MSM Productions, Ltd., is a small, independent multimedia company whose motto is "Making the world a better place for the next Deaf generationand for Deaf people now." It was founded in 1983 by Matthew S. Moore, a Deaf alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology. Its flagship publication, DEAF LIFE, is a slick-format monthly magazine focusing on news, issues, events, and personalities. DEAF LIFE celebrated its 10th anniversary with the July 1998 issue.
Deaf Life Press, MSM Productions imprint, publishes high-quality books on Deaf issues and by Deaf authors. The third edition of For Hearing People Only is available. Other Deaf Life Press titles include Great Deaf Americans: Second Edition (a new edition is in progress) and a full-color children’s picture book about the Deaf President Now revolution, Victory Week. Coming up: a biography of William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy, the pioneering deaf major-league baseball player.
MSM Productions has expanded into the Internet. Its first Website, www.DEAFLIFE.com, was launched in Fall 1997, and www.DEAF.com is being launched, site by site. Its planned as a major one-stop source of information about the Deaf community, with resources, news, profiles, and other useful features.
Conference planning and hosting is another service offered to the Deaf community. The MSM team coordinates all aspects of conference planning and preparations, including badges, program books, registration, and catering details. For a preview of one of our upcoming conferences, go to the Deaf People of Color Conference site at www.deafpeopleofcolor.org.