Many of you are familiar with this, but many of
our new readers and viewers may not be, Christy
Cashman has been on the cover of every Holiday
Edition of IMAGINE Magazine since our inception
in April of 1998. So it has been a very long and loyal
relationship, one I value highly. I see Christy as being
as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside,
extremely bright and a most caring individual.
When I first meet Christy she was an accomplished
professional model, still new to Boston and a
budding writer and actor. But, I recognized
immediately that she would not only accomplish all
her goals, but become so much more as a producer
and engaging business woman. Her Saint Aire
Production company has produced and executive
produced many successful film projects including
her own that she has written, produced and acted in.
She paid her dues along the way acting in many independent films. My goal one day is to
produce a Christy Cashman Film Festival showing all her work and donating the proceeds to
her one of her favorite charities. I believe that would be a kick
Christy is an avid supporter of our industry and the community she lives in on many levels.
Her projects are always fascinating to me, her own and those she chooses to develop.
She’s not afraid to try new things even if nobody else thinks they’ll work. I love what she does
and did with CharityWarriors, an ongoing project that defies the imagination of most. Imagine
a multi-platform six week program that helps women who head charities to raise funds in a
competitive environment that’s fun and entertaining. It gives donors an opportunity to learn
more about who their giving to and concludes with a Gala where donors and fund raiser get
together. In addition to the funds each participant raise, the one who raises the most get an
additional $10,000 prize. I hope she syndicates it to other markets because if she doesn’t I
predict there will be copycats springing up in major markets everywhere. A documentary film
was being recorded all through the six week process and will be released early in 2015. How
can you have so much fun doing such serious work? Ask Christy.
On this cover we wanted to show that everyone is headed to Boston to make films and movies.
This edition gets a huge bonus distribution at Sundance and NATPE, the world’s largest
Television content conference in the world. We hope this cover shouts bring your film and TV
series to New England . It’s an excellent location and our Film Tax Credits are just the best.
2014 is on the way out. Some are saying good riddance. However, the overwhelming cry seems to be “come on 2015” as many believe the New Year is already looking up. I can readily agree for a number of reasons. We are already seeing advertising inquiries from potentials clients we’ve not heard from before and our subscriber base has suddenly taken a bound upwards with no special campaign on the boards. Those are good indicators I believe and they cause my spirits to rise. You too can get a lift by reading our 2015 Industry Predictions from those you really want to hear them from.