Michelle DeLong’s “clan” is one of many companies that’s changing spaces during Chicago’s traditional moving month of May.
On May 31 the three affiliated companies will pack up move from a 1,400-sq. ft. office in the Orbis building and on June 2 open for business in 3,500-sq. ft. of space in a large building a few miles south of the Loop.
The clan ? DeLong’s Mimi Productions, her husband David Miller’s Mindlight Films/Viral Film Video and DP Tim Horstman’s Nexvision ? will settle in a 10-story building at 329 W. 18th St., at Canal St. and the Chicago River.
The DeLong group was one of the few remaining film-related companies in the River West Orbis building where the third set of owners occupy the entire second floor.
“We looked for six months to find a building like this one and we’re thrilled. The building has affordable rent, so we’re sure of staying for a long time, furnished utilities and both indoor and outdoor parking,” says DeLong. “It’s a 10 story building, all concrete construction, which is great for production,” she adds.
Spot News, stringers for Chicago news stations, is the building’s only other production company.