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3
Aug
2021
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An Entire Movie in One Shot: An Ambitious Endeavor in Milwaukee

Capturing a single complete scene in one shot is quite an achievement. Capturing an entire feature length film in one shot is nothing short of historic. A single 91-minute take is at the heart of Ben Eisner’s latest feature film SHAIAH AND WILL, which just wrapped an incredibly ambitious shoot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is now heading into post-production. In a SCREEN Magazine Exclusive, Eisner...
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3
Aug
2021
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Casting Director Brittani Ward Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Jason Statham, Ludacris, and Wilson Phillips have in common? They are all center stage on the page today as Chicago-based Casting Director Brittani Ward, whose casting credits include Marvel Studios series The Punisher, The Defenders, and Iron Fist, stopped by for Five Questions with SCREEN… SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met? BRITTANI: Working as a casting director, I’ve met many famous people...
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3
Aug
2021
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Benji Compston Named Head of Business Development At SYN

Syn is excited to announce that Benji Compston has been named Head of Business Development. Benji is instrumental in developing projects, from sonic branding to original music, with global teams including those based at Syn’s headquarters in Tokyo. In addition to his primary role in sales and business development, he has also contributed creatively to projects for clients including Sony, Nikon, Aoki and Square Enix....
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27
Jul
2021
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Breaking Down Ted Lasso and Its Smashing Success

The new season of hit comedy Ted Lasso is off and running, and audiences are once again in love with the charming and uplifting show, led by Chicago comedy scene and Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis, whose Windy City roots include tenures at iO Chicago, ComedySportz, and The Second City. Whether you’ve seen Apple TV’s half-hour comedy or not, SCREEN has a special treat...
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27
Jul
2021
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Sam Raimi, Paramount Movie Heading to Chicago, Cinespace

There is a major movie project heading to Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, and among the producers leading the team is a genre blockbuster legend. Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man trilogy and the cult horror Evil Dead franchise, will be among the notable producers on a new genre thriller for Paramount titled Be My Eyes. Sources tell SCREEN this movie will be headquartered at Chicago’s Cinespace...
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27
Jul
2021
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AICP Post Awards Announces 2021 Winners, Blacksmith’s Kwok Wins Best in Show

Ben Kwok, Visual Effects Supervisor at Blacksmith, won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards premiere, held virtually this evening. Kwok won for his masterful compositing and Flame work on “The Journey” for Zillow, in which a young girl is accompanied on frightening and fanciful travels to her new home by a pair of reassuring furry characters, who help smooth the way. Created...
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27
Jul
2021
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Five Questions with the Cast of Honesty Weekend

In a special edition of #FiveQuestionsWithScreen, we welcome the director and cast of newly-released comedy Honesty Weekend for a revealing and entertaining chat! Dioni Michelle Collins, Sabina Gadecki, and Evan Watkins hopped into the ring this week, with director Leslie Anne Thomas serving as ringleader, naturally. Speaking of honesty, let’s get to it! In Honesty Weekend, a couple is prescribed a weekend of total honesty...
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27
Jul
2021
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Dallas Studio Treehouse Adds Editor Greg Sunmark, Launches Major Studio Reboot

Treehouse Edit has brought in veteran creative editor Greg Sunmark to anchor its talent roster as the studio undergoes a shift in talent, focus and client mix. The news of Sunmark’s joining was made by Executive Producer Jeremy Besser, who helped launch the editorial boutique with partner Reid Brody in 2012. Besser says Sunmark’s signing, which covers the Texas and Southwest markets, is the first...
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19
Jul
2021
3

NBC OneChicago Is Back! Filming Begins This Week

The highly successful Dick Wolf #OneChicago triumvirate of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med, which has led the historic resurgence of the Chicago production industry over the last ten years, is back on the beat this week. The franchise that started it all, Chicago Fire, will begin filming its landmark 10th season this Wednesday, July 21. As you might expect, the first day of...
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19
Jul
2021
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Yessian and NBC Team Up for Thrilling Olympics Spot

The Olympics are almost here, and the anticipation is building by the minute. NBC just released a poetic celebration of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games and the passion of its hopefuls, heard through the spoken word of America’s Got Talent winner, Brandon Leake. The superb sound creators at Yessian Music teamed up with NBC on the effort, and Yessian Executive Producer Gerard Smerek and Senior...
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