Free DePaul Screenwriting Conference with top writers

The Midwest’s premiere screening event — DePaul School of Cinematic Arts’ annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference — Oct. 8 at its Loop campus, is an afternoon of panel discussions with the entertainment industry’s writers and producers, free and open to all. Project Development kicks off the panels at 1 p.m., discussed by Brian Banks, Nickelodeon’s

Geraldine Chaplin to talk about Charlie at CIFF event

THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL calls it a once in a lifetime event Oct. 15 when actress Geraldine Chaplin — the daughter of Charlie Chaplin, who started his illustrious film career in Chicago in 1915, and

Dirty Birds Aerial drone photo business is taking off

The sky’s the limit for the Steward brothers Chris and Tim and their father, Jim, who have just launched their Dirty Birds Aerial Imagery commercial drone photography company in Schaumburg.

Amazing 10-year old actress stars in Brooks’ webseries

When then-10 year old Khali Spraggins read for a part in one of Vera J. Brooks’ productions last year, Brooks was so impressed by her natural acting talent that she a wrote and produced a webseries starring her.

Laughlin Constable’s campaign for Bay Area hospital

For client El Camino Hospital serving the South San Francisco Bay Area’s highly competitive healthcare market for for more than 50 years, Laughlin Constable created a new integrated campaign that redefines what it means to be a community hospital.

Daily Planet video to help fund cancer support group

Daily Planet has produced the first of several videos to help Imerman Angels, the nonprofit one-on-one cancer support group, raise money and support during the Oct. 9 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Mediavest|Spark’s Boothe to receive CAF Silver Medal

CHRIS BOOTHE, CEO OF MEDIAVEST|SPARK is the 2016 recipient of the Chicago Advertising Federation’s (CAF) Silver

City’s Apprentice Producers program seeks applicants

EMERGING INDIE AND MEDIAMAKERS have until Sept. 30 to apply for the Chicago Film Office’s Independent Producers Apprenticeship Program, It’s open to all who a

U of M coach Jim Harbaugh scores in Fairlife milk videos

FOOTBALL COACH JIM HARBAUGH of the University of Michigan kicks off the football season as spokesman for Fairlife, a Chicago healthy milk dairy products company, with a digital campaign created and produced by Onion Labs, t

Tracking the career progress of 4 ex-Chicagoans in LA

We’re back at the Kitchen 24 breakfast table to track the progress of four people who decided in mid-life to leave Chicago and move west to solidify their career goals.

John Hughes memories sought for 2017 Hughes exhibit

Famous Chicago director, the late John Hughes, will be honored by the Northbook Historical Society at a June 22, 2017 exhibit of Hughes memorabilia and artifacts. The exhibit will be conjunction with the Shermer Club’s “A John Hughes Film Festival.” Six of Hughes’ most popular and enduring films will screen J

CIFF to honor directors Bogdanovich and McQueen

Two tributes will be paid to iconic award-winning film directors at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival coming up Oct. 13-27. Pete Bogdanovich (“The Last Picture Show”) will receive a Gold Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award and in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of CIFF  Copyright © 2016.  All rights reserved.