Burnett winner of two AICP Next Awards, here Nov. 3

The AICP Next Awards, an extension of the AICP Show that traditionally climaxes a year of special events in Chicago, screens Nov. 3 at the AMC 600 N. Michigan Ave. theatre. Optimus executive producer and freelance spot producer Marsie Wallach are producing the Chicago Next Awards that honor winners of “t

Comedy “Scrapers” part of bar’s movie & music night

Red Line Tap, the dive bar / music venue in Rogers Park, on Oct. 29 is hosting a “Halloweed” movie and music night, featuring the Chicago-made feature “Scrapers: A Comedy for Romantic Stoners,” followed by live bands Animal City, and

Daniel Nearing is CFO’s first Filmmaker-in-Residence

Chicago filmmaker Daniel Nearing of 9/23 Films, was named the first Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Chicago Film Office’s first-of-a-kind Independent Film Initiative (IFI).

Two important feature docs receive Emmy nominations

TWO MORE EMMY NOMINATIONS (apologetically overlooked in last week’s listing in ReelChicago). Feature-length doc “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County,” that aired on WYCC/20 and that took a year to produce and shoot, wa

WTTW special traces Navy Pier’s 100 years of history

Navy Pier celebrates its 100 anniversary this year and its colorful history — from under-used shipping terminal, to military training center, to university, to rough-edged concert venue, to top tourist attraction — will be told in WTTW/11’s special Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. “Navy Pier is one place everyone in Chicago has visited, but experienced i

DePaul presents free Kartemquin doc master classes

Master classes on documentary filmmakers by the experts — Kartemquin filmmakers, founder / artistic director Gordon Quinn, director Dinesh Sabu and director of editing / senior editor Leslie Simmer — is being presented Oct. 28-29 by DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts for “Verite,” and it’s free and open to all.

State producers didn’t want to touch “Madigan” doc

“Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.,” the 60-minute doc about Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, has been heavily booked on Downstate TV stations and movie theatres, but to date has not been scheduled for any Chicago airings or theatrical screenings.

Powerhouse panels at lst Women in Entertainment event

ArcLight Cinemas in Lincoln Park on Monday, Oct. 24, will present Women in Entertainment to Chicago for the first time, as an extension of the Los Angeles’ ArcLight Women in Entertainment (WIE) program, with panels comprised of local leading fil

Nominations announced for Chicago/Midwest Emmy awards

The 2016 Chicago/Midwest regional Emmy nominations were announced this week simultaneously in Chicago and Milwaukee this week – more than 200 recognitions in 41 categories of broadcast programming. Winners will be announced at the 58th annual Emmy Awards ceremony Dec. 3 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan. Highland Park-based Bitter Jester Creative garner

MPG’s Hercules’ comedy among Sunday’s Pitch contenders

Like so many filmmakers, Bob Hercules of Media Process Group, a company acclaimed for its many award-winning TV documentaries, labored over a narrative feature screenplay on and off for many years. Now, after a total of 10 years in the works, his comedy, “Waiting for the Clash,” will be o

STORY adds director Dickens and producer/rep McIntyre

Award-winning documentary director Ky Dickens joined STORY for exclusive national commercial representation. Recent credits include projects for McDonald’s, Tylenol, Huggies, Kohler and the Illinois Lottery. She is currently working on a project f

Crowdfunding film spoof screens tonight at Music Box

“IT’S ALL GOOD,” a comedy feature from Aaron Fronk, Vinny Degaetano and Cooper Johnson of FND Films screens Oct. 20 at the Music Box Theatre and the next day it’ll be digitally released on on

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