Chance to record with Chicago’s hip hop artist DramaGirl

1+ Chicago’s hottest up and coming hip hop artist, DramaGirl has received acclaim and national recognition for wrecking punchlines, metaphors, exclusive wordplay and unique style. As the Windy City gears up for a virtual back-to-school season, DramaGirl has partnered up with I Grow Chicago to raise funds to support the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Now through September 12, fans can VISIT … Continue reading “Chance to record with Chicago’s hip hop artist DramaGirl”

CPD launch support for officers’ mental health & wellness

2+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) today marked the completion of the City’s 90-day police reforms with the launch of two new pilot programs that are designed to ensure all CPD officers have the mental health and wellness supports they need. With the launch of the new Officer Support System (OSS), a … Continue reading “CPD launch support for officers’ mental health & wellness”

Chicago’s new and reimagined World Music Events

1+ The Year of Chicago Music will celebrate Chicago’s Jazz and World Music Festivals with virtual performances over the Labor Day holiday and Sundays throughout September. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced today new and reimagined Jazz and World Music events as part of the Year … Continue reading “Chicago’s new and reimagined World Music Events”

Lovecraft gets the unimaginable from Framestore

1+ Behind the Scenes: Lovecraft Country calls on the visionaries of Framestore to bring to life all the creatures and mythos that would need to be realized. When the team adapting Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country for television started to take stock of all the creatures and mythos from the works of Lovecraft that would need … Continue reading “Lovecraft gets the unimaginable from Framestore”

What reviews say about ‘Lovecraft Country’

0 The wait is over. Lovecraft Country, which was filmed at Cinespace Studios, premiered Sunday night on HBO to 760,000 viewers, the best since Watchmen. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his … Continue reading “What reviews say about ‘Lovecraft Country’”

City of Chicago to Assess Memorials and Monuments

1+ The City of Chicago announced a racial healing and historical reckoning project to assess the memorials, monuments and other art across Chicago. The project will grapple with the often unacknowledged – or forgotten – history associated with the City’s various municipal art collections, and will provide a vehicle to address the hard truths of Chicago’s … Continue reading “City of Chicago to Assess Memorials and Monuments”

Court TV to cover trials of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery

2+ Court TV to cover trials involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Robert Durst, R. Kelly & more in months ahead. Court TV, the only multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, today at the 2020 summer press tour unveiled the cases … Continue reading “Court TV to cover trials of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery”

Gardner’s ‘Long Ride Home’ plays Bentonville Fest

2+ Charles Andrew Gardner’s Long Ride Home will compete for Best Short Film this week at Academy Award® winner Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. In the powerful short film, Long Ride Home, Brandon is an affluent African-American who has climbed the ladder to success, resenting anyone not willing to put in the same amount of discipline. However, his perspective … Continue reading “Gardner’s ‘Long Ride Home’ plays Bentonville Fest”

Blue Whiskey Independent Film Fest postponed to 2021

2+ Due to the ongoing global health crisis, the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (BWiFF) Board of Directors have made the decision to postpone the 10th annual festival until July 2021 at Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, in Chicago. BWiFF 2020 was originally scheduled to be held in late July and was initially postponed … Continue reading “Blue Whiskey Independent Film Fest postponed to 2021”

Meet ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ showrunner Misha Green

2+ HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which was filmed at Cinespace Studios, debuts on August 16. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago … Continue reading “Meet ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ showrunner Misha Green”

NoiseFloor has a new home in River North

3+ NoiseFloor has new digs. They are up and running in their new River North space and they couldn’t be more excited. After calling their studio space located at 308 W. Erie home for 10 years, NoiseFloor, the full service audio facility has moved to a new space in the River North neighborhood at 320 … Continue reading “NoiseFloor has a new home in River North”

Brand factory THE BRNDHAUS PL-ZEN opens in Pilsen

1+ GERTRUDE, INC. announces the completed renovation of its 35,000 sq. ft. design-forward brand destination, THE BRNDHAUS PL-ZEN. The two-year long development is a transformational one that brings a new brand and energy to the 20-year-vacant property located at 1727 W. 21st Street in Chicago’s dynamic Pilsen neighborhood; and new opportunity to global brands and professional … Continue reading “Brand factory THE BRNDHAUS PL-ZEN opens in Pilsen”

Gov Pritzker and OKRP launch $5 M awareness campaign

1+ Governor JB Pritzker and OKRP launched a new $5 million awareness campaign today to encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they’re in public — because it only works if you wear it. Following the data-driven approach that has guided Illinois’ coronavirus response, the campaign uses local information to advertise on … Continue reading “Gov Pritzker and OKRP launch $5 M awareness campaign”

Chicago ’66 wins Tirota/Finish Line Contest

2+ Professor and Screenwriter Stephane Dunn’s Grand Prize winner in the first Tirota/Finish Line Social Impact Script Competition was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s activism in the Summer of 1966. Morehouse College Professor Stephane Dunn took inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impactful but largely forgotten crusade in Chicago in writing her screenplay, Chicago ’66, … Continue reading “Chicago ’66 wins Tirota/Finish Line Contest”

WTTW News launches new shows on CHICAGO TONIGHT

2+ WTTW News today announced it will launch CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES and CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES, two additions to its influential and independent news and public affairs content and an extension of one of Chicago’s flagship news shows. These half-hour programs premiere on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 pm on … Continue reading “WTTW News launches new shows on CHICAGO TONIGHT”

Chicago Fire’s Reed-Foster talks up series “I’m Tired”

4+ Acclaimed Chicago actress / producer Deanna Reed-Foster (Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.) launches a powerful PSA video series titled I’m Tired. In a time when most people are just trying to survive, others are doing their best to help those in need.  One person doing just that is acclaimed Chicago actress / producer Deanna Reed-Foster (Chicago Fire, … Continue reading “Chicago Fire’s Reed-Foster talks up series “I’m Tired””

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Upcoming Episodes

2+ From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, HBO’s new drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Based on thenovel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his … Continue reading “LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Upcoming Episodes”

NAR & Havas launch “The Battle Home” for Veterans

2+ “The Battle Home” installation is fighting to end Veteran Homelessness. In honor of the 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and Havas Chicago are working together to celebrate the impact of each winner in the communities they call home. Each year, NAR’s Good Neighbor Award recognizes members who make … Continue reading “NAR & Havas launch “The Battle Home” for Veterans”

Mayor Lightfoot Launches “Boards of Change” by FCB

0 Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today launched the “Boards of Change” project by FCB – a civic engagement initiative to encourage participation in not only the 2020 U.S. Census, but also in democracy as a whole through actions such as registering to vote, going to the polls, and engaging in public dialogue. The Census is … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot Launches “Boards of Change” by FCB”

STORY celebrates the Bud Light beer man

3+ Even though there are no fans in the stands, baseball fans can still have Bud Light delivered to their seats, at home. While Major League Baseball fans won’t be going to the ballpark this year, Bud Light is bringing a bit of the ballpark to them. A new broadcast and social campaign, produced by … Continue reading “STORY celebrates the Bud Light beer man”