CIMA awards, ‘our own Grammys,’ a music event winner

An encore, please, for the first annual Chicago Independent Music Awards (CIMA), held Sunday night at the Field Museum’s James Simpson Theatre. Captivating a packed audience, the awards ceremony celebrated the best independent Midwestern singers and bands in 19 categories.

$170K in grants for MPG’s Maya Angelou feature doc

“It’s been a banner month here,” says Media Process Group’s   

NEXT/NOW’s sports video games play at new eatery

Thanks to interactive marketing agency NEXT/NOW, Chicago Bears’ Richard Dent has been virtually tackling Harry Caray’s customers since the beginning of 

Ch. 20’s Buddy Guy’s blues show a prelude to series

WYCC/20’s two hour special about Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy premiering Friday, April 18 highlights the PBS station’s launch of a major music series that continues the station’s commitment to original music programming.

Cap Gun reps “Teachers” director Matt Miller for spots

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Biggest trends at NAB: 4K (everywhere) and gimbals

NAB 2014 in Las Vegas once again managed to surprise the 98,000 professionals from 159 countries who attended with its spectacular number of exhibits and enormous variety of new and updated products. 
 

The Colonie’s April 24 party to show off new space

THE COLONIE won’t be exhibiting the work of new artists on its walls, as it usually does for its parties.  The big attraction at its Thursday, April 24 event will be showing off 1,500-sq. ft. of  expanded space, down the hall f

Walsh’s indie comedy premised on LA’s therapy craze

When Chicago native Matt Walsh (HBO TV series “Veep,” “The Hangover”) was getting started in his stage caree

The Mill promotes 3; Yeater now managing director

AFTER A YEAR IN CHICAGO, The Mill is celebrating what its CEO, Robin Shenfield, cal
 

Brody’s third indie comedy feature opens nationally

Reid Brody’s 2DS Productions — Chicago’s fastest-growing indie film company — is sending invitations to the community for the premiere of its third film, the offbeat comedy “Bad Johnson,” that will open in Chicago at the AMC

Writer Leeper’s first feature filming in Evanston

When a very young Moira McMahon Leeper took classes at Evanston’s Piven Workshop, her teacher advised her not to plan things out, “but even then,” she said, “in my mind I was writing the scene.”

Why 4K cameras, TV sets are on fast track to market

Affordable 4K production, new codecs, 4K monitors and 4K venues are rapidly coming forward, thus opening a debate over the merits of 4K production in what is still considered to be an HD world.  
 

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