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Women In Film

25
Nov
2021
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Andrea Mandel Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Michael Jordan, Jennifer Aniston, and a trip to the Grand Canyon have in common? They’re all right here as award-winning director on the Quriosity Productions roster Andrea Mandel stopped by to answer Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it! SCREEN: What is your go-to dish that you bring to any Thanksgiving dinner festivities? ANDREA: Salad! Any tine anyone asks me to bring...
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15
Nov
2021
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Five Questions with ‘Killing Eleanor’ Star Jenny O’Hara (SCREEN Exclusive)

The compelling and thought-provoking independent feature Killing Eleanor is now available for you to enjoy on digital platforms across the globe. The Illinois indie is presented by Chicago Media Angels and Executive Producer Kelly Waller, with Angie Gaffney’s Black Apple Media and Annika Marks’ Let’s Try One Productions leading the production team. To celebrate the worldwide release, lead actor Jenny O’Hara, whom you’ll recognize from...
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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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11
Nov
2021
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Kartemquin Welcomes Betsy Leonard as Executive Director

Kartemquin Films, the award-winning Chicago-based documentary nonprofit organization, today named Betsy Leonard as Executive Director. Leonard will begin on December 1st, overseeing all aspects of operations, programs, and serving as Executive Producer on all of Kartemquin’s documentaries. Leonard joins Kartemquin on the heels of 29 years at Heartland Alliance, where she played a variety of mission-critical roles including Senior Director of People & Culture, Vice...
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17
Oct
2021
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Black Harvest Film Festival

Celebrating its 27th year in 2021, The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. … The 27th Black Harvest Film Festival will be held November 5 through December 2, 2021, click here for schedule and tickets!
4
Nov
2021
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The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Is Underway, with A New Partner and Packed Lineup

In a collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)—the world’s longest-running underground film festival—Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is 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+ filmmakers. The festival will showcase six feature-length films and six shorts programs, presented from Friday,...
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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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17
Oct
2021
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Oak Park Community Stands Strong with Social Change Film ‘Gray Area’

Tarleton/Dawn Productions and Kelley and Ryan Kitley announce that the film, Gray Area, will premiere at the Lake Street Theatre on October 25, 2021. Gray Area was almost entirely funded by the Oak Park community and the executive producers and filmmakers are Oak Parkers as well.  Gray Area, a short dramatic film based on Kelley Kitley’s memoir “Myself,” focuses on her personal road to sobriety with alcohol addiction,...
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20
May
2021
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Kate Hamamoto Answers Five Questions with Screen

What do The Kardashians, President Biden, and competitive water polo have in common? They are all on the docket this week as Quriosity’s Production Supervisor Kate Hamamoto stops by for an entertaining round of Five Questions with SCREEN… SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met? KATE: The 44th and 46th Presidents of the United States! My aunt was the Ambassador to the United Nations in...
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18
Jun
2020
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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 Arts. The Lab recently held its first quarterly two-day workshop with this cohort of four emerging producers, which were selected from a competitive application process earlier this year. Each with strong community ties to Chicago,...
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