Team payroll company to set up shop in the West Loop

The Team Companies’ Chicago staff of four will set up its new Chicago offices the first week of March in 2,600-sq. ft. space at 230 W. Superior, “where we’ll grow the staff here as business continues to increase,” says

ARU’s sound work on Museum film cited for award

Hear this! Audio Recording Unlimited’s (ARU) engineering staff was nominated for a 2016 Motion Pictu

Agency-studio merger created large creative division

The size of third-generation, family-owned Shaker Recruitment Advertising

Feb. 11 is ArcLight’s special dinner and movie night

ArcLight Cinemas, the LA-based luxury movie theatre chain that opened its first location outside of LA here, in Lincoln Park last October, will give “going out for dinner and a show” new meaning Friday, Feb. 11.

Two local agencies vie for Mobius Best of Show awards

TWO CHICAGO AGENCIES, Energy BBDO and Havas Worldwide, are Best of Show nominees in the

Charles Chung is R/GA’s new head of production

R/GA CHICAGO hired Charles Chung as executive production director to oversee the agency’s production, from DigitasLBi, where he was VP/group director of integrated production, where he served clients Taco Bell, MillerCoors, Sony.

Hundreds of 16MM films for sale in Pilsen this weekend

HUNDREDS OF 16 MM FILMS are being sold this weekend, Feb. 5-6, by Chicago Film Archives, to make room for new collections.

AICP/Midwest, Local 476 negotiate a special accord

Negotiations between the AICP/Midwest and IATSE Local 476 went smoothly and quickly, to deliver a new four-year co

Three Fox TV pilots to film in Chicago this spring

Fox TV is back in Chicago for another pilot season.  The network has ordered three exciting one-hour pilots to be produced here from March through April – one more than the network filmed here in 2015.

Newell & Unger's public art to light up the Loop

As a filmmaker, Jack C. Newell is attuned to lighting, so it wasn’t a stretch when he and his partner, design strategist Seth Unger, set out to shed some light in the heart of the Loop — an installation that also serves as public art.

Reports show 2015 a big year for state film industry

The past four years of city and state media and entertainment production has been the most profitable and exciting in the history of the film offices. And 2015’s production stats, released by the Illinois Film and Chica

Stepping into the 360 ‘Virtual Reality’ experience

There is nothing virtual about the 360 degree experience that was in explosive abundance at CES 2016. In my opinion, this is less about a “Virtual Reality” and more about what I call an “Augmented Experience.”  Copyright © 2015.  All rights reserved.