Four popular guests stars added to Wizard World Chicago

Wizard World Chicago announced the addition of four popular guest stars from hugely successful franchises. Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series Arrow, returns to Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, October 16. The Toronto-born Amell who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Batwoman … Continue reading “Four popular guests stars added to Wizard World Chicago”

Outlander star Sam Heughan to join Wizard World Chicago

Sam Heughan, who has gained international acclaim for his starring role in the hit series Outlander, will attend Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, October 16, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Heughan, who plays 18th-century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser in the time-traveling drama-fantasy, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops, conduct a … Continue reading “Outlander star Sam Heughan to join Wizard World Chicago”

Wizard World Chicago returns August 23-26

“Star Trek’s” Nichelle Nichols, “Napoleon Dynamite’s” Jon Hedon, and “X-Files” duo David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson scheduled to appear The 20th annual Wizard World Comic Con will waive its magical wand of storytelling, fantasy, and sci-fi at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from August 23-26, 2018. The pop-culture convention hosted by Wizard … Continue reading “Wizard World Chicago returns August 23-26”

ACE Comic Con brings supercharged world to Chicago

Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, and Jake Gyllenhaal among the actors, artists, and writers appearing at event ACE Comic Con will transform the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center into a supercharged bastion of activity, engagement, entertainment, and information over the weekend of October 11. Featuring appearances by big screen stars and Q&As with behind-the-scenes … Continue reading “ACE Comic Con brings supercharged world to Chicago”

Have an idea for a show? Go to Wizard World

Columbia Pictures is now accepting idea submissions from “anyone who plans on attending Wizard World Comic Con Chicago” (Los Angeles — 26 July 2018) Do you have an original idea for a movie? And do you plan on attending Wizard World Comic Con Chicago? This could be your day. Wizard World, Inc. and Columbia Pictures … Continue reading “Have an idea for a show? Go to Wizard World”

Characters abound on “Chicagolicious” docu-series

“Chicagolicious,” a new Style Network docu-series being filmed here, hosted a launch event offering makeovers to anyone who got in line early enough.

In the spirit of journalistic excellence, this intrepid reporter made herself physically and emotionally available to be made over.  

“Chicagolicious” is a spin-off of the top-rated “Jerseylicious” and follows stylist A.J. Johnson and his quirky staff-to-the-stars, at Ajes Salon.  

New Normal: multitasking at The Colonie

Editor’s Note: The world changed right before our very eyes. We now work, live, exercise and entertain ourselves in our homes. This is the new normal. In this new on-going series, we check in on ad agencies, production companies, post-houses, and anyone else who wants to talk about their personal experiences during this coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The … Continue reading “New Normal: multitasking at The Colonie”

REEL WOMEN: Karolyn Raphael, Pres, Winger Marketing

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 Reel Women During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready. Karolyn Raphael, President of Winger Marketing, with more than … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Karolyn Raphael, Pres, Winger Marketing”

‘Wild Kingdom’ creator Don Meier, 1915-2019

TV pioneer turned millions of family rooms into theaters of untamed nature every Sunday night for decades Legendary Chicago filmmaker Donald Meier died peacefully of natural causes last Saturday night. Over the course of a half-century career, the 104-year-old creator, producer, and director of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom built a legacy that will last … Continue reading “‘Wild Kingdom’ creator Don Meier, 1915-2019”

Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2019

From “Black Panther” to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Chicago’s outdoor movie schedule offers something for everyone The 2019 Millennium Park outdoor movie schedule is diverse and awesome. Taking place every Tuesday night from June 4 through August 20, it opens with Black Panther, finishes on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and offers Moonlight, The … Continue reading “Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2019”

Thanksgiving break: holiday viewing suggestions

From hip-hop snow angels to Lego parades, an adult-sized portion of casually-vetted Chicago content to help readers get the most out of the holiday Falling onto a couch in front of a TV is the final and most relaxing course of every good Thanksgiving meal. It pairs well with prime time football, Charlie Brown, The … Continue reading “Thanksgiving break: holiday viewing suggestions”

Tessa, mcgarrybowen, Arc, Jenny Milkowski on the move

Puppet master and stop-motion specialist join Tessa Films’ roster Meghann Artes and Toben Seymour have joined the directorial roster at Tessa Films. The duo arrives at Tessa Films with skillsets that are bound to overlap in both conventional and unconventional ways. Artes is a master of stop motion. Seymour is a master of puppetry.   … Continue reading “Tessa, mcgarrybowen, Arc, Jenny Milkowski on the move”

Kargo, Tronc, The Avengers, Radio Hall of Fame in news

Kargo seeks to reduce damages awarded to former employee

Arguing that a New York Labor law should not apply to a Chicago resident, mobile ad shop Kargo filed a motion last Friday to reduce the $40 million awarded to former employee Alexis Berger by $36.5 million.

Berger was the former SVP of Sales for the Midwest and West Coast for Kargo when she filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim in spring 2016. Prior to her late-July termination, she was the agency’s highest paid employee and managed approximately 30 employees.

Facebook and Twitter celebrate Harry Potter 20th

Get ready to feel old. Like really old. Today is the official 20th anniversary of the release of the Harry Potter franchise.

The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (later retitled The Sorcerer’s Stone in America), was released 20 years ago, on June 26th, 1997.

To take our minds off the fact that we are closer to becoming dust, Facebook and Twitter have gone all out to celebrate by posting Easter Eggs on user’s social media posts.

MWFF 2013 season opens with Looby’s ‘Be Good’ feature

TODD LOOBY’S FEATURE BE GOOD opens Midwest Independent Film Festival’s 2013 season Feb. 5.  The Chicago-made indie, written and directed by Looby, stars Amy Seimetz (of recent Sundance selection Upstream Color) as a new mother making the tough adjustment back to the work world, and Thomas J. Madden (Looby’s Lefty) as her husband, an independent filmmaker balking at his new childcare duties.