DEAF.com Media Kit

About the Founder

Matthew Moore look at negative filmA native of Indianapolis, Matthew Scott Moore graduated as Valedictorian from the Indiana School for the Deaf and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

At RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Moore performed in many NTID plays and collaborated on several experimental pieces. NTID’s Performing Arts Department honored him with its prestigious Golden Hands Award for his outstanding performances. He was one of the top 10 finalists for the Irene Ryan Award in acting under the auspices of the 1980 American College Theatre Festival. He won second place in the American Film Institute’s East Regional video competition for Table, an innovative video short. He also founded the Student Communication Center, which produced a newspaper and several TV projects. For his leadership in the field of communication, he was honored with NTID’s Robert Frisina Scholarship and RIT’s Davis Scholarship. In 1984 Moore produced and directed a pilot TV program, Deaf Magazine, which aired on Rochester’s local ABC affiliate. It received a unanimously favorable response.

Since 1987 he has been president of his own multimedia company—MSM Productions, Ltd.—and founder and publisher of Deaf Life magazine, which marked its 10th anniversary in July 1998. Through Deaf Life Press, MSM Productions’ book division, Moore co-authored and published For Hearing People Only in September 1992 and Great Deaf Americans: The Second Edition in August 1996. The third edition of For Hearing People Only is to be published shortly. New books are being added periodically to the Deaf Life Press roster. (See www.DeafStore.com for the current catalogue.)

Moore is currently developing and expanding a major World Wide Web project, DEAF.com™, as a new division of MSM Productions. Designed as a one-stop Deaf Awareness resource center targeted toward the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities across the United States and internationally, this portal site encompasses the specific interests of those communities (such as news, resources, leisure, cultural activities, and socialization), and benefits hearing persons and organizations with special interest in Deaf and hard-of-hearing affairs. (See www.DEAF.com.)

Among more than 20 honors, Moore has received NTID Alumni Association’s first Outstanding Alumnus Award (1993) and Gallaudet University Alumni Association’s Alice Cogswell Award (1994). He was named one of Indiana School for the Deaf’s Distinguished Alumni of the Modern Era in 1997, and is listed in the current editions of Marquis Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the Media and Communications, Who’s Who in Industry and Finance, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.

A dynamic and popular speaker sharing his views on Deaf awareness, Moore frequently receives invitations to present keynote and guest speeches at conferences across the United States. He has also conducted several workshops and performed his original ASL song-poems.

Current and future projects of Moore’s include a book-length biography of Deaf baseball player “Dummy” Hoy and an historically-based full-length movie. A video/DVD-production company. Redbird Pictures, was recently formed, and is working on its first projects.

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