Up and Down the Avenue 9/16/03

Y&R adds CD Tim Crawley from Carmichael/Lynch; senior art director Sonya Grewal as a senior A/D, from Cramer-Krasselt, and the A/D-writer team of Mollie Wilkie and Greg Christensen, from Hadrian’s Wall.

After many years producing his sci-fi/horror flick, Princeton-based John Swanson is ecstatic over the Chicago Horror Film Festival accepting his “Unearthly Harvest.”

George Simkowski of Let’s Go Hollywood product placement, poured 80 bottles of Jim Beam whiskies for thirsty golfers of the Cure Autism Now benefit in L.A. last week. Celebrity golfers helped raise $450,000 for the good cause.

Ch. 5 will build a street-side studio, like the “Today Show” in New York, in 4,000 sq-ft. in the Equitable Building, bowing in November. News and specials will air from the new studio.

The best Chicago PR in L.A. is coming from the Chicago Taste drive-in restaurant owned by Joe Mantegna’s wife Arlene in Burbank near Warner’s studios.

Congratulations to Bob Ebel exec producer Lisa Masseur on the birth of Tyler Donald Sept. 5, weighing in at 7 lbs., 13 oz.

The Ungar Group won a 2003 Silver Microphone Award for a Robert Bosh spot, written by Tom Ungar, engineered by Pat Yacono and vocalized by Pete Stacker.