By

Andrew Schneider

21
Apr
2022
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Emmy Winner Jane Lynch Helms New Campaign for Illinois Tourism

An Emmy winner has returned to the Midwest to shine a joyous light on her home state. Actress, producer and writer Jane Lynch recently directed a series of commercials for Illinois Tourism and was the primary actor. The comedic vignettes are part of the new “Middle of Everything” campaign that promotes Illinois as state that’s at the center of all sorts of fun and excitement. SCREEN sat down...
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21
Mar
2022
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SXSW ‘Shouting Down Midnight’ Earns Raves, Features Texas Collaboration

The biggest film festival in Texas launched a powerful and thought-provoking collaboration between two Lone Star State stalwarts. Texas-based charlieuniformtango teamed up with Austin Director Gretchen Stoeltje’s on her compelling new documentary, “Shouting Down Midnight,” which premiered at SXSW this month. The film chronicles former Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ 2013 abortion filibuster and its impact on those still fighting today to protect women’s rights....
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3
Mar
2022
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Daily Planet’s Michael Gabriele Tells a Story of the Brassy Power of Love in ‘Mariachi Boy’

“The world could use some positivity right now.” So says director Michael Gabriele when asked about the charming short film, Mariachi Boy. A boy enlists a tuba in a quixotic quest to woo the girl of his dreams in this superb short, directed by Gabriele and produced by Daily Planet. Proving the timeless maxim that love conquers all, the film follows the boy as he...
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22
Feb
2022
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New Coca-Cola Collab for charlieuniformtango and Plot Twist Creativity

Let’s start out the week with some fresh news on a smooth spot out of the Southwest. charlieuniformtango teamed up with Plot Twist Creativity on a new :30 spot for Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, a local bottling company, announcing the company is now hiring. The new spot titled “Opportunity Fizzes” aired Super Bowl night and features a twist on the song “Happy” that begins with a...
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18
Jan
2022
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Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

It’s always a joy to start the work week with some positive news. High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Magdalena Hernández to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Chicago Executive Producer Heather Richardson. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and fluent in both Spanish and English, Hernández earned her BA in Filmmaking from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, then...
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9
Dec
2021
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Marissa LaCour the New Chief Financial Officer for charlieuniformtango

For over 25 years, charlieuniformtango has been an industry leader in single source film production, and for the new year ahead, the team will be looking to Marissa LaCour to lead as their Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Marissa will be responsible for performing and managing financial actions of the company, managing financial planning and budgets, acting as liaison with bankers, insurers, accountants, and other...
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6
Dec
2021
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Editor Erik Tobeler Joins 11 Dollar Bill

It’s always uplifting to share some new hire announcements as we head into the new year. 11 Dollar Bill has added editor Erik Tobeler to its growing creative team. Tobeler, who brings experience in advertising, branded content, documentaries and other media, will be based out of the company’s Boulder office and assume the post of Creative Lead. Among his first projects is a moving public...
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3
Dec
2021
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One at Optimus Signs Directors Ashley C. Battle and Chris Vanderwall

Let’s welcome in the holiday season with some exciting new hires in downtown Chicago. ONE, the production arm of Optimus, has signed Ashley C. Battle (pictured here) and Chris Vanderwall to its directorial roster. The latest in a series of moves marking significant growth for the leading production and post house, the new directors further expand ONE’s creative offerings. Battle brings visual storytelling and fashion expertise, and Vanderwall excels in...
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5
Nov
2021
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In Hilarious New PSA, Top Urologists and SNL Great Tim Meadows Encourage Men To Save Their Future Boners By Getting Vaccinated

No, this is not your typical public service announcement and yes, it is hilarious and yes, it is effective. In the ongoing effort to get more of the nation vaccinated, a group of urologists have banded together to try a completely different approach. Urologists United For Vaccination Education, a newly formed collective of over fifteen of the brightest minds and biggest voices in the field...
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