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Tandem, The Colonie Imagine What’s Holding You Back

What would it be like if we could see someone holding themselves back? In a new three-spot series, PSE&G engaged Tandem and The Colonie to help KSVAGENCY imagine what might…

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Strike Averted! IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract

The Chicago/Midwest film and television production community can breathe a sigh of relief as negotiators from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reached a deal for a new…

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Series Order for FX Comedy ‘The Bear’ Led By ‘Shameless’ Star Jeremy Allen White

FX is keeping Shameless vet Jeremy Allen White in Chicago with a series order for the Windy City-set restaurant comedy The Bear. The pilot filmed in town this past July…

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Alex/October To Screen At La Femme Film Festival Tonight

With a return to in-person film festivals, the Los Angeles-based Dances With Films marked the world premiere of ALEX/OCTOBER, a drama that deals with addiction, depression, suicide and redemption. The…

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11 Dollar Bill Helps Piggyback Create a Buzz for Cheeba Chews

11 Dollar Bill ended things on a high note in providing editorial, graphics design and post services for a new social campaign for Cheeba Chews, a maker of bite-size cannabis…

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Brian and Jan Hieggelke and Chicago Film Project Announce Next Feature

Brian and Jan Hieggelke have found their next film. The Hieggelkes’ Chicago Film Project, the film and T.V. production arm of their Chicago-based print and digital cultural magazine Newcity, has…

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Chicago Fire Celebrates 200th Episode, We’ve Got the Photos

October 20 is going to be a huge date for all fans of Chicago Fire as it will mark the 200th episode of the mothership of Dick Wolf’s popular One Chicago franchise….

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IATSE Announces Nationwide Strike to Begin Monday If Producers, Studios Deal Doesn’t Happen

IATSE President Matthew Loeb announced in plain and simple terms where the IATSE/ AMPTP negotations stand, and he did so on his Twitter account this morning… I am announcing that…

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Chicago International Film Festival Opens with Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes Premieres

A trio of highly anticipated films will open this year’s Chicago International Film Festival, here is the rundown for tonight’s famed festivities… TONIGHT AT 7 PM AT THE MUSIC BOX…

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Optimus Promotes Zach Scheitlin

Optimus today announced that Zach Scheitlin has been promoted to Audio Engineer. Scheitlin’s elevation bolsters an already formidable audio team under the leadership of Senior Audio Engineer Marina Killion, and drives the department…

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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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HBO Series ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ Filming in Chicago This Week

“A romance for the ages.” That’s a bold claim but one HBO is making with confidence as it forges ahead through filming its new seriesThe Time Traveler’s Wife en route…

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Your First Look at Five New Chicago Features In Development for 2022

As we look ahead to 2022, there are five Illinois features in the works that deserve a spot on your radar. Let’s take a look… The 57th Chicago International Film…

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Highdive Creative Director Eduardo Vea Keating Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Javier Bardem, Olivia Wilde, and a nod to Spike Jonze? Yes, this week’s Five Questions with SCREEN is star-studded as Eduardo Vea Keating, Multidisciplinary Creative Director…

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Nashville Film Festival Announces Festival and Screenplay Award Winners

The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) tonight announced the 52nd edition’s award winners, including best films in each category and the winning scripts in the organization’s esteemed screenplay competition. The debut…

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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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IATSE Members Overwhelmingly Approve Strike Authorization, So What’s Next?

What’s next for IATSE and AMPTP? Simply put, it’s time to negotiate. In an expected and overwhelming show of union solidarity, IATSE members voted to authorize a nationwide strike against…

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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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The Latest on the Possible IATSE Strike; Union Members Vote This Week

Will IATSE union members strike? We will know very soon. Union members vote on strike authorization later this week, between Friday, October 1 and Sunday, October 3, with results expected…

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

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

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Patrick Wimp named Program Lead of Second City Film School

Patrick Wimp has been named Program Lead of the Second City Film School. A cinematographer, director, writer and producer whose credits range from TV series to shorts and feature films,…

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Miller’s Directorial Debut Premieres Wednesday

Ghostwriter, an Illinois-made dramatic feature film, will have its Chicagoland area premiere at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge on Wednesday, September 29. The film follows a bartender, struggling for…

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charlieuniformtango Teams Up with Hold Fast Co., Bill and Todd for Johnsonville Sausage

Are you a Tongsman? You’ll find out right now as charlieuniformtango teamed up with new Milwaukee-based agency Hold Fast Co., and newly formed creative alliance, Dallas-based “Bill and Todd” (comprised…

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Kartemquin Films to Host Third Annual Empowering Truth Benefit

Kartemquin Films, the award-winning Chicago-based documentary not-for-profit organization, will host its third annual Empowering Truth Benefit, taking place virtually on November 3rd at 7:00pm CT, streaming live on YouTube. Click…

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Chicago Sci-Fi Pilot to Shoot This Winter, Led by Swinford, Sievers, Williams; Cinespace’s Pissios to EP

There is a new sci-fi franchise in the works in Chicago, with a highly touted ensemble of homegrown talent at its core and an all-star Executive Producer set to support….

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What You Need to Know for Season Premiere of Dick Wolf Triumvirate ‘Chicago Med’ ‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Chicago PD’

The long-awaited season premiere of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago triumvirate is here. New seasons of Chicago-made ratings titans Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med are set to bow this Wednesday…

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Your First Look at the Latest from Oscar Nominees Quon and Quinn

Are you ready to be inspired? The next project from two Oscar-nominated cornerstones of the Chicago documentary is here. Diane Quon, producer of Best Documentary Nominee Minding the Gap, and…

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IATSE Calls for Strike Authorization Vote; How Will Chicago TV Industry Be Impacted?

Is a nationwide strike of IATSE union members imminent? “IATSE members are mobilizing in preparation for a nationwide strike authorization vote to demonstrate our commitment to achieving the change that…

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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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Chicago Company Crafts VFX for ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ ‘Work In Progress’

As The Matrix Resurrections trailer continues to break the internet, with well over 50 million views worldwide, the film has also shined a light on a highly touted VFX artist…

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James Gunn Recruits Sarofsky for ‘The Suicide Squad’ Main Titles and Signature Design Flares

With “The Suicide Squad,” writer/director James Gunn and Warner Bros. Pictures have earned worldwide acclaim for creating what many consider to be the best DC Universe film of all time….

