“A WHIRLWIND” SEASON of production – starting with a rush of commercials, four primetime network TV series, along with corporate and webs – has meant steady work for Chicago’s nationally respected talent.
That four out of the six Chicago selections in the 9th New York TV Pilot Festival are comedies, shouldn’t be a surprise, since Chicago is the comedy capital of the world (slight exaggeration but acceptable). Several of them were created by
Key Code Media’s Chicago/Central Region branch, led by digital/new media products pro John Connelly, Sr., and now settled into own 6,000-sq. ft. building in Schaumburg, last week hired Brad Tohtz as a regional account manager.
Three agencies – two of them here in Chicago – were tapped to compete in a MillerCoors formal review to come up with advertising ideas that will elevate its Miller Lite brand from a lengthy sales slump.
The agency with the most brilliant ideas will win the brand’s $160 million business. The brand will introduce the winning ads in March.
The local agencies are Publi
Two familiar actors from popular primetime TV shows co-star in filmmaker Robert Alaniz’ latest low-budget indie romcom,“Mind Over Mindy,” which just wrapped after a month of local area shooting.
New Yorker Larry Thomas, famously known as the Soup Nazi in “Seinfeld,” an
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION HERE is adding to the satisfying flow of entertainment projects getting underway now for the next six to eight months, with the expectation of continued additions to the current slate of business.
By midpoint this year, Chicago production had come close to the number of shooting days it had enjoyed during 2013’s record-breaking run, reports the Chicago Film Office’s Rich Moskal. “At the end of June we had issued 638 permits to shoot on city str