OMD top exec Trish Chuipek is Ad Woman of the Year

The Chicago Advertising Federation announced the 2015 Advertising Woman of the Year is Trish Chuipek, president, Midwest Region of global media OMD, an Omnicom division, who will honored by a Chicago Advertising Federation luncheon this fall

Oyelowo, star of Mensch’s script, gets Emmy nod

FREDERICK MENSCH’S FIRST SCREENPLAY to be filmed, the thriller “Nightingale,” could deliver a primetime Emmy for actor

MWFF to showcase five Midwest-made TV pilots

The only five Midwest-made television pilots that will compete among 50 entries in the 11th New York Television Festival (NYTVF) 

New events starting to fill the September calendar

8/31: IFP’S ON TAP: KICK OFF PARTY Monday, Aug. 31 at Lagunitas Brewing, on

Large number of LA houses shooting spots in Chicago

COMMERCIALS FILMING HERE are big, notes Chicago Film Office director Rich Moskal, pointing to Radiant Pictures of LA’s shoot for Toyota night over five nights last week in the financial district, along the river and State Street, involving helicopters and c

Downstate film commission wins prize at State Fair

Spiderman, Marilyn Monroe, Holly Golightly and the Marlboro Man on the Central Illinois Film Commission float waved to delighted onlookers as they eased down the parade route at the recent Illinois State Fa

Keslow Camera adds Jim Summers and 3 new techs


Aurora actor, 11, voices lead role in new Pixar film

Keeping a secret is difficult for most people, and especially for young boy and especially when the secret he is forbidden to

National Camp Kuleshov awards here in October

Camp Kuleshov, the competition for assistants at AICE editorial houses, has gone national. The uber best entries from among all AICE chapters will receive the national prize this fall in Chicago, where it w

Dictionary adds tabletop director Ognisanti to roster

DICTIONARY FILMS, Cutters’ production division, added a ninth director to its international roster of exclusive representation: tabletop director/DP

Fan fave Bruce Campbell hosts Horror Film Festival

Horror films come in many genres and some of the best of them will screen Aug. 20-23 at Bruce Campbell’s 2nd annual Horror Film Festival at the Muvico Rosemont 18 theatre, only a few blocks from the concurrent

Doc about Chicago’s rich ad history is in the works

A documentary about the rich lore of Chicago agencies and the iconic admen who gave Michigan Avenue its special kind of cachet, in the works produced by A&C Film Distribution, a spinoff of the One Club,  Copyright © 2015.  All rights reserved.