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Ryan Seacrest Executive Producing Pilot for ABC, Freeform; Filming in Chicago This Month

A familiar face has joined a promising pilot filming now in Chicago. Famed American Idol frontman Ryan Seacrest has leapt aboard the one-hour dramatic pilot, but he won’t be in…

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Rick Bayless Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

We have a very special guest today for Five Questions with SCREEN, and he’s here to announce the new home for his critically acclaimed culinary series! James Beard Award Winner…

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8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival Returns to Chicago this November

“Together Again.” That’s the goal as many film festivals and small businesses reopen around the country and welcome people back through their doors. And it’s also the theme for one…

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Whitehouse Post Boosts Leadership with Five New Partners and New Executive Director of Post Production

It’s always exciting to share news of a company growing their team from within and promoting their own through the leadership ranks. Venerable editorial company Whitehouse Post announces the advancement of five…

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Naked Studios Reveals New Chicago Crime Drama ‘Gray Market’

For years Naked Studios, Inc. has been teaming up with Chicago creatives to deliver captivating visuals, but their most  recent unveiling of ‘Gray Market’ not only highlights the company’s exceptional…

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ABC Pilot Shooting in Chicago… and It Is NOT a Reboot of ‘The Nanny’

There is a new pilot starting filming this week in Chicago, but it is not the show you think it is. The project is entitled The Nanny, igniting a bevy…

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That’s a Wrap on ‘Good Guy with a Gun’; BTS and Wrap Photos (Screen Magazine Exclusive)

“The experience was hilarious and grueling, full of good vibes and creativity amidst the emotionally and physically taxing material,” said director John Mossman in summing up the shoot for his…

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Matzke’s ‘The Orchestra’ Ready for an Encore

Director Curtis Matzke’s five-minute short, The Orchestra, premiered this month at filmshortage.com. A one-act thriller with virtually no dialogue, the film transforms a student music rehearsal into a crescendo of…

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Telluride Film Festival Is Underway, Here’s the Lineup

The Telluride Film Festival is underway now, and here’s the lineup. TFF’s celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists to discover the best in world cinema…

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Could SXSW Face A Boycott in the Wake of New Texas Abortion Laws?

With the cornerstone U.S. festival South By Southwest preparing for its live and in-person film, music, and interactive mega-showcase this coming Spring, there may be an unexpected roadblock in its…

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New One Chicago Poster Highlights the ‘One Heart’ of ‘Fire,’ ‘PD,’ ‘Med’

One of the many attributes that has attracted millions of fans to Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago franchise over the years is that it has heart. That heart is the centerpiece of…

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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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Fran Drescher, Joely Fisher Win SAG-AFTRA National Elections

From The Nanny to the President. SAG-AFTRA members have elected The Nanny star Fran Drescher president and Golden Globe nominee Joely Fischer secretary-treasurer. Their two-year terms began immediately upon the…

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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 World Premiere Run at Siskel Thru September 8th

It’s time to get out to the theater… the newly reopened theater at the Gene Siskel Film Center, that is. Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is pleased to announce the films…

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Comedy Central Filming ‘Surina and Mel Light it Up’ in Chicago

Comedy Central has brought a new project – and potentially a new series – to Chicago. The project is entitled Surina and Mel Light it Up: A Diwali Story, and…

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Optimus Promotes Dave Buehrle to Executive Producer | Head of Production of One at Optimus

From Michigan to LA to Chicago, from Indiana Jones and Fast and Furious to top level commercial clients across the globe. Dave Buehrle’s career has taken yet another leap today…

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Becky Smialek Ascends to Executive Producer Role for Cutters Editorial Detroit

A jump from New York City to her hometown of Detroit has now led to a leap to Executive Producer for Becky Smialek. Cutters Studios is very proud to announce…

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Spider-Man Trailer Shatters Avengers Endgame’s Viewership Record

With movie theaters across the globe fighting to regain their footing and their audiences, the prospects of Spidey swooping in to save the day this December look promising. The trailer…

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Emmy Winner Korey Miller Joins Quriosity Roster

Quriosity Founder Qadree Holmes has added an Emmy winner to his renowned roster of directors. Holmes’ Chicago-based, minority-owned creative diversity boutique is excited to announce that Korey Miller has joined…

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Filmscape Takes Over Cinespace Chicago August 28-29

Are you a filmmaker, cinematographer, producer, editor, key grip, gaffer, or content creator or any genre or community? If so, your weekend plans are set. Filmscape is excited to announce…

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Motion Graphics Designer Brian Stevens joins Hootenanny

It’s always a pleasure to announce new hires here in Chicago’s advertising and commercial production community. Screen is thrilled to share that Chicago post house Hootenanny’s design department is growing…

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January February New Target for Sam Raimi Horror Thriller to Shoot in Chicago

What better way for Chicago to kick off the new year than with a major horror thriller produced by a genre legend? SCREEN reported recently that Sam Raimi, director of…

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Chicago Made Showtime Series WORK IN PROGRESS Season Two Premiere This Sunday

Your plans for Sunday night are set. Created and filmed in its hometown of Chicago, WORK IN PROGRESS is back and Season Two is ready to roll on your small…

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Mossman’s Good Guy With A Gun Now Filming; Swanberg, Pasquesi Highlight Cast

Director John Mossman knows a thing or two about the good-guy-with-a-gun theory. A lifelong hunter and target shooter, he has witnessed its ability to upset liberals and thrill conservatives, to…

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Full Spectrum Features Launches Inaugural Community Storytellers Grant

Full Spectrum Features (FSF) announces the call for applications for their inaugural Community Storytellers program. Designed to support Chicago-based storytellers of various art forms, Community Storytellers will equip artists with…

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Cannes Lions Award and Vimeo Staff Pick Further Mission for Awareness in Series from Sarofsky and Strang

