Agency-studio merger created large creative division

The size of third-generation, family-owned Shaker Recruitment Advertising

Charles Chung is R/GA’s new head of production

R/GA CHICAGO hired Charles Chung as executive production director to oversee the agency’s production, from DigitasLBi, where he was VP/group director of integrated production, where he served clients Taco Bell, MillerCoors, Sony.

Hundreds of 16MM films for sale in Pilsen this weekend

HUNDREDS OF 16 MM FILMS are being sold this weekend, Feb. 5-6, by Chicago Film Archives, to make room for new collections.

AICP/Midwest, Local 476 negotiate a special accord

Negotiations between the AICP/Midwest and IATSE Local 476 went smoothly and quickly, to deliver a new four-year co

Three Fox TV pilots to film in Chicago this spring

Fox TV is back in Chicago for another pilot season.  The network has ordered three exciting one-hour pilots to be produced here from March through April – one more than the network filmed here in 2015.

Newell & Unger's public art to light up the Loop

As a filmmaker, Jack C. Newell is attuned to lighting, so it wasn’t a stretch when he and his partner, design strategist Seth Unger, set out to shed some light in the heart of the Loop — an installation that also serves as public art.
 

Reports show 2015 a big year for state film industry

The past four years of city and state media and entertainment production has been the most profitable and exciting in the history of the film offices. And 2015’s production stats, released by the Illinois Film and Chica

Stepping into the 360 ‘Virtual Reality’ experience

There is nothing virtual about the 360 degree experience that was in explosive abundance at CES 2016. In my opinion, this is less about a “Virtual Reality” and more about what I call an “Augmented Experience.”

Siskel to use $194K grant to engage Latinos in film

The Oscar-nominated Brazilian animated feature, “Boy in the World,” 
 

NBC renews “Chicago Med” for its second season here

NBC Universal has renewed Dick Wolf’s currently longest-running series and its most recent entrée.  Order: SVU,” filmed in New York, and “Chicago Med,” filmed here have been renewed for another r

I-Cubed and Punkvision share new space and ideas

A NEW COLLABORATION has been formed between veteran spot editors and good friends

South Bend shop hires Chicagoan for new business

Explore Media, a full-service, multi-award winning South Bend-based production company, has hired Chicagoan
 

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