Film industry steps up to grant a 5-year old’s wish

During two weeks in July, contributions by hundreds of Chicago film professionals and vendors helped turn the dream of a five year-old boy named Maddex into “MADZILLA,” a short monster movie scheduled to pre

Euro punk musicians co-star in Leyser's new feature

WRITER/DIRECTOR YONY LEYSER, whose 2010 debut feature documentary

DeLong and Miller work out of their own office condo

After renting office space for the nine years they’ve been in business, Michelle DeLong of Mimi Productions and partner/husband David J. Miller of Viral Film Video purchased a storefront condo, saying it wasn’t essential anymore to have an office downtown.

GERTRUDE's new space suits its creative concepts

Otis D Gibson's GERTRUDE, a global innovation advertising and marketing agency, has settled into its new unique space in

Wachowskis’ Kinowerks to host TransLife benefit Aug. 2

Three years ago this July, Lana and Andy Wachowski opened their top secret Ravenswood Kinowerks production and effects studio in Ravenswood for a first-time charitable tour of their $6.8 million sustainably designed a
 

First of 4 TV series starts filming Friday at Cinespace

PRODUCTION IS RAMPING UP as four TV shows get underway at Cinespace starting this Friday, when

Burnett’s P&G "#LikeAGirl" video rocks record views

Leo Burnett’s “#LikeAGirl” video for P&G’s Always brand has struck a nerve.  Actually, it’s struck 36 million nerves. That’s how many people hav

TheHistorymakers archives now in Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is now the repository of Chicago-based TheHistoryMakers, founder/executive director Julieanna Richardson’s invaluable video archive of thousands of hours of interviews documenting the history, culture, struggles and achievements of African Americans.
 

17th Chicago talent agency franchised by SAG AFTRA

Johnson McKay Talent, opened last year by attorney Peggy Johnson and actor Antoine McKay, has become the Chicago area’s 17th SAG AFTRA franchised talent agency, to help serve the needs of the Chicago area’s 4,400 union actors.

Michael Group’s BBQ TV series bows on Travel Channel

“Underground Barbecue Challenge,” a cable series cooked up by Michael Weber and produced by The Michael Group, will debut on the Travel Channel Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. after a year in&nbs

For Joseph Farina, film success is a matter of time

He’s played a policeman, DA and nuisance brother. Now Joseph Farina, 42, plays an undercover detective strapped to a ticking bomb in the psychological thriller, “Strapped,”
 

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