Eggs are the holiday gift they are cracked up to be

0 Launching on November 10th, the American Egg Board’s new campaign, and our Reel Ad of the Week, is “The Gift of Eggs.” The LOL campaign from Energy BBDO pokes fun at holiday extravagances in order to celebrate what really matters during the season — family, friends, special memories together and FOOD! The campaign’s two … Continue reading “Eggs are the holiday gift they are cracked up to be”

Move over Taco Tuesday… here comes WEGGSDAY!

3+ Much like Taco Tuesday, WEGGSDAY embraces the popularity of marrying a day of the week with a popular food. A two-minute original music video, titled “Wednesday Is Officially WEGGSDAY!,” has been created to hilariously introduce the concept. The animated video also highlights the versatility of eggs, reminding consumers that eggs are an incredible meal … Continue reading “Move over Taco Tuesday… here comes WEGGSDAY!”

Egg Board introduces ‘dinner egg’ mockumentary

3+ The American Egg Board has cooked up the biggest food discovery since the breakfast egg. Say good evening to… The Dinner Egg! A new mockumentary, created by AOR Energy BBDO, explains the discovery and origin of the new food. Supply and Demand’s Amy Nicholson, takes a Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy type of approach … Continue reading “Egg Board introduces ‘dinner egg’ mockumentary”

Energy BBDO gets ‘Incredible’ with American Egg Board

2+ Reviews are beginning to pour in for Disney / Pixar’s all-new “Incredibles 2” and the film looks to be… an incredible hit!   As covered in “Reel Chicago,” the American Egg Board relaunched The Incredible Egg by re-framing the answer to the age-old question, “How do you like your eggs?” to showcase the infinite … Continue reading “Energy BBDO gets ‘Incredible’ with American Egg Board”

Energy BBDO cracks some eggs, makes an omelet

6+ For me, nothing beats a fried egg sandwich with whisky-maple bacon on a croissant in the morning. Yeah, I just displayed my “bougie.” More than pancakes. More than waffles. More than peanut butter French Toast. I like my eggs in egg form. Why am I going on about how I like my eggs? Because … Continue reading “Energy BBDO cracks some eggs, makes an omelet”

FCB wins Super REGGIE for Valspar marketing campaign

THE TOP 2016 REGGIE AWARD, the Super REGGIE, selected from among 70 agency and brand winners for the best in marketing, went to FCB Chicago for its Valspar Paint’s “Color for the Colorblind” campaign, at April 20 ceremonies at the Westin Hotel attended by more than 300 guests.

Local agencies scoring 10 top prizes among 23 categories were Starcom MediaVest, four: two Golds and a Silver for REI and a Silver for Delta Faucet.

Arc Worldwide, three: A Bronze for P&G’s Always Discreet campaign, a Silver for Alcon and a Bronze for 3M.

Producers Elise and Gregg Jaffe: ?We survived!’

Elise and Gregg Jaffe were all grins as 75 friends, family, vendors, freelancers, and clients celebrated their Chicago-based Big Teeth Productions’ five-year anniversary as a one-stop production shop.

The husband-wife duo described their momentous occasion with one simple word ? surviving. “We’ve scraped and clawed and come out alive,” says Elise Jaffe. “We’re really proud.”

Big Teeth Productions (BTP) landed its first “real” Twitter job with deal-of-the-day Chicago phenom, Groupon, last year.

A La Turka is a cushy Lincoln Ave. joint where stuffed eggplant, zucchini pancakes are awesome

It was around 3:30 p.m., time for a break from work, which sometimes must involve a small glass of wine.

I’d told Chezne, a producer who works for me and dining guinea pig: “I can only walk until I see a restaurant I’ve never eaten at. No matter what, that is where we stop.”

We hadn’t strolled down Lincoln Ave. for five minutes when I saw the specials board outside of A La Turka at 3134 N. Lincoln Ave. Lunch was still being served and the place was bone empty. Perfect, in we go.

The interior was dark. A waited nodded and waved his hand for us to sit anywhere.

Only signed agreements are legally valid is high court’s message in costly “VeggieTales” case

The U.S. Supreme Court last week, without comment, refused to hear an appeal in the case over who had the exclusive distribution rights to “Veggie Tales” DVDs and other products.

In the end, it boiled down to a message filmmakers should take to heart: There’s no deal unless it’s a signed deal.

Lombard-based Big Idea Productions went out of the Christian cartoon business in 2003 after a long, tangled and costly legal battle with Texas-based children’s film distributor Lyrick Studios of “Barney” fame.

