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9
Dec
2021
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11 Dollar Bill Produces PSA for The Climate Reality Project

The time is now and the message is clear. Climate activists from around the world call for urgent action to combat climate change in a powerful public service announcement for The Climate Reality Project. Chicago and Colorado-based post-production studio 11 Dollar Bill leant its support to the project out of its ongoing, deep concern over the climate crisis. “The window to avoid catastrophic warming is...
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1
Dec
2021
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‘The Cleaner’ Features Chicago Ties, All-Star Cast Led by Luke Wilson

Indie darling The Cleaner is enjoying a successful run on digital platforms worldwide, boasting an all-star cast and production team, and a taut and moving emotional drama. The cast is highlighted by Royal Tenenbaums and Old School star Luke Wilson, also an Executive Producer on this film, and Chicago movie fans will appreciate the bounty of Windy City ties to this feature, let’s take a...
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24
Nov
2021
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Elevated Films Chicago Expands Youth Filmmaking Program

It’s always encouraging if not inspiring to see today’s filmmakers making profound efforts to blaze a path for the filmmakers of tomorrow. Elevated Films Chicago is ramping up its mission to raise awareness for independent film and create opportunities for the next generation of filmmakers as it will be partnering with the Become a Filmmaker program. The program, in its seventh year and run by...
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24
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

This year’s collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) – the world’s longest-running underground film festival – was a stellar success. CUFF and its founder Bryan Wendorf welcomed Full Spectrum Features (FSF) as the official presenter of CUFF this year to program more diversity, equity, and inclusion to represent a wider range of artists and voices, including women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+...
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16
Nov
2021
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Art Director Anthony Palermo Joins Almost Gold

Chicago-based Almost Gold is excited to welcome Anthony Palermo as the studio’s Art Director. Palermo is a seasoned creative who has collaborated with countless brands, agencies, and creative studios to visually shape ideas with striking effect. The addition of Palermo is part of Almost Gold’s strategic growth, in which he will play a key role in leading teams and helping facilitate the studio’s expansion into...
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15
Nov
2021
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Thanksgiving Premiere for Chicago-Made ‘Christmas with Felicity’ on AMC+

What better way to celebrate the holidays in Chicago than with a locally-produced heartwarming film premiering on a national network’s streaming service? The family-friendly movie Christmas with Felicity will premiere on AMC+ this Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. After failing in business and in love, a downtrodden Felicity Olson moves back home with one goal: make enough money to reclaim her life in Chicago. But when...
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12
Nov
2021
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Cinespace Sells for $1 Billion; Alex Pissios to Exit

The cornerstone of the Chicago television and movie production industry is changing hands. TPG Real Estate Partners has acquired the studio campuses of Cinespace Studios in Chicago and Toronto — combined the second largest independent sound stage platform in North America. The deal is scheduled to close today and is to be formally unveiled on Monday, according to multiple sources. As for the future of...
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11
Nov
2021
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Sundance Vet to Produce Thanksgiving Movie in Chicago; Kevin Cooper to Direct

Chicago-based Producer and Sundance Film Festival alum John Condne has come onboard to produce the Thanksgiving drama-comedy Home Invasion for the Holidays, written by Luke Thomas and directed by Kevin Cooper. Filming begins this month and will be shot over a couple weekends with a trio of Chicago’s top young actors Liv Shine, Carter Shimp and Ty Garrett Fanning.  Home Invasion for the Holidays revolves...
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11
Nov
2021
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Collaboraction Welcomes New Executive Director Saudia Davis

Chicago-based multimedia arts organization Collaboraction has a new captain at the helm of its critically acclaimed and socially conscious ship. Today Collaboraction announced its new Executive Director, Saudia Davis. Saudia is a non-profit leader focused on the business of entertainment. She is a multi-entrepreneur, producer, developer and creative strategist with over 25 years of experience in the creative sector. Saudia was the Founding Director for...
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6
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: IFA Chicago Block Party

Filmmakers and members of the community gathered together for the first ever FALL INTO FILM BLOCK PARTY, hosted by IFA Chicago. From creators/filmmakers to members of the community to businesses in the neighborhood or all of the above – all were represented at these festivities and, as you might expect, the Block Party was a stellar success on Saturday, October 30th, at the Cinespace Chicago...
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