LA indie drama will film in Evanston in late March

Indie film “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” from LA-based PhD Productions, starring Taryn Manning (“Orange is the New Black”) will start shooting in Evanston the end of March. Co-starring is Madison Davenpo

Questar’s “Running of the Bulls” DVD the real things

Chicago has been host to many different kinds of events that fall into the sporting category, but the one scheduled Saturday, July 12 is hard to classify as it’s a version of the traditional Spanish Running of the Bulls.  Called “The Great Bull

Tax prep firm makes for a surprising web reality show

WHILE A TAX PREPARATION BUSINESS may appear dull and predictable, CEO Judy Brooks and sister Jackelin Brooks, partners of well established, Judy Brooks

Dickens’ feature doc wins Best of Midwest award

KY DICKENS’ FEATURE DOC, Sole Survivor, keeps winning honors and acclaim, the latest being the Best Feature award from the Midwest independent Film Festival, presented in front of a record crowd at The U

Comedy webseries bows at live Laugh Factory evening

DIRECTOR ALEC PINKSTON and his writing partner STEVE SHIELDS debut their new comedy web series Sick Day, a s

Lawyer Linda Mensch coproduces Loukas’ indie drama

SHOOTING IS UNDERWAY on first-time filmmaker/actress Allie Loukas’ low-budget feature, Like Father, Like Daughter, filming which shot in Lake Forest and Waukegan and moves to Chicago locations through May 27. Written and directed by Loukas, the story is about a

Vasilatos edits second doc about S.C. gang wars

JERRY VASILATOS of Nitestar Productions edited Colors: Bangin’ in South Carolina, the second documentary about gang violence in that state by Terrance Davis (South Carolina Drug Wars).

MWFF, Chicago Improv co-present Comedic Shorts Night

THE MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL’S annual Comedic Shorts night April 2 is doing something different this year by

IndieGoGo funds sought for indie feature by April 1

Busy actress/producer Grace McPhillips of Sterling Rock Productions has taken to crowd sourcing

Ch. 9 airs TV producer DuPree’s sports reality pilot

VETERAN TV PRODUCER DON DUPREE of DuPree Productions is producer of the half-hour pilot A Piece of the Game, a sports reality show presented by Alllstate that’s running five times in March on

“Emerald City” video for punk band The Tossers album

ERIC RICHTER, Victory Records’ in-house video producer, has a new video for The Tossers’ “Emerald City,” the title track off the Gaelic punk band’s new album.  The song is front man Tony Duggins

CollabFeature’s first project involves 25 directors

The art of filmmaking is, in many ways, the celebration of a singularity of vision, with auteur filmmakers telling stories that are at once personal and universal.

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