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2022
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Chicago Filmmaker Bob Hercules to Helm ‘Tom Who’ Doc on Late Night Host Tom Snyder; Snyder’s Daughter to Co-Direct

Leaping from one legend to another. Chicago filmmaker Bob Hercules, who co-directed the Peabody-winning American Masters bio-documentary of the legendary poet and activist Maya Angelou, is set to co-produce and co-direct Tom Who, a documentary about the career of late-night talk-show icon Tom Snyder (pictured left). Deadline reports preproduction is underway this week for the project, which is being co-produced and co-directed by Snyder’s daughter...
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2
Mar
2022
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Chicago-Based KINGPIX Launching Streaming Platform This Month

The new KINGPIX Digital Streaming TV Network is set to launch, according to its founder, and the platform has signed a two-part docuseries from California-based B and B Productions. KINGPIX will distribute “Generation to Generation,” a documentary series on Holocaust survivors, taken from a unique perspective of resilience and even supernatural occurrences of “miracles,” according to the film’s Producer / Director Thomas Biebers. As for the mission of KINGPIX,...
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22
Feb
2022
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David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Movie ‘The Killer’ Begins Filming in Chicago This Week

The Killer has arrived. SCREEN broke the news back in August that the latest David Fincher drama The Killer would be filming in Chicago, and the production has finally landed. Sources tell SCREEN the film will begin shooting in Chicago this Friday evening, February 25th, and continue through at least March 17th. Fincher’s thriller rests on the shoulders of Academy Award nominated actor Michael Fassbender....
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22
Feb
2022
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The Biggest Stunt in ‘Chicago P.D.’ History

New episodes of the One Chicago franchise return to NBC this Wednesday, and Chicago P.D. will launch its midseason premiere with a terrifying and exhilarating challenge for its production team. The new episode will feature the biggest stunt in the history of the show, and SCREEN has a behind-the-scenes video for you to enjoy before tuning in on Wednesday night. Take an inside look behind...
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22
Feb
2022
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Chan C. Smith Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Ava DuVernay, Married at First Sight, and an epic seafood boil have in common? They’re all right here today as director Chan C. Smith of the Tessa Films roster answers Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it! SCREEN: Your favorite commercial ever (not produced by you or your team)? CHAN: Anything by Procter and Gamble, honestly. They are so good at bringing...
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21
Feb
2022
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SEED Signs Director Brandon Nicholas

Award-winning director Brandon Nicholas has officially joined SEED’s growing roster of talented directors for commercial and branded content. They quickly kicked off their partnership with an exciting project for PayPal in late 2021.  Brandon’s directing career started at the age of 10 in his parents garage, building imaginative but authentic worlds that ultimately led to creating his first short film his junior year of high...
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20
Feb
2022
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Chicago Mourns the Loss of Actor Lindsey Pearlman

The Chicago artistic community is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved talents. Actor Lindsey Pearlman had been a mainstay in the Chicago theatre and on-camera world for over a decade before relocating to Los Angeles, and has passed away at the age of 43. Lindsey’s husband, Vance Smith, confirmed his wife’s death on Instagram this past Friday. “The police found Lindsey. She’s...
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18
Feb
2022
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Camp Kuleshov Winners Announced; Cutters Editor Taylor Among Winners

The wait is over. In a series of cross-country virtual presentations, winners were announced for the latest edition of Camp Kuleshov, AICP’s annual trailer competition for all assistants in post production. For Editorial, entrants had to choose a film and re-imagine it, via a 90-second trailer, as something from a different genre or directed by a filmmaker with a distinctive visual or narrative style. In...
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14
Feb
2022
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Best and Worst Ads of the Super Bowl? Top Creatives and Execs Make Their Picks!

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros from throughout Chicago chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from the epic event… SCREEN: What was your favorite spot of the Super Bowl? Havas Head of Production Vincent Geraghty: I’d have to say my favorite spot of the night was the Lay’s Seth [Rogen] and...
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