Lexus party tonight is live version of music series

Car company Lexus and the LA office of Chicago-based ad agency, Walton Isaacson, bring a live version of their Latin music focused webseries, “RPM: Reengineering Popular Music” to popular Chicago club Revel tonight at 7 p.m. “RPM En Vivo” w

Burnetters produce “labor of love” music webseries

“In Bed With” is a new web performance-music series developed by two Leo Burnett creatives and edited by The Colonie, featuring singer/songwriters, artists and groups that plays on Vimeo and other internet sites (see below.) The “Bed” in the provocative title isn’t what you might think. It refers to th

$25mm studio sci-fi feature opens offices at Cinespace

PARTICIPANT MEDIA’S $25 MILLION FEATURE, “Captive State,” will lead off movie production in Chicago in 2017, having opened an office, production, wardrobe and construction mill space at Cinespace.   The sci-fi epic was co-written and will be

Visions of Light shines on new lighting/grip rentals

Visions of Light, Joe Farris’ equipment rental and crewing company in Carol Stream, has expanded into lighting and grip rentals, providing camera, lighting, grip, sound and crews under a single roof. The expansion came about to give its mostly corporate and sports clientele “a more customized and complete inventory,” says Farris, a DP / gaffer for the

Particle’s Stalling wins an AICE contest Grand Prize

Assistant engineer Jordan Stalling told his colleagues at Particle Audio that he wasn’t going to enter the 2016 International Camp Kuleshov trailer contest this year because he felt he wouldn’t have the time to create an entry. He was going to be the best man at his brother’s upcoming out-of-town wedding and needed

How Flow Motion Media achieves music video success

The production crew for Flow Motion Media worked for days setting the stage for “Space Hustler,” their latest music video, building a spaceship complete with a cockpit and cryogenic sleep tube. The spaceship is on a corner of Fort Knox Studios’ massive 160,000-square-foot sound/stage facility. On the second level of the st
 

WWII women pilots to take off again in Orlandino film

THE FEATURE “SOARING” is the latest project of producer Joe Orlandino of Atlas Media Group, working with writer Amy Danford-Klein, a former corporate pilot who wrote the screenplay as a tribute to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs)

BrandSpins acquires assets of bankrupt Music Dealers

The assets of Chicago-headquartered sync music licensing company Music Dealers, which suddenly went out of business last July owing countless global artists on its roster, have been acquired by BrandSpins of Las Vegas.

Look who was among the 1,200 at the AICP Show

ReelChicago took photos galore of the stellar turn-out of the 1,200-plus guests from advertising and production who attended Chicago’s 25th annual AICP Show Thursday night that has become the traditional kickoff for the industry’s gala holida
 

AICP, DGA’s diversity program for spot directors

Having recognized the scarcity of minorities and women in the commercial industry the national AICP and DGA united to launch the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) to increase their ranks. Its goal is to grow the number of minority and wom

“Exonerated” wins top prize in MIFF’s Shorts Night

The top three winners of Tuesday’s annual Midwest Independent Film Festival’s (MIFF) “Advertising Community Shorts Night,” out of 17 finalists, will compete for MIFF’s “Best in the Midwest Awards” Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Rocket Bar & Grill. First prize in the Shorts contest went to “Exonerate

312UAV: City's only store devoted to drone filming

Tucked away in a small retail store in Wicker Park is the next game changer for the film industry. Owner / photographer / VFX pro Stan Miskiewicz opened 312UAV two years ago as the first and only store dedicated to drone technology and aerial services in Chicago – and other states.
 

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