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AICP Midwest Chapter to Sponsor 2024 Chiditarod Team

The Midwest Chapter of AICP is taking to the streets with its first-ever sponsorship of a team in the 2024 edition of Chiditarod. With the cheeky, ‘Blues Brothers’ inspired name…

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Director Cameron Busby Joins Quriosity Productions, Wraps Major Ford Campaign

Director Cameron Busby, whose arresting Logitech spot starring sensation Little Nas X generated tons of buzz on the Super Bowl in 2021, has joined the roster of Quriosity Productions in…

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Best and Worst Ads of the 2024 Super Bowl? Top Creatives and Execs Share Their Picks!

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros and filmmakers from throughout Chicago…

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Colle McVoy’s Dustin Black Shares His Super Bowl Ad Faves and Flops

In the ad world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Minneapolis-based agency Colle…

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Director Britt Boardman Shares Her Super Bowl Picks and Pans

In the ad world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Chicago director Britt…

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Creative Director Joshua Gadson Shares His Super Bowl Faves and Flops

In the ad world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Joshua Gadson, Co-Founder/Creative…

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Executive Producer Qadree Holmes Shares His Super Bowl Faves and Flops

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Quriosity Productions Executive Producer and…

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Cutters Scores with Two Super Bowl Spots; EP Heather Richardson Shares Her Faves and Flops

The Super Bowl was a big night for Cutters Studios, whose team collaborated with Highdive for the popular State Farm “Like a Good Neighbaaa” and BetMGM “For Everyone” commercials for…

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DDB Chicago’s Tom Syoen Shares His Super Bowl Faves and Flops

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have DDB Chicago Studio…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Yessian Music’s Jerry Krenach

In the ad world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Yessian Global Head…

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Vincent Geraghty Launches GPSG; Plus: Vincent’s Super Bowl Hits and Misses

Vincent Geraghty is the Founder and Executive Director of Production for the newly launched GPSG, a creative production agency. Vincent’s impressive resume over the past decade includes tenures leading production…

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Dani Jackson Smith, Founder of The Cre8tors, Shares Her Super Bowl Ad Picks and Pans

In the ad world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have the founder and…

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AICP National Board of Directors Elects New Officers

The AICP National Board of Directors has elected a new leadership slate. Tabitha Mason-Elliott, Partner at BARK BARK, was elected Chairperson, succeeding Lisa Mehling, Owner/President of CHELSEA, while Sally Campbell,…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from Cinematographer Chris Rejano

What were your favorite spots from the advertising extravaganza that is the Super Bowl? How about your least favorite? Let’s see how your answers line up with what acclaimed cinematographer…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from VFX Guru Ryan Urban

Award-winning VFX Supervisor and artist Ryan Urban recently joined forces with NEXODUS to bring his world-class expertise in visual effects – which includes work with the Wachowskis on The Matrix…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Marina Killion of Optimus

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Optimus Senior Audio Engineer Marina…

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Highdive Shines with Two Super Bowl Spots; ECD Patrick Burke Shares His Faves from the Night

The Super Bowl was a big night for Highdive Executive Creative Director Patrick Burke, whose team created the popular State Farm “Like a Good Neighbaaa” and BetMGM “For Everyone” commercials…

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O Positive EP Ralph Laucella Named 2024 AICP Show Chairperson

Ralph Laucella, Founding Partner and Executive Producer at O Positive, one of the most awarded production companies in the advertising industry, has been named Chairperson of the 2024 AICP Show: The…

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US Ad Employment Just Hit a New All-Time High

More positive news on the job front in the new year. Employment in advertising, public relations and related services closed out 2023 with staffing at an all-time high, as noted…

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Marvel Studios’ Echo’s Grounded Mysticism Shines in Sarofsky Title Sequence Scored by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Before Marvel Studios’ Echo started streaming exclusively on Disney Plus and Hulu on January 10, Executive Producer and Director Sydney Freeland let the world know it would showcase a different…

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Chicago-Based Unsurfaced Wins at 2024 Anthem Awards for Eastside Golf’s ‘Change 1961’

“What if the PGA never banned non-white players in the first place?” That’s the arresting opening line of “Change 1961,” a two-minute video created and produced by Chicago-based Unsurfaced™ for Eastside…

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Cap Gun Signs Stunning Tabletop Director Tyllie Barbosa

Tabletop director Tyllie Barbosa has been helping brands tell beautiful stories since she began her career as a still life photographer in 2005.  After fifteen years in the business working…

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Colorists Matthew Rosenblum and Cory Berendzen Join the ColorNation Roster

With the new year comes new talent to the growing ColorNation talent offering. Reid Brody, founder of the remote color grading service, has announced the addition of veteran artists Matthew…

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Johannes Leonardo’s Leo Premutico Named Chairperson for 2024 AMP Awards for Music & Sound

 Leo Premutico, whose work as a creative leader has won awards for its use of music at prestigious advertising competitions around the world, has been named Chairperson of the 2024…

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Sarofsky Extends Role with All-Star Talents Behind New Illinois Cares for Kids Campaign

In mid-2022, the State of Illinois announced the launch of “I Got Love / Siento Amor,” a statewide enrollment campaign for child care and early education services featuring Illinois artists,…

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Joe Philips Rises to Creative Director at Another Country Detroit

Another Country Managing Director Tim Konn and his colleagues worldwide are very proud to announce the immediate promotion of Joe Philips to the position of Creative Director for Another Country…

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Cutters Studios’ Craig Duncan Named 2024 AICP Post Awards Chairperson

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced today that Craig Duncan, President and Managing Director of Cutters Studios, has been named Chairperson of the 2024 AICP Post Awards. In…

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‘The Bear’ Creator Christopher Storer Collaborates with Chicago Talent for Coca-Cola Ad

In his acclaimed FX series The Bear, creator Christopher Storer uses quick cuts, visual chaos and unusual angles to give make viewers feel like they are in the kitchen and…

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The Colonie Welcomes Up-and-coming Editors Addy Bieniarz and Giorgia Harvey

The Colonie is thrilled to announce the addition of two up-and-coming editors, Addy Bieniarz and Giorgia Harvey to their talent roster. “The creative energy, talent, and fresh perspectives Addy and…

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2024 AMP Awards for Music & Sound Issues Call for Entries

The Association of Music Producers has issued the Call for Entries for the 2024 AMP Awards for Music & Sound, the ad industry’s only non-profit, juried competition for music and…

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US Ad Industry Employment at All-Time High Heading into 2024

Let’s open 2024 with some positive news on the job front. Employment in advertising, public relations and related services rose by 1,900 jobs in December, ending 2023 with staffing at…

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Five Questions with Executive Producer Erika Fiebiger

What do Taylor Swift, Betty White, and The Killers have in common? They’re all right here as Executive Producer Erika Fiebiger of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based creative production agency Hook stopped…

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DDB North America Hires Micheline Grace Lewis as Chief People Officer

DDB Worldwide has announced that Micheline Grace Lewis has joined DDB North America as Chief People Officer, reporting to Global Chief People Officer, Roisin Rooney. The addition of Lewis amplifies…

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Whitehouse Post Welcomes Editor Tiffany Taveras to Their Esteemed Roster

Tiffany Taveras doesn’t just edit; she crafts stories with meaning and intention that resonate across high-profile brands, music videos, and film. Executive Producer Ryan Smith expressed his enthusiasm saying, “I am…

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BetMGM Hires Highdive as New Agency, Will Run Super Bowl Ad

If you’re looking to have success in the Super Bowl advertising showdown, you should probably go knock on the doors over at Chicago-based agency Highdive. And sports gambling corp BetMGM…

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PETERMAYER Showcases Louisiana In New Film For Tourism Office

New Orleans-based PETERMAYER is wooing visitors to the Pelican State with a new short film titled, Find Your Louisiana. Created for the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Find Your Louisiana follows-up on the title’s…

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DDB Hires Leo Burnett’s Chaka Sobhani as President and International Chief Creative Officer

DDB will have new leadership at the helm in 2024. DDB Worldwide has hired Leo Burnett’s Global Chief Creative Officer Chaka Sobhani as its president and international chief creative officer,…

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Five Questions with Another Country Creative Director Joe Philips

What do Drax the Destroyer, Chris Isaak and a raucous round of Hollywood Squares have in common? They’re all right here as Another Country’s Creative Director of Sonic Branding Joe…

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Association of Music Producers Announces Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Recipients

