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17
Aug
2021
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Full Spectrum Features Launches Inaugural Community Storytellers Grant

Full Spectrum Features (FSF) announces the call for applications for their inaugural Community Storytellers program. Designed to support Chicago-based storytellers of various art forms, Community Storytellers will equip artists with the tools to produce a film that reflects and impacts their community. Full Spectrum Features will select 3 artist-led stories to produce into scripted short films that showcase community resilience and rebuilding. Supported by the...
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17
Aug
2021
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Eugene Sun Park Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Guns N’ Roses, Angelina Jolie, and the best birthday gift ever? It’s all on the docket today as Full Spectrum Features Executive Director Eugene Sun Park stops by SCREEN for an entertaining and insightful round of Five Questions with SCREEN. Eugene is also here to announce the launch of a landmark grant for Chicago filmmakers. Let’s get to it! SCREEN: Ok Eugene, first things first,...
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17
Aug
2021
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Meet Daily Planet’s New Senior Producer

Chicago-based Daily Planet Productions announces the addition of Senior Producer Amy Stewart to the company’s team. “Amy has a depth of production knowledge and a strong ability to creatively problem solve on the fly, I love working with her,” says Daily Planet Productions Director Michael Gabriele. Daily Planet President Scott Marvel adds, “As agencies and businesses come to us for a greater variety of engaging...
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17
Aug
2021
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Gene Siskel Film Center Presents Chicago Favorites; Chaz Ebert, Steve James, Ayana Contreras Highlight Presenters

The Gene Siskel Film Center is pleased to present Chicago Favorites, a series of eight films curated by a cross-section of notable Chicagoans. On eight dates between August 21 and September 28, select community members will introduce films they hand-picked and find personally and/or professionally meaningful, including RUSHMORE (starring Bill Murray, pictured top left), NASHVILLE, PRINCESSE TAM-TAM, CONTAGION, and more. Several of the films will be presented in newly...
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10
Aug
2021
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The Scarlet Pirate Lands at the Music Box August 15

There is plenty to satirize in today’s political landscape, and one filmmaker accepted that mission under the most challenging circumstances he could have imagined: strapped for cash and in the midst of citywide lockdown. The Scarlet Pirate, a new feature comedy film created by Chicago-based writer/director Jon Silver and ShowPup Productions, will be kicking off a series of summer screenings with a single showing at...
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10
Aug
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: IFA Chicago Producers Meetup at Cinespace

The fine folks at IFA Chicago recently hosted a meetup of producers and filmmakers at their headquarters on the Cinespace Film Studios campus. Screen Magazine has photos for you. If you’re just hearing about IFA Chicago for the first time… IFA believes in Chicago as a place where all media creatives can achieve their dreams. Independent Film Alliance Chicago provides the community and resources needed...
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10
Aug
2021
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David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Project THE KILLER Will Film in Chicago

While we must never talk about Fight Club, we will certainly be talking about its director David Fincher’s next Netflix project, The Killer, which is expected to arrive in Chicago this fall. After partnering with Netflix for his Oscar-winning biopic Mank, Fincher has re-teamed with the streaming service for his next feature film, and as you might expect, he will be joined by some of...
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10
Aug
2021
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Adriana Leonard Answers Five Questions with Screen; Chicago P.D., Empire, and her new series, Beta

Adriana Leonard has graced your television screens in the popular series Chicago P.D. and Empire, but now she is bringing her own vision to the table, and the response has been stellar. Leonard is co-writer and co-star of the series Beta, which just made its world premiere at the renowned Bentonville Film Festival this past weekend. Adriana stopped by to tell you all about Beta...
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10
Aug
2021
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Acclaimed Documentary UNAPOLOGETIC Launches Theatrical Run Aug 20; Directorial Debut for O’Shay

Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Through their lens, UNAPOLOGETIC provides an inside look into the ongoing movement work that transformed Chicago, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot. The film begins its release August 20th as part of the re-opening of the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. It...
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10
Aug
2021
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Chicago Film Critics Association Welcomes Three New Members

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates the art of film and film criticism, released their roster for 2021-2022 today, announcing the acceptance of three new members. The new critics represent a new generation in Chicago-based film criticism and bring their voices to one of the country’s longest-standing and most accomplished associations of writers.  With the annual Chicago...
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