Nov. 17 AICP meeting to discuss new agreement

PRIOR TO THE NOV. 18 AICP SHOW, a general membership meeting will convene Nov. 17 at Fletcher Cameras. AICP president Matt Miller and AICP VP/labor relations Jane Nunez from New York will discuss the new IATSE national agreement that went into effect Nov. 1 and how it affects commercial production.

“The meeting is open to all interested parties,” says Mark Androw, who was recently officially elected president of the AICP Midwest Chapter. Meeting starts at 6 p.m.

As for the AICP Show, prepare to dine sumptuously on such festive fare as Oysters Rockefeller, Mini Steak Diane Sliders with onion straws, Zucchini Cake and Curried Chicken Salad Bites among the dozen appetizers being offered by Berghoff Catering.

At the carving station, there’s Roasted Pork Shoulder with all the fixin’s, and for dessert ? Bananas Foster, yum, and if you’re still hungry at midnight, the serving chefs will make you Mini Reubens or Mini Grilled Cheese sandwiches.

Cultural Center trivia questions. The AICP party takes place in the G.A.R. Rotunda. What does G.A.R. stand for? The Show Reel screens in the Claudia Cassida Theatre. What was Cassidy’s claim to fame do to earn this recognition? See answers at the end of the column.

THE CFO’S RICH MOSKAL gives a rare lecture to a group Tuesday when he takes the Friends of Downtown backstage to look at locally shot filming over the years and how it happens on city streets and properties.

The venue, appropriately, is the DePaul School of Digital Cinema, 14 E. Jackson Blvd. Reception at 6 p.m., program at 6:30. The 90-minute program will include clips from numerous features and refreshments. Tickets are $20.

AVID’S MEAGHAN ROSS extends an invitation to meet the Pro Tools/HD experts demonstrating the Pro Tools family Nov. 18 at Prairie Productions, a spacious venue and photo studio at 1314 W. Randolph, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The program: check-in and appetizers, main stage products demo, Q&A, ending with an hour’s worth of hands-on, mingling and a DJ.

GAY GUTHREY & ASSOCIATES signed bicoastal commercial production Pony Show Entertainment, representing for commercials such famous feature film directors as Peter Berg, Luc Besson, Spike Lee, Baz Huhrman P.T. Anderson and James Woods.

WHO’S NEW: Cramer-Kresselt’s new executive producer is Danny Paul, replacing Sergio Lopez who joined JWT/New York ? Gabe McDonough left DDB to head music at Leo Burnett ? Christy LeMaster is the new IFP director, succeeding Ryan Jewell, who returned to his native Oklahoma City for personal family reasons ?

Founder/creative director Francisco Garcia recently opened new ad agency Latin Spin Creative at 211 E. Ohio. Garcia spent 15 years in various production, creative and executive capacities at Univision in various cities. Phone, 312/880-7746. See