Oyelowo, star of Mensch’s script, gets Emmy nod


FREDERICK MENSCH’S FIRST SCREENPLAY to be filmed, the thriller “Nightingale,” could deliver a primetime Emmy for actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”) the solo actor in a one location HBO drama.

Oyelowo portrays war vet David Snowden, whose mental health rapidly deteriorates after an unspeakable tragedy occurs inside his mother’s home.

Mensch, of Palatine, based the thriller on a Palatine man’s horrific murder of his mother.  Directed by Elliott Lester, “Nightingale” was filmed in one location, the tormented man’s home, in a Tarzana, California. Budget was “well under $500, 000,” Mensch says.

The HBO movie aired last May and is currently available at Video on Demand.

Mensch founded and runs Moviebytesan internet database of 300-400 screenwriting competitions.

NEW YORK-BASED LEO BURNETT’S BUSINESSa specialty group within the agency, is the agency of record for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


“Lurie Children’s was truly looking for a partner to add strategic and creative value to our marketing team and current agency partners,” says Mary McIlwain, VP/marketing.  She had been Y&R’s president and North American managing partner when she left the agency after 26 years last May to join Lurie Hospital.


HCB HEALTH named two additions to its new Chicago office award-winning Yuliya Chepurnaya as senior art director, and John Testo, senior interactive project manager, both moving over from Abelson-Taylor.

HCB Austin, Texas-based HCB Health’s presence in Chicago is the result of it acquiring 30-year old Tobin & Associates, a pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare agency at 205 N. Michigan Ave.  Chicago is HCB Health’s second office.

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