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Women In Film

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Feb
2022
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Pitch-A-Thon Initiative Unites IFA Chicago, SeriesFest and The Second City Film School

The Independent Film Alliance Chicago, SeriesFest and The Second City Film School are excited to present the SeriesFest Pitch-A-Thon Chicago 2022 on March 31, an event giving comedic independent creators the opportunity to participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media and digital executives. The goal for creators is the unique opportunity to advance their unproduced episodic projects. The iconic Second...
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18
Jan
2022
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Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

It’s always a joy to start the work week with some positive news. High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Magdalena Hernández to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Chicago Executive Producer Heather Richardson. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and fluent in both Spanish and English, Hernández earned her BA in Filmmaking from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, then...
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13
Jan
2022
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Chicago-Powered Sci-Fi Pilot ‘Wizdom’ to Shoot in February; Pissios to Exec Produce

A thrilling new sci-fi pilot is arriving in Chicago in 2022. Thieves test their limits to survive each heist. Motorcycles race faster than the speed of light. Home cooked drugs enable users to bend the order of the cosmos. This is the world of Wizdom, which is set to film February 21st – 25th at CineCity Studios, with an exterior shoot the week prior in Gary,...
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18
Dec
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Rise and Shine Hosted by IFA Chicago, Mezcla Media Collective and Sisters in Cinema

Calling all womxn and nonbinary professionals in film! This week, IFA Chicago changed it up with their regular brunch series by making it a happy hour event. The not-for-profit proudly co-hosted this event with their friends from Mezcla Media Collective and Sisters in Cinema. Filmmakers assembled at Thursday, December 16th at IFA Chicago’s headquarters on the Cinespace Film Studios campus. Networking, short film watching, and...
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15
Dec
2021
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Sundance Selects Chicago Short ‘Close Ties to Home Country’

Over 10,000 films submitted, only 59 are selected. Close Ties to Home Country, a short comedy produced and filmed in Chicago, is heading to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The prestigious Park City lineup is set to screen live and in-person January 20-30. But first, SCREEN has an exclusive chat for you with the film’s producer, Felicia Ferrara. “Some people will laugh. Some will cry,”...
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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!