Guests coming from all over for tonight’s AICP Show

Tonight’s 26th annual AICP Show will be bursting with creative energy as more than 1,000 guests (as of 9 a.m.) from Michigan Avenue, Los Angeles and across the country will the socialize with people they do business with, meet new folks and reunite with old friends.

If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you can still buy them at $175 until 4 p.m. online here or $200 at the door.

The grand finale event of the year at the Chicago Cultural Center starts at 6 p.m. with the 2014 Show Reel presentation in the Claudia Cassidy Theatre.

New this year for the Show Reel audience – food and in the theatre for the first time. You can sip on champagne, craft beers or soft drinks and snack on gourmet popcorn and mini pizzas while watching the best of the best in commercial production in North America.     

AICP’s incomparable cocktail reception, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. takes place in the Cultural Center’s magnificent Preston Bradley Hall under the priceless Tiffany glass dome, the biggest in the world.

The after party for those who want to continue the evening is being hosted by The Spin Artist producer Darryl Manuel and director/editor Phil Lee, at the HQ Beercade, 213 W. Institute Place. First drink is complimentary. Cash bar, good music and good company thereafter.

Kudos to the AICP Show Committee for their dedicated work on this always-anticipated and always-enjoyable event. Board officers Mark Androw, president, Tom Fletcher, VP, Wayne Kubacki, treasure, Sue Witham, secretary.

Board members Ed Amaya, Kipp Christiansen, Mark Egmon, Matt Abramson, Megan Maples, John Noble, Melissa Thornley, Marsie Wallach, Lisa Massuer.

Board member Gayle McCormick produced the Show; members Erica Hilbert, Joel Signer were production managers and John Focosi, technical director.

Credits for the Sponsor Reel: concept and direction, John Michaels;, producer, Kate Soczka; DP, Jamieson Mulholland; editor, Christina Stumpf; editor, Tom Rovak, postproduction by Protokulture; music by Earhole.  Equipment provided by Resolution.