It was quite an accomplishment for the filmmakers from Sarofsky, Kartemquin Films, Museum + Crane, their partners at digital-native agency closerlook, and global immunology company argenx, when the first installment…

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Meet Daily Planet’s New Senior Producer

Chicago-based Daily Planet Productions announces the addition of Senior Producer Amy Stewart to the company’s team. “Amy has a depth of production knowledge and a strong ability to creatively problem…

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Gene Siskel Film Center Presents Chicago Favorites; Chaz Ebert, Steve James, Ayana Contreras Highlight Presenters

The Gene Siskel Film Center is pleased to present Chicago Favorites, a series of eight films curated by a cross-section of notable Chicagoans. On eight dates between August 21 and September…

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David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Project THE KILLER Will Film in Chicago

While we must never talk about Fight Club, we will certainly be talking about its director David Fincher’s next Netflix project, The Killer, which is expected to arrive in Chicago…

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Acclaimed Documentary UNAPOLOGETIC Launches Theatrical Run Aug 20; Directorial Debut for O’Shay

Meet Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionists whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. Through their lens, UNAPOLOGETIC provides an inside look into the ongoing movement…

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Chicago Film Critics Association Welcomes Three New Members

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates the art of film and film criticism, released their roster for 2021-2022 today, announcing the…

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Elliot Page to Be Honored at Outfest With Achievement Award

Outfest is thrilled to present Academy Award®-nominated actor, Elliot Page with the Oufest Achievement Award at the Outfest Los Angeles 2021 Closing Night Gala being held Sunday, August 22, 2021 at…

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Alyssa Thordarson, Clare Cooney, Jason Chiu, Walking Dead, Chicago PD Actors Join AFTER: A LOVE STORY

This spring, as the world looked to be emerging from the pandemic’s grip, Chicago actor and writer Alyssa Thordarson (pictured left) began thinking about the ways in which people deal…

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AbelCine and IFA Chicago Announce “The Hub at Cinespace”

The Independent Film Alliance of Chicago and AbelCine are collaborating on the development of a community center on the Cinespace Chicago lot. Programming will address the business, creative, and technical…

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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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Digital Debut for Newell’s Comedy MONUMENTS Today

Variety said it best with its recent rave of Chicago filmmaker Jack C. Newell’s feature Monuments, declaring that the film “proves there’s still some life — and death and afterlife…

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AMC Series Full Speed Ahead Into Second Season in Chicago; Michael B. Jordan Exec Producing

The Summer of 2021 is shaping up to be one of the busiest for television production in Chicago history. One of the latest series to land in town is forging…

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A Fully Vaxxed Sundance: Will Other Festivals Follow Suit?

The Sundance Film Festival declared today they will be requiring all participants attending the Festival, or Sundance-affiliated events, in person in Utah to be fully vaccinated. This move will likely…

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An Entire Movie in One Shot: An Ambitious Endeavor in Milwaukee

Capturing a single complete scene in one shot is quite an achievement. Capturing an entire feature length film in one shot is nothing short of historic. A single 91-minute take…

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Casting Director Brittani Ward Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Jason Statham, Ludacris, and Wilson Phillips have in common? They are all center stage on the page today as Chicago-based Casting Director Brittani Ward, whose casting credits include…

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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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Flavor Expands Visual Effects and Finishing Expertise Adding Accomplished Flame Artist Michael Anderson

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Michael Anderson to their Chicago staff in the position of Flame Artist. The announcement was…

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Breaking Down Ted Lasso and Its Smashing Success

The new season of hit comedy Ted Lasso is off and running, and audiences are once again in love with the charming and uplifting show, led by Chicago comedy scene…

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Sam Raimi, Paramount Movie Heading to Chicago, Cinespace

There is a major movie project heading to Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, and among the producers leading the team is a genre blockbuster legend. Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man trilogy…

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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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NBC OneChicago Is Back! Filming Begins This Week

The highly successful Dick Wolf #OneChicago triumvirate of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med, which has led the historic resurgence of the Chicago production industry over the last ten…

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Yessian and NBC Team Up for Thrilling Olympics Spot

The Olympics are almost here, and the anticipation is building by the minute. NBC just released a poetic celebration of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games and the passion of its…

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Melissa Etheridge to Perform at 2021 AMP Awards Thursday

Melissa Etheridge, the singer, songwriter and activist whose distinctive, smoky vocals, heartland ballads and love songs have earned her multiple Grammy nominations and wins, as well as an Academy Award,…

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Strickland Targeting Fall to Film Latest Thriller, The Crimson Sun

As we look ahead to the second half of 2021, we shine a spotlight toward the latest effort from Chicago filmmaker Joseph Strickland. His dramatic thriller, The Crimson Sun, is…

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Oscar Nom Diane Quon Selected to WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive

The Sundance Institute and WIF (Women In Film, Los Angeles) today announced the projects and creators selected for the annual WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive, and there is an…

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Fox Series The Big Leap Launches Into Production July 20

It’s time to dance like everyone’s watching. And finally, after persevering through a number of pandemic-related delays, it’s time for the long-awaited Fox series THE BIG LEAP to vault into…

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Sarofsky and Shaw Launch “Between the Keyframes” Vidcast Covering the Craft and Culture of Motion Design

“Between the Keyframes” is a new vidcast hosted by Erin Sarofsky and Austin Shaw, two formidable experts in the motion design industry. Austin literally wrote the book on motion design…

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The Colonie, Burrell Drive Home New Toyota Campaign

It’s all about the joy of the ride. That’s the message delivered by Toyota’s new multi-model media campaign out of Burrell. The agency partnered with The Colonie on the package…

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International Screenwriters’ Association Releases New Diversity Initiative

International Screenwriters’ Association has unveiled a new Diversity Initiative to elevate writers from underrepresented and marginalized communities. They are seeking writers with unique  perspectives based on race, sexuality, gender, neuro diversity,…

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New Chicago Facility for NoiseFloor

