Mar 22, 2019
of the Year
describes how she is
"still figuring it out"
Susan Betteridge has made a profound and positive ...
Mar 19, 2019
Zacuto Studios' leader
of business operations
offers a little
bit of everything
Melissa Kennedy leads the business op...
Mar 11, 2019
Meet the woman
who has gone
“full circle” —
Valerie Gobos heads Gobos Film & Entertainment, work...
Jul 2, 2018
Joyce Porter is a busy and well-known actor in the Chicago film community. After receiving her M.A. in Theater from Northwestern, she had a long and satisfying career as a profe...
Jun 25, 2018
Yasmin is a first-generation West African who has travelled the world, but still feels right at home in her native Chicago, where she spent the last four years as part of the te...
Jun 4, 2018
Emily Esperanza is a filmmaker and artist whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative.
An advocate of rebe...
May 25, 2018
Jacquelyn Jamjoom is a film and television producer serving as Executive Producer of Chicago based film production company Digital Hydra.
At Digital Hydra, Jacquelyn has pro...
May 17, 2018
Sarah Clark has worked professionally in the film industry for eight years. Casting has always been her bread and butter, but she's also an Emmy Nominated producer and professio...
May 10, 2018
Jenny Lumpkin is the international Artist Agent and Senior Producer for Quriosity Productions. Politely referred to as “Q #2”, she is armed with a BFA in both graphic design...
Apr 19, 2018
Elise Jaffe is the “spokes teeth” and Executive Producer of Big Teeth Productions, which she co-owns with her husband Gregg.
She’s also known as “Little Miss Bossy P...
Apr 5, 2018
Erin Sarofsky established her company, Sarofsky Corp., in January of 2009 in Chicago’s booming West Loop neighborhood.
Sarofsky Corp. specializes in design-driven production,...
Apr 2, 2018
Sophia Wong Boccio, 王曉菲, was born and raised in Hong Kong by parents who were part of Hong Kong’s film industry from the 1950’s through the 70’s.
Her father (Won...
Mar 30, 2018
After earning a degree in advertising art design, Laura Roeper found her way into photography as a prop stylist, then as a studio manager.
She eventually gained years of exp...
Mar 29, 2018
Having never spent a day in college, Mindy learned by doing. She learned by watching and by mirroring some of the greatest creative and production people in the ad business.
Mar 27, 2018
Carey Lundin is a multi award-winning director, writer and producer specializing in comedic digital series, media for progressive candidates, and documentaries.
Mar 26, 2018
Marina Killion is an accomplished audio engineer based in Chicago. She has been at Optimus for nine years, where she is currently Senior Audio Engineer. She does everything from...
Mar 23, 2018
Laurel joined mcgarrybowen in 2009 and currently serves as President of the Chicago office. In addition to her agency responsibilities she continues to lead the Disney Parks and...
Mar 22, 2018
Life is short, so make sure to enjoy playing in the great sandbox!”
I dive into things I dream of, and 2017’s Lost ‘n’ Found was no exception. I had the privilege dir...
Mar 20, 2018
Jeanne Caliendo is a born and bred Chicagoan who graduated from Columbia College with a degree in film. By her own admission, she has had “one fulltime job my entire life.”
Mar 16, 2018
Born in Tehran, Iran, Kamelya Alexan moved to Chicago when she was five-years-old, where she was raised.
Kamelya has worked on and completed over twenty-five projects includ...