CHICAGO AGENCY APPEARANCES on the prestigious AICP Show Reel or agency honors list were virtually non-existent. The 21st annual AICP Show and the NEXT Awards, was held June 12 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and attended by a number of local adfolk who apparently weren’t going to Cannes next week.
Leo Burnett and Draftfcb were barely discernible among the 70-plus “Most Honored Agencies. Those honors ranged from Wieden + Kennedy’s top 10 and 72andSunny and BBDO New York’s five each – to 20 single honors, including the lone one for Draftfcb.
Burnett fared better with three honors, one for a Hallmark spot (What? No Allstate awards?) and two in the NEXT category.
The top production company winners were heavy hitters Smuggler, MJZ, Nexus Productions, Tool, @radical media, Biscuit Filmworks and Caviar.
CHICAGO COULD BOAST its first national Daytime Emmy if Luminair president/producer Scott Dummler wins for “Mexico, One Plate at a Time,” in the Outstanding Culinary or Daytime Show category.
Dummler will be attending Sunday’s festivities in L.A. with famous Frontera Grill chef Rick Bayless, the show’s creator and host, who was nominated for Outstanding Host of a Culinary Show.
Next fall, Luminair starts production of “Mexico’s” ninth season on PSB as well as a new PBS food/culinary show. “The Great American Chef’s Tour” will take the Luminair crew to the kitchens of the hottest chefs in 15 cities. Macy’s Food Council, consisting of some of America’s finest and best known chefs, is one of the sponsors.
NEW REP FIRM Scout Creative Representation was formed by Marci Miles and Jen Giles who joined forces after each had been repping independently for many years. They have nine L.A., bi-coastal and European companies on their roster, including Crossroads Films, Curious Pictures, Detour Films and Picasso Pictures. Their new office is at 440 N. McClurg Ct.
AL COLLINS REJOINS FLETCHER after a year’s absence, as Camera and Optics Technician and will service Fletcher Camera & Lenses rental and Fletcher’s sports division. He will assume some of the local duties of Tim Caldwell, who moves this weekend to New Orleans to oversee Fletcher’s new office in the Crescent City. Collins returns after spending a year as Fujifilm’s Midwest regional service manager. Prior to his five years at Fletcher, he worked for Panasonic until they closed their Chicago operation in 2002.
WEEKEND TREATS. The touring Found Footage Festival of odd and hilarious found videos and live comedy, plays Saturday at the Music Box Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Hosts and curators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett provide their unique observations on the videos found at garage sales, thrift stores and warehouses throughout the country. Tickets are $12 and available here.
Studs Terkel Film & Video Festival Part 3 is Sunday, 2-8 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, where the free event celebrates oral historian Terkel’s 100th birthday (May 9) with rare archival gems.
The festival material comes from producer Tom Weinberg’s Media Burn Independent Video Archive which holds the largest collection of Terkel video in the world – half of it donated by Terkel himself.
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