THE FIRST THEATRICAL RUN of Kartemquin’s and Beli Film’s award-winning feature doc, “Raising Bertie” produced and directed by Margaret Byrne, screens Nov. 18-19, at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Set in North Carolina’s rural Bertie County
The first-ever, exciting, enormous Chicago Pop Culture Show & Sale takes place Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-27 at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, giving visitors a spectacular blast from the past.
A year in the works, this new event builds on the concept of a comic convention w
Filmmaker Justin Jackola’s JJack Productions’ recently launched “Expose the Crew” (ETC), a double-duty online platform that showcases the latest films produced by local independent filmmakers it’s also a source from which to hire experienced crews.
Each Tuesday, “Exposing the Crew” high
Wilmette writer / director / cameraman, Sam Kretchmar just wanted to make something to keep his creative juices flowing. His writing partner and producer, Michael Covino, wanted to make the “the greatest movie ever.”
Last year the duo produced the f
It’s never too early to announce a-major film production planning to shoot in Chicago in 2017, especially when the film is a $130 million sci-fi adventure.
The film is “Inversion,” the first feature from Facing East, the new Hong Kong/Beijing-based production venture. Production will start in February, 2017 at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin before moving to Shanghai and Chica
SAG-AFTRA members’ home-away-from-home, its place to work, record, rehearse, audition and connect — the 15-year old Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC) — has reopened after a month of updating and renovation.
The renovation covered the installation of a new, 6x8-ft. sound recording booth, from W
A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will be presented to actress/comedian Jane Lynch, a Chicago area native, by the Chicago Comedy Film Festival (CCFF) and the Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School, Thursday, Nov, 10 before a sold-out audience at The Second City Training Cen
Recording company BAM Studios, a major provider of ADR to many of the network TV series and Hollywood features filming here, has opened its fifth ADR studio at Cinespace, after a summer of construction.
Producer Joe Orlandino of Chicago’s Atlas Media Group, hopes that the investors and distributors at the current American Film Market (AFM) make an offer his people can’t refuse for the animated series he’s pitching.
“The Baritonios,” the rau
The new Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, (CIFCC) dedicated to giving a voice to local film critics working in new media, held its first film showcase last weekend, Nov. 5-6, at two theatres.
“Resilience,” a document
Chicago-based Sarofsky created, designed and produced the opening title sequence for Marvel Studio’s latest hit movie, “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the eponymous superhero role and released Saturday in the US i
That long-awaited and exciting Chicago Cubs 10-8 World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians not only elated millions of Cubs fans, but it instilled confidence in one filmmaker that his Cubs’ film will be produced without having to wait decades to do so.
The filmmaker is Chicago writer / producer / director Anil Sun