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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…

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IATSE Says ‘Yes’ to Contract and ‘No’ to Strike… But Just Barely

And now the film and television industry can breathe a sigh of relief… but just barely. By the narrowest of margins, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees,…

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN

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…

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John Dingfield of Cutters Studios Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Spike Lee, island vacations, and candied bacon! What more do you need in life? They’re all right here as Cutters Studios’ editor extraordinaire John Dingfield stopped by for a thoroughly…

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HERStory

Five Questions with ‘Killing Eleanor’ Star Jenny O’Hara (SCREEN Exclusive)

The compelling and thought-provoking independent feature Killing Eleanor is now available for you to enjoy on digital platforms across the globe. The Illinois indie is presented by Chicago Media Angels…

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Zanah Thirus Strides Forward As Both Producer and Director

2021 has marked a pivotal year in Zanah Thirus’ career journey as a producer and director. She began her journey in advertising as an Associate Producer at FCB Chicago in…

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LOADING DOC

Kartemquin Welcomes Betsy Leonard as Executive Director

Kartemquin Films, the award-winning Chicago-based documentary nonprofit organization, today named Betsy Leonard as Executive Director. Leonard will begin on December 1st, overseeing all aspects of operations, programs, and serving as…

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Documentary Emmys Tonight, with ‘Finding Yingying’ Among Nominees; Director Jenny Shi Talks with SCREEN

The Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony is set for tonight, Wednesday, September 29th, at 7 pm Central, and Chicagoans have reason to watch and cheer this evening. Jiayan “Jenny” Shi and…

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ON THE MOVE

Cap Gun Signs Global Director Amit Gupta

The latest addition to the Cap Gun roster of directors, Amit Gupta excels in weaving the stories of life, inspiration, and capturing the small moments that speak to the authenticity…

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Michael Rivera Joins Creative Agency Upshot as New Executive Creative Director

Upshot, a full-service creative agency known for its work with clients such as Constellation Brands, Google, Starbucks and Procter and Gamble, has hired Michael Rivera as Executive Creative Director.   Throughout…

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FILMMAKER FOCUS

Dave Wooley Explains How to Make a Dionne Warwick Film

Dave Wooley did not mind that Dionne Warwick hesitated to let him do a movie about her when he mentioned the idea five years ago.  “When Dionne says she’s really…

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What Rebecca Hall Wants You to Know about Her Directorial Debut ‘Passing,’ Starring Tessa Thompson

Racial identity and female-driven storytelling are at the heart of the profound and elegant psychological drama, Passing. Vicky Cristina Barcelona actor Rebecca Hall makes her directorial debut with this feature,…

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PHOTO BOOTH

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…

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PHOTO BOOTH: The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

This year’s collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) – the world’s longest-running underground film festival – was a stellar success. CUFF and its founder Bryan…

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