John Whalan is President of Black Ice Entertainment, LLC, a media and communications company producing award-winning programs in entertainment, commercial and educational venues. He is also the President of the Board of Directors for Community Access To The Arts, a non-profit organization that nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.
Over the past 25 years Mr. Whalan has produced plays, documentaries, television and film.
He was the founding co-chair of The Berkshire Film and Media Commission where he currently serves as an advisor. He also serves as an advisor to The Berkshire Playwright's Lab and Multicultural BRIDGE, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Black Ice has produced media products and programs in training, marketing and communications for clients including The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), RTR Technologies, Inc, Mark Hyman M.D, The Chamberlan Group, Canyon Ranch of the Berkshires, The Virtual Trade Mission, The President’s Export Council and The World Bank,
In 2012 and 2013 Black Ice produced national television commercials (Coors Light and Burger King), Food For Thought, an episode of the TV series “Quick Bites” featuring Minnie Driver and Tony Shalhoub, and a short comedy - Halftime, featuring Treat Williams. In March of 2013 Black Ice began development of Doktor Kaboom, a new science show for children’s television.