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26
May
2021
4

You Must Watch Clare Cooney’s New Film. Everybody Else Is.

2021 is shaping up nicely for Clare Cooney. With a feature film heading into production this summer, the award-winning actor-director-writer-editor-producer just released her latest short film on the prestigious short film channel Omeleto. PICK UP is off to a stellar start on the channel, already attracting nearly 150,000 views. PICK UP is a microbudget romantic drama about two ex-lovers reconnecting on a car ride during...
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26
May
2021
3

Town Hall Tonight for Illinois Production Alliance

Tonight, Wednesday, May 26th, the Illinois Production Alliance (IPA) will be hosting a briefing and update on the Illinois Production+ Legislation, including an open forum at the end to answer questions, share news, and get your feedback. The Zoom event will begin at 7 p.m. Central. Panelists will be joined by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, who have been IPA’s partners in championing, lobbying and...
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25
May
2021
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FLANNERY Director Elizabeth Coffman Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Ken Burns Prize for Film, FLANNERY is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more), FLANNERY employs never-before-seen archival...
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20
May
2021
3

The Latest on Three TV Pilots from Fox, NBC, Freeform

Three television pilots filmed in the Chicagoland area, and all three have earned series orders, but where will they shoot? SCREEN is giving you a rundown of what lies ahead for each of these promising new series, including some great news for the Illinois and Chicago production slate… Chicago Claims The Big Leap! And Here’s Your First Look at the Series… As was reported earlier...
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20
May
2021
5

Free Spirit Media Celebrates 20 Years of Media Magic, New Exec Director, Tonight

Tonight, the Emmy-winning organization FREE SPIRIT MEDIA commemorates 20 years of transformative digital media arts, journalism, and creative workforce programming and powerful content creation. Join FSM this evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central for its annual FOCUS celebration and fundraiser, which will be hosted virtually. Registration is free, and you can purchase raffle tickets and make donations online to be a part of this momentous virtual...
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20
May
2021
4

Kate Hamamoto Answers Five Questions with Screen

What do The Kardashians, President Biden, and competitive water polo have in common? They are all on the docket this week as Quriosity’s Production Supervisor Kate Hamamoto stops by for an entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN… SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met? KATE: The 44th and 46th Presidents of the United States! My aunt was the Ambassador to the United Nations in...
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20
May
2021
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Meet the New Executive Director for Free Spirit Media

This week marks a new era for Free Spirit Media with the announcement of their new Executive Director, Aurora Toshiko King. Aurora Toshiko King most recently served as Director of Education at the Chicago youth organization, Marwen, where she worked to support an organization-wide transformation of practices, policies, and vision to center the leadership, brilliance, and sustainability of intergenerational community-based artists. Her work derives from...
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20
May
2021
6

Talking Casting Post-COVID with Joan and David O’Connor

As we return to “normalcy” there are some changes from the pandemic that are likely to stick… and possibly for the better. That might be particularly evident in the world of commercial casting, and actors and agencies alike will need to take notice. Who better to talk about the future of the industry than one of the premier commercial casting director duos in the country,...
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11
May
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Tom of Your Life at Music Box Theatre

The theatrical premiere of Chicago-made critics’ pick Tom of Your Life at the historic Music Box Theater opened with a vibrant and entertaining opening weekend reception in the Music Box Lounge. Director Jer Sklar and Cinematographer Christopher Rejano were among the guests, with live music from Sklar’s band The Blackstrap Molasses. Click here for the full Photo Booth from this exclusive independent film soiree! Here...
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11
May
2021
9

Exclusive: Five Questions with Slamdance Winner Brian Morrison

An epic journey for a Marine veteran, and a very special event here at Screen. The gripping documentary Bastards’ Road brought home the coveted Audience Award at Slamdance as well as the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and is now heading to your living room. Watch the critically acclaimed doc tonight, but first… enjoy a very special round of...
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