Up and Down the Avenue – 11/11/03

Producers of “Weatherman,” the Nicolas Cage feature, scouted the city for a full week with the expectation of filming here in late winter.

IPA’s first Membership Meeting takes place Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1 W. Wacker, Riviere Ballroom.

JWT lost the $3 million Haagen Dazs account to Goodby, Silverstein/San Francisco, on the heels of the $40 million OfficeMax loss to DDB.

Parenting Magazine nominated Bruce Frankel’s video, “That’s How We Build a House,” as one of the best kids videos of 2003.

The legislature, we hear, won’t support the wage tax credit bill until the diversity initiative of equitable job dissemination is assured.

Richard Schickel, Time Magazine film critic appears at the Nov. 16 screening of his doc, “Charlie: The Life and Times of Charlie Chaplin,” at the Times Cinema theatre in Milwaukee, part of Milwaukee’s first indie film festival.

Rynne Buckley Marketing & Communications is the new name for the Evanston health care agency; new president/CEO, Patrick Buckley, with Rynne since 1998.

Feature/TV revenuesfor 2003 look like an all-time low at an estimated $15 million. Only “Barber Shop 2” filmed in its entirety here at Studio City.

IFO’s Brenda Sextonis featured in the current Today’s Chicago Woman, in which she mentions her IFO plans include “an investment fund, a soundstage, and a number of projects she can’t discuss.”