Former Chicagoans in LA team to shoot a horror short

FORMER CHICAGOANS Colin Costello 

Local 600 wins ‘grudge match’ against Local 476

Even with “Empire’s” star Terrance Howard playing forward on Local 476’s team, the Studio Mechanics couldn’t muster the chops to beat the formidable Local 600 International Cinematographers’ team, which mopped up the competition 42-34.

MBC gives Chicago ad icons their night of recognition

The first-ever exhibition of Chicago-conceived advertising icons to be honored by the Museum of Broadcast Communications will remind the public that many of the great moments (and 30-seconds) in radio and television originated in Chicago.

JBTV to make cable pitch for local, live comedy show

Jerry Bryant’s JBTV music television is turning to comedy with “Fourstar Stand Ups,” a concept that combines homegrown performers, BYOB crowds and one of the best live production facilities in America.

Unions' charity basketball "grudge match" Saturday

In a March Madness of their own, Local 600 and Local 476 members who work on “Empire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire” camera and grip crews at Cinespace, will put on their game faces for a friendly (?) game of basketball Saturday, March 21, to determine whi

Burrell's McDonald's spot shows "Love" in a big way

In the course of making “Good Things” — a 60-second McDonald’s spot that celebrates  African American culture and forms part of the restaur
 

Women protagonists in ABC, NBC pilots filming here

FOX TV IS SO PLEASED at the cooperation, professionalism and ease of working here on the smash hit “Empire,” that it sent production

Anthony joins "Mahalia" movie as exec producer

Chicago based producer/writer Blake Anthony, of Blake Anthony, Inc., has joined Joyful Noise, LLC, producers of the music biopic about gospel great Mahalia Jackson, as executive producer.

House votes to kill Michigan film incentives Oct. 1

After more than six years of Michigan film incentives that brought millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to the distressed state, a bill to end the incentives Oct. 1 narrowly passed the house with a 58-51 vote. Killin
 

Leo Burnett wins an armload of the CAF's Addy Awards

NO SURPRISE THAT LEO BURNETT, which, with its several other agency  divisions, dominated the CAF

The Hideout gives a boost to bands heading to SXSW

A bonanza of bands will play this Saturday, March 14 for nearly 13 non-stop hours at the Hideout’s Annual

“Chicago Made” music, tech talent shows off at SXSW

“Chicago Made” music riches and tech innovations will be on display a second year before the thousands of international visitors at SXSW
 

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