Exceptional number of can’t-miss May media events

This is the place to find a can’t-miss event from among the mind-boggling number of visual media activities available to you throughout May — and we’re displaying only those scheduled for the first half of the month!  Keep watching this space for much more to come.

AICP trains 30 PA recruits for “the real world on set”

Thirty potential production assistants learned what working on a film set and location was all about at AICP Chicago’s annual PA Training Session, held last Saturday at Essanay Studio & Lighting. The diverse recruits were brought into “the real world on set” by 17 film professionals – called “

2016 NAB: More attuned to customers than companies

The number of cameras, lenses and associated production and post tools released in immediate proximity to the recent 2016 NAB show has been utterly staggering. From 2008-2014, something like 8-10 new camera designs had been demoed for the public each year. Or there were hundreds of “NEW” software products released for consumpt

CSC the venue for “Blood Money” horror film fundraiser

THE GOOSE ISLAND BEER-sponsored fundraiser for the production of a trailer for horror film “Blood Money” will be a night of music, art show, raffles and meet up with the cast and crew and the official GoFundMe kick-off Saturday, April 30 at Chicago Studio City.

Premiere 4/30 for Connor’s film, 18 years in the works

Introducing a roundup of news about film activities throughout all that landscape Downstate, from south of Route 1-80 to Cairo at the tip of the state. Springfield — “Before ‘I Do,’ the latest feature by writer-director Kimberly Connor of Spr

Columbia wins the most prizes at Chicago Shorts fest

Shelley LaMantia, Professional Arts Dean at State Street-based business-oriented Robert Morris University, was very pleased at the turnout Thursday night’s 4th annual Chicago Shorts Film Festival. The festival not only attracted about 100 entries, but the screening and awards ceremony played to an

Trisect uses a video to help land the Bears business

The team at Trisect, one of three agency finalists for the bragging rights of being the Chicago Bears’ agency, won the account by displaying its creativity and salesmanship in an offbeat but obviously effective way.

Optimus leads with most local AICE Award finalists

Competing against some of the best editorial/post talent in the US and Canada, Chicago companies made a stellar showing in the list of finalists for the AICE Awards May 12 at Navy Pier. Optimus, Cutters, The Colonie

IFP hires Bernardi-Reis as paid executive director

After several dark, dormant years, the Independent Filmmaker Project Chicago (IFP) 

Clorox business returns to FCB after 20 year absence

IT’S A WELCOME HOMECOMING for the massive Clorox portfolio of brands, globally, which has moved back to FCB after a 20 year run with DDB, following an account review that began last December. The account spent $269 million on measured m

Bands’ Battle raises $90K to send OTSC kids to camp

A jaw-dropping $90,000 was raised by last week’s fast-paced, rousing, crazy 4th annual “Battle for Hope,” aka the agency “Battle of the Bands” held at the Cubby Bear that benefits the Off the Street Club’s summer camp program. The funds will send 180 kids from the mean streets of West Garfield to OTSC’s Camp Mathieu in Wheaton. Last year’s $

The Whitehouse and Burnett the big TV Awards winners

Chicago agencies and post houses overwhelmed last week’s International Television Awards, scoring 10 out of 12 top awards for excellence in TV commercials. The awards were held Wednesday, April 20, at the AMC River North theatres before a full house. The Whitehouse post scored four awards and Leo Burnett earned three.

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