Hundreds of 16MM films for sale in Pilsen this weekend

HUNDREDS OF 16 MM FILMS are being sold this weekend, Feb. 5-6, by Chicago Film Archives, to make room for new collections.

Newell & Unger's public art to light up the Loop

As a filmmaker, Jack C. Newell is attuned to lighting, so it wasn’t a stretch when he and his partner, design strategist Seth Unger, set out to shed some light in the heart of the Loop — an installation that also serves as public art.

Reports show 2015 a big year for state film industry

The past four years of city and state media and entertainment production has been the most profitable and exciting in the history of the film offices. And 2015’s production stats, released by the Illinois Film and Chica

Stepping into the 360 ‘Virtual Reality’ experience

There is nothing virtual about the 360 degree experience that was in explosive abundance at CES 2016. In my opinion, this is less about a “Virtual Reality” and more about what I call an “Augmented Experience.”

Siskel to use $194K grant to engage Latinos in film

The Oscar-nominated Brazilian animated feature, “Boy in the World,” 

NBC renews “Chicago Med” for its second season here

NBC Universal has renewed Dick Wolf’s currently longest-running series and its most recent entrée.  Order: SVU,” filmed in New York, and “Chicago Med,” filmed here have been renewed for another r
 

I-Cubed and Punkvision share new space and ideas

A NEW COLLABORATION has been formed between veteran spot editors and good friends

South Bend shop hires Chicagoan for new business

Explore Media, a full-service, multi-award winning South Bend-based production company, has hired Chicagoan

Rich Stoddart named CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide

As of Feb. 1, Rich Stoddart will become new Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Groupe’s Leo Burnett Worldwide, a one billion euro company.
 

The Mill’s big new studio officially opens April 1

In March, The Mill effects and animation studio will celebrate its third anniversary in Chicago by moving to its magnificent

Charlize Theron stars in Amazon indie to film at CSC

Amazon Studios will be in filming in Chicago this year in a big way so this year, starting with indie feature starring Charlise Theron that will shoot in part at Chicago Studio City, followed by Steve Conrad’s thriller/dramady series at Cinespace.

CPA tells how to navigate the Illinois Tax Credit

AN INFORMATIVE MEETING about the Illinois Filmmakers 30% Tax Credit will take place Wednesday, Jan. 27 to explain how to wend your way through the qualifications to obtain the credit when your film is completed and getting ready to hit the&
 

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