First of 4 TV series starts filming Friday at Cinespace

PRODUCTION IS RAMPING UP as four TV shows get underway at Cinespace starting this Friday, when

Burnett’s P&G "#LikeAGirl" video rocks record views

Leo Burnett’s “#LikeAGirl” video for P&G’s Always brand has struck a nerve.  Actually, it’s struck 36 million nerves. That’s how many people hav

TheHistorymakers archives now in Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is now the repository of Chicago-based TheHistoryMakers, founder/executive director Julieanna Richardson’s invaluable video archive of thousands of hours of interviews documenting the history, culture, struggles and achievements of African Americans.

17th Chicago talent agency franchised by SAG AFTRA

Johnson McKay Talent, opened last year by attorney Peggy Johnson and actor Antoine McKay, has become the Chicago area’s 17th SAG AFTRA franchised talent agency, to help serve the needs of the Chicago area’s 4,400 union actors.

Michael Group’s BBQ TV series bows on Travel Channel

“Underground Barbecue Challenge,” a cable series cooked up by Michael Weber and produced by The Michael Group, will debut on the Travel Channel Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. after a year in&nbs

For Joseph Farina, film success is a matter of time

He’s played a policeman, DA and nuisance brother. Now Joseph Farina, 42, plays an undercover detective strapped to a ticking bomb in the psychological thriller, “Strapped,”
 

Adman Platcow’s PM Prime steakhouse opens Friday

ADD “RESTAURATEUR” to the lengthy resume of St

‘Exciting creative work’ lures ECD Dan Fietsam to FCB

FCB scored big with the appointment of award-winning Dan Fietsam as EVP/executive creative director, after nearly six years as Energy BBDO’s creative director. He joins the agency July 14, replacing Jon Flannery, who moves to

First African American TV-Video Summit here July 21

The first conference devoted to trends and opportunities to reach African American audiences takes place Monday, July 21, with presentations and panels of individuals and companies on the cutting edge of successful targeted programs. 
 

1,100 local actors gain from new SAG AFTRA contract

The new three-year master contract between SAG AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) covering movie a

Cineverse’s Zoe Borys honored as ASC Associate Member

For her entire career in the camera business, Zoe Borys of Cineverse (formerly Fletcher Camera) has been servicing and supporting the camera equipment needs of an ever-widening world of

Sandro’s docu videos upend typical celeb watch ads

World-renowned director/photographer Sandro brought his portrait artistry to a two-video docu-style campaign, “Inspired by Authenticity,” for agency Sacramento, Cal.-based MeringCarson’s cli
 

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