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Pitch-A-Thon Initiative Unites IFA Chicago, SeriesFest and The Second City Film School

The Independent Film Alliance Chicago, SeriesFest and The Second City Film School are excited to present the SeriesFest Pitch-A-Thon Chicago 2022 on March 31, an event giving comedic independent creators the opportunity to participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media and digital executives. The goal for creators is the unique opportunity to advance their unproduced episodic projects. The iconic Second...
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Feb
2022
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GoTraveler Joins Forces with VIZIO

GoTraveler, an OTT app and linear channel with the world’s largest collection of professionally produced travel shows and series, announced today that some of their top-rated shows are now included in the on demand programming available on VIZIO’s (NYSE: VZIO) WatchFree+ streaming service. Now millions of SmartCast users can access on demand titles like Anthony Bourdain A Cook’s Tour, Under the Pole, and Mexico One...
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Feb
2022
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Sundance 2022 Top Jury Prizes Go To ‘Nanny,’ ‘The Exiles,’ ‘All That Breathes, ‘Utama’

After nine days, 84 feature films and 59 short films, the juries have deliberated and the audience has voted, and tonight the 2022 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards were announced. The award-winning films will screen online on the Festival platform on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. Tickets for all award screening films are available beginning at 5:00 PM MT today. The 26 jury-awarded and...
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Jan
2022
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Durable Goods Signs Chicago-Based Emmy Nom Bob Balaban to Roster

Bicoastal production company Durable Goods has signed critically-acclaimed actor, director, writer, and producer Bob Balaban to its roster for commercials and branded content in the U.S. market. Balaban returns to the director’s chair following a streak of film and TV roles including the Wes Anderson movie The French Dispatch and the Netflix series The Chair, co-starring Sandra Oh, The Politician co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and Condor,...
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27
Jan
2022
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Apple TV+ Series ‘Dark Matter’ Chooses Chicago; ‘Spider-Man’ EP Tolmach to Produce

Apple TV+ and Sony Pictures Television are partnering on a new series, and it looks like that franchise will be coming to Chicago. Sources tell SCREEN the TV adaptation of Blake Crouch’s novel Dark Matter will be filming in Chicago this year. And not just for a few weeks or a month here and there. Dark Matter is expected to be filming for eight to...
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27
Jan
2022
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Editor Joe Clear, Wild Gift, The Colonie Team Up for SMA with Music Video

Take a moment to enjoy a terrific tune, then spend many moments taking in the vital cause behind it. The Colonie Editor Joe Clear recently partnered with the production company Wild Gift on a music video for singer/songwriter James Ian called Spaces. While immersing you in the dulcet tones of this beautiful tune and stunning visuals, the piece also draws attention to the Spinal Muscular...
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27
Jan
2022
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NoiseFloor’s New Studio Takes Chicago to the Next Level in Sound

Despite the pandemic, NoiseFloor, the full-service audio facility located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, has had a year full of growth. At the beginning of 2021, NoiseFloor’s 8 full-time employees returned to their studio at 308 West Erie St after working from home in quarantine. They were excited to get back into the studio, but they immediately got some bad news. Due to new construction...
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27
Jan
2022
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Abigail Disney Doc Marks Chicago Media Project’s Sixth Sundance Film

The Sundance Film Festival is underway, virtually so, with filmlovers (and hopefully filmbuyers) experiencing world premiere cinema from the small screens in their respective living rooms. The festival has marked a terrific festival for Chicago Media Project (CMP), founded by Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen. SCREEN initially reported the Windy City collective of independent film investors and philanthropists was bringing a whopping five scintillating premieres...
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Jan
2022
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Michael Maes Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Cobra Kai, Avengers Assemble, and the best dinner of your life? It’s all here as award-winning commercial photographer Michael Maes plays Five Questions with SCREEN. Michael is also a director on the talented Quriosity Productions roster, and he is ready to entertain with this week’s round of Q’s… Let’s get to it! SCREEN: You’re an award-winning photographer, so we gotta ask… what’s your favorite photo...
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