WIF members to meet IFO’s director Dudley April 2

AN EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS-ONLY meeting of Women in Film, Thursday, April 2, will them an opportunity to meet new Illinois Film Office director Christine Dudley, who will participate in a mo

Publicis’ 3 agencies won 80% of recent Addy Awards

Perhaps the Chicago Ad Federation, host of the annual Addy Awards, will be inspired to change the name of the Addys to “The Leos,” considering that three Publicis-owned agencies captured a monstrous, record-setting 80% of the awards presented March 11 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

CIMMfest’s “Evening with Spike Lee” salutes his career

Filmmaker Spike Lee’s career will be celebrated during the 7th annual CIMMfest as “An Evening of Music, Film & Wine with Spike Lee,” spanning from his breakthrough 1986 comedy “She’s Gotta Have It” to his recent “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Saturday, April 18 at City Winery.

Cinespace a massive revenue booster, job creator

By the time Sun-Times had headlined Gov. Bruce Rauner’s demand that Cinespace return a $10 million state grant, studio

Former Chicagoans in LA team to shoot a horror short

FORMER CHICAGOANS Colin Costello 
 

Local 600 wins ‘grudge match’ against Local 476

Even with “Empire’s” star Terrance Howard playing forward on Local 476’s team, the Studio Mechanics couldn’t muster the chops to beat the formidable Local 600 International Cinematographers’ team, which mopped up the competition 42-34.

MBC gives Chicago ad icons their night of recognition

The first-ever exhibition of Chicago-conceived advertising icons to be honored by the Museum of Broadcast Communications will remind the public that many of the great moments (and 30-seconds) in radio and television originated in Chicago.

JBTV to make cable pitch for local, live comedy show

Jerry Bryant’s JBTV music television is turning to comedy with “Fourstar Stand Ups,” a concept that combines homegrown performers, BYOB crowds and one of the best live production facilities in America.
 

Unions' charity basketball "grudge match" Saturday

In a March Madness of their own, Local 600 and Local 476 members who work on “Empire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire” camera and grip crews at Cinespace, will put on their game faces for a friendly (?) game of basketball Saturday, March 21, to determine whi

Burrell's McDonald's spot shows "Love" in a big way

In the course of making “Good Things” — a 60-second McDonald’s spot that celebrates  African American culture and forms part of the restaur

Women protagonists in ABC, NBC pilots filming here

FOX TV IS SO PLEASED at the cooperation, professionalism and ease of working here on the smash hit “Empire,” that it sent production
 

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