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9
Dec
2021
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11 Dollar Bill Produces PSA for The Climate Reality Project

The time is now and the message is clear. Climate activists from around the world call for urgent action to combat climate change in a powerful public service announcement for The Climate Reality Project. Chicago and Colorado-based post-production studio 11 Dollar Bill leant its support to the project out of its ongoing, deep concern over the climate crisis. “The window to avoid catastrophic warming is...
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8
Dec
2021
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Joe Otting Takes Us Back to the Farm for Whiskey Acres’ ‘Bottled-in-Bond’ Campaign

“Greatness isn’t born from punching a clock,” says the voiceover in a stirring new two-minute brand short for Whiskey Acres Distilling Company, directed, shot and edited direct-to-client by Joe Otting. “Greatness has its own clock,” it continues, “its own pace, its own rhythm.” This short film does, too, as Otting captures in a studied and lyrical fashion just what makes the Whiskey Acres’ award-winning whiskies...
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3
Dec
2021
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New Marvel Series ‘Ironheart’ to Film in Chicago April 2022

Those in pursuit of promising TV production news for 2022 need look no further. A blockbuster new series is headed for Chicago in the form of Marvel Studios’ Ironheart, which reportedly begins filming this April. There will be many more announcements ahead, but there is plenty to share thus far, let’s dive in… Here’s What We Know So Far Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is...
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3
Dec
2021
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‘Chicago Fire’ Fan Favorites Miranda Rae Mayo and Yuriy Sardarov Reunite in Indie Feature ‘Daddy’

Two OneChicago fan favorites will be reuniting, though it won’t be in Chicago. Miranda Rae Mayo is reteaming with her former Chicago Fire co-star Yuriy Sardarov on Daddy, a dark comedy written and directed by Neal Kelley and Jono Sherman, which will enter production in Los Angeles next week. The film is set in a dystopian society where the state has the power to determine...
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1
Dec
2021
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‘The Cleaner’ Features Chicago Ties, All-Star Cast Led by Luke Wilson

Indie darling The Cleaner is enjoying a successful run on digital platforms worldwide, boasting an all-star cast and production team, and a taut and moving emotional drama. The cast is highlighted by Royal Tenenbaums and Old School star Luke Wilson, also an Executive Producer on this film, and Chicago movie fans will appreciate the bounty of Windy City ties to this feature, let’s take a...
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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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25
Nov
2021
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Vic Mensa, Filmmaker Panel Highlight Premiere Party for ‘Wake & Bake with Dom Brown’

A vibrant and electric crowd descended upon downtown Chicago to celebrate the premiere of new series Wake & Bake with Dom Brown. Nearly 200 people filled event space Loft on Lake this month 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 episode of Wake &...
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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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