Despite the pandemic, Noisefloor had a successful 2020, with many new clients and projects to their credit. The business success led the studio to expand its facilities in the heart…

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Two New Projects for Hulu / Kartemquin Accelerator Program for Filmmakers of Color

It’s a green light for two Chicago filmmakers, with backing from two cornerstones of the film world. Kartemquin Films announces the two projects that will participate in the second year…

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Nomadland, Beasts of Southern Wild Producers Lead Mentor Ensemble

Producers of Oscar Winners, Independent Spirit Award Nominees, and Festival Grand Jury Prize Winners are aplenty in the impressive collective of mentors Full Spectrum Features and the Chicago Film Office…

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The Midwest’s Newest Film Office Director: Gary Camarano

You may not have met Gary Camarano yet, but you should. The newest film office in the Midwest is the Northwest Illinois Film Office, and the person at the helm…

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Lisa Trifone Joins Kartemquin Films; 15 Yr Career Includes Sundance, Music Box Films

With over fifteen years of experience in the independent film industry and a lifelong love of the movies, Lisa Trifone has built a career across a varied list of job…

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GoTraveler Releases AmbienceTV from The Shedd Aquarium

GoTraveler today announced Questar Entertainment’s streaming service, GoTraveler, has partnered with the Shedd Aquarium to bring parts of the Shedd to millions of viewers worldwide. Just in time for summer…

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Werewolves Within Director Josh Ruben Talks Screams and Laughs with SCREEN

Is there anything better than a film that can make you laugh and scream at the same time? So it goes with the new horror comedy Werewolves Within, now in…

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Mini-Superheroes Rule in New Havas and Carbon Collab for Babybel Plus+

The beloved Babybel characters are back, and this time with superpowers. Directed by Carbon’s Liam Chapple and produced at Carbon for Havas, the ‘Introducing Babybel Plus+’ campaign launches the brand’s…

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That’s A Wrap on Chicago Feature Film RELATIVE; Twin Peaks, Steppenwolf Legends Lead Cast

Production on Michael Glover Smith’s fourth feature film, RELATIVE, wrapped today after two weeks of shooting in Chicago and the near-north suburbs. According to Smith, it was the “smoothest” production…

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$100M Netflix Movie Starring Adam Driver Starts Shooting This Week

Tax incentives work. That stance is looking stronger than ever as the latest Netflix studio project White Noise, starring Academy Award nominees Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Greta Gerwig (Lady…

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Seed Adds Director Kali Bailey To Their Roster

Seed Media Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Director, Kali Bailey, to its roster. This continues Seed’s recent run of partnerships with experienced cinematic storytellers all having expertise…

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Optimus Promotes Luis Mayorga to Animation Director and Tyler Nelson to Creative Director

Leading production and post house Optimus announced that Optimus Design has promoted Luis Mayorga to Animation Director and Tyler Nelson to Creative Director. The well-deserved and hard earned promotions shed a light on the talent…

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Netflix, Adam Driver, Gerwig, Baumbach Bring White Noise to Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland area will host the latest Netflix studio project White Noise, starring Academy Award nominees Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and directed by Noah…

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Mode Project Wins Silver Telly for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Collaboration

It’s great to start the summer off with a win. Mode Project is excited to announce that “Music in a Time of Crisis: After All This”,  a social media video…

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Calabash Helps Turn Lucky Charms Into Loki Charms For ‘Mischievously Delicious’ New Spot

In celebration of Loki‘s recent release of the new Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, Disney and Marvel have teamed up with Lucky Charms for a magical makeover, transforming the beloved…

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Director Tim Roper and 11 Dollar Bill Team with Ogilvy and the CDC to Educate Gen Xers

A man sits down with his 45-year-old son for a frank discussion on a ticklish topic in a new public service announcement for the Centers for Disease Control and Ogilvy,…

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STORY’s Blair Hayes Evokes Everyday Heroes for Pedialyte

During the pandemic, we’ve all drawn inspiration from frontline workers. In a new ad for Pedialyte and Norton Agency, Chicago, STORY director Blair Hayes tells the story of a little girl named Mia who is inspired by an everyday hero into an act of kindness.

Oscar Noms Timothee Chalamet, Guadagnino Now Filming

Oscar nominees are heading to Ohio this summer. Production is now underway in Cincinnati on Bones and All, the upcoming film starring Academy Award Nominated A-list actor Timothee Chalamet, directed…

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Michael Glover Smith’s Feature RELATIVE Shoots This Month; Twin Peaks, Steppenwolf Legends Lead Cast

Award-winning writer/director Michael Glover Smith (Mercury in Retrograde, Rendezvous in Chicago) will begin principal photography on his fourth feature film, Relative, this month, and his full cast and crew are…

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NBC Backs Chicago Producers Lab; Meet the Five Promising Participants

There are five producers in Chicago you need to know, and five projects you’ll want to add to your radar for the months ahead. These five filmmakers were selected to…

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Theatrical Run in Full Swing for Jack Newell’s Audience Award Winner MONUMENTS

What better stamp of approval for a film than an audience award? As you peruse your viewing options for this weekend, consider adding the Audience Award Winner from the latest…

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Original documentary series from Sarofsky and partners wins Brand Film Award

The partners behind “A Mystery to Me,” an original documentary series created to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG), are extremely proud to have earned this…

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The Latest on CW’s The 4400 Reboot in Chicago: Shoot Dates, Cast Additions

The new CW series The 4400 has landed in Chicago and there is news to share. Filming for the CW’s reimagining of the 2004 USA Network sci-fi drama series is…

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Start Your Engines! Seat Belt Required for High Octane Indy 500 Ad with Takuma Sato

The greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500, was accompanied by a thrilling and entertaining spot from Array Sports and a wealth of Midwest talent. In the driver’s seat for…

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Quriosity, Yoder Bring the Funny for NIPSCO

The cardinal is a popular figure, with those red feathers appearing everywhere from baseball jerseys to statewide promotional campaigns. But in the latest spot from Quriosity Productions, Director Kenneth Yoder…

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Senior Editor Adam Henderson Joins charlieuniformtango

Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO, announced senior editor Adam Henderson is joining charlieuniformtango this week. “Whether it’s making you laugh, making you cry, or making you think, Adam’s editing makes a…

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‘Shameless’ alum Jeremy Allen White headlining FX pilot ‘The Bear,’ filming in Chicago in July

Shameless fans might be missing the dearly departed Emmy-winning series but there is good news ahead. Shameless alum Jeremy Allen White will be returning to Chicago and to the small…

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Tyshun Wardlaw Shines Light on the Black Youth Experience in Growing Up Milwaukee, Now on HBO Max

You need to know who Tyshun Wardlaw is. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tyshun Wardlaw has shined an unforgettable light on the Black youth experience in Milwaukee, and HBO MAX…

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

2021 is shaping up nicely for Clare Cooney. With a feature film heading into production this summer, the award-winning actor-director-writer-editor-producer just released her latest short film on the prestigious short…

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Town Hall Tonight for Illinois Production Alliance

Tonight, Wednesday, May 26th, the Illinois Production Alliance (IPA) will be hosting a briefing and update on the Illinois Production+ Legislation, including an open forum at the end to answer…

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

Three television pilots filmed in the Chicagoland area, and all three have earned series orders, but where will they shoot? SCREEN is giving you a rundown of what lies ahead…

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

Tonight, the Emmy-winning organization FREE SPIRIT MEDIA commemorates 20 years of transformative digital media arts, journalism, and creative workforce programming and powerful content creation. Join FSM this evening from 7:00-8:00…

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AICP Releases Best Practices for Engagement to Spur BIPOC Opportunities

AICP’s Equity & Inclusion committee has released a set of Best Practices for Engagement aimed at helping ad agencies and brands address barriers in how they bid and award production…

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

As we return to “normalcy” there are some changes from the pandemic that are likely to stick… and possibly for the better. That might be particularly evident in the world…

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STORY’s Ky Dickens Captures the Art of the Sandwich for Land O’Frost and Merge

In a new spot for Land O’Frost’s Bistro Favorites and Chicago agency Merge, STORY director Ky Dickens shows that, when it comes to sandwiches, beauty is in the eye of…

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Creative Director Ian Bradley Joins Carbon; Marvel, Spider-Man, HBO Highlight Resume

Ian Bradley has joined creative studio Carbon’s growing team of designers and directors. With deep roots in graphic design, Ian has art directed for key studios across the US including…

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Skillicorn Partners with Bradley Johnson at SEED

Roy Skillicorn, who founded Seed Media Arts in 2011, has recently partnered with Los Angeles Executive Producer Brad Johnson (pictured here). Earlier this year, Skillicorn left his position as Backyard’s…

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Doc Film, Renowned Chef Offer Intimate Glimpse Into Asian American Resilience

In the wake of a tumultuous moment for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) communities nationwide comes a much needed – and delicious – morsel of hope. This Saturday, May…

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Winners Announced for Cinema Chicago’s CineYouth Festival

CineYouth Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced award winners for its expanded 2021 edition, comprising films accepted for the pandemic-preempted 2020 edition plus a new slate of films submitted for the 2021…

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Smash Success for Chicagoan O’Neil and the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival

Live and in-person film festivals are back! Located in a quaint Victorian town in the Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania, The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival (JTIFF) recently wrapped its…

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Accomplished Editor John Dingfield Comes Home to Cutters

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the return of Editor John Dingfield to its roster. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and…

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Duplass Brothers, HBO Bring Series to Illinois

HBO has a new comedy series, and all signs point to filming in Illinois this summer. But no, not in Chicago. In the small town of Lockport, Illinois, 30 miles…

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FCB and Sarofsky Serve Up Festive Spots for Bud Light Chelada Campaign

A new festive campaign featuring the refreshed visual identity of Bud Light Chelada from global, award-winning and integrated marketing communications company Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) has recently debuted across all media….

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Iowa, Michigan, Kansas Fests Make Top 50 List

Every year, one of the most highly anticipated and coveted honors for film festivals is MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee. A number of superb film festivals…

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Your First Look at Zanah Thirus’ Black Feminist Romantic Comedy

Zanah Thirus’ flair for effectively producing 21st-century films is how successful filmmakers build their careers. At film conference Q&A sessions and even on peer-to-peer calls, the conversations heavily revolve around…

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11 Dollar Bill Produces “The Tattooed Torah,” an Animated Children’s Film about the Holocaust

The Tattooed Torah, now available for screening on the USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness website, is an animated short based on the children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg. Like the book, the…

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Full Cast and Crew Announced for Chicago Feature Now Filming

Santa is coming to town and he’s playing matchmaker. The Christmas Pitch, produced by Illinois production and distribution company, Questar Entertainment, is currently filming in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The…

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37th Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Winners of Audience Choice Awards

The 37th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced today the winners and runner-ups for the Audience Choice Awards. The Audience Choice Award for Best Feature went to The Heist of the Century, Argentinian director Ariel Winograd’s…

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AICP Announces Roster for 2021 Awards Committee

AICP has announced the lineup for the 2021 AICP Awards Committee, the far-reaching group of industry veterans and experts tasked with promoting and marketing the 2021 AICP Awards, which comprises…

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VMLY&R, Optimus Team Up for Hilarious V By Velveeta Campaign

Feel the magnificence. Breathe in the bliss. But it might not be the bliss you are expecting. Optimus and VMLY&R teamed up for a series of hilarious spots for Velveeta…

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Cinespace Welcomes New Productions, Expands Space, Steadily Returns to Campus Capacity

The film industry in Chicago is back up and rolling! Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the second-largest film studio outside of Los Angeles in North America, is pleased to welcome several new productions…

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Elisabeth Moss Series Chooses Chicago, Leonardo DiCaprio to Executive Produce

Apple has ordered a new series, RIPPLE EFFECTS starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, for its streaming service Apple TV+, and the series will be shooting in Chicago. Oscar winner…

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The One Late Show You Cannot Miss

Amid the sea of late night fare, there is one show, one night only, that you cannot miss. This Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Central, the intersectional Late Show…

