EIGHT CANNES LIONS went to Leo Burnett for its “Van Gogh BnB” campaign that led to the Art Institute’s highest attendance in 15 years with online ticket sales up 250% and $6 million in earned media impressions. The campai
In an effort to expand and unify Chicago’s growing independent film community, the Chicago Film Office has launched the Independent Film Initiative (IFI) for local filmmakers “to give them assistance and resources that will encourage them to fulfill their media and entertainment careers in Chicago,” says Chicago
Daufenbach Camera is having a busy month supplying gear for major events. Sunday’s “Country LakeShake” concert at Northerly Island, was shot for Country Music Television (CMT) with 13 Arri cameras — a mix of Arri Alexas, Alexa Minis and Amiras.
The concert starred Jason Aldean and a dozen country and western singers performing at the First Merit Ba
The latest film title work of design-driven production company Sarofsky Corp. can be seen in the staccato 60-second main titles of the new family crime TV series, “Animal Kingdom,” that premiered on TNT June 14.
When 85-minute low-budget indie “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” — an art film masked as an exploitation film and shot in 16mm — was released in fall of 1986, its chances of theatrical success seemed unlikely.
The cards were stacked against it. Everyone connected with it was unknown. The budget was
All the dazzling alien holograms and more than 400 futuristic-looking human and alien computer interfaces, and other high tech device screens in the Earth vs. Alien epic “Independence Day: Resurgence,” were the work of Chicago’s Derek Frederickson and his Twisted Media team.
Frederickson was the playback
Earlier this year, global marketing and digital agency VML Chicago, a WPP company, consolidated several of its office locations into 20,000-sq. ft. of space at 223 N. Michigan and expanded its staff to more than 100.
Now in another expansion spurt, VML has
A pair of Chicago-based FBI employees found themselves in the film business when the Dept. of Justice agreed they could produce a film to help them make deeper inroads with their at-risk youth outreach program.
IFP Chicago’s “Meet the Funder: Independent Television Service (ITVS)” program June 23 will introduce filmmakers to program funding opportunities with San Francisco-based ITVS, a major funder for public television programs, at business incubator 2112.
THE CHICAGO BEARS are redefining the way they connect with bilingual and bicultural Hispanic fans by signing with Paco Collective to head the team’s cross-cultural marketing.
This marks the Bears’ first formal partnership with an Hispanic-specific strategic marketing agency.
Gail Gilbert’s Chicago-made short film made a big splash across the pond at the inaugural Oxford International Film Festival held in the historic city of Oxford, UK in late May by winning two top prizes.
Gilbert of Cerise Films came home from England with Best International Film and Best Screenplay awards for her timely 8-minute short, “