FILM FLAM. After six months of filming in the Detroit area, “Batman vs. Superman” is tentatively scheduled to film in Illinois for one to two weeks. The Yorkville location is the farmhouse where Superman grew up and the producers need to film winter scenes there.
—A reliable source tells us that low-budget horror indie feature “Sinister 2” might be returning to LA. Reasons are strictly internal and pertain to production problems. It’s said there’s a possibility the entire movie could be shuttered. Headquartered at Chicago Studio City, it recently started shooting.
—Although Robert DeNiro made a trip here to prepare for his role as Anthony “Big Tuna” Accardo in “Idol’s Eye,” there’s been no official word about when or if the movie will actually film here. As the Reel reported, production on the #20 million-range film was supposed to start in October. Now there are rumors it might bypass Chicago and head directly for Toronto.
THE MEMORIAL CELEBRATION for popular, beloved actress Molly Glynn will be held Oct. 6 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, at 7:30 p.m.
MILLER LITE opted for an LA agency instead of Chicago’s Leo Burnett and Ogilvy’s Royal Order that had been formed specifically for the MillerCoors business. Losing agency was Saatchi & Saatchi/New York.
Chicago is still in the brewery business, however, as Burnett has creative for Miller High Life and WPP’s Cavalry has Coors brands.
“GETTING YOUR FILM MADE,” all-day seminar Oct. 11 gives filmmakers direct access to Hollywood professionals director/actor Bill Duke and filmmaker/financier Jake Seal, moderated by entertainment attorney Hal “Corky” Kessler and presented by Linda Frothingham’s ChicagoHollywood.
The day gives filmmakers a chance to pitch their ideas to the pros, ask questions and win an hourlong, one-on-one consultation with Kessler. All this for $59 including lunch. At Cinespace, 18th and South Rockwell. Parking. Register here.
RESOLUTON PRODUCTIONS’ TEAM won five out of 19 prizes in the 2014 48 Hour Film Festival. Calling themselves R Underground, and led by sound designer Bryen Hensley, their 4-minute short “Faces” won for Best Direction, Actress, Editing, Original Score and Best Use of Prop.
Runner-up with four awards was Kick a Rock’s “Teleporitia,” led by TV reporter Joe Barlow of Indianapolis, for Best Film, Writing, Use of Line and winner of the Best Audience Award.
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