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Spielberg Funds New Film Foundation

Jewish Story Partners (JSP), a new Los Angeles-based film foundation, has launched with an ambitious vision with $2,000,000 in funding, and will soon announce its first round of grantees. Jewish Story…

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AICP Unveils BIPOC Mentoring Program

The AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, an integral part of the association’s commitment to facilitate real and sustainable long-term equity shifts within our industry, has unveiled plans for its new…

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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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HBO MAX, Comedy Central Series Starts Filming Monday

SOUTH SIDE is back! The critically acclaimed series and ratings champ will begin shooting its second season in Chicago this Monday. The highly anticipated second season is expected to film…

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Oscar Noms, Premieres Headline Asian Pop-Up Cinema

With one of its most diverse lineups, Asian Pop-Up Cinema: Season 12 continues with a drive-in film festival, April 15 – May 2 at The Drive-In at Lincoln Yards, operated by local landmark cinema,…

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GoTraveler adds Rick Steves’ Europe to Linear Line-Up

Travel is different now more than ever. In a recent YouGov study with 17,000 participants around the world, the number one reason people are traveling is to see loved ones,…

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Sarofsky’s Rebrand, New Anthem

As creators of premium storytelling content for brands and for the entertainment industry, Owner and Executive Creative Director Erin Sarofsky and her fellow makers at one-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky…

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NBC Pilot Gets Series Pickup, Led by BATMAN’s Reeves, Chicago Fire Alum

NBC’s latest pilot pickup brings more potentially great news to Chicago’s booming television production scene. NBC has given a series order to ORDINARY JOE, whose pilot filmed in town this…

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Screen Exclusive: HAMILTON Star to Lead Chicago Feature

After a sold-out national tour of Hamilton, Joseph Morales is lighting up the screen as the male lead in the Christmas rom-com, The Christmas Pitch. Morales, who assumed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s…

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Burrell, The Colonie Team Up for “Black Experience on Xfinity”

Burrell Communications recently teamed up with The Colonie, tapping the talents of editor Graham Chapman and the Chicago-based company’s design team for the multi-platform launch of “Black Experience on Xfinity”…

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11 Dollar Bill Opens LA Office, Editor Jess Weber at Helm

11 Dollar Bill, the post production and design studio with facilities in Chicago and Boulder, CO, has launched a new satellite office in Los Angeles. Led by senior editor Jess…

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CW Series Chooses Chicago

A cult sci-fi series is making a comeback, and it will be shooting in Chicago. The CW has given a straight-to-series order to THE 4400, a reimagining of the 2004…

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Trailer Premiere for Josh Hope’s New Feature

Director Josh Hope teams up with SHAMELESS star Ethan Cutkosky, actor Brad Hunt (MAGNOLIA, THE BRIDGE), Golden Globe and Emmy-winning composer Roger Neill, Dreamworks veteran Lisa Freberg, and a stellar…

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Grammy Nom, Yessian, Hudson Rouge Team Up for Lincoln

It’s time to find your happy! Grammy nominee Jon Batiste will have you singing and dancing out of your seat at the office today. The talented artist is at the…

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Directing Duo Joins charlie uniform tango

Texas-based charlieuniformtango will now be representing directing team Andy Mahr and Ashton Rodgers, charlieuniformtango principal and CEO Lola Lott informed SCREEN today. “We’re thrilled to be able to share Andy…

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$100,000 Digital Production Fund Now Open

Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to announce the 2021 call for applications for the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund (CDMPF), a grant designed to support Chicago-based filmmakers and digital media artists…

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11 Dollar Bill Brings Dazzling Display to NYC

11 Dollar Bill is working with JD Sports to let New Yorkers know there’s a new brand in town. The post-production and design studio, with locations in Chicago and Boulder, Colorado, has been…

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Netflix, DuVernay Take Flight with Quriosity Director Candis

The uplifting and inspiring true story of Bessie Coleman, whose pioneering achievements behind the pilot’s stick of a Jenny biplane early in the 1920s led to the creation of the…

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Take a Look at the Latest Addition at Resolution Studios

RESOLUTION STUDIOS announces the opening of THE EAST STAGE, the latest addition to Chicago’s premier production studio, servicing corporate and advertising clients alike. Measuring in at 2800 square feet, the…

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Father & Son Duo Headline Show Filming in Chicago

Heart, humor and humanity are coming to a new streaming service, Questar, this year with a Questar Original, THE MIRACLE SHOW. Filming in downtown Chicago and all over the country, father…

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#DisneyMustPay? The Writer and the Mouse

Picture this: you have been hired to write a book based on a popular science fiction film. The franchise is wildly successful. The royalties start coming in. You expect to…

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HighDive’s Patrick Burke Shares His Super Bowl Faves

The Super Bowl was a big night for HighDive Group Creative Director Patrick Burke, whose team created the popular Tracy Morgan spots for Rocket Mortgage that won Best Super Bowl…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans with Producer Mary Kay Cook

Independent films produced by Mary Kay Cook have premiered at the most prestigious film festivals on the planet, from Sundance to South By Southwest. So what did Mary Kay think…

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Optimus Editor Emily Hayes Talks Super Bowl with SCREEN

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 Optimus Editor…

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Super Bowl Picks and Pans with Cutters Tim LoDolce

The Super Bowl was a big night for Cutters Editor Tim LoDolce, who cut the popular Tracy Morgan spot for Rocket Mortgage that won Best Super Bowl commercial in the…

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Yessian EP Katie Overcash Talks Super Bowl Ads

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Yessian Executive Producer Katie Overcash chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from the…

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Casting Director Joan O’Connor’s Super Bowl Picks and Pans

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 Casting Director…

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Super Bowl Picks with Creative Director Scott Smith

Freelance creative director Scott Smith’s career included work on major campaigns for iconic American brands the likes of Allstate, Kellogg’s, and McDonald’s, not to mention a Frito Lay Super Bowl…

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Cinematographer Chris Rejano Talks Super Bowl Picks and Pans

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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Tessa Films EP Lisa Masseur Shares Her Super Bowl Picks and Pans

