski – NE Representative, AJA Video Systems; Editor
  • Kent Jones – Writer, Director; Programming Director, NY Film Festival
  • Tim Lovett – Co-Founder and Agent, Berkshire Property Agents
  • Sandra Thomas – Executive Director, Images Cinema
  • John Toole – President, Toole Insurance Agency
  • John Whalan – President, Black Ice Entertainment, LLC

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