The Association of Music Producers’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee has announced the four recipients of their inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program. Co-sponsored by the Save the Music Foundation, a…

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State Farm Brings Back Its Magic Jingle with Jimmy Fallon, Ludacris and Others

Highdive announced its new 360-degree campaign for State Farm, “The Right Kind of Magic,” which launches later this week across broadcast, streaming, digital, social and radio. The creative plays off the very…

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2023 Camp K Winners Celebrated Both Virtually and Live from Chicago, LA and NY

The Camp Kuleshov trailer competition for emerging creative artists in post production – aka Camp K – recognized its winning and honorable mention entries at live events in Chicago and…

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AICP Awards This Thursday in Chicago

The biggest night of the year for the Chicago and Midwest advertising community has arrived. The 2023 AICP Awards in Chicago are set for this Thursday, November 9th in downtown…

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DDB Chicago Top Creative Departs for Wieden+Kennedy

2024 will arrive with more changes for a cornerstone agency in the Midwest. DDB Chicago Chief Creative Officer Rodrigo Jatene is leaving the Windy City to return home. Jatene leaps…

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Five Questions with 11 Dollar Bill’s Matt Wade

What do Jay-Z, Magic Johnson, and The Great British Bake Off have in common? They’re all right here as 11 Dollar Bill Senior Editor and Creative Lead Matt Wade stopped…

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Cramer-Krasselt and Sarofsky Team Up for Landmark Credit Union’s Clever ‘Banking Made Easy’

Landmark Credit Union recently launched an integrated marketing campaign activating its refreshed brand identity through the theme of Banking Made Easy. The video components of the cross-media campaign developed by…

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Five Questions with FCB Chicago’s Shannon Clash

What do The Rolling Stones, Grey’s Anatomy and the X-Men have in common? They’re all right here as FCB Chicago Story Supervisor Shannon Clash stops by for a thoroughly entertaining…

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Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Co. Releases Original Horror-Comedy Series ‘350 W. Eerie’

As we bid a fond farewell to Halloween, let’s take a look at a new horror comedy series. Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Co. (TDH) released 350 W. Eerie, an original four-episode…

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AICP Awards Set for November 9th in Chicago

The 2023 AICP Awards in Chicago are right around the corner. The advertising community throughout the Windy City and the Midwest will come together on Thursday, November 9th in downtown…

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Morgan Taylor Bradley Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Wonder Woman, Travis Kelce and the best Halloween costume ever have in common? They’re all right here as Whitehouse Post editor Morgan Taylor Bradley stopped by for a…

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The Salvation Army Delivers A Powerful Call To Action In ‘Silent Night’

Part of The Salvation Army’s holiday Red Kettle campaign, a new PSA “Silent Night” sheds light on the realities of surviving in today’s economic climate. Edited by Camp Lucky’s Elizabeth…

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Five Questions with VMYL&R Senior Producer Allie Magill

What do Foo Fighters, Mary Poppins, and Salt-N-Pepa have in common? They’re all right here as VMYL&R Senior Integrated Producer Allie Magill stops by for a thoroughly entertaining round of…

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DDB Worldwide Names Alex Lubar Global CEO and Chairman

There is new leadership at the helm of DDB. Alex Lubar is taking over as global CEO of DDB Worldwide from Marty O’Halloran, who will be transitioning to a chairman…

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A Legend Gets Her Due: Cutters Editor Michael Lippert Debuts Feature Doc at Heartland Intl FF

World-renowned singer, the late Carol Sloane is the subject of the new feature-length documentary, Sloane: A Jazz Singer, directed by Michael Lippert. The film recently took First Prize in the Feature…

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Leo Burnett Names Samantha Cescau Head of Strategy

Leo Burnett Chicago opens the new month with a new head of strategy, Samantha Cescau. Samantha will be based in the agency’s Chicago headquarters, reporting to Gareth Goodall, chief strategy…

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SEC Football at the Heart of charlieuniformtango and TRG Collaboration

College football season is in full swing as we head into October. And one of the most highly touted conferences in all of college sports is the SEC. Let’s kick…

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Charlie Uniform Tango and Prelude Films Collaborate on Thrilling New Work for PBR Top 30 

One of the most scintillating leagues in American sport has just turned 30. Two outstanding companies teamed up to bring you a thrilling look at this feat. Charlie Uniform Tango…

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Ogilvy Adds Verizon Consumer Account to Its Latest Winning Streak

More good news for the folks at Ogilvy, whose offices around the world include an HQ in SCREEN’s home turf of Chicago. Verizon has named Ogilvy creative agency of record…

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Jeana Khoury Brings Her Visual Style to Tessa Films

Director Jeana Khoury, whose evocative work for the Joburg Ballet and her powerful “Bride Armour” anti-domestic violence spot for Carling Black Label have won awards and raised eyebrows, brings her…

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ColorNation Adds Colorists Vincent Taylor and Lea Mercado As It Marks First Anniversary

ColorNation, the remote color grading service founded by veteran post production entrepreneur Reid Brody, has added two colorists to its roster of available artists. The veteran artist Vincent Taylor, based…

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Camp K Announces Coaches Roster for the 2023 Competition, Including Optimus Chicago Editor Schaye

With the entry deadline for AICP’s Camp Kuleshov trailer competition approaching, the emerging creatives who are busy crafting their entries now have a great resource to turn to, as Camp…

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Commercial Production Company Cap Gun Signs Director Alex Grossman

Well-versed in the commercial world, Grossman began his career as a copywriter in the Bay Area first at Butler, Shine & Stern and later at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. After…

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Yessian Music Captures the Sound of Boston in New View Boston Observatory Experience

A unique immersive experience has launched in New England, and Yessian Music is at the heart of it. Yessian Music recently collaborated with JRA and BXP, on the new View…

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“Let’s Tango!” Declares charlieuniformtango with New Website

There is still plenty of Summer left and Texas-based charlieuniformtango is inviting you to put on your dancing shoes and make the most of it. The top-ranked video production company…

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Highdive Names Megan Lally CEO

Highdive, the highly-awarded, fast-growing, sought-after independent advertising agency, announced today that its leader and co-owner, Megan Lally, has been elevated from managing partner to CEO.  “Megan has always been the leader…

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It’s a Giant Squid! Optimus, BUNTIN, Bob Industries Team Up for SERVPRO’s Tall Task

Everybody could use a hug these days, but when it’s from a giant squid, it might be a different story. And in this case, a very funny one. Chicago’s post…

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Five Questions with SCREEN: Bader Rutter ECD Sarah Kmet-Hunt

What do the Friends cookbook, a round of The Match Game, and a glorious cello have in common? They’re all right here as Milwaukee “Agency of the Year” winner Bader…

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Visionary Production Leader Brian Smego Joins Dictionary Films as Managing Director

Dictionary Films, the integrated production arm of Cutters Studios, is very proud to announce that visionary creative-industry production leader Brian Smego has joined the company as Managing Director. The announcement…

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Leo Burnett Chicago Names Liz Taylor Co-President and Chief Operating Officer

It has been a momentous week for a Chicago advertising community cornerstone. Leo Burnett has named Liz Taylor its co-president and chief operating officer of the Chicago office. In the…

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Colle McVoy Exec Creative Director Gil Muiños Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Spiderman, The Grateful Dead, and the Miami Heat have in common? They’re all right here as Minneapolis agency Colle McVoy’s Executive Creative Director Gil Muiños stopped by for…

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OKRP’s Promotes Four in Chicago

OKRP announced it is promoting Ben Pfutzenreuter and Matt McNulty to executive creative directors following a year in which the duo has overseen award winning and sales generating work for…

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VSA Partners’ Founder Dana Arnett Appointed to Two Prominent Boards

Dana Arnett, Chairman and Founder of Chicago creative and strategy agency VSA Partners, has been appointed to two prestigious boards: the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Board and the Chicago Public…

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State Farm Hires Chicago Agency Highdive

What better way to be a good neighbor than to hire your neighbor? The Bloomington, Illinois insurer confirmed it has hired its fellow Illinois-based company Highdive, as reported by Ad…

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Method and Madness Packs the House for The Yellow Party

Take over a hoppin’ downtown Chicago hotspot… and everybody better be dressed in yellow. That was the mission for the newly formed production company Method & Madness hosted their first…

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French Butter Spices Up Roster with New Signings

Food and beverage production company French Butter has expanded its directorial roster with two new additions designed to give the company greater breadth while offering its agency and brand clients…

