Up and Down the Avenue

John Noble joins Element 79 next month as SVP/director of broadcast production, a new position ? actually a first for the agency. He had the same title at the Martin Agency.

ACD Jeff Ross joined Euro/Tatham. He’s a former freelance copywriter who previously worked at GSD&M, Dallas, the Martin Agency, Richmond, and Leagas Delaney, San Francisco.

After 23 years with Sound/Video Impressions, Pat Constabileo has retired. Now she’ll be able to indulge her long-time interest in yoga.

Optimus’ block party Aug. 1 will again be host to 1,000-1,200 guests at Grand and St. Clair.

A Towers Productions documentary was nominated for a national Emmy — “The Attack on the Pentagon” on 9/11, an episode of Towers’ “Minute by Minute” series for A&E.

Also nominated for a national Emmy was Ch. 5’s spot news coverage of the Hancock building deadly scaffold collapse.

West Suburban filmmakers are forming a collaborative film group and meet for the first time July 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Caribou Coffee, 1523 N. Aurora Rd. Naperville.

ICVM will meet at the Heart and Soul Caf?, 253 E. Rand Rd., Mt. Prospect, from 7-11 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

Top awards for arts management excellence, the ABBYs, went to Writers’ Theatre founder/ artistic director Michael and Hubbard Street Dance’s executive director Gail Kalver. The Arts & Business Council of Chicago sponsors the awards.

An unabashed plug for the story I wrote for the July issue of the newly revamped Production Update magazine about what’s really happening in the Midwest region.

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