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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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17
Sep
2021
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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 out of Chicago. Meet Ryan Urban. Chicago-based visual effects supervisor Urban (pictured here) was a vendor-side VFX Supervisor for The Matrix Resurrections and famed director Lana Wachowski. Ryan’s company, Turncoat Pictures, supplied visual effects as...
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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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3
Sep
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Filmscape 2021 a Success at Cinespace

That’s a wrap on Filmscape 2021 and the weekend extravaganza hosted at Cinespace for creative content directors and producers, as well as cinematographers, sound and production professionals, was a tremendous success. Special guests and speakers included Lilly Wachowski and Lisa Masseur of the Chicago-made Showtime series Work In Progress. Meanwhile, Filmscape’s exhibit floor was filled with camera, lens and lighting manufacturers from across the film...
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3
Sep
2021
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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 partnership with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, Haroula’s endlessly charming branded content piece is part of a series entitled “Meet Cute” and marks Haroula’s foray into the world of branded content and commercial direction. “Finding love...
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24
Aug
2021
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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 with the addition of Brian Stevens. Brian is a motion designer capable in a variety of design and animation styles, including 2D, 3D and hand-drawn.  He is well-trained in fine arts and has been tinkering...
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24
Aug
2021
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FCB Chicago Executive Producer Stacy Miller Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

The best sushi on the planet, epic karaoke, and the best birthday present ever! It’s all here for you as FCB Chicago Executive Producer Stacy Miller stops by for an entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN! SCREEN: Best birthday present ever? STACY: This one is easy to answer. My best birthday gift was from my older brother and sister-in-law. The year my father passed...
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26
May
2021
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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 film channel Omeleto. PICK UP is off to a stellar start on the channel, already attracting nearly 150,000 views. PICK UP is a microbudget romantic drama about two ex-lovers reconnecting on a car ride during...
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22
Apr
2021
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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 feature began filming on April 14th, in the Downtown Loop district at Franklin and Madison, and will be making its way through the Chicagoland suburbs, including Oak Park, Evanston, and Glen Ellyn, over the next...
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