Arc creates new work for Lurie Children's Hospital

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago launched the second year of its touching "All, for your one" campaign.The long-form films, directed by Sandrine Orabona of Foreign Films, spotlight three children — Ryan, Zariah and Liam — who have undergone, or are currently undergoing, complex medical treatments at the hospital.

Ad pros help Cook County Jail detainees get creative

First of a three-part seriesIn April, photographer Christopher Jacobs, producer Ron Nelken and editor Bob Ackerman helped to complete three commercials for the musical instrument manufacturer Latin Percussion. Although the ads are unlikely to appear on any network or website, they were celebrated by pretty much everyone who saw them.That’s because they were created by men

Chicago actor Nelsan Ellis dies at 39

Harvey-born Nelsan Ellis, who rose to fame as the character Lafayette on HBO’s True Blood, has died at the age of 39. Variety confirms the cause was complications from heart failure. “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement given to Variety.

Kurt Fries named CCO of McGarryBowen Chicago

Congratulations are in order for well-liked and respected advertising veteran, Kurt Fries, as he has been promoted to CCO of Mcgarrybowen Chicago. According to an Adweek article published last weekend, the agency is shuffling its U.S. creative leadership as Matthew Bull, chief creative officer in New York, has decided to leave the&

SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP reach tentative agreement

Looks as if actors and actresses belonging to SAG-AFTRA will continue to talk and not walk as, according to Deadline, the union has reached a tentative agreement with AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers).SAG-AFTRA’s current contract expired June 30 at midnight PT and had been extended each of the past three nights. If a deal hadn’t been reached, union leaders h

Radha Mitchell toplines "The World Without You"

Chicago-based SB Productions announces Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, London has Fallen), last seen in the faith-based film, The Shack, alongside Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, will star and executive produce, The World Without You, based on Joshua Henkin’s best-selling novel of the same name. The film represents the directo
 

WOTN brings "Cinematic Sexuality" to West Loop gallery event

Tonight, Women of the Now’s first ever film-themed variety burlesque, Cinematic Sexuality, will play two separate shows in the West Loop’s Fulton Market Gallery space. Designed with fun in mind, the event’s line

Laughlin Constable names Naidl to Managing Director of Public Relations

The Milwaukee office of Laughlin Constable has appointed Kristine Naidl to Managing Director of Public Relations. Besides leading internal PR strategy for the agency and its clients, she will oversee Laughlin Constable’s exceptional and expanding public relations team. Naidl is an Accredited Public Relations professional who joined Laughlin Constable in 2

DDB and State Farm get real and RAW this week

Yesterday, an African American art director friend and I were looking at a spot for a brand, which will go unnamed, and we both blurted out the same reaction at the same time.“I’m so tired of Midwest White Boy Humor!” We laughed. Laughed some more. And then talked seriously about what our reaction really meant.I mean, I am half white, after all.
 

Sarofsky’s design innovation continues to Marvel

Since early May, the Marvel Studios' blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has taken movie theaters by storm.With the return of Peter Quill, Rocket, Baby Groot, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and friends to the big screen thanks to screenwriter, director and producer James Gunn, fans of great design worldwide have seized the opportunities to see the talents of Sarofsky — the

Sears slashes 400 jobs in corporate offices

According to multiple June 13 reports, Sears announced it would cut 400 jobs, affecting mostly its employees at its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates.The layoffs come as part of an effort to restructure, which is designed to deliver Sears $1.25 billion in annual cost reductions.On top of the corporate office jobs, positions at field operations will be affected as well due

MPG shoots reenactment of Baha’i persecution in Spain

While filming a reenactment of 19th century gunfire, horses and panic in southern Spain, Media Process Group director Bob Hercules and DP Keith Walker decided to double the possibility of something going wrong. “We split the cameras and ran back and forth directing both crews simultaneously,” he recalls. “It was close to guerilla shooting.”
 

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