Capacity crowd for May 16 AICE Awards, tix going fast!

BUY YOUR AICE TICKETS NOW as the national Awards Show is reaching space capacity, advises Optimus’ Tom Duff, AICE Chicago chapter. The show will be held Thursday, May 16, throughout the entire

DP Lisa Weigand at MWFF’s Female Filmmakers Tuesday

Fittingly, Lisa Wiegand, a rare female DP currently working here on NBC/Universal’s “Chicago Fire,” leads the Producers Panel that will precede Tuesday night’s

Agency bands rock to benefit OTSC at the Cubby Bear

A CONCERT OF FIVE ROCK BANDS will compete in a “Battle of Hope: The Battle of the Bands: Chicago Age

“Kalamazoo” staged reading a hit with MBC audience

MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE, many West Michigan friends and family fans TV producing/writing partners Teresa Thome and Patrick Ziegler, filled the Museum of Broadcast Communications presentation stage space Saturday night for the first of a series o

Colin Costello boosted to top creative post in L.A.

IT ONLY TOOK A MONTH for Colin Costello, a former local agency CD and recent L.A. transplant, to land a big agency job.  Walton Isaacson (of which Magic Johnson is a partner), the agenc

"Transformers 4" makes deal to film in China

PART OF “TRANSFORMERS 4” will shoot partly in CHINA, in a deal struck between Paramount and two Chinese media giants! As part of the deal, the Michael Bay-directed epic will include Ch

An L.A. fundraiser for Gov. Quinn at producer’s home

L.A.-BASED FILM PRODUCER BOB TEITEL is graciously opening his home tomorrow, March 22 to host a private reception, “An Evening with Gov. Pat Quinn” for guests including Chicagoans who

Are talent contracts holding up commercial shoots?

COMMERCIAL SHOOTS IN CHICAGO have winnowed down to almost next to nothing. Many believe the reason may be the always nervous-making salary and residual contract negotiations between SAG

Lawsuit charges Rostons with misuse of Roscor assets

The alleged misuse of acts perpetrated by brothers Paul and Mitch Roston, who for 35 years ran Roscor, the Mt Prospect AV equipment company, were spelled out in detail in a lawsuit filed Feb. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court. The suit alleges that the brothers breached their fiduciary duties to the company, committed corporate waste and took

The Mill Chicago takes off with 12 staffers, lots of jobs

WHEN THE MILL officially opened its Chicago branch Monday, March 4, executive producer

“Influence” drama is third ABC TV pilot to shoot here

THE THIRD TV PILOT filming here, and the third for ABC, is the drama “Influence,” centering on two brothers who own a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.

Siskel benefit gala to honor Gwyneth Paltrow June 15

THE GENE SISKEL CENTER of the School of the Art Institute never fails to delight when it comes to its annual fund-raiser, with a luminous Hollywood actor, director and producer, who, says SAIC, “advances the art of cinema.”  Cont

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