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black excellence

25
Oct
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Kenneth Branagh, Rebecca Hall, Fawzia Mirza Highlight Chicago International Film Festival

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, brought a vibrant, star-studded, and well-attended festival back to the Windy City this October. Guests included directors Kenneth Branagh, Rebecca Hall, and Fawzia Mirza, and SCREEN has the pics for you… And here are even more lovely photos from the October festivities, featuring filmmakers and filmlovers attending the iconic festival… Photographers include Barry...
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21
Oct
2021
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Chicago Series ‘Wake and Bake with Dom Brown’ Headlines Launch of Free Streaming App Hipstr from Cow Lamp Films

Cow Lamp Films has announced their new streaming app and linear AVOD channel, Hipstr, will be available on smartphones and smart TV’s this November and coming soon to VIZIO SmartCast® TVs. The free streaming app will feature Hipstr Original, Wake and Bake with Dom Brown. First things first, let’s enjoy this special preview of the new show: Hipstr is curated to challenge perspectives and drive...
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5
Oct
2021
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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 to in-person after a virtual 2020, and ensuring that safety guidelines are met is a top priority for these festivities. AICP/Midwest’s MEET.DRINK.TALK is a social event created exclusively for Midwest agency, commercial production, and editorial...
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28
Sep
2021
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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 here to purchase your tickets to this event. In celebration of our 55th anniversary, we are excited to celebrate Kartemquin’s Past, Present and Future with our host, Board President and Civic Leader and Principal Director...
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20
Sep
2021
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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 more than a century, debuted its first major campaign since the name change earlier this month, highlighting the new name and moments of family joy over pancakes. At the helm of this historic production is former FCB...
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15
Sep
2021
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COLLINS Invests in Next-Gen Creative Talent, Welcomes Nicole Cousins as Associate Designer

The independent strategy and design company COLLINS is proving the value of its robust internship program, reinforcing its commitment to DEI, and serving as a model for how to foster unique, young talent from within by welcoming Nicole Cousins as Associate Designer.  Cousins’s hiring marks a natural progression for the Brooklyn native, who first interned at COLLINS in 2017 as part of its program for high school...
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15
Sep
2021
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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 originality, but their superior  cinematic vision as well.   Gray Market, directed by Mario DiPaolo & Zachary Moore and executive produced by Cory Proctor, is a 30-minute crime drama series set in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood that...
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9
Jul
2020
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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 date of this November. The screenplay soon-to-be film originated from the experiences of Vincent’s brother, who is currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. The decorated Lt. Col. Eldridge R. Singleton...
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7
Jan
2020
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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 dream to fruition. Chopin’s narrative feature is entitled THE GREATEST GOOD and would mark his directorial debut, eyeing an early 2021 shoot date. Chopin has been in extensive correspondence with the Oscar-winning actor and his...
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