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Quriosity Teams Up with Activision for ‘Crash Team Rumble’ Trailer

Ready… Break! The high-octane multiplayer adventure Crash Team Rumble has arrived and Activision collaborated with Quriosity to bring the energy for the trailer promoting this highly anticipated release. The talented…

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Flavor Beautifully Unifies Visual Treatment Encompassing The AICP Show, Next Awards, and Post Awards

For this year’s suite of its illustrious global awards competitions, The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) chose creative production studio Flavor to unify each show’s visual packaging with the…

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Dictionary Films Managing Director Chris Rossiter Rides Into Sunset

The Cutters Studios family, which includes hundreds of talents across partner companies Cutters, Dictionary Films, Flavor, and Another Country, are about to say goodbye to yet another legend: Longstanding Dictionary…

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Editor and Creative Lead Matt Wade Joins 11 Dollar Bill Raleigh 

11 Dollar Bill, Raleigh, has added Matt Wade to its growing staff as senior editor and creative lead. Formerly with Futuristic Films, Denver, Wade brings experience spanning commercials, digital content,…

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Dani Jackson-Smith Launches The Cre8tors, A Creative Management Agency Rooted in Culture and Social Impact

The launch is here for the groundbreaking creative management agency Cre8tors. The excitement lifted off with events in Chicago and in New York during AICP Week earlier this month. Up…

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Five Questions with Editor Devon Bradbury of Cutters Studios

What do David Bowie, the U.S. Women’s National Team, and the most adorable photo in Five Questions history have in common? They’re all right here as Editor Devon Bradbury of…

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Melissa Silverman Brings Her Comic Touch and Flair for Casting to Tessa Films’ Roster

In times like these, we could all use a good laugh. For brands and agencies thinking just that, there’s good news: Director Melissa Silverman, whose comedy and performance chops have…

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Green The Bid Launches The Complete Green Post Production Manual

Green The Bid and members of AICP’s post community are excited to announce the launch of The Complete Green Post Production Manual. Built as a collaborative and living document, this comprehensive…

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Cap Gun Collective Adds Director Jordan Fein to the Roster

Commercial Production Company Cap Gun Collective has added award-winning Director Jordan Fein to its roster for US Representation.  Born and raised in Texas, Fein attended Film School at NYU and took…

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DDB Chicago Names Emma Montgomery CEO as She Departs Leo Burnett Australia

The search is over and DDB Chicago has its new CEO. Leo Burnett Australia chief executive officer Emma Montgomery is set to leave the agency to head back to the…

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Five Questions with Tessa Films Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan

What do The Simpsons, Spike Jonze, and a 90’s camcorder have in common? They’re all right here as director Mercedes Bryce Morgan of the talented Tessa Films roster stops by…

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STORY’s David Orr Helps Nick Cave’s “Wood Dove” Take Wing

Director and visual artist David Orr weaves a single bird’s feather into a shimmering kaleidoscope of incredible complexity and stunning beauty in a video accompanying the new Nick Cave song Wood…

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Four Tellys for p3 Mediaworks Boost Total to 50 for the Chicago Agency

10 years and a whopping 50 Telly Awards. Chicago-based creative video agency p3 mediaworks reeled in quite a haul at this year’s Telly Awards. The 2023 competition recognized p3 mediaworks…

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‘Power Tool Ballad’ Rocks New Craftsman Campaign by Colle McVoy, Caviar, Drive Thru

Minneapolis mainstays Colle McVoy, Caviar and Drive Thru collaborated on new spots for CRAFTSMAN®, the iconic American brand of quality tools, storage and outdoor equipment, that help re-energize the 95+ year-old brand by connecting…

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44th Annual Telly Awards Winners Announced

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television across all screens, has announced its 44th annual winners after a record-breaking year for entries. Winners include some of…

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Packed House for Battle of the Ad Bands, Rocking for a Great Cause [Exclusive Photos]

The Chicago advertising community’s annual battle of the bands competition, aka the Battle for Hope, celebrated its tenth anniversary with a venue full of fans and six advertising agency bands….

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Marvel Blockbuster ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Showcases Visual Artistry from Sarofsky

Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is the final installment in the film series’ blockbuster trilogy. Written and…

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Human, Yessian Lead Winners at 2023 AMP Awards for Music & Sound

Human’s introspective three minute spot, “Remember The Why,” which takes viewers on the jagged experience of a star basketball player who’s escaping the madness of celebrity and getting in touch…

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Cutters Studios Continues Growth With Addition of Editor Devon Bradbury

High-end editorial boutique Cutters announces the immediate addition of distinguished Editor Devon Bradbury to its roster for exclusive representation across the U.S.A. The announcement was made by Cutters New York…

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Emmy Winner Jane Lynch, STORY Filming Tourism Campaign Throughout Illinois This Week

An award-winning campaign picks up right where it left off, highlighting everything the State of Illinois has to offer… and the team’s Emmy-winning star is back as well. Illinois native…

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Community Coffee Launches New Creative with Baker & Bonner Creative Emporium

Community Coffee, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned retail coffee brand, just launched its first brand spot created and produced by its new creative agency of record, Baker & Bonner Creative…

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Nolo Digital Film Relocates to Sarofsky Studio, Sparking Partnership Between the Two Companies

Two cornerstone companies of the Chicago creative content community are teaming up. Having just relocated into Sarofsky’s state-of-the-art studio in Chicago’s West Loop, Nolo is now also sharing Sarofsky’s customer…

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11 Dollar Bill Transports JD Sports Partner Ty Dolla $ign into an AI World

11 Dollar Bill placed rapper Ty Dolla $ign into an environment of AI-generated architecture in a new branded video for JD Sports and Adidas. The studio used state-of-the-art AI imaging…

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Shortlists Announced for the 2023 AICP Show, AICP Next Awards and AICP Post Awards

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2023 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and…

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Tim McGuire Retires from Cutters Studios, the Company He Founded 43 Years Ago

In a recent company-wide message, Cutters Studios Founder/CEO Tim McGuire announced his retirement, expressing deep appreciation for his colleagues worldwide and immense pride for their combined achievements.  After beginning his…

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Big Win for Chicago’s Tom, Dick & Harry as Wyndham Names TDH Agency of Record

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has selected Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Co. (TDH) as agency of record for their award-winning loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. TDH was awarded the business…

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Yessian Leads with Five Entries as AMP Awards Announces Shortlist

The judges’ work is done, the Curatorial Committee has weighed in and now the 2023 AMP Awards for Music & Sound has released the shortlist for its juried competition for…

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Quriosity Productions Delivers Carrier Campaign with Newly Added Director Keith Rivers

Quriosity has added to its talented roster, and the new director is already delivering. Keith Rivers, whose ease in capturing life’s most honest moments on film has made him a…

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Battle Of The Advertising Bands Returns To Cubby Bear May 18

The Chicago advertising community’s annual battle of the bands competition, aka the Battle for Hope, will return to The Cubby Bear on May 18. A live performance of agency bands…

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One at Optimus Signs Detroit-Based Director Luke Jaden

ONE, the production arm of Optimus, has signed Luke Jaden as director. Based in Detroit, Jaden has written and directed numerous films and documentaries, most notably BOO!, starring Moonlight’s Jaden Piner, and My Pretty Pony, based on…

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Quriosity, SMASH Team Up for Ambitious and Eye-Opening Virtual Production

Could you ever imagine being able to capture five completely different worlds, using only one filming location… and all in under four hours? Quriosity Productions and their Director David Gil…

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Emmy Winning Editor Morgan Taylor Bradley Comes Home to Whitehouse Post

Whitehouse Post has enhanced its roster with the addition of Emmy award-winning editor Morgan Taylor Bradley. A captivating editor with more than a decade of experience cutting at top post houses…

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Whitehouse Post Expands to Detroit 

In addition to their offices in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Kansas City, editorial company Whitehouse Post is bringing their award-winning talent to Detroit.  Partnering with creative editorial house…

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Cutters Studios Signs with Mike Orsini of No Relation for Commercial Representation on East Coast

The leaders of international creative company Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the signing of Mike Orsini of No Relation for commercial representation on the U.S. East Coast. The…

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French Butter Salutes its Women Leaders to Close Out Women’s History Month

French Butter, the food and beverage production company, has capped its recent surge of attention-getting work by celebrating the role women play in its sales, management and growth. A certified…

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Thursday in Downtown Chicago: AICP Midwest’s Meet. Drink. Talk.

