Lamoureux taps Beast, Company 3 for historic film

LA Director Russ Lamoureux enlisted Beast editor Angelo Valencia and Company 3 senior colorist Tyler Roth to help him turn a fifty-year-old John Cheever story into the first short fil

EnergyBBDO, Leo Burnett score big at 2017 Effies

The 2017 North American Effies, touting the most effective marketers in the country, were announced Thursday, June 1, at a gala in New York.While the Grand Effie was awarded to Burger King’s, “The McWhopper Proposal” campaign from Y&R New Zealand with contributing agencies DAVID The Agency, ABPR, Code & Theory and Turner Duckworth, several Chicago agencies did not go home e

Netflix cancels "Sense8"

That’s all for “The Clusters.” Netflix has canceled drama SENSE8 after two seasons. The diverse series was created and directed by Chicagoans Lilly and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Speed Racer, Jupiter Rising) and filmed in Chicago and at numerous locations around the country and internationally. “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and

Cutters Studio Detroit livestreams new Lions’ uniforms

On April 13, Cutters Studio Detroit (CSD) helped the Detroit Lions rally their fan base and earn national headlines by hosting a sensational “uniform unveil” event that was live-streamed by more than 300,000 viewers.Cutters, with studios in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Tokyo, conceived and produced the entire media events behind the scenes of the fanfare which con

OKRP busts out the tighty-whities for Gildan Underwear

And I thought I had seen the last of “tighty-whities” when Breaking Bad ended its run. Apparently not. And it’s a good thing.Last month, OKRP walked away from Blake Shelton and launched a new “advisory” campaign for Gildan Underwear called, “Don’t wear your dad’s underwear.”After expounding on all the great things that dads have done for us, the campaign quickly

CUFF spends the entire year preparing a weeklong celebration

This week, the Chicago Underground Film Festival is turning the Logan Theater into an audiovisual feast. The celebration is made possible not only by the passion and labor of artists from around the world, but also by the dedication of screeners who review thousands of submissions to create the annual schedule. “There’s
 

Chicago’s wonder women talk about "Wonder Woman"

Does it take a “gal” (see what I did there?) to save the much-maligned and divisive DCEU?After the critical floggings of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it would seem 4th time is the charm as Wonder Woman is a massive critical success.Coming in at a 94% fresh tomato rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the

Ogilvy promotes sanctuary status with #ChicagoIsOne

On May 22, The City of Chicago, along with Ogilvy Chicago, fired back a moving response to President Trump’s threats to take away funding for sanctuary cities, Chicago being one of them.The fundraising campaign and website called, #ChicagoIsOne, seeks to remind Chicagoans that the immigrant story is everyone’s story. 

Vince Lawrence honored for contribution to house music

Composer and musician Vince Lawrence was officially recognized by the City of Chicago for his role in creating House Music during a ceremony at Millennium Park over the Memorial Day weekend.An estimated crowd of 40,000 — on hand for the city’s annual Chicago House Party event — cheered as Lawrence took the stage to accept the award with his wife Tara, his mother Jean, his son London a
 

After MillerCoors win, Arc Worldwide expands to AK

Adweek reports that Chicago-based Arc Worldwide, the shopper marketing division of Leo Burnett Group, has announced plans to expand its presence by opening new offices in New York and Northwest Arkansas and adding new names to its leadership team. According to the article, this expansion as an attempt to make the most of recent new business wins and to promote the network’s newly

Former Chicago filmmakers high on new webseries

Caryn Ruby, Erin R. Dooley and Mackenzie Horras spent over a combined 50 years in Chicago, each honing their comedy skills separately.Unaware of e

Polaroid Wall Party updates history of film community

Tomorrow’s Polaroid Wall Party at the Wishbone will bring together many of the pioneers who started building Chicago’s film community long before computers took over the editing suite. “Everyone wants to see what has bec
 

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