WTTW’s new “Foodphiles” web series is foodies heaven

WTTW/11’s executive producer Ann Gleason and producer Dan Protess did the impossible when they selected 13 eclectic, interesting and diverse restaurants and bars out of 6,200 full service Chicago establishments for a tasty new digital series.  

“The Onion” to accept a first CIFF TV New Media award

Satirical, comedic “The Onion” and its commercial affiliate, “Onion Labs” will receive the first Commitment to Excellence in New Media Award from the Chicago Internationa

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Movie about the Obama’s first date set to film here

PRODUCER BOB TEITEL is scheduled to be back in his home town this August on the feature dramady, “Southside with You,” the story of Miche

AbelCine is Cinespace’s latest and greatest addition

New York-headquartered camera sales and service provider giant AbelCine will settle in at Cinespace in mid-summer, offering a unique Learning Point for on-going educational workshops and seminars, an interactive sales showroom space for hands-on equipment evaluation, and a welcoming center for community activities

Spike Lee’s anti-violence comedy films here June 1

SPIKE LEE has set up shop at Cinespace Studios to start prepping for his anti-violence comedy called “Chiraq,” to be budgeted at $15 million. It will start filming June 1 for six weeks mainly in
 

A Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to director Nearing

A Guggenheim Fellowship, perhaps the most prestigious award in the world for creative endeavor, was officially awarded Wednesday to filmmaker Daniel Nearing 

Amari’s $5 million, 90-hour audio Bible gets underway

Producer/director Carl Amari’s mega, $5 million celebrity voice, word-for-word dramatization of the Bible will get underway in Chicago April 20 after 18 months in development and questions about where it would be produced. 

Wrigley Bldg. to be Optimus' new address this fall

Optimus’ traditional August Block Party this year could be the biggest of all in the previous 20 years, since it marks the company’s last such party in its present location.
 

Static Studio adds original music and pro bono PSAs

Riding the crest of its recent success producing original music for national broadcast spots, Steven Vandeven’s  Static St

Zurek’s doc one of many worthy screenings & events

SHARON ZUREK’S COMPELLING DOC, “A Mind in Quicksand — Life with Huntington’s,” produced by her Black Cat Productions, will scre

Mensch’s indie drama with David Oyelowo airs on HBO

On a lark in February, 2013, Frederick Mensch, who runs MovieBytes, a market resource for screenwriters, posted his own one man dramatic screenplay, “Nightingale,” on Blacklist.com., a direct-to-producer site, thinking it would be months, if ever, that his
 

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