DePaul, Columbia and Flashpoint plan for Fall 2020

2+ Chicago’s DePaul, Flashpoint and Columbia College are preparing for fall. Here’s what they are doing to keep their students safe, as they guide them toward their careers. Between online classes, the evolving COVID-19 regulations, and increased challenges on set from budget constraints and social distancing, the production process has changed.      In an industry where … Continue reading “DePaul, Columbia and Flashpoint plan for Fall 2020”

DePaul alum’s, “Waiting by the Phone” now online

0 “Waiting by the Phone,” the award-winning animated film written/directed/produced by DePaul University alum Olivia Jensen, is now available online after a successful year-long festival run across the United States. “Waiting by the Phone” was created during Jensen’s senior year at DePaul University and so far has screened at more than fifteen film festivals across … Continue reading “DePaul alum’s, “Waiting by the Phone” now online”

DePaul’s Eltanal & Khatami chosen for IFP fellowship

1+ DePaul School of Cinematic Arts announced that Assistant Professors, Ronald Eltanal and Alireza Khatami, have been selected for the prestigious IFP Episodic Lab fellowship program for their project titled, Tenure. The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today twenty-six feature projects and series selected to participate across three labs over the next month: The IFP … Continue reading “DePaul’s Eltanal & Khatami chosen for IFP fellowship”

‘Breaking Bad’ producer Stewart Lyons at DePaul

2+ Breaking Bad producer Stewart Lyons will be among the TV and film creators appearing at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts Visiting Artists Series this winter. The award-winning guest, who also produces Better Call Saul, will take part in the VAS’ series of feature screenings and onstage discussions with leading talent in the entertainment … Continue reading “‘Breaking Bad’ producer Stewart Lyons at DePaul”

DePaul film brings holiday magic to State St.

4+ ‘Merry Christmas from DePaul’ stop-motion holiday scene will light up the loop from November 7 to January 15 DePaul University will light up the corner of State Street and Jackson Boulevard with a new holiday tradition on November 7. Merry Christmas from DePaul is a stop-motion animated film and 3D design created by faculty … Continue reading “DePaul film brings holiday magic to State St.”

DePauw and DePaul’s “King Rat” on Amazon Prime

6+ “It was either go to grad school or just make a movie right now, and I decided to just make a movie.” Writer / Director Henry Johnston DePauw University and DePaul University alumni teamed up to create King Rat – a feature film that utilized university resources to take a meta look at the … Continue reading “DePauw and DePaul’s “King Rat” on Amazon Prime”

Free Spirit Media 2018 cohort film to premiere at DePaul

5+ “What makes ‘Fuzzy Legs’ so special is that it’s told from a Pakistani-American girl’s perspective” Amber Eswani (Chicago — 7 November 2018) Fuzzy Legs — a short film written and directed by Amber Eswani and produced by Free Spirit Media’s 2018 film cohort — will premiere Saturday November 17 at DePaul University. The film … Continue reading “Free Spirit Media 2018 cohort film to premiere at DePaul”

DePaul, Second City to offer comedy film degrees

3+ No Joke: DePaul collaborates with world’s largest school of improvisation to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking (Chicago — 3 May 2018) The Second City and DePaul University today announced a collaboration designed to expand comedy education. Starting in fall 2018, DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts will offer comprehensive new undergraduate and graduate degrees in … Continue reading “DePaul, Second City to offer comedy film degrees”

Two by Four, Quriosity help DePaul campaign launch

3+ (Chicago — 19 April 2018) DePaul University announces a new brand awareness campaign with the message “Here, We Do.” Breaking April 23 and running initially for 12 weeks, the campaign is the university’s first comprehensive brand advertising since 2011. David Kalsbeek, SVP of Enrollment and Marketing, explains that Here, We Do. differentiates DePaul from … Continue reading “Two by Four, Quriosity help DePaul campaign launch”

Chaz Ebert cohosts “STEP” screening at DePaul

11+ Chaz Ebert cohosted a sold-out screening of the award-winning documentary, STEP, with DePaul University at the school’s CDM Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Following a year in the lives of a small group of high school seniors who are members of the step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Girls (BLSG), the film celebrates … Continue reading “Chaz Ebert cohosts “STEP” screening at DePaul”

DePaul expands to second 12.5K-sq. ft. Cinespace stage

DePaul University, in the fourth year of its 10-year studio rental lease at Cinespace, added a second sound stage in the program the school informally calls “DePaul-to-TV pipeline” because of the jobs it offers students.

DePaul’s new Cinespace facility, 12,500-sq. ft. Stage 16/17, one of Cinespace’s 30 stages, is a further commitment to Cinespace’s and DePaul’s larger partnership with the School of Cinematic ARts in the College of Computing and Digital Media.  

DePaul presents free Kartemquin doc master classes

Master classes on documentary filmmakers by the experts — Kartemquin filmmakers, founder / artistic director Gordon Quinn, director Dinesh Sabu and director of editing / senior editor Leslie Simmer — is being presented Oct. 28-29 by DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts for “Verite,” and it’s free and open to all.

Free DePaul Screenwriting Conference with top writers

The Midwest’s premiere screening event — DePaul School of Cinematic Arts’ annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference — Oct. 8 at its Loop campus, is an afternoon of panel discussions with the entertainment industry’s writers and producers, free and open to all.

Project Development kicks off the panels at 1 p.m., discussed by Brian Banks, Nickelodeon’s VP / executive in charge of production at Nickelodeon and Samantha Olsson Shear, head film and television development at Kickstart Productions. DePaul faculty member and screenwriter Chris Parrish will moderate.

Top LA talent speak at DePaul’s free conference

Ten A-list film executives from LA will appear on panels discussing all things screenwriting at DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts’ 2nd annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference, Saturday, May 21, 1:00-7:30 p.m. free and open to all.

1:00-1:45 p.m. DePaul students will pitch their projects to panelists Dina Hiller, former VP/ Comedy Development at Paramount Television (Community) Adam Peck, owner/president of Synchronicity Management, screenwriter Steve Pink (High Fidelity); Moderator is DePaul faculty member Chris Parrish.