If you’re a Chicago or Midwest advertising community professional, your plans for this Thursday evening are set. AICP Midwest’s ever-popular Meet.Drink.Talk. mixer is coming up this Thursday, March 23, from…

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Carbon Chicago Executive Producer Gretchen Praeger Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Clint Eastwood, Kenan Thompson, and The Joker have in common? They’re all right here as Carbon Chicago Executive Producer Gretchen Praeger stops by SCREEN for a thoroughly entertaining…

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SEED signs the Goddess of Wisdom, Minerva

Shauna Seresin and Mary Knox of Minerva  (the name appropriately refers to the Roman goddess of wisdom and victory!) have begun to represent SEED Media Arts in the Northeast US…

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Optimus Welcomes Colin Loughlin as Editor

Optimus introduces Colin Loughlin as the leading production and post house’s newest editor. Most recently a senior editor with Nice Shoes, Loughlin is a gifted storyteller known for his creative, comedic work, as…

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Paris-Based Directing Duo FoodFilm Joins Chicago’s Strange Loop 

Live action production company Strange Loop Studios has signed Paris-based directing duo FoodFilm to its roster for exclusive commercial representation in the US.   The tabletop-focused pair consists of Michael Roulier…

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Jerry Krenach Joins Yessian Music as Global Head of Creative Development

Yessian Music today announced the appointment of Jerry Krenach as Global Head of Creative Development. Krenach joins the Yessian team after serving as SVP, Global Music Production at Dentsu Creative…

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AICP Announces Roster for 2023 AICP Awards Committee

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, has announced the lineup for the AICP Awards Committee. A far-reaching and diverse group of industry veterans from the production, post production and…

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Indianapolis’ Scofield Digital Storytelling Welcomes Lindsay D. Mitchell

Scofield Digital Storytelling has announced the addition of Lindsay D. Mitchell as video director, cinematographer, and editor. The hiring of Mitchell demonstrates a continued investment in video resources, including personnel, systems and equipment….

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Sally Campbell of Somesuch Named 2023 AICP Show Chairperson

Matt Miller, President and CEO, announced today that Sally Campbell, Founding Partner of the production company Somesuch and a leader in the industry’s efforts for equity and inclusion in the production ranks, has been…

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Director Korey Miller Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Prince, the Kardashians, and an apple green 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air have in common? They’re all right here as director Korey Miller of the acclaimed Quriosity Productions roster…

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Chicago Agency Taps Emmy Winner Brett O’Bourke as Head of Studio Production

One of the Midwest’s top advertising agencies is making moves. Upshot, the Chicago-based full-service creative shop staffs 160 people, and counts clients including Constellation Brands, Google, Starbucks, and Procter and…

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VSA Honored by Anthem Awards for Inspiring Racial Justice Work

Agency VSA Partners announced today that “Until Justice Just Is,” a social justice campaign created in collaboration with the YWCA, has received a Bronze Award in the 2nd Annual Anthem…

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Cutters Studios Adds London-Based Editor Elena De Palma

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the immediate addition of distinguished Editor Elena De Palma to its roster for exclusive representation across the U.S.A. For De Palma,…

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Jen Dean of Cut + Run Named 2023 AICP Post Awards Chairperson

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced today that Jen Dean, a Senior Editor at boutique editorial company Cut+Run, has been named Chairperson of the 2023 AICP Post Awards….

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Colorist Calvin Bellas Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Coldplay, the superhero Static Shock, and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago have in common? They’re all right here as colorist Calvin Bellas of Reid Brody’s collective…

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PETERMAYER, Utopic Bottle The Aroma Of Mardi Gras

New Orleans-based agency PETERMAYER is sharing a Mardi Gras tradition with the world. In a sexy new spot with a dash of humor, the creative shop highlights the release of…

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Jenny Cadwell Named Executive Producer of VOLT Studios in Minneapolis

After a robust and rewarding first year with VOLT Studios, Jenny Cadwell has been named Executive Producer of the full-service content company. From the complex details of production to delivering projects…

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Quriosity Happy Hour Welcomes FCB, OKRP, DDB Creatives, Sheldon Candis, Korey Miller

Quriosity Productions is always celebrating and amplifying black excellence in advertising, and their latest event is a tribute to that mission. The company, led by founder and executive producer Qadree…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Cutters Studios Editor Michael Lippert

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Cutters Studios Editor Michael Lippert…

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Leo Burnett SVP Jeff Candido Shares His Super Bowl Picks and Pans

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Leo Burnett SVP and Creative Director Jeff Candido stop…

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FCB Chicago Executive Producer Whitney Cusack Shares Her Super Bowl Hits and Misses

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have FCB Chicago Executive Producer and…

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Executive Producer Qadree Holmes Shares His Super Bowl Hits and Misses

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Quriosity Productions Executive Producer and…

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Casting Director David O’Connor Shares His Super Bowl Picks and Pans

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Casting Director David O’Connor stop by Screen to present…

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Highdive Creative Director Casey Stern Shares His Super Bowl Faves

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Highdive Creative Director and Copywriter Casey Stern stop by…

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Best of the Super Bowl from WoW Studios EP Ross Greenblat

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Executive Producer Ross Greenblat of WoW Studios stop by…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Director Tim Mason of Tessa Films

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Director Tim Mason of the…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from VMLY&R Executive Producer Amy Turner

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have VMLY&R Executive Producer Amy Turner…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Cinematographer Chris Rejano

What were your favorite spots from the advertising extravaganza that is the Super Bowl? How about your least favorite? Let’s see how your answers line up with what acclaimed cinematographer…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Optimus Editor Emily Chapman

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Optimus Editor Emily Chapman stop…

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Greg Hahn of Mischief Named 2023 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced Greg Hahn, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mischief at No Fixed Address, as the 2023 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair….

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Highdive, Cutters, Danny DeVito Lead Super Bowl Weekend Campaign for Jersey Mike’s

Highdive and Cutters Studios are teaming up once again for Super Bowl weekend, but with a unique approach this time around. As the Big Game approaches, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known…

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Director Justin Casselle Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Better Call Saul, Kawhi Leonard, and the best pie ever have in common? They’re all right here as director Justin Casselle stops by for a thoroughly entertaining round…

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Method & Madness Production Studio Launches, Adding Method to Their Madness in 2023

Directing duo Casey Lock and Ross Zuchowski launch their production studio Method & Madness.  The Method & Madness studio is a collection of diverse directors and creative storytellers.  The studio not…

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Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Charles Barkley, The Bachelor, and the craziest commercial ever made have in common? They’re all right here as Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose answers Five…

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The 2023 AICP Awards Call For Entries is Now Open

The new year is underway and so are the awards shows. Entries are now being accepted for the 2023 AICP Awards – encompassing the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the…

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TRG and charlieuniformtango Team Up for the Choctaw Nation ‘Together, We’re More’ Campaign 

charlieuniformtango teamed up with TRG for the new “Together, We’re More” campaign for the Choctaw Nation. The new :60 and two :30 spots feature tribal members stating (some in native…

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Joe Kirkendall Rises to Head of Production for Dictionary Films

Dictionary Films Managing Director Chris Rossiter has announced the promotion of Joe Kirkendall to the position of Head of Production. Based in Chicago, Kirkendall has been a staff Senior Producer…

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Vanessa Fortier Joins Chicago Agency TDP as Creative Director

The Distillery Project (TDP) has hired Creative Director Vanessa Fortier. A creative leader with a proven ability to build major brands through the power of 360 cross-channel ideas, Fortier has received…

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11 Dollar Bill, Raleigh: By the Numbers

Launched last January, 11 Dollar Bill, Raleigh, wasted no time in carving out its niche in the North Carolina creative community. Right out of the blocks, they teamed with Baldwin&…

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Casting Director Jessica Lyons Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do the X-Men, Pushing Daisies, and the best restaurant ever have in common? They’re all right here as Chicago-based Casting Director Jessica Lyons of O’Connor Casting stopped by for…

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Carbon Welcomes Natalie Westerfield as Executive Producer for Color

Natalie Westerfield has joined Carbon as Executive Producer for Color in Los Angeles. A pro in the color game, Natalie’s care for her craft and clients have built her a reputation as…

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Minneapolis-Based eGG Music Catalog Acquired by Atlanta’s Level 77 Music

In less than two years since its formation, Level 77 Music has quickly established itself within the music for screens industry. And to further advance its prominence as one of…

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Jenny Schaye Returns to Optimus as Editor

With the new year comes a fresh start at a familiar home for a Chicago editor. Optimus is thrilled to welcome Jenny Schaye back to the leading production and post house as editor….

