Local Industry

Winter Wrap ’97:

1 Dec , 1997  

Written by NewEnglandFilm.com | Posted by:

A report from MMA's 3rd Annual Winter Wrap Party

If there’s one film and television event you attend this year, make it the Mass Media Alliance (MMA) Winter Wrap Party ’97, the annual celebration for the members of New England’s booming film and television industry. Over 500 are expected to attend this epic production on Tuesday, December 9, from 7:00 PM to 1 AM at The Roxy Nightclub, 279 Tremont Street in Boston. A special VIP reception will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Surprise celebrity guests, both genuine and Imposter Bostonian movie star look-alikes, promise to stop by for some shmoozing and shaking. Revelers can dance to a dazzling combination of musicians including: Michigan Black Snake, a hot band headed by the son of MMA member and former "People Are Talking" host Buzz Luttrell; rising national vocalist Sherma Andrews, who was recently featured in the Boston Globe’s Living/Arts pages; and 15 year-old guitar prodigy Ricky Valente. David Kleiler of the Local Sightings film series will also show an eclectic collection of films by local and national filmmakers. Last but not least, a fine collection of savories and sweets, donated by some of the area’s top restaurants and caterers, including Armani Café, Cakes by Ursala, Calla Lily Caterers, Casablanca, Chez Henri, The Exchange, Hampshire House, Mark’s Crab House, Mucho Gusto Café & Collectibles, Remington’s, Silvertone Bar & Grill, Three Cheers, Tosca, and The Vault, will tantalize and delight. Dress glamorous or come as your favorite star.

"This is an important fundraiser for MMA where many creative connections are made among our members and supporters," says MMA Executive Director Joan Quinn Eastman. "Most of all, though, it’s a holiday extravaganza that delivers," added event chairwoman Ellen Gitelman.

Beginning in 1994 with just 15 people and now reaching 2600 monthly, MMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing and sustaining an economic infrastructure that allows people in the entertainment industry (film, television, and multi-media) to live and work in Massachusetts and New England. MMA seeks to strengthen this region’s unique creative community, to support legislative action to create a better business climate, and to promote the region’s work internationally.

General admission is $45 for members, which includes the VIP reception, and $55 for nonmembers, if reservations are received by December 2. After December 2, admission will be available at the door only for an additional $10 each. Admission to the VIP reception and party are $75. There is a cash bar. For more information or to make reservations, contact Melissa Reddington at All the Marbles at 617-492-4841.