Virginia Madsen and brother Michael Madsen to co-host SAG’s 75th anniversary gala here June 21

A RARE AND PERFECT CHOICE are Chicago natives Virgina Madsen and her brother, Michael Madsen to MC the SAG Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration and Benefit.

The June 21 event takes place amid the architectural artifacts at Salvage One. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased through the SAG office, 312/573-8081.

Virginia Madsen’s newly launched production company, Title IX Productions (referring to the 1972 law that prohibits gender discrimination in universities and schools) kicks off with a documentary directed by her mother, talented filmmaker Elaine Madsen.

THREE CHICAGO AD AGENCIES, Three Chicago agencies, out of 45 international agency winners, took home International Andy Awards at the annual ceremony this week in New York.

A gold Andy went to Leo Burnett for its McDonald’s work. Energy BBDO scored a silver Andy for Jim Beam ads, and DDB went home with a bronze Andy for ads for client Anheuser Busch.

The big $50,000 grand prize was won by T.A.G., San Francisco for a 60-second Xbox spot for Microsoft.

FAMOUS CHARACTER VOICE ACTOR PAT FRALEY, creator of more than of more than an amazing 4,000 character voices, will teach two different voice-acting workshops in Chicago May 17 and 18, hosted by Sherri Berger’s Voice Over U.

This is a Chicago first for Fraley, one of the top 10 performers of all time to be cast in animated programs.

His voices can be heard in features (“I am Legend,” “Wild Hogs,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles”) and he’s currently producing audiobooks for children. Call Berger at 773/774-9886 to sign up.

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS for Women in Film’s 2008-2009 board are president, Jeannette Beauregard: VP, Selina Hood; secretary, Marianne Greco; treasurer, Vail Romeyn; awards chair, Rise Sanders; career development chair, Annie Porter; membership co-chairs, Mylene Santiago, Marcy ; mentorship chair, Joan Sparks; outreach chair, Andrea Vasilo; PR chair, Krista Kilgore.

The organization pledges to continue to provide avenues of opportunity for its members.

NOTED. * Optimus holds an invitation-only party to show off its new audio design design and audio suite May 8…

* Liz Laine Reps,comprised of Liz Shaw and Katy Richter, signed Mexico City’s Organika, 32-person live action, design and animation production company ?

* DraftFCB was the only ad agency designated as one of Top 30 places to Work in Illinois by the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers and The Business Ledger.

NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS for Women in Film’s 2008-2009 board are president, Jeannette Beauregard: VP, Selina Hood; secretary, Marianne Greco; treasurer, Vail Romeyn; awards chair, Rise Sanders; career development chair, Annie Porter; membership co-chairs, Mylene Santiago, Marcy ; mentorship chair, Joan Sparks; outreach chair, Andrea Vasilo; PR chair, Krista Kilgore.

REP NIKKI WEISS, who headquarters out of her two-year old L.A. office, has produced a short film that was accepted into the Cannes Shorts Program. “What’s True” was written and directed by feature director Trish Doolan.

Weiss also informs that she added actress Candis Cayne, whose career she launched, as a management client. Cayne can be seen on ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money,” where she plays Billy Baldwin’s love interest.

VARIOUS PROPS FROM “PUBLIC ENEMIES” will remain in Oshkosh, where it filmed a few weeks ago, when the Oshkosh Public Museum gets parts of a 1930s-era Walgree set, and a picture signed by star Johnny Depp (as John Dillinger) and other principal cast members, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, and Jason Clarke.

Depp is being acclaimed for more than his iconic acting. T’is said he’s been a prince in graciously signing autographs and allowing his picture to be taken by excited fans. Depp and the crew are due in Chicago May 9.

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