Top Pepsico exec Flatley is 2016 Ad Woman of the Year

Top level corporate executive Morgan Flatley, Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Nutrition Group and SVP/ Global Grains, was named the 2016 Chicago Advertising Woman of the Year by the Chicago Advertising Federation. The honor went to an adv

Black Harvest to screen first “Chiraq” TV episode

The hour-long pilot for the TV series “This is Not Chiraq,” from creator William D. Pierce and directed by the team of Darryl Manuel and Philip Lee of Spin Artists, will screen at the sold-out Black H

Four new, five promoted at Beast, Company 3, Method

LA-based Deluxe Entertainment’s Chicago Studio of Beast editorial, Company 3 color grading and Method Studios visual effects group located in the Tribune Tower, added four to bring the total staff number to 28. The new additions are VFX producer Matthew Engel joining from Method Studios in New York, designers Matt Fultz, who’d

Northwestern Healthcare names Modesto marketing head

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE hired a new marketing officer: veteran Chicago adman Mark Modesto, who joined from his role as CEO of Ryan Partnership. He will oversee marketing relations for the hospital’s network of seven affiliated Chicago area hospitals.

FCB Chicago names Ogilvy global ECD Taylor new CCO

Award-winning Liz Taylor moves from global executive creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago to become FCB Chicago’s chief creative officer on Sept. 15, replacing Todd Tilford, who remains with the agency, and joins FCB global

For Michelob, FCB in-house made Olympics comedy video

Low carb, low calorie Michelob ULTRA beer, via FCB Chicago, welcomed the return of golf to the 2016 Olympics after an absence of 112 years and shows its support of Team USA with a hilarious YouTube video, “Golf Returns to the Games,” produced by the agency’s in-house studio, Lord + Thomas. The foota
 

Shorts HD to air indie "The Gun Equation"

Screenwriter Thomas DeSplinter’s indie short, “The Gun Equation,” that screened at the recent Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, is slated to air within the next few months on Shorts HD, part of Shorts International Ltd.

Stage 18 set for new office & space move next month

STAGE 18 WILL MOVE into its specially constructed 3,000-sq. ft. office and stage space in Cinespace’s Center Building at 16th and Rockwell in mid-September. Says Angie Gaffney, executive

Steve James’ new doc world premieres at Toronto fest

The latest feature doc from director Steve James of “Hoop Dreams” acclaim will have its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 11 and James will headline TIFF’s Doc Conference, Sept. 13. The new doc, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” is about the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of
 

Norton’s 15th film, a Hollywood spoof, is in post

Multi-award winning indie filmmaker John Wesley Norton of Boomstick Films of Downstate Maple Park, is “working tirelessly” to complete postproduction of his feature mockumentary, “Private Screening.” The 85-minute comedy, about a Hollywood crowd that comes together to watch a new film from an up-and-coming director, is largely improvised by the talented cast, in the vein of

Meeting about CFO's Filmmaker Initiatives today

The Chicago Film Office’s Beckie Stocchetti will explain application details about CFO/DCASE’s new Filmmaker-in-Residency Program, today, Aug. 9 at the Chicago Film Office, 78 E. Randolph, room 108, starting at 7 p.m. The residency program is part of the city’s first

STORY’S McDonald’s spot airs throughout Olympic Games

Airing throughout NBC’s 2016 Rio Olympics coverage is McDonald’s new 60-second “better” Chicken McNugget spot, promoting the fast food chain’s decision to remove all artificial preserves from its Chicken McNuggets.In the split screen depiction, a young boy (Zachary Rifkin)in the left screen growing up in the ‘80s intera
 

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