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Quriosity, Kenneth Yoder Bring the Laughs for Lunchables in New Campaign

Sitting on the pedestal in a contemporary, all-white art gallery is a sculpture of a small locomotive engine; the media used isn’t stone or bronze but crackers, cheese and cold…

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New Leadership for AICP in the New Year

AICP will kick off the new year with new faces in leadership roles at two of its largest chapters, as the Association reports on the membership of its National and…

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Creative Director Stefan Draht Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do The X-Files, Hellboy, and the best restaurant in Amsterdam have in common? They’re all right here as Sarofsky Creative Director Stefan Draht stops by for a thoroughly entertaining…

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11 Dollar Bill Lends Creativity to Award-Winning ‘Fund for the Fabulous’ Campaign

11 Dollar Bill threw its support behind North Carolina’s LGBT+ community in providing editorial and post-production services to Ponysaurus Brewing Co’s “Lieutenant Governor’s Fund for the Fabulous” campaign. Conceived by…

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From Creative Producer to Creative Strategist: Zanah Thirus Joins Highdive

2023 is off to a stellar start for Chicago’s Zanah Thirus. The talented filmmaker and longtime agency producer is making a career shift, and doing so with one of the…

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Sarofsky Teams Up with Marvel Studios for ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ Special

As we head into the new year, let’s take one last look at some stellar work from the holiday season. Written and directed by James Gunn and recently released on…

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Senior Producer Margie Ayala of Quriosity Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do hot yoga sessions with Slash (yes, the guitar legend Slash), loving Star Wars, and completing FOUR triathlons have in common? They’re all right here as Quriosity Senior Producer…

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Ogilvy Earns Verizon Global B2B Account

Another big win for Ogilvy. The New York City-based British advertising agency with offices in Chicago has landed Verizon global B2B account. The account was formerly handled by Interpublic Group…

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Dolby Live and Yessian Music Create Immersive Audio Experience at the Aerosmith Las Vegas Residency

This fall, Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas opened its doors to an entirely new experience: AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD!  Not just an incredible live performance by one…

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VSA Partners Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Exploration of Design’s Human Impact

VSA Partners, a strategy and brand design agency, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since its founding in 1982, the company has become an iconic part of the Chicago advertising and…

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Chicago Blackhawks and Daily Planet ‘Hit the Ice’ for Thrilling New Campaign

Hockey season is in full swing, and Chicago’s Daily Planet is in the thick of it. Director Michael Gabriele, Executive Producer Scott Marvel and the Daily Planet squad teamed up…

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Carbon Elevates Phil Linturn and Liam Chapple to Partnership Roles

Creative production studio Carbon announces the promotion of Phil Linturn and Liam Chapple to partnership roles. The pair joined Carbon in 2016 and have been a driving force in growing the company…

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Director Blaine Hogan Brings His Eclectic Background to Tessa Films

Director Blaine Hogan is ready to take center stage as he joins the roster at the Chicago and L.A.-based production company, Tessa Films. The signing of the former actor-turned-filmmaker, who…

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charlieuniformtango Chalkboard Showcases Booker T. Washington Students Artwork 

charlieuniformtango, a full-service film and postproduction company, with studios in Dallas and Austin, regularly invites junior and senior art students from Dallas Arts District neighbor Booker T. Washington (BTW) High…

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PETERMAYER Celebrates Michigan in New Spot for Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Full service agency PETERMAYER is helping the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau celebrate a part of Michigan that a lot of consumers have probably never seen in a new commercial for the tourist…

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AMP West Coast Chapter Elects Stone Irr as President, Completes National Leadership Change for Music Trade Group

Stone Irr, Senior Producer at BUTTER Music + Sound in Los Angeles and an accomplished recording artist and producer in his own right, has been elected President of the West Coast…

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The Official Photo Booth for The AICP Awards in Chicago… Here Are the Best of the Booth

The AICP Awards national tour, which brings winners of the AICP’s three competitions – The AICP Post Awards, the AICP Next Awards, and the AICP Show: The Art & Technique…

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100+ Photos from The AICP Awards in Chicago Are Here!

The AICP Awards national tour, which brings winners of the AICP’s three competitions – The AICP Post Awards, the AICP Next Awards, and the AICP Show: The Art & Technique…

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Executive Creative Director Chuck Rachford Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Favorite commercial, the best advice ever, and your most prized possession? Current Global’s Executive Creative Director Chuck Rachford stopped by to share the answers to those all-important questions in a…

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Meijer, The Distillery Project Team Up for Hunger Relief Effort ‘Simply Give’

Now is the season for gratitude and giving, and this new work is right on time. Grand Rapids, Michigan based retailer Meijer’s hallmark hunger relief effort, “Simply Give,” campaign recently…

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Agency Creative Director Turned Film Director Ed Han Joins Quriosity Productions

Ed Han, the former agency creative director turned film director, has joined the roster of Quriosity Productions. He brings with him a great eye for everything from lifestyle to automotive spots,…

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Patrick Mahomes Popular State Farm Spot Leads to Yessian, TMA Collab for ‘Jazz Bath’

Are you ready for your jazz bath? State Farm recently introduced dorky, mullet-wielding, saxophone-slinging “Jeff the Equipment Manager” in a spot with Super Bowl Champ Patrick Mahomes. The commercial riffed…

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11 Dollar Bill Teams with BravoEcho in Capturing the Winter Park Experience

11 Dollar Bill helped capture the spirit of adventure, spectacular views and downhill fun offered by Colorado’s longest continuously operating ski resort in a new campaign for Winter Park. Conceived…

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Reid Brody’s ColorNation Announces Additional Artist Signings

ColorNation, the newly launched remote color grading service founded by veteran post production entrepreneur Reid Brody, has added four new colorists to its roster of available artists. Joining are Gino…

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11 Dollar Bill Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at One Club Denver Awards

11 Dollar Bill enjoyed a banner night at The One Club for Creativity’s annual Denver Awards, picking up two Gold, one Silver, two Bronze and two Merit Awards for work…

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Leo Burnett EVP and Head of Production Ashley Geisheker Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Chicago’s AICP Awards Show is coming up this Thursday and one of the night’s many special guests is Leo Burnett EVP and Head of Production Ashley Geisheker. Before the big…

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AICP Mentoring Program Gears Up for Second Cycle

The AICP Mentoring Program is now seeking mentee applications as it prepares to launch its second cycle. Information on the program, including how to apply for admission as a mentee,…

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The Biggest Night of the Year for the Chicago Advertising and Creative Community – The AICP Awards – Arrives Nov 17

The AICP Awards national tour, which brings winners of the AICP’s three competitions – The AICP Post Awards, the AICP Next Awards, and the AICP Show: The Art & Technique…

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Let Your Glow Show! The Distillery Project Teams Up with Dole to Highlight the Unique Qualities of Pineapple Juice

It’s time to let your glow show! And a Chicago agency is teaming up with an iconic brand to help you do just that. Dole Packaged Foods released a new…

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Justin Casselle Teams Up with PETA for Impactful Comedy Spot [Exclusive Interview with SCREEN]

Justin Casselle continues his rise through the commercial directorial ranks with his latest work for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which brings you an unexpected comedy twist….

