Tourism turns its back on Illinois production houses

As a rule, ReelChicago doesn’t go in for editorializing.  There are times, however, when something provocative comes up that can’t be ignored. Like now.  Illinois Tourism, through

Reeling32 fest to screen 100 LBGT films Sept. 18-25

Reeling Film Festival, founded by Brenda Webb of Chicago Filmmakers and now in its 32nd year, opens Sept. 18 at the Music Box and runs through Sept. 25. About 100 films will screen at the Landmark Century C

Molly Glynn Fund reaching $155K goal in record time

THE MOLLY GLYNN MEMORIAL FUND has been an outpouring of love for the immensely popular and talented film and theatre actress

Quartet of filmmakers are WIF’s Focus Award honorees

Chicago native Shira Piven, now of LA, is one of four prominent leaders in film and advertising who will be honored at Women in Film Chicago’s annual Focus Awards at a luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.  The three outstanding local leaders receiving the honor

Now in Dallas, Holecek back in town for screening

POST PRODUCER CARRIE HOLECEK, former executive producer at Red Car Chicago, returns to Chicago Thursday, Sept. 11 for the first time since she left Chicago last year after Red Car

Jacobs and Fratini the champs of summer bocce ball

The 2014 Optimus Beach Bocce Ball league championships Saturday at Oak Street Beach concluded with a leisurely throwdown between the two-man “My Other Partner” team of Tim Jacobs, Optimus ‘ national director of sales, and Andy “Fu” Fratini.
 

Cossette Chicago’s new ECD is Chuck Rachford, from DDB

Cossette, the number one Toronto agency that opened a Chicago office last May after winning the McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Chicagoland and Northwest (MOCNI) business, has hired award-winning Chuck Rachford as executive creative director,

Ex-agency creative Manera’s ambitious feature debuts

Heading for theatrical distribution this month is LA-based writer/director Jim Manera’s 

Series stars at Cinespace for Sinai Hospital benefit

“Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” cast members will be in attendance, along with 400 expected other guests, at the End of Summer Soiree benefit being hosted by Cinespace for its neighbor, Mount Sinai Hospital
 

A toast to comic Urlakis’ “Day Drinking” webseries

Plenty of people like to knock back a few cold ones while the rest of the world is at work, but the pastime is rarely celebrated in popular culture. “Day Drinking,”

McDonald's CCO Paleo-Lazar resigns after 14 years

Marlena Peleo-Lazar, McDonald’s chief creative officer and a 14-year veteran of the Oak Brook-based company, has resigned amid pressure of reversing the chain’s falling U.S. sales, Advertising Age reported.

One at Optimus’ three new directors bring total to 11

ONE AT OPTIMUS has boosted its directors’ roster to 11 with the addition of a trio of award-winning directors. They are LA-based D
 

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