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! HighDive Group Creative Director chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from the epic…

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VMLY&R Creative Director Brandan Jenkins Talks Super Bowl Ads

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! VMLY&R Creative Director Brandan Jenkins chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from the…

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

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros from throughout Chicago chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from the epic event…

Executive Producer Qadree Holmes Shares Super Bowl Picks and Pans

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 Quriosity Founder and Executive Producer Qadree Holmes had to say about the great and not-so-great offerings from Sunday night…

Powerhouse Female Filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal on Her New Feature, I’ll Meet You There

SCREEN’s Joanna Kay talks with powerhouse female filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal about her critically acclaimed new film I’LL MEET YOU THERE. Enjoy the uplifting interview below then click here to…

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Million Dollar Funding Win for Chicago’s OTV

It’s a brave new world of filmmaking, and Open Television (OTV) has completed their first fundraising effort as a non-profit organization, securing near 1.2 million dollars. Founded in 2015 by…

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Leo Burnett’s Dominique Robinson Answers Five Questions

Barack Obama, Diana Ross, and 90 DAY FIANCE! All that and more as Leo Burnett Chicago Account Director Dominique Robinson answers Five Questions with SCREEN… SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve…

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You Must Watch Leonard and Marcelle’s New Chicago Made Series BETA

Set aside the Netflix remote for a night and enjoy some local fare this weekend! The first season of the female-driven, Chicago-made web series BETA is now up and ready…

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Blackhouse, JFI Highlight Sundance 2021

There are plenty of ways to enjoy this year’s Sundance Film Festival from the comforts of your own home, and SCREEN is here to provide you with a few highlights…

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Independent Spirit Award Nomination for SAINT FRANCES

The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards are just under three months away, the nominations for the 2021 ceremony have arrived, and a Chicago-made gem has nabbed a coveted nomination among…

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The Black List And Cassian Elwes Select Aemilia Scott For Screenwriting Fellowship

Another prestigious honor for a Chicago filmmaker. The Black List and Cassian Elwes have selected Aemilia Scott as the 2021 Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellow. Scott is a writer/director whose…

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Richards Group, charlieuniformtango Team Up for Gas South

The charlieuniformtango FX/CG team did the character animation integrated into live action to create one :30 and two :15’s for The Richards Group client Gas South. The campaign’s fun spots bring “Mr. Meter” to life to introduce Gas South’s simple, no deposit, OnePrice plan with the tag line “The Difference is Good.” Let’s take a look at one of the new spots from the campaign . . .

Cutters Studios Senior Partner/Editor Chris Claeys Retires from Editing

In the final days of 2020, the expansive, international group comprising Cutters Studios received a rare email message from the company’s Senior Partner/Editor Chris Claeys. “One thing this very odd…

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Another Big Win for McKenzie Chinn

Fifteen emerging storytellers from Chile, India, Kenya, Tunisia and the U.S. will convene digitally for Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, and among them is a promising filmmaker from Chicago. McKenzie Chinn has been selected to the Sundance Institute’s 2021 class of Screenwriting Lab Fellows. The Fellows will work to further develop twelve original projects, in collaboration with an experienced group of Creative Advisors.

The Blackhouse Foundation and MPAC Hollywood Bureau Launch Television Screenwriting Lab for Black Muslim Writers

In an effort to elevate the art and narratives of Black Muslim screenwriters, The Blackhouse Foundation announces its official partnership with the MPAC Hollywood Bureau, to present the 2021 Television Screenwriting Lab for Black Muslim Writers, today via Shadow and Act.

Leviathan Opens 2021 with New Hires

Let’s open 2021 with some new hire news! Creative agency Leviathan announces the addition of (pictured left to right) Account Manager Meg Miller, Art Director Mackenzie Suben, and Designer Morgan…

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James Rayburn Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Hulk Hogan, Dave Grohl, and a December dose of Cobra Kai! It’s an entertaining holiday round of Five Questions with SCREEN. This week, we welcome charlieuniformtango Senior Editor and Partner…

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That’s a Wrap on Disney Channel Christmas Movie in Chicago

And that’s a wrap on CHRISTMAS AGAIN, just in time for the holiday break. The Disney Channel family film completed production in Chicago on Wednesday, and here is a quick lowdown on the storyline, cast, and Chicago key crew…

Get Ready To Tear Up With Daily Planet’s Short ‘Grandma’s Treats’

The holidays are playing out very differently this year and that inspired the folks at Daily Planet to tell a unique story and share it with the world. Titled “Grandma’s…

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How to Write and Direct a Christmas Movie in a Month

Writing, producing, and shooting a feature film in less than a month is quite a feat. But that’s exactly what happened. “We wanted to do something silly and we wanted…

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Sundance Slate: 50% Directed by Women, 50% Directed by BIPOC

The Sundance Film Festival lineup is set, and representation is paramount for 2021 showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier…

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SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE Now Shooting, Helmed by Headland, Sheedy

Here’s some eggnog for your holiday as the Disney-owned Freeform has a pilot entitled SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE currently filming in Chicago. The half-hour pilot, produced by 20th Television, is being…

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Sarofsky, Kartemquin Films Team Up for A MYSTERY TO ME

The filmmakers behind “A Mystery to Me,” a new documentary series that aims to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG), are very proud to detail their…

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Amazon Debut for Illinois-Indiana Indie Feature

Illinois-Indiana indie THE MISADVENTURES OF MISTRESS MANEATER is riding a successful festival run into its worldwide digital release on Amazon, and here is your first look at the feature from…

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Fox, NBC Pilots In Production in Chicago

Great news heading into the holidays. Two network pilots that had been scheduled for this past Spring are now in full swing in Chicago. The NBC pilot ORDINARY JOE is…

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Michael Shannon Headlines Debut Feature for Seth Savoy

ECHO BOOMERS, the director debut for Chicago filmmaker Seth Savoy, will make its hometown premiere this Tuesday, November 10th, in a special night at the drive-in, hosted by Elevated Films…

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Your First Look at Milwaukee Adventure Film