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Optimus, Cutters Studios Creatives Highlight Camp Kuleshov Midwest Winners

The winners are in! AICP’s Camp Kuleshov challenge for the Midwest region was a success once again and accolades were awarded Thursday in Downtown Chicago. The nightlife hotspot Tree House…

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Executive Producer Kristin Angeletti Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

That time you nearly hit Tim Robbins with your car, plus the Best Halloween Costume Ever! We have all that and more as Whitehouse Executive Producer Kristin Angeletti stopped by…

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New Aveeno Kids Campaign from Doner, The Barkers, and Sarofsky Celebrates Children’s Independence

A new Aveeno Kids cross-media campaign entitled “Kids Can” has recently debuted from full-service advertising agency Doner. With three :15 spots (“Dad,” “Mom,” and “Curly Hair”) and numerous shorter versions,…

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Powerful ‘Sons of Toledo’ Premiere Headlines Chicago Ad Federation and AAF Toledo Event Oct 24

Powerful homegrown and diverse storytelling takes center stage this Monday. Chicago Ad Federation’s Diversity Thought and Leadership Council and the AAF Toledo will be hosting the Chicago premiere of the…

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‘The Masked Singer’ Star Ken Jeong, charlieuniformtango, TRG Team Up for New ThermaCare Campaign 

It’s time to bring the heat! charlieuniformtango teamed up with TRG on a new campaign for ThermaCare heat wraps. And they enlisted a fan favorite to lead the way on the…

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Kohler and Chicago’s The Distillery Project Team Up to Generate ‘The Power to Live Boldly’

When the power goes off, life goes on. Because Kohler goes on. That’s the statement behind a new 60-second spot created by independent Chicago-based The Distillery Project (TDP) in its first work for the…

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Producer Sarah Mueller Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Married at First Sight, Dennis Quaid, and the Strangest Halloween Ever have in common? They’re all right here as Chicago-based Prysm Studios Producer Sarah Mueller stops by for…

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Nikki Weiss-Goldstein Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Pat Benatar, a 1933 Louis XV Steinway Grand Piano, and the best Halloween costume ever have in common? They’re all right here as Chicago and Midwest talent rep…

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Prysm Studios Snags ‘Onion’ Vet for New Social Media Manager

Prysm Studios continues to build its talented team in Chicago. In addition to a writing career that includes a stint at The Onion, Chris Cady is a seven year post-production…

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Louise Rider Ascends to Executive Producer Post at Another Country

Another Country Managing Director Tim Konn and his colleagues worldwide are very proud to announce the immediate promotion of Louise Rider to the position of Executive Producer. Rider has been…

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Chicago-based Strange Loop Studios Adds Italian Directing Duo ES.POIRE

From Milan to Chicago. Live action production company Strange Loop Studios has added Italian directing duo ES.POIRE to its roster for exclusive commercial representation in the US.   The Milan-based pair consists…

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Chicago-Based Agency NEXT/NOW Scores Top Honors in International MUSE Creative Awards

The International Awards Associate organization recently announced the winners of its second annual MUSE Creative Awards program, dedicated to creative professionals who inspire others to greater heights. For the second…

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Flavor Births ‘Long Live Mograph’ Stunner for Half Rez 9

To entice and energize attendees of the ninth edition of their celebrated motion graphics design event in Chicago, the illustrious organizers of this year’s Half Rez came together around a…

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Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan Joins Tessa Films

From Toronto to Tessa. Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan has joined the directorial roster of the Chicago and L.A.-based Tessa Films. Already busy with a variety of projects under the Tessa…

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Jim Beam Selects Leo Burnett as Global Agency of Record

It’s a big win for Burnett as the revered agency is back with Beam. Beam Suntory has named Leo Burnett its global creative agency of record for top-selling bourbon brand…

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Five Questions with charlieuniformtango Owner and Senior Editor Deedle LaCour

What do Michael Jordan, Garth Brooks, and Bob Barker have in common? They’re all right here as charlieuniformtango Owner and Senior Editor Deedle LaCour stops by for a thoroughly entertaining…

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FCB Chicago Executive Producer Whitney Cusack Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Keanu Reeves, the O’Jays, and an epic trip to Aruba have in common? They’re all right here as FCB Chicago Executive Producer Whitney Cusack stops by for an…

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Bounce Helps Agencies Thrive With New Business Model

Bounce Sound Studios is the way out of a drag that has been hobbling the post-production industry for decades. Fueled by an inspiration that grew directly within the film and…

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Ice-T Teams Up with charlieuniformtango for Raising Cane’s Spot

It’s not often you get to work with a legend. Justin Wilson of the charlieuniformtango roster directed a video for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers celebrating National Iced Tea Day this…

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Sarofsky’s Design Expertise Powerfully Frames ‘The Gray Man’ Starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans

Ryan Gosling is “The Gray Man” and Chris Evans is his psychopathic adversary in the Netflix/AGBO spy thriller directed by Anthony and Joe Russo now available globally on Netflix. The…

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Emmy Winner Jane Lynch, OKRP, STORY Lead the Way to Mercury Award Win for Illinois Office of Tourism

Illinois is in the middle of everything and this week, it is in the middle of earning impressive awards for the state’s latest tourism campaign. Directed by Emmy winner Jane…

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Video Editor Adam Bruno joins Hootenanny

Chicago woman-owned post house Hootenanny has a new creative editor on their roster. Adam Bruno comes to Hootenanny after a decade of freelance editing for many of Chicago’s post houses…

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Camp Kuleshov Competition for Emerging Artists Call for Entries; Lev Winners Saluted

“Rising lights tell tales.” That’s the motto adopted this year by Camp Kuleshov, the annual contest for emerging creative artists in post production, which has announced its lineup of source…

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Cramer-Krasselt VP and Group Creative Director Amy Gozalka Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Eminem, Lassie, and an epic round of Double Dare have in common? They’re all right here as Cramer-Krasselt VP and Group Creative Director Amy Gozalka stops by for…

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Industry Leader Caitlin Grady Joins Cutters Studios as Managing Director/Executive Producer

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the addition of Caitlin Grady in the role of Managing Director/Executive Producer of Cutters New York. The announcement was made by…

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Black Advertising Titans Team Up for ‘Channels Changers’ Doc 

Channels Changers is a documentary-in-progress about the advent of the African American Ad-Maker. Starting in the mid-1960s, the film celebrates Chicago-based industry leaders and innovators who were largely shut out…

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Matt Mooney Joins 11 Dollar Bill as Creative Lead

11 Dollar Bill has welcomed Matt Mooney to its creative team in Boulder. With experience as a cinematographer, editor and motion graphics designer, he will serve as creative lead for…

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Senior Director and Head of Production Otto Linwood Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Chris Rock, John Legend, and the best season in Miami of Ohio football history have in common? They’re all right here as Senior Director and Head of Production at…

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Daily Planet’s Michael Gabriele Explores a Brilliant New Artform in 360-Degree Film ‘Flowing with Fire’

Flow is a state of mind. And when you’re in flow, you’re expressing the deepest parts of you. Such is the message at the heart of Flowing with Fire, the new…

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Highdive Creative Director Katie Bero Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do a canceled Fox TV show, an epic trip to Bali, and the best cheeseburger ever have in common? They’re all right here as Creative Director Katie Bero of…

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Leo Burnett Chicago Earns Emmy Nomination for ‘The Lost Class’ Anti-Gun Violence Campaign

A powerful anti-gun violence message helmed by Leo Burnett Chicago earned an Outstanding Commercial Emmy nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, announced today. The winner of the…

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Color Grading Veteran Reid Brody Launches ColorNation

He’s at it again. Reid Brody, the entrepreneur who’s helped build some of the industry’s leading production companies and post production studios, has announced the formation of his latest venture,…

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Longstanding Flavor EP Neal Cohen Rises to Managing Director

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the promotion of longstanding Flavor Executive Producer Neal Cohen to the company’s Managing Director role….

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Director Meg Gàmez Rosters with SEED

Award winning director Meg Gàmez has joined SEED Media Arts for exclusive representation after owning, directing, and serving as Executive Producer at her own production company for several years. A first-generation Hispanic…

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Women of the Chicago Creative Community Speak Out in the Wake of Roe v. Wade Ruling

The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade has sent shockwaves through the entire country, and women in the Chicago creative community are speaking out. From chief advertising executives…

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HighDive’s Erin Nedelman Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Bruce Springsteen’s daughter, the Spice Girls, and the Kardashians have in common? They’re all right here as Art Director Erin Nedelman of the Emmy-nominated, Super Bowl-winning Chicago agency…

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Cutters Detroit Names Ryann Harrison its Newest Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters today announced the promotion of Ryann Harrison to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Detroit Executive Producer Becky Smialek. A graduate of Central Michigan University,…

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Optimus Promotes Ariana DeSimone to Editor

Optimus today announced that Ariana DeSimone has been promoted to editor. The latest addition to the leading production and post house’s growing editorial team, Ariana brings creativity, passion, and a relentless work ethic to her…

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New Look, New Space, New Collaborations for Prysm Studios

Prysm Studios took the pandemic as an opportunity for change. While their classic all-in-one business model and streamlined design promoted efficiency, this Chicago-based Production House understood their need for expansion…

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Highdive Lands Beam Suntory, Launches ‘Get Busy Living’ Campaign for Sauza

