Homeless aided by $13K sale of Daily Planet T-shirts

DAILY PLANET’S POP-UP SHOP of hand-designed T-shirts last week raised a mighty $13,000 to help provide shelter for many of StreetWise’s homeless vendors.

That’s almost double the $7,000 the Daily Planet’s T-shirt sale raised last year for the nonprofit organization.

Daily Planet staffers and a dozen StreetWise vendors sold 350 specially designed and hand-printed T-shirts at $25, plus a large number of specially-designed posters, tote bags, notebooks and kids T-shirts during the one-day sale at the bridgehouse at Michigan and Wacker.

The T-shirts on sale were designed by 15 local artists and individually hand-printed in a shop set up in Daily Planet’s River West studio.

If you’re looking for a special gift, you can choose from the 19 exclusive designs available here.

TRISECT’S NEW OWNER is Match Marketing Group, http://matchmg.com/ a Toronto-based engagement and activation agency and North America’s leading end-to-end integrated marketing company.

“Joining Match will allow us access to their broader end-to-end capabilities and immediately allow us to take our service offerings to the next level,” says Dick Thomas, Trisect founder/CEO.

The Trisect addition gives Match an office close to major Chicago corporations and the Midwest, says Match president Michael Dill. It also adds Trisect’s 100-plus workforce and its full-service production studios.

NEW AT CAP GUN COLLECTIVE is LA-based, award-winning live action director Noah Paul as its fifth director for U.S. representation.

A native New Yorker, Paul began his career in 2011 with Hollywood title company yU-Co, followed by film director for Bullett magazine. In 2013 he was a finalist in CFPE/Shots Young Directors Awards and appeared in Shoot’s New Directors’ Showcase.

Paul joins Alex Fendrich, Matt Miller, Mike Warzin and Spooner Bonde on Cap Gun’s directorial roster.

MARIA FINITZO’S DOCIN THE GAME” is now on tour with the U.S. State Department in central Asian Tajikistan, with future 2017 stops in India and Morocco. The Kartemquin doc, directed by Peabody award winner Finito, follows three girls on the soccer team at South Side, mostly low-income Hispanic Kelly High School, face barriers to a higher education.

A donor was so moved by the film that they has supported the college educations of the young women in the film while also establishing an ongoing scholarship program for girls at Kelly High School.

THE BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL presented by the Gene Siskel Film Center received a a $10,000 support grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Black Harvest, the Midwest’s largest and longest-running such showcase, will hold its 22nd festival next August 4-31.

LAST CALL FOR 2017 NEWS! ReelChicago takes a holiday Dec. 23-Jan. 3 and wishes our coast-to-coast readers the Happiest of Holidays! Send your info to ruth@reelchicago.com or phone 12/274-9980.