Remember that awkward feeling of asking your parents for a loan? Even worse, asking to bum five or ten bucks from your friends? What could be worse? Try being a filmmaker and asking for money that your friends or family will never see again.
All to make a movie. Not a film. To the layperson, a movie.
It may seem odd that an accomplished indie film director like Sam Macon would enjoy taking orders from commercial clients, but that’s part of the reason he signed on with ONE at Optimus.
“With commercials, there is a limit to how much cr
On February 28, digital agency Fusion92 announced that they acquired San Antonio direct-to-door marketing agency, ADS Media Group. This is a measure both agencies feel will expand their independently-owned marketing footprints.
A memorial celebration honoring the life of Reel Chicago founder Ruth L. Ratny will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Untitled Supper Club in River North, 111 W. Kinzie St. Friends and well wishers are invited to view a special presentation and indulge in a cash bar.
The legendary chronicler of Chicago’s film production community was laid to rest beside her par
When you live in a world where you are overwhelmed and inundated with countless job search sites and a constant deluge of advice on everything from how to get a job to how to update your resume, how do you make yourself stand out in a creative way?
If you’re like Burrell Freelance Social Media Manager and Content Creator, Shari Neal Williams, you do what you do best — create a l
Composer Amanda August was swept away by the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack when she was 11-years-old. “I was so in love with it,” she remembers. “It’s really adventurous and epic and emotional. I was like, ‘this is what I want to do.’”
Regina Spektor’s new music video “Black and White” strikes just the right balance. It’s touching. It’s wistful. And by applying monochromatic tones and soft lighting, director Daniel Ryan also gives the video a sense of nostalgia.
Marketing agency LAPIZ recently announced the promotions of Ernesto Adduci and Marco Azucena to senior vice president, account director. Both Adduci and Azucena have been tasked with reshaping the account management department into a more decentralized model.
“Holocracy, is a unique business model that empowers account teams to make decisions autonomously
Independent agency The Escape Pod announced today that it has promoted Leah Hattendorf to Senior Vice President, Director of Strategy. In her new role, Leah will continue to lead The Escape Pod’s Research and Strategy group, in addition to spearheading new business efforts and building out additional revenue streams for the agency.
Veteran technician Michael Acuna joined Chicago-based Daufenbach Camera motion picture equipment rental company in March.
With eleven years experience servicing Chicago’s film industry, the co-owner of the former Schumacher camera brings a wealth of homegrown expertise and local knowledge to one of the only Chicago-based equipment rental houses capable of outfitting large crews wi
“Femme Pyre,” Saturday night’s carnival themed fancy dress party at Camera Ambassador, prompted hundreds of guests to keep going until Sunday morning. This may have been due to the fact that there was a kissing booth, tarot card readers and at least three different kinds of dancers (belly, burlesque and go-go); but still, the event actually made “networking” fun.
Chicago Producers, Production Supervisors, their assistants and Coordinators now have a chance to gain valuable information and updates on live and digital productions at the first-annual AICP Commercial Production Training Seminar.
Already offered in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Atlanta, the weekend seminar will feature four breakout sessions taught b