It’s time to get busy living! So says Sauza in its latest campaign, alongside its newly announced agency of record, Chicago-based Highdive. Highdive has grabbed its first spirits client, having…

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Carbon Welcomes VFX Virtuoso Isaac Irvin

VFX Supervisor Isaac Irvin is bringing his skills and artistry to Carbon. An impressive talent with big brand commercials and Hollywood blockbusters under his belt, Isaac is delighted to join the…

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Indianapolis Production Company Road Pictures Signs Director Mark Schimmel

Director Mark Schimmel has signed with Road Pictures for national representation. Greg Malone, Executive Producer and owner of Road Pictures, and Schimmel have a long-standing relationship including sharing second unit…

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AICP Names Former Cinespace Exec Sheila R. Brown as VP, Equity & Inclusion 

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the appointment of Sheila R. Brown as the association’s first-ever VP, Equity & Inclusion. Brown will represent the association in all…

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Quriosity Productions Names New L.A. Executive Producer, Expands with Talent, Staff Additions

Quriosity Productions is taking in the sun as the company expands its footprint in Los Angeles while simultaneously staffing up in its hometown of Chicago. News of the integrated production…

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Colonie Expands with Former Leo Burnett Senior Producer Zach Day

Award-winning post-production studio The Colonie has hired Zach Day as Producer/New Business. Day brings more than fifteen years of ad agency experience, most recently as a Senior Producer at Leo…

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Chicago’s Lightswitch Video Wins Five Telly Awards for New Orleans Projects

Lightswitch Video, a Chicago-based video production company, recently won five Telly awards for their work on “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” and “Rex 150th Anniversary Documentary.” The event featured iconic…

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11 Dollar Bill Shortlisted for AICP Post Award for Colorado Lottery Spot

11 Dollar Bill is currently shortlisted for an AICP Post Award for its contribution to a spot for the Colorado Lottery offering a hilarious homage to the Rocky Mountain spirit. Welcome…

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Director Sheldon Candis Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do LeBron James, the Jackson Five, and the best birthday cake ever have in common? They’re all right here as director Sheldon Candis answers Five Questions with SCREEN. A…

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AICP Midwest’s MEET.DRINK.TALK Festivities Coming Up Wednesday June 1st

AICP Midwest is ramping up for its annual evening of munching, sipping, and chatting with their community. Chicago and Midwest advertising creatives, producers, vendors will want to etch out 5:00…

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AICP Week Returns June 7-9 with New Format

AICP Week is back, and with it comes a new format for presenting and celebrating the winning work in the AICP Awards competitions: the AICP Show: The Art & Technique…

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Telly Awards Winners Announced

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, announced this year’s winners, including a variety of top-tier brands and organizations as well as…

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AMP Awards Announces Winners, Here’s the Full List

Heavy Duty Projects, the New York and Los Angeles-based music for picture studio, took home the Ryan Barkan Award for Best in Show at the ninth annual AMP Awards for…

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AMP Awards Announces 2022 Shortlist

The judges’ work is done, the Curatorial Committee has weighed in and now the finalists have been unveiled, as the 2022 AMP Awards for Music & Sound has today published…

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Salt-N-Pepa, Prysm Studios Bring the Right Rhythm to New Checkers Campaign

Checkers teamed up with Prysm Studios and Fitzco to deliver a new spot that has us tapping our toes. This is just one ad in an ongoing campaign featuring Checkers’…

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Highdive, Cutters, and Director Stewart Hendler Team Up for Fearless Jeep Spot

What better time than today for a joyous, thrilling spot about living life fearlessly and to the fullest? The latest campaign for Jeep is “Born Free” and featured a collaboration…

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Carbon Grows Colorist Roster with Electrifying New Talent Bree Brackett

Creative Studio Carbon has promoted Bree Brackett to colorist. Brackett is making her mark straight out of the gate with campaigns for Adidas, AT&T, eBay, Gap and Nike, to name a few.  Bree…

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VMLY&R Group Executive Producer Melissa Barany Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Mary Poppins, Van Morrison and the Best Summer Vacation Ever have in common? They’re all here as VMLY&R Group Executive Producer Melissa Barany stopped by for a thoroughly…

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rEvolution Acquires Detroit-Based Centigrade to Broaden Industry Expertise

rEvolution, the world’s largest independent sports marketing agency, has acquired Detroit-based integrated marketing agency Centigrade. The acquisition bolsters rEvolution’s current roster of global clients, joining others in the automotive, motorsports…

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BBDO Pakistan’s Hira Mohibullah Heads to Kansas City to Lead VMLY&R as ECD

Hira Mohibullah will join VMLY&R as executive creative director based in Kansas City. Joining from BBDO Pakistan, Mohibullah is the latest addition to VMLY&R’s growing bench of creative talent, and will focus…

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Here Are the AICP Awards Shortlists

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2022 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and…

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11 Dollar Bill’s Josh Eggleston Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Iron Man, Pearl Jam, and Bad Girls Club have in common? They’re all right here as Josh Eggleston is the latest contestant in our weekly round of Five…

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Emmy Winner Jane Lynch Helms New Campaign for Illinois Tourism

An Emmy winner has returned to the Midwest to shine a joyous light on her home state. Actress, producer and writer Jane Lynch recently directed a series of commercials for…

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Executive Producer Matt Nelson Joins Yessian New York

Matt Nelson is bringing his executive producer expertise to Yessian’s New York Studio. The music maestros also have studios in Detroit, Los Angeles and Hamburg. Nelson brings a wide range…

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Lindsay Tyler Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Lindsay Tyler has been a mainstay in the Chicago advertising community for over two decades, with tenures at FCB Chicago and Havas. Lindsay recently joined the team at Whirlpool as…

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Production Veteran Kate Smith Returns to Flavor as Executive Producer

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the return of production veteran Kate Smith in the role of Executive Producer. The announcement…

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VSA Partners Helps Rare Air Media Launch Collection of Michael Jordan NFTs

Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, are creating tremendous opportunities for creators and collectors of art, memorabilia, and other digital assets. Now Rare Air Media, producer of Michael Jordan’s 1998 visual autobiography…

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Strange Loop Studios Adds Kiki Allgeier to Roster

Live action production company Strange Loop Studios has announced the official addition for  commercial representation of director/writer Kiki Allgeier.   The filmmaker brings naturalistic elegance and cinematic emotion to the lifestyle…

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Flavor Promotes Design Leaders, Continues Dynamic Growth

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios are very proud to announce promotions for several long-standing team members. According to Flavor’s Executive Producer Neal Cohen, Brian McCauley…

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AICP Show and AICP Post Awards Announce Curatorial Committees

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the composition of the Curatorial Committees for the 2022 AICP Show and the AICP Post Awards. The Jury Presidents and Curators…

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Picture North Hires Veteran Editor Christine Wolf

Picture North adds seasoned editor Christine Wolf to their growing post-production team. Transitioning from Whitehouse Post, Wolf brings over 15 years of experience and leadership to the expanding Picture North…

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Banner Expands Its Roster

Banner expands roster and capabilities with its production and post production teams. Here’s a look at the latest additions… Banner president Patrick Dahl says, “Our clients trust Banner to deliver…

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OddMachine signs Director Marcus K. Jones 

Chicago and LA based Production and Post company OddMachine has welcomed a new talent to its Directorial roster: New York based Director Marcus K. Jones. OddMachine, a full-service company specializes in…

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New Thrive Colour Collaborates on Three Feature Films, Including Bruce Willis Thriller

A new colorist collective is off to an auspicious start. Matt McClain, Thrive Colour Founder/Colorist, announces the completion of the company’s work on three new feature films: A Day to…

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Myriad Wins High Honors at AAF Triangle ADDY Awards

Raleigh based video agency, Myriad, is pleased to announce their recent wins at the American Advertising Federation Triangle ADDY Awards. In addition to taking home Best In Show and the…

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Sarofsky Promotes Steven Anderson, Adds Rising Design, Animation, and Production Talents

Continuing its growth and its investments into excellence, one-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky has added Managing Director duties for longstanding Executive Producer Steven Anderson. As announced by company Principal and…

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Daily Planet’s Michael Gabriele Tells a Story of the Brassy Power of Love in ‘Mariachi Boy’

“The world could use some positivity right now.” So says director Michael Gabriele when asked about the charming short film, Mariachi Boy. A boy enlists a tuba in a quixotic…

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New Coca-Cola Collab for charlieuniformtango and Plot Twist Creativity

