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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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