VeggieTales sells for $
to Classic Media of New York

VeggieTales’ characters are now owned by Classic Media LLC of New York.

Congratulations to the 2020 Chicago Emmy recipients

0 Reel Chicago congratulates the winners of the 62nd Chicago / Midwest Emmy Awards. A big shout out to two of our loyal advertisers, October TV and WTTW for taking home Emmys. The Chicago / Midwest Emmy Awards are presented annually for outstanding achievements in broadcasting. Members come from all areas of the industry and … Continue reading “Congratulations to the 2020 Chicago Emmy recipients”

J Balvin is dropping ‘Dorado’ to uplift Latino community

1+ In time for The Biggest Night in Latin Music, J Balvin and McDonald’s are dropping “Dorado” to celebrate the unshakeable optimism of the Latino community. Inspired by J Balvin’s most recent album Colores and McDonald’s Golden Arches, “Dorado” (“Gold”) aims to uplift Latinos and encourage them to keep shining while remaining proud of who they are. … Continue reading “J Balvin is dropping ‘Dorado’ to uplift Latino community”

Transgender doc ‘Born to Be’ opens in Chicago 11.20

0 Born to Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City-where, for the first time ever, all transgender and non-binary people have access to quality gender affirming health and surgical care. CTMS is Mount Sinai’s large, interdisciplinary transgender … Continue reading “Transgender doc ‘Born to Be’ opens in Chicago 11.20”

‘Doll Eyes’ come to life for Chicago director Piñeiro

0 Felix Piñeiro has signed on to direct ​Doll Eyes​ written by award-winning screenwriter Amir Mohabbat. The horror film follows a developmentally disabled man who protects his sister from an abuser with “unique, desired eyes.” Piñeiro is a two-time DCASE Grant recipient and Finalist for the 2018 Chicago Filmmaker in Residence Award. His latest project … Continue reading “‘Doll Eyes’ come to life for Chicago director Piñeiro”

Kerrygold embraces family moments in new Xmas spot

1+ The last two days of news are making the Reel Chicago team wonder if Energy BBDO  has a secret farm somewhere. In the agency’s new Kerrygold butter spot the Irish dairy brand celebrates people coming together and enjoying small moments over a home-cooked meal. The campaign, which launched yesterday, is supported by a new … Continue reading “Kerrygold embraces family moments in new Xmas spot”

ECHO BOOMERS Chicago Premiere with Seth Savoy Q&A

0 Echo Boomers, the crime drama feature starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out, Nocturnal Animals, The Shape of Water) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) holds its Chicago Premiere at the ChiTown Drive-in followed by a live zoom Q&A with director Seth Savoy.  The story follows a crime ring breaking into the homes … Continue reading “ECHO BOOMERS Chicago Premiere with Seth Savoy Q&A”

Social Justice Screenwriting Virtual Pitch Competition

0 The Chicago Film Office and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will host the Social Justice Screenwriting Pitch Competition, to be held online at Facebook Live Saturday, November 7, at 3pm CST The Law offices of Hal “Corky” Kessler and the Chicago Film Office present the Chicago Social Justice Screenwriting Competition. This competition … Continue reading “Social Justice Screenwriting Virtual Pitch Competition”

Tenacious D covers infamous ‘Time Warp’ for election

2+ Let’s do the time warp againnnn… Pandemic style. Tenacious D covers the infamous popular rack of Rocky Horror Picture Show ‘Time Warp’. It’s the fourth song in the cult classic movie musical, and the one sung by Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia just as Brad and Janet have entered Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s creepy castle. The … Continue reading “Tenacious D covers infamous ‘Time Warp’ for election”

‘Dreaming Grand Avenue’ director Hugh Schulze

1+ Dreaming Grand Avenue, produced by Newcity’s Chicago Film Project, is the story of Maggie and Jimmy, who have never met, but they keep showing up in each other’s dreams. As they navigate memories, traumas, hopes and desires in sleep and the waking world, they’ll discover the truth of their linked destiny with the help … Continue reading “‘Dreaming Grand Avenue’ director Hugh Schulze”

McDonald’s sweetens up breakfast with McCafé Bakery

0 Wake up and smell the…cinnamon rolls! For nearly five decades, McDonald’s is sharing some sweet news to give fans even more ways to experience the breakfast they love at McDonald’s with the new McCafé Bakery lineup.  Beginning Wednesday, October 28, customers can enjoy a new Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin or Cinnamon Roll at breakfast … Continue reading “McDonald’s sweetens up breakfast with McCafé Bakery”