Diane Pearlman, Producer

Diane is Executive Director of the Berkshire Film and Media Arts Commission. Diane was Executive Producer and General Manager of Mass.Illusion, a visual effects studio located in Lenox, Massachusetts and Alameda, California. From 1993 to1998 she oversaw up to 200 employees and a budget of $10-$15 million per year on such films as The Matrix (Academy Award 2000, Best Visual Effects), What Dreams May Come (Academy Award 1999, Best Visual Effects), Starship Troopers, Evita, Eraser, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Judge Dredd, The Scarlet Letter, and Event Horizon. In addition to her award winning visual effects work, Diane was Supervising Producer of three film attractions for the Circus Circus resort – Luxor Las Vegas – produced by The Trumbull Company with a total budget of $50 million.  Diane holds a degree from Vassar College and attended Princeton University and NYU Film School.  She is an active member of New York Women in Film and a voting member of the Visual Effects Society.