A very personal short film, made in Milwaukee, is enjoying quite a jumpstart to its festival run, including two fests this weekend. Fresh off its World Premiere at the prestigious…

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Starz POWER Spinoff Series Lands in Chicago

The next major franchise to land in Chicago is here. The popular Starz franchise POWER will be sending its highly anticipated spinoff series POWER BOOK IV: FORCE to the Windy…

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MONUMENTS Wins Audience Award at Nashville

A big win for a Chicago feature film to jumpstart its festival run. Nashville Film Festival announced today Jack Newell’s MONUMENTS has won the coveted Audience Award for U.S. Independent…

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MasterChef Star Hosts Female-Driven Foodie Pilot Filming in Milwaukee

This fall in Milwaukee, Chicago-based travel app and linear channel, GoTraveler, is filming their first original series pilot. The new series CURBSIDE EATS is centered around good food, good drinks,…

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Chicago Dates Are Set for THE BATMAN

The Chicago dates for THE BATMAN are set. Director Matt Reeves and his team will be shooting in Chicago for five days next month, and are currently in pre-production. Those…

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Your First Look at Four New Features for 2021

As we look ahead to 2021, there are four Illinois features in the works that deserve a spot on your radar. Let’s take a look… The 56th Chicago International Film…

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Cutters Studios Principals Name Craig Duncan President

Cutters Studios CEO Tim McGuire and his colleagues worldwide are very proud to announce the immediate promotion of company Managing Director and Partner Craig Duncan to the position of President….

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Filmscape Is Here: What to Watch, See, Do

Filmscape Chicago is here and the cinema and television production expo is all virtual and all free for you to enjoy this week.

Head to the Drive-In This Week!

The resurgence of the drive-in movie theater continues across the country, and Illinois is no exception. Here are some highlights from the week ahead for some fun at the drive-in!

Optimus and Northwestern Medicine’s Powerful Message

Leading healthcare forward to a future that is brighter and better is the main mission for Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine.

Quriosity, Upshot’s New Campaign Takes Off

The latest collaboration between the agency creatives at Upshot and the talented team at Quriosity Productions have brought a lighthearted vision to life in the latest campaign for Darigold.

Illinois Moves to Phase Four, But When Will TV Be Back in Full Swing?

Good news on the film and television front as Governor J.B. Pritzker today released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening…

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Is Good Genes the Next TV Franchise for Chicago?

We can all be heroes. So say Michael Fry and Ashley Tribble, the creators of GOOD GENES, the wildly imaginative and intentionally inclusive sci-fi series that has been selected to…

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The Girl in the Blue Bra: From Short to Feature Film

Chicago filmmaker Ayesha Abouelazm, who has two shorts about gender and cultural bias, is turning one of her short films, THE GIRL IN THE BLUE BRA, into a feature. Right…

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Vincent Singleton Announces Next Project

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Vincent Singleton, an accomplished film director, and professor, is preparing to go into production for his next independent project, SURVIVOR, SOLDIER, SINNER, SAVIOR, targeting a shoot…

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Four Emerging Producers, Four New Features for Chicago

Meet the inaugural class of the Chicago Independent Producers Lab, fueled by a partnership between Full Spectrum Features and Chicago Film Office, with support from the National Endowment for the…

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Your First Look at New Series THE DARK

While it may feel like the end of times, we sat down with Chip Rossetti, writer and director of “The Dark,” a post-apocalyptic mini-series produced by Chicago production company, Questar,…

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THE REUNION Director Phil Donlon Exits Due To Creative Differences

Director Phil Donlon has decided to exit the film THE REUNION due to creative differences with the producers regarding his vision for the film. THE REUNION follows out of work…

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Gordon Quinn Beats COVID-19, Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

While the rest of us were sitting at home complaining about canned soup and network reruns, documentary producer extraordinaire, Emmy winner, and Kartemquin Films co-founder Gordon Quinn was in the…

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Ziegelman’s New Pilot, Short Film Keeping Him Busy In 2020

These weeks in quarantine can be a catalyst of creativity for some filmmakers, and that is the case with Chicago independent filmmaker and advertising director Larry Ziegelman. Larry has a…

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12 Year Old Writer Helms New Animated Series

Parents and teachers have been faced with the new challenge of discussing the ever-evolving pandemic outbreak with young children. 12-year-old Natalie Munez Lising had an idea, and wrote a story…

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What’s Next for Charles Andrew Gardner

There’s a lot that has changed in the film world. One of the most exciting times for a filmmaker is getting into festivals and reading critics’ reviews of their films….

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PHOTO BOOTH: Patrick Lives On Fundraiser and Film Showcase

The 4th Annual “Patrick Lives On” film showcase and fundraiser attracted an enthusiastic full house on Saturday, March 7th at Resolution Digital Studios. The organization was founded by NBC CHICAGO…

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Chicago Filmmakers Join New Travel TV Project

Film has become more comforting than entertaining. Our screens are window frames and galleries to the world. Do you ever notice that you want to turn on the TV, but…

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Best and Worst Ads of the Super Bowl? Ad Execs Make Their Picks!

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros from throughout Chicago chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from the epic event . . .

Qadree Holmes Talks Super Bowl Spots with SCREEN

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 Quriosity Founder and Executive Producer Qadree Holmes had to say about the great and not-so-great offerings from Sunday night…

World Premiere Set for Chicago Doc

Chicago director Rob Christopher has announced the World Premiere of ROY’S WORLD, about the childhood of Chicago born/bred writer Barry Gifford, at the 16th Glasgow Film Festival February 26 –…

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Will Smith’s Former Dir of Development Patterson Back Home in Chicago

When Will Smith asked her if she wanted to help launch his first production company she said, “It depends.” Meet Danita Patterson, a woman who was set in her Midwest…

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Filmmaker Courting Denzel to Play Harold Washington

Could the iconic Denzel Washington be playing the barrier-bashing Chicago mayor Harold Washington in the not-so-distant future? Writer-director Joseph Michael Chopin believes so, and he’s taking steps to bring his…

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