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Screen Magazine

19
Jul
2021
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Rebecca Fons Answers Five Questions with SCREEN; Siskel Film Center Reopens Aug 6

What do Tom Cruise, Olympic legend Kerri Strug, and PRINCE have in common? They are all taking center stage in this week’s round of Five Questions with SCREEN. The Gene Siskel Film Center opens back up on August 6th, and will do so with a new Director of Programming. Before opening the doors of the storied cinema house once again, Rebecca Fons stopped by for...
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19
Jul
2021
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Utopic Announces Growing Team With Hilarious Social Media Segment

This week the post-production company announced the addition of three new employees to their stellar team: Junior Editor Nathan Iseminger, Associate Producer Patricia Ramos, and Post Production Assistant Lena Wood. The social media announcement was made in the style of a Twilight Zone parody, welcoming their new co-workers to something called “The New Hire Zone”. Click here to enjoy this hilarious and creative announcement piece...
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12
Jul
2021
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Strickland Targeting Fall to Film Latest Thriller, The Crimson Sun

As we look ahead to the second half of 2021, we shine a spotlight toward the latest effort from Chicago filmmaker Joseph Strickland. His dramatic thriller, The Crimson Sun, is eyeing this fall for filming throughout the city, ranging from far South Side neighborhoods, like Pullman, to the downtown Loop district, to the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. “This film will cover the topic...
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12
Jul
2021
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AFX Creative Welcomes Award-Winning Executive Producer Nicole Fina

In an exciting period of growth, multidisciplinary content creation studio AFX Creative has strengthened its leadership team by bringing on versatile, award-winning Executive Producer Nicole Fina to its Santa Monica, CA, studio. Her appointment was made by Mark Leiss, AFX Creative Founder and Managing Director. Most recently the Executive Producer of Advertising & Games at Digital Domain, Fina has also held key producing roles at MPC, Psyop,...
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12
Jul
2021
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Oscar Nom Diane Quon Selected to WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive

The Sundance Institute and WIF (Women In Film, Los Angeles) today announced the projects and creators selected for the annual WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive, and there is an esteemed Chicago filmmaker included among the ranks. Academy Award Nominated Producer Diane Quon is one of the women producers selected to this landmark intensive. The Intensive is designed to help women producers – fiction and...
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12
Jul
2021
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Fox Series The Big Leap Launches Into Production July 20

It’s time to dance like everyone’s watching. And finally, after persevering through a number of pandemic-related delays, it’s time for the long-awaited Fox series THE BIG LEAP to vault into production in Chicago. THE BIG LEAP has a ten-episode series order from Fox and the full series, which stars starring Scott Foley, Teri Polo and Piper Perabo, will be filmed in Chicago, beginning next week...
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12
Jul
2021
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Director David Gil Answers Five Questions with Screen

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, chimichangas, Phyllis Diller, and the most epic answer in the history of Five Questions with Screen! Yes, that’s all here today as Director David Gil from the esteemed Quriosity Productions roster stopped by Screen today for a thoroughly entertaining round of Five Questions… SCREEN: Your best summer vacation ever? DAVID: I grew up in a small southern Arizona town with...
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12
Jul
2021
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International Screenwriters’ Association Releases New Diversity Initiative

International Screenwriters’ Association has unveiled a new Diversity Initiative to elevate writers from underrepresented and marginalized communities. They are seeking writers with unique  perspectives based on race, sexuality, gender, neuro diversity, disability, economic inequality and age. Their aim is to “break down barriers and celebrate authentic narratives.” Exceptional writers will be considered for acceptance onto the ISA Development Slate, the top tier of ISA writers. The ISA...
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8
Jul
2021
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Chicago Premiere of SXSW Hit SWAN SONG Kicks Off Elevated Films Season July 17

Your Saturday plans are covered. Kicking off Elevated Films Chicago’s season back at the gorgeous Ace Hotel Chicago rooftop is the Chicago Premiere of SWAN SONG, starring Udo Kier. Saturday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m. And to top it all off, tickets are free. Those free tickets are also very nearly all claimed, so you’ll want to click here immediately and claim yours. As for...
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8
Jul
2021
4

PHOTO BOOTH: Doc10 in Chicago at Davis Theater and ChiTown Movies

It’s great to see film festivals back in theaters! The Doc10 Film Festival recently wrapped up its annual showcase of the top documentaries from around the world, and this year’s iteration featured a mix of live premieres at the Davis Theater in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, as well as a trip to the Chitown Movies Drive-In, which became a popular destination as film festivals found...
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