Branstetter returns from LA as Whitehouse’s new EP

WHITEHOUSE POST’S Kristen Branstetter has returned to Chicago as executive producer, as of Dec. 15, replacing Dan Bryant who left earlier this year after being with the post house for th

Utopic hires Gray for new post producer position

A NEW STAFFER for Utopic Editorial & Finishing, celebrating its fifth anniversary this

Seven suppliers’ great expectations for 2015

With 2014 having been an overall very good business year for the visual media indusry, what’s the forecast for the New Year?  Overall, the seven suppliers the Reel interviewed said they are looking forward to an even bigger year, with confidence, new opportunities and, in one case, with relie

Odd Machine’s animated holiday ‘card’ a work of art

This afternoon, the 2,000 clients on Odd Machine’s Email list will receive a holiday greeting that is probably the most unique message to come out of t

Cinespace treats 500 kids, families to holiday fun

For the past three years, Cinespace Studios has hosted a Holiday Party, with Santa Claus in attendance, games, gifts and good things to eat, for the children in the Lawn

Ad community OTSC donations hit $570K and still climbing

The advertising community gave generously to the Off the Street Club Holiday Luncheon, as demonstrated by their record-breaking contributions of over $570,000 raised exclusively through the annual sell-out event attended by 760 guests Dec. 4 at the Swissotel.

Michigan votes to amend and extend film incentives

Michigan’s amended tax incentive bill, calling for an extension of the $50 million-a-year rebate program to 2021, among  other changes, won a Senate 33-4 vote and is now heading for House a

Judy Baar Topinka: The film industry’s great friend

When she held the office of State Treasurer, Judy Baar Topinka, who died Tuesday of a stroke, was the Illinois film industry’s great financial friend.  In looki

JC Brooks band toplines CRC Holiday Party Thursday

Chicago Recording Company, together with Filmworkers, Vitamin and Giannini Creative, expect their 2014 Holiday Party Thursday night to be the biggest ever, with 1,200 to 1,500 guests enjoying a headline band and music in every n

LA based Chicago director duo joins Dictionary Films

DICTIONARY FILMS’DIRECTORS’ ROSTER expanded with duo Eric McCoy and Justus Meyer, aka McCo

Obamas’ romance to be portrayed in 2015 Chicago film

It’s too soon to announce new movie and TV projects for 2015, although one feature that’s supposed to shoot here has popped up, which tourism agency Choose Chicago can be assured will boost visitors when it’s released next year.

Agencies hear about new ‘Fusic’ production process

This week, Bob Farnsworth, founder and CEO of Nashville’s Hummingbird Productions, will visit five Chicago agencies to demonstrate how they can use “Fusic,” a collaborative production process he’s been consciousl  Copyright © 2014.  All rights reserved.