Let’s start out the week with some fresh news on a smooth spot out of the Southwest. charlieuniformtango teamed up with Plot Twist Creativity on a new :30 spot for…

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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…

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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…

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HighDive, Cutters Win Big at Super Bowl; ECD Patrick Burke Shares His Fave Ads of the Night

Super Bowl Sunday was a big night for HighDive. The agency’s Rocket Mortgage commercial, leaning on the lively charisma of Anna Kendrick and nostaglia of Barbie Dream House, claimed the…

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Havas Head of Production Vincent Geraghty Shares His Super Bowl Faves

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! A 30-year veteran of the advertising industry and the newly hired Head of Production…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from Keith Jamerson

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Keith Jamerson serves as U.S. Head of Production at Stink Studios. Keith spent the…

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Edelman VP Dani Jackson-Smith Shares Her Super Bowl Favorites

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Dani Jackson is Edelman’s Vice President of Influencer and Multicultural Marketing. We were honored…

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Optimus Editor Randy Palmer Talks Super Bowl Picks and Pans

Award-winning editor Randy Palmer is one of the cornerstones of the superb squad at Optimus. He is also an avid Los Angeles Rams fans. And he also was kind enough…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from Creative Director Erin Sarofsky

Super Bowl Sunday was a great day for Sarofsky Owner and Creative Director Erin Sarofsky, as her team collaborated on a well-received spot for Chevrolet (see below). We were honored…

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Director Justin Casselle Shares His Super Bowl Faves

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Midwest native Justin Casselle’s career path has included stints with FCB and DDB Chicago…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from Executive Producer Qadree Holmes

Which Super Bowl spots did you love? Which did you not love? Let’s hear what the pros had to say! We were thrilled to have Quriosity Productions Executive Producer and…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from Executive Producer Lisa Masseur of Tessa Films

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! We were thrilled to have Tessa Films Executive Producer and Founder Lisa Masseur stop…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from Yessian’s Jarrett Farkas

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Yessian Associate Creative Director and Composer Jarrett Farkas stop…

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Super Bowl Hits and Misses from O’Connor Casting’s Virginia Anello

Behind every great commercial is a great casting director. And one of the best in the biz is O’Connor Casting in Chicago. We were thrilled to have Casting Director Virginia…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans from Another Country’s Peter Erazmus

Super Bowl Sunday was a big night for Another Country and Cutters Studios. The team collaborated with HighDive on their Rocket Mortgage commercial, bringing the lively charisma of Anna Kendrick…

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Do You Need A Hug? Picture North, FCB Chicago, COX Team Up for Heartwarming Campaign

What does a hug mean? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way people think about hugs has drastically changed. As lockdowns have come and gone, there has been a collective strain…

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Johannes Leonardo Chief Creative Officer Julia Neumann Named Chairperson of AMP Awards

Julia Neumann, Chief Creative Officer of the independent New York agency Johannes Leonardo, has been named as Chair of the 2022 AMP Awards for Music & Sound. Her appointment was…

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Durable Goods Signs Chicago-Based Emmy Nom Bob Balaban to Roster

Bicoastal production company Durable Goods has signed critically-acclaimed actor, director, writer, and producer Bob Balaban to its roster for commercials and branded content in the U.S. market. Balaban returns to…

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Editor Joe Clear, Wild Gift, The Colonie Team Up for SMA with Music Video

Take a moment to enjoy a terrific tune, then spend many moments taking in the vital cause behind it. The Colonie Editor Joe Clear recently partnered with the production company…

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NoiseFloor’s New Studio Takes Chicago to the Next Level in Sound

Despite the pandemic, NoiseFloor, the full-service audio facility located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, has had a year full of growth. At the beginning of 2021, NoiseFloor’s 8 full-time employees…

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charlieuniformtango’s Joey Waldrip Announces New Colorist Reel

Joey Waldrip has a colorful story to tell: After 21 years of working at charlieuniformtango, he’s now an owner of the company, and has become one of the industry’s most…

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Chicago Producer Katie Hoban Passes Away at 44

Katie Hoban age 44, passed away suddenly earlier this month, on January 4th. Katie is beloved in the Chicago creative community. She spent much of her career as Senior Producer…

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11 Dollar Bill Launches Post-Production Facility in Raleigh; Eggleston to Lead

Post-production studio 11 Dollar Bill has opened a facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. The site boasts resources for creative editorial, design, motion graphics and animation as well as color correction…

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AICP Announces New Leadership; Mehling First Woman Elected Chairperson of the National Board

The AICP National Board of Directors elected a new leadership slate at its 2021 year-end meeting. Lisa Mehling, Owner/President of CHELSEA, was elected Chairperson and Tabitha Mason-Elliott, Partner/Head of Production,…

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Carbon Conjures Up Animated Adventure Film ‘Repeater’ for Vienna’s OFFF DACH Festival

Are you ready for an animated adventure? From creative production studio Carbon comes ‘Repeater,’ the vibrant animated Title Film to this year’s OFFF Dach creativity and design festival in Vienna….

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One at Optimus Signs Directors Ashley C. Battle and Chris Vanderwall

Let’s welcome in the holiday season with some exciting new hires in downtown Chicago. ONE, the production arm of Optimus, has signed Ashley C. Battle (pictured here) and Chris Vanderwall to its directorial roster. The…

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11 Dollar Bill Takes Home Six Awards at ONE Club Denver

11 Dollar Bill had a big night at The ONE Club for Creativity – Denver’s annual awards competition honoring the year’s best work in advertising in the Rocky Mountain region….

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11 Dollar Bill Adds WOW! Factor to Made’s New Campaign

You know this new campaign makes you wanna shout. 11 Dollar Bill provided graphic design, editorial and post-production services for a new campaign for Wow! in which the speed, quality…

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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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PHOTO BOOTH: AICP/Midwest’s MEET DRINK TALK in Downtown Chicago

There was a terrific turnout from the Chicago/Midwest advertising and creative production community as AICP/Midwest’s MEET.DRINK.TALK, a cornerstone event for the Midwest advertising world, was back to in-person after a…

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AICP/Midwest’s MEET.DRINK.TALK Set for Downtown Chicago This Thursday

If you’re an advertising agency creative, commercial producer, or Midwest production professional, your evening plans for this Thursday are set. A cornerstone event for the Midwest advertising community is back…

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Roger Joins Forces With SG+Partners For Midwest Commercial Representation

Creative agency Roger has signed with SG+Partners for Midwest commercial representation. Roger joins a collective of premier production, post, and VFX talent represented by SG+Partners, led by Sarah Gitersonke, pictured…

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Charlieuniformtango Partners to Assume Ownership of the Company November

Big news out of Austin as charlieuniformtango partners James Rayburn, Deedle LaCour and Joey Waldrip will assume ownership of the company this November. “This transition has been two years in…

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Chicago Ad Vet Directs Milestone Spot for Pearl Milling Company, Its First Since Changing Name from Aunt Jemima

A veteran producer of the Chicago advertising community is now seated in the director’s chair for a milestone advertising campaign. Pearl Milling Company, the brand that was Aunt Jemima for…

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Haroula Rose’s Charming Commercial Debut for Bailey’s; Optimus Chicago, Jess Weixler Among Collaborators

Chicago native Haroula Rose has built quite a name for herself in the independent film community, and is now making her mark in advertising world. Produced by Hello Sunshine in…

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Filmscape Takes Over Cinespace Chicago August 28-29

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Director Kevin Smith of STORY Creates a Crime Drama with a Funny Twist for Gumout

A clandestine meeting between a pair of shady characters under a dank freeway overpass leads to an unexpectedly hilarious result in a new spot for Gumout directed by Kevin Smith…

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11 Dollar Bill Puts the Icing on a New Campaign for RaceTrac and R/GA

11 Dollar Bill teamed with R/GA and Swedish production company Hobby Film on a new campaign for RaceTrac featuring the “coolest” icon in professional sports. The funny online, social and…

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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…

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BBDO Lands Home Depot, Beating Out Leo Burnett, Hill Holiday

Home Depot has appointed BBDO as its U.S. creative agency of record, AdAge reported today. The other agencies vying for this coveted account were reportedly Leo Burnett and Hill Holiday….

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Jennifer Gaida Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

This week, The Colonie colorist Jennifer Gaida answers Five Questions with SCREEN. Gaida joined The Colonie’s staff at the beginning of the year following a stint with Energy BBDO’s Flare……

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