Our cover features a very special twenty-five year old addition to our New England marketplace. You must read her story. I’ve not known one better or one that has served our marketplace as well. There is just nothing not to like about this woman.
The first time we had to talk personally about anything, including the state of our state and our film tax credits, was at AFM in Santa Monica a few years ago when we met for a glorious sunset at Casa del Mar, a glorious five star hotel that we both liked.
Pearlman came to the Berkshires twenty five years ago. At the time, she was working for
R/Greenberg Associates in New York City where she produced visual effects commercials and movie titles. She was headhunted to be the production superviser for the making of three specialty film attractions for Circus Circus’s hotel, LUXOR LAS VEGAS, a $50M project. Conceived and directed by writer/director/Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer, Douglas Trumbull, how could she say no? In an 18,000 square foot studio in Lenox, MA, with a 200 person crew, the attractions were created in just one year’s time - a motion-based ride film, a 3D movie, and a 48fps Vistavision film projected on a 80-foot vertical screen. It was no small feat.
Doug Trumbull, writer/director/visual effects pioneer and BFMC Board member, who
Diane was hired to “watch” sent IMAGINE his comments from France for this article,
“I was introduced to Diane during our project to produce three spectacular attractions for the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. The owners, Circus Circus Enterprises, hired Diane to represent them and keep an eye on me. What actually developed was an excellent, professional, and rewarding friendship with Diane, and this led to her decision to move to the Berkshires from New York on a permanent basis. Diane’s husband, Jeff Diamond, and many of those on our effects team of Kleiser-Walczac all chose to relocate here, and we have continued to expand our shared passions for cinematic magic ever since.”
Our experience here at IMAGINE is that she answers every call and always show up
when expected and needed. Need we say anything more?
Take Two by Carol Patton
Publishing our Women Who Work in the Industry Special Edition always gives me such pleasure. I created this concept in 1999 when women were severely curtailed in the work they could do in this industry and the press coverage they could receive was far and few between. IMAGINE expressly intended to balance the ink with a dedicated women’s issue.