CSC the venue for “Blood Money” horror film fundraiser

THE GOOSE ISLAND BEER-sponsored fundraiser for the production of a trailer for horror film “Blood Money” will be a night of music, art show, raffles and meet up with the cast and crew and the official GoFundMe kick-off Saturday, April 30 at Chicago Studio City.

Optimus leads with most local AICE Award finalists

Competing against some of the best editorial/post talent in the US and Canada, Chicago companies made a stellar showing in the list of finalists for the AICE Awards May 12 at Navy Pier. Optimus, Cutters, The Colonie

IFP hires Bernardi-Reis as paid executive director

After several dark, dormant years, the Independent Filmmaker Project Chicago (IFP) 

Clorox business returns to FCB after 20 year absence

IT’S A WELCOME HOMECOMING for the massive Clorox portfolio of brands, globally, which has moved back to FCB after a 20 year run with DDB, following an account review that began last December. The account spent $269 million on measured m

Bands’ Battle raises $90K to send OTSC kids to camp

A jaw-dropping $90,000 was raised by last week’s fast-paced, rousing, crazy 4th annual “Battle for Hope,” aka the agency “Battle of the Bands” held at the Cubby Bear that benefits the Off the Street Club’s summer camp program. The funds will send 180 kids from the mean streets of West Garfield to OTSC’s Camp Mathieu in Wheaton. Last year’s $

The Whitehouse and Burnett the big TV Awards winners

Chicago agencies and post houses overwhelmed last week’s International Television Awards, scoring 10 out of 12 top awards for excellence in TV commercials. The awards were held Wednesday, April 20, at the AMC River North theatres before a full house. The Whitehouse post scored four awards and Leo Burnett earned three.
 

Chicago Shorts Fest aimed at Loop college students

A few years ago, Shelley LaMantia, Dean of Professional Arts at business-oriented Robert Morris University, had the idea of bringing together students who attend other Loop colleges and are housed in the Loop, to express their creativity through film. She discussed it with RMU Chancellor Michael Vi

FCB wins Super REGGIE for Valspar marketing campaign

THE TOP 2016 REGGIE AWARD, the Super REGGIE, selected from among 70 agency and brand winners for the best in marketing, went to FCB Chicago for its Valspar Paint’s “Color for the Colorblind” campaign, at April 20 cerem

Music video sends hopeful message to kids in VR 360

Making its world premiere on YouTube today, April 20, the 17th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, is a music video tackling issues related to teen suicide, bullying and gun violence in schools.
 

40 exhibitors at May 5 Visual Connections’ trade show

Visual Connections, the trade show that brings all-things-stock footage related to Chicago’s advertising/production mecca, returns for the second time in two years bigger and more expansive than ever.

Editor Terry Kaney is 2016 AICE Hall of Fame inductee

Legendary longtime Avenue Edit talent Terry Kaney will be inducted into the AICE Hall of Fame at the AICE Awards May 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier w

NFL Draft Town’s return to Chi-Town means labor jobs

THE MAMMOTH NFL DRAFT — which die-hard sports fans dubbed “the Academy Awards of Football” — returns to Chi-Town Draft Town for the second consecutive year, April 28-30, providing a myriad of jo
 

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