MICHAEL MOORE AND MICHAEL SHANNON light up our celeb scene over the next few weeks while they’re in Chicago. Tonight, Moore will present the 25th anniversary screening of his first doc, “Roger & Me,” at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, at the AMC River East theatre at 7 p.m.
Then on Friday, he will be the luncheon keynote speaker at John Marshall Law School’s annual IP law symposium, where he will talk about his experience as a filmmaker, journalist and writer and how IP law has played a part in his career.
Versatile stage and screen actor Michael Shannon returns to his Chicago roots Nov. 8 when he hosts a gala for the 22nd anniversary for A Red Orchid Theatre which he cofounded, at Sunda. His co-host is restaurateur Billy Dec (Sunda and Rockit)
The gala features live performances from the company’s upcoming season, followed by a benefit cocktail party at The Underground, with a live auction and a Spectacular A Red Orchid Fan Package.
Factoid: Shannon has appeared in 49 movies since 1993 — “Groundhog Day” was his first — and eight TV series, with HBO’s just-ending HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” the latest.
MAGNANIMOUS MEDIA’S Gear Junkie contest will award a $3,000 rental credit on camera, lighting, and audio gear. Contestants submit a link to their web site, the favorite project they’ve worked on and why, and a paragraph about what they’d do with the credit (or a script). Entry deadline is Oct. 31. The winner will be announced Nov. 15.
CITING ITS PROVEN RECORD of “helping their clients better understand diverse consumers at their core,” Kia Motors America retained cross-cultural agency LimeGreen to help drive US multicultural communication strategy for the automotive company.
“LimeGreen’s leadership has impressive knowledge in multicultural automotive marketing, diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility,” explained Rhonda Bolton, head if KIA Corporate Diversity Initiatives about their choice of agency.
Ten year old LimeGreen was co-founded by CEO Ellis and Mike Stratta. Clients include McDonald’s, Luster Products and Discover Financial Services. It’s located in the South Loop.
AFTER 16 YEARS at Arc Worldwide, award-winning SVP/CD Matt Denten on Monday joined total brand experience Momentum Worldwide as SVP/Midwest ECD. He will lead the agency’s Chicago and St. Louis teams in creating marketing solutions for Momentum clients that include the US army, United Airlines, Energy Upgrade California and Constellation Wines.
BTW: Momentum’s YouTube video for Budweiser, called “Friends are Waiting” (the friend is the man’s faithful dog) lovable man’s dog) has garnered almost an astounding 20 MILLION VIEWS since it was posted Sept. 19.
DDB CHICAGO IS ROLLING OUT an online in celebration of Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 40th anniversary, with videos on social media telling positive and poignant stories of families around the world who have been involved with the organization.
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