Key Code Media hosts Expo; seeks account executive

EIGHTEEN OF THE LATEST and greatest product innovations will be Thursday, May 8 at Key Code Media’s Post NAB Technology Expo, being held at the LA-based company’s new Chicago office, at 1201 Wiley Road, Schaumburg, where 150 attendees are expected.  

As part of the Expo, two speakers will bring their experience to the fore. Nate Cooper, VP/sales at ProMAX speaks about ways to increase workgroup or facilities’ creative output at 4 p.m., and Emmy-winning editor Steve Hullfish of Varascope informs on how to save time on your edit at 5 p.m.

A cocktail reception wraps up the event, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Key Code, meanwhile, has posted a job opening for an account manager for its Central Region sales team, who will be responsible for identifying and closing business opportunities for an assigned territory. 

“Our most successful sales people are able to be customer-centric and provide good, better, and best scenarios for our clients,” the job posting says. 

For a full job description, click here.

CHANGING TIMES.  Former Red Car managing director Carrie Holecek, who moved to Dallas after Red Car’s abrupt closing last winter, is now production for post house Charlie Uniform Tango, also in Dallas.

*Director/editor Anna Patel, who spent seven years at Foundation Content before it took off for LA, is now freelance editing at Beats by Dr. Dre in LA.

*Producer Mary Ann Sochacki of MaryAnn TV is freelancing for Purohit Navigation, one of the country’s top 100 ad agencies in the healthcare field.

*Towers Productions welcomed back associate producer Elise Pasquinelli, after a brief stint with Brick City TV, the company involved with CNN/Robert Redford’s controversial “Chicagoland” TV series.

*Minneapolis-based director Joe Schaak, is now the 12th director to sign with The Traveling Picture Show Company for exclusive represention, moving from  Superlounge.

Schaak’s award-winning work includes spots for McDonald’s, ESPN, Verizon, Kellogg’s Wrigley’s and General Mills.  EP John Noble heads TPSC’s Chicago office.

SXSW FESTIVAL JURY AWARD winning “We Always Lie to Strangers,” set in Branson, Missouri will showcase at Tuesday’s Midwest Independent Film Festival, with co-director Missouri filmmaker David Wilson present for Q&A, at the Landmark Century Center Cinema.
Wilson also appears on the 6:30 p.m. Production Panel, with producer Bill Ryan (“Bad Johnson”) and Kartemquin’s distribution director Tim Horsburgh, moderated by Tribune writer Nina Metz and starting at 6:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6 p.m.
AN IMPRESSIVE AWARD was given to Chicago filmmaker and former Columbia Cogllege student, Artel J. Great: a Cinema Research Institute Fellowship Award from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, for innovation in film, media, and entertainment.

The Fellowship is international in scope and the last folks to win this award were the producers of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” 

Great’s research will focus on Distribution strategies for Artistically Underserved Communities.  He is one of four grad students so honored.

REEL MICHIGAN: “Eloise,” a thriller with expected in-state spend of $7.2 million, received a $1.95 million incentive from the Michigan Film Office. Starring Chace Crawford and Eliza Dushku, “Eloise” starts shooting in early May throughout Wayne County. Productoin offices are based in Detroit’s Masonic Temple.

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