Thursday night’s Annual AICP Show: “The Art & Technique of the American Commercial,” as it’s formally designated, always bows June at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and, after touring major advertising cities, always ends in Chicago in November.
It looks like Chicago/Illinois’ spot production market is vastly bigger than has been officially reported in the past, according to AICP’s just-released 13th annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry activity in 2014.
Some 2,000 members of the advertising and production industries attended last night’s AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the 24th year.
THE AICP NEXT AWARDS held last night in New York as part of AICP Week, presented its 2015 Most Next honor to Leo Burnett’s Allstate’s “Social Savvy Burglar.” As part of the award, the winner gets to donate a $5,000 grant from the AICP Foundation to an educational institution of its choosing. The recipient was nonprofit Marwen, which offers offering free, arts-based youth development programs for underserved Chicago students in grade
Tonight’s 26th annual AICP Show will be bursting with creative energy as more than 1,000 guests (as of 9 a.m.) from Michigan Avenue, Los Angeles and across the country will the socialize with people they do business with, meet new folks and reunite with old friends.
If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you can still buy them at $175 until 4 p.m. online here or $200 at the door.
The annual AICP Show, the industry’s giant grand finale party, expects 1,200-1,500 guests when it arrives Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Chicago Cultural Center, the third city on its annual year-end tour of 10 major US advertising markets.
Kansas City is the first stop on itinerary, for the first time, Nov. 6, as the AICP Midwest chapter reaches out to embrace more Midwest advertising markets, according to chapter president, STORY’s Mark Androw.
Detroit is the first stop for the 23rd annual AICP Show on its 10-city awards tour, following its June 12 premiere at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Out of AICP’s annual 2014 AICP Show and AICP Next Awards Shortlist of 212 nominees for excellence and expertise in commercials, only five Chicago agencies in eight categories are up for awards.
11/7 GREEK FILM FESTIVAL FILM HELLENES opens two different venues, the Patio Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center for the US premiere of “The Grocer.” This award-winning film by director Dimitris Koutsiabasakos will be preceded by student-filmmaker Stella Kyriakopoulos’ short, “Bob Goes to the Parthenon.” Thereafter, the festival of Greek storyteller in countries throughout the world takes place exclusively at the Patio
November’s calendar for the next two weeks is filled with informative, interesting and helpful events that also provide an excellent reason to go out and socialize. Check the list out often for new entries.
Four members of AICP Midwest were newly elected to the 13-member board of directors in the annual election held Tuesday, Sept. 23. They are Megan Maples, executive producer of Dictionary Films (Cutters), Melissa Thornley, managing director, Beast/Method/Company Three, Chicago and freelance line producers Marsie Wallach and Gayle McCormick.
Fourteen commercials produced by Chicago agencies and one production company are on the AICP Shortlist of 230 spots that are competing for a final slot on the prestigious annual AICP Show Reel and NEXT Awards.
When the curators meet to make their final decision, the number of spots will shrink from the Shortlist’s 10 entrants in each of 23 categories, to from one-to-three spots per category.
AICP SHOW UPDATE. One thousand adbiz folks will start the year’s end/holiday celebration season by attending the Thursday, Nov. 17 AICP Show at the Cultural Center.
“It’s going to be a great show!” says an enthusiastic Mark Androw of Story, the president of the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the New York-based national organization over which Androw once presided.
THE COMEBACK of commercial production business this past year is a sure signal that the economy is rebounding, as production expenditures are up by 5% and nearly back to 2008 levels.
Confirmation of the rebound comes from the AICP’s 9th annual Survey of the Commercial Production Industry – an industry measured at $4.5 billion – made by L.A.-based Resolve Market Research.
The survey reports California still rules live action production, shoot days on locations were the highest since 2008 heights and the amount of digital production soared.
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.
With 1,000 guests expected Nov. 18 at the Chicago Cultural Center, the 19th annual AICP Show will again deliver as advertising’s biggest and most anticipated social event of the year.
Digital Kitchen’s Chris Hill, the event producer, says the host committee is “keeping it fairly simple this year. We’re providing a great atmosphere, from furniture to flowers to menu ? but not a lot of entertainment.”
Which really is superfluous when practically everyone knows everyone else, or will get acquainted quickly enough as the evening progresses.
COMMA MUSIC was the only Chicago honoree among the hundreds of bi-coastal commercial companies that swept the 19th annual AICP Show June 8 held annually at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The winning reel will screen in Chicago Nov. 18 at the annual AICP Show.
Comma was honored in the Musical Arrangement category for its 2-minute music video for Nike/Wieden & Kennedy, featuring basketball stars LaBron James and Kobe Bryant, and rapper Lupe Fiasco.