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Independent Film

8
Jul
2021
4

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 is Gary Camarano. A wealth of untapped resources, filming locations, and, frankly, professionals that are excited to bring feature film and television production to the Northwest Illinois region. The following Screen Magazine interview with Gary...
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26
May
2021
4

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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20
May
2021
0

Meet the New Executive Director for Free Spirit Media

This week marks a new era for Free Spirit Media with the announcement of their new Executive Director, Aurora Toshiko King. Aurora Toshiko King most recently served as Director of Education at the Chicago youth organization, Marwen, where she worked to support an organization-wide transformation of practices, policies, and vision to center the leadership, brilliance, and sustainability of intergenerational community-based artists. Her work derives from...
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11
May
2021
0

PHOTO BOOTH: Tom of Your Life at Music Box Theatre

The theatrical premiere of Chicago-made critics’ pick Tom of Your Life at the historic Music Box Theater opened with a vibrant and entertaining opening weekend reception in the Music Box Lounge. Director Jer Sklar and Cinematographer Christopher Rejano were among the guests, with live music from Sklar’s band The Blackstrap Molasses. Click here for the full Photo Booth from this exclusive independent film soiree! Here...
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11
May
2021
9

Exclusive: Five Questions with Slamdance Winner Brian Morrison

An epic journey for a Marine veteran, and a very special event here at Screen. The gripping documentary Bastards’ Road brought home the coveted Audience Award at Slamdance as well as the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and is now heading to your living room. Watch the critically acclaimed doc tonight, but first… enjoy a very special round of...
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22
Apr
2021
49

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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16
Jul
2020
0

Chris Johnson Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

If you’ve made a independent film in Chicago, it’s likely you’ve met Chris Johnson. Chris is the owner of Chicago-based Johnsonese Brokerage, which assists filmmakers across the country with that oh-so-glamourous line item of production insurance. Chris stopped by today for Five Questions with Screen… SCREEN: What has been your favorite “stay-at-home” activity over these past few months? CHRIS: I decided that I needed a...
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9
Jul
2020
0

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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