CSN to hear best selling novelist at March 8 meeting

Bestselling novelist and writing instructor Mary Carter of Chicago’s famous The Writer’s Loft, will tackle the tricky key element of conflict in storytelling in her presentation at the March 8 meeting of

WTTW to program Spiffy Pictures kids series

Within the space of one month, WTTW/11 has announced a second locally-produced children’s series that’s scheduled to air nationally on PBS, starting Nov. 25.

Bill Duke to direct, EP the “Mahalia Jackson” movie

Actor / director Bill Duke has signed to direct and executive produce “The Mahalia Jackson Story,” a music biopic of the woman who rose from her scrubwoman’s knees to become the world’s greatest gospel singer. 

Book tells how city won and lost film capital crown

CHICAGO WAS THE FILM CAPITAL of the world 100 years ago, according to an excellent new book, “

Estlin curates Annoyance Theatre’s Film Night series

After the enthusiastic response to an NBC comedy pilot that its executive producer, Mick Napier, screened for friends last summer, the Annoyance Theatre founder/artistic director and

Music enhances BoomThrift's kids vitamins spot

Producer Leigh Jones seamless transition from the world of indie films to the world of advertising is demonstrated in her BoomThrift company having completed projects for two major advertisers so far this year. Breaking t

‘A living time capsule’ unfolds in 20 year old film

“Pause of the Clock,” Chicago director Rob Christopher’s film about young adu

Bienvenido, Carlos Murad, Lapiz’ new CD from Sao Paul

LAPIZ’ NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR is Brazilian Carlos Murad, moving to the Chicago headquarters of Leo Burnett’s Hispanic division, to l

DCASE to host giant Lake FX creative summit in April

Three popular past DCASE events have been folded into one colossal event this spring to give creative professionals in film, music, fashion, culinary and performing arts a place to meet and learn more about their craft from experts.

Strange Loop Studios rolls out with four directors

Producer/director David Huzieran of Strange Loop Studios was in New York last week helming a sports lover’s dream of an assignment. He and his crew were shooting “The Michael Jo

Sound designer Bob Benson gets into the mix at ARU

Veteran sound designer Bob Benson joined the mix at ARU’s production and post suite last week, beoming its sixth audio engineer and tenth staff member.

DVD release for Klein’s award-winning horror movie

After a prize-winning film festival run last year, John Klein’s Glass City Films’ post-apocalyptic zombie feature landed a North American DVD distribution deal starting next week.

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