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25
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Premiere Party for ‘Wake & Bake with Dom Brown’ with Special Guest Vic Mensa

A joyous and festive crowd descended upon event space Loft on Lake in downtown Chicago earlier this month to celebrate the premiere of new series Wake & Bake with Dom Brown. Nearly 200 people packed the place to enjoy a special performance from rapper (and guest on the show) Vic Mensa, a filmmaker panel led by The A.V. Club, and a viewing of the premiere...
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25
Nov
2021
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Andrea Mandel Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Michael Jordan, Jennifer Aniston, and a trip to the Grand Canyon have in common? They’re all right here as award-winning director on the Quriosity Productions roster Andrea Mandel stopped by to answer Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it! SCREEN: What is your go-to dish that you bring to any Thanksgiving dinner festivities? ANDREA: Salad! Any tine anyone asks me to bring...
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25
Nov
2021
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Thanksgiving Premiere for Chicago Indie ‘The Christmas Pitch’ as ‘Hamilton’ Star Leads Cast

Santa is coming to town for Thanksgiving and he’s playing matchmaker. The Christmas Pitch, produced by Illinois production and distribution company, Questar Entertainment, is now available for your holiday viewing pleasure on Amazon Prime and Vudu. The diverse cast is led by Joseph Morales, who assumed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role of Alexander Hamilton for the Chicago run and national tour, and Alexa Maria Huerta (The Chi,...
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24
Nov
2021
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CAFM helps Woolgathering project with Holiday Hurrah

Chicago Acting in Film Meetup’s annual fundraiser to feature networking, raffles, prizes for ‘Best Dressed’, ‘Ugliest Holiday Sweater’ and more Multiple raffles, Zoom Breakout Rooms, and prizes for your most creative holiday attire are all on tap as the Chicago Acting In Film Meetup NFP (CAFM) wraps up 2021 with a film industry party, fundraiser, and networking night that also benefits another nonprofit, The Woolgathering...
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24
Nov
2021
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Elevated Films Chicago Expands Youth Filmmaking Program

It’s always encouraging if not inspiring to see today’s filmmakers making profound efforts to blaze a path for the filmmakers of tomorrow. Elevated Films Chicago is ramping up its mission to raise awareness for independent film and create opportunities for the next generation of filmmakers as it will be partnering with the Become a Filmmaker program. The program, in its seventh year and run by...
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24
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

This year’s collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) – the world’s longest-running underground film festival – was a stellar success. CUFF and its founder Bryan Wendorf welcomed Full Spectrum Features (FSF) as the official presenter of CUFF this year to program more diversity, equity, and inclusion to represent a wider range of artists and voices, including women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+...
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19
Nov
2021
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Cap Gun Signs Global Director Amit Gupta

The latest addition to the Cap Gun roster of directors, Amit Gupta excels in weaving the stories of life, inspiration, and capturing the small moments that speak to the authenticity of the human experience. This dynamic visual storytelling has been put on display for top brands including Nike, Adidas, Google, Airbnb, Samsung, Honda, Johnnie Walker, and LG, among many others. The well-traveled director has shot commercials,...
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17
Nov
2021
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Michael Rivera Joins Creative Agency Upshot as New Executive Creative Director

Upshot, a full-service creative agency known for its work with clients such as Constellation Brands, Google, Starbucks and Procter and Gamble, has hired Michael Rivera as Executive Creative Director.   Throughout his 20+ year career, Rivera has created award-winning brand campaigns, innovative commerce experiences, mobile apps and loyalty programs. His focus is on building diverse multi-disciplined creative teams, with the ability to create connected experiences that...
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16
Nov
2021
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Art Director Anthony Palermo Joins Almost Gold

Chicago-based Almost Gold is excited to welcome Anthony Palermo as the studio’s Art Director. Palermo is a seasoned creative who has collaborated with countless brands, agencies, and creative studios to visually shape ideas with striking effect. The addition of Palermo is part of Almost Gold’s strategic growth, in which he will play a key role in leading teams and helping facilitate the studio’s expansion into...
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