THE FIRST SEASON of “Chop Chop TV Show,” a comedy sitcom with a realty show feel, created and produced by Meiling Jin of Studio Meiling Productions in the South Loop, is now seen on Comcast, Xfinity, Wow a
New chief executive of Leo Burnett North America is Andrew Swinand, a former media agency executive and Starcom MediaVest Group, who was hired to help strengthen the agency after it lost McDonald’s to Omnicom last year.
Swinand will report to Publicis North America CEO Andrew Bruce and work closely with Judy John, COO Leo Burnett
If 2016 was considered a great year for the Chicago media and entertainment business, 2017 is starting to shape up as even greater. It could even be the year when the Chicago market eases into $1 billion revenue from film status.
Thanks to Dick Wolf / NBC Universal and to Fox TV, six primetime TV series c
Satiric news digital publisher Onion, Inc. has formed a joint partnership with award-winning production company, Serious Business, to produce three feature films over the next two years that Lionsgate will distribute.
When composer / producer / engineer Joe Hurt and his partner, singer/songwriter Grant DeNapoli, decided to open their Barrelhouse Music recording studio last year, rather than going downtown they opted for an address in the heart of Pilsen.
Their unique, two-story, 2,000-sq. ft. studio at 1711 S. Halsted, with 1,000-sq.
ACCORDING TO A SURVEY conducted by Comcast-owned STRATA, 43% of agencies reported in Q4 2016 that their business will increase in Q1 2017. Of these, 42% are anticipating adding employees while none of the agencies surveyed planned to reduce staff.
The biggest chal
Introducing a new column series penned by some of Chicago advertising’s most innovative thinkers, starting with Bob Dion, partner, CCO of Davis Harrison and Dion, giving “10 Tips to Improve Productivity.”
1. Collaborate and Respect Others Ideas
The late James Pope would not have wanted a memorial service, says his long-time friend, producer / production manager Michelle Breger. Instead, a celebration of Pope’s life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Hopleaf Bar and Restaurant, 5148 N. Clark St. from noon to 4 p.m.