Leo, Allstate celebrate BHM with stories “worth telling”

Using the hashtag #WorthTelling, Leo Burnett Chicago continues Allstate’s Black History Month celebration for a second year with a series of documentary-style short films focusing on African American businesses and entrepreneurs.

Women of the Now ignites a "Femme Pyre"

The East Coast networking collective “Women of the Now” will bring its passion for empowering female filmmakers to Chicago with an upscale carnival-themed event entitled “Fe

"Hollywood on State" to honor Chicago filmmakers

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s 14th annual “Hollywood on State” Oscar night viewing party this Sunday promises to satisfy all kinds of movie lovers, including those with a passion for getting behind the lens.

DDB Worldwide's global female leadership push

Recognizing that the number of female creative leaders in advertising is disproportionate to the large number of existing female talent, DDB Worldwide has launched a bold new global search in order to target and elevate the most talented and creative females in their network.

Flow Motion Media dispels myths about music videos

While scouting locations at Heritage Middle School in Berwyn and Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing for the music video for “Space Hustler,” Flow Motion Media took time to educate students about the realities of production.

Industry band "The 476'ers" to play for "Blood Money"

A rock band consisting almost entirely of Local 476 members will gig Saturday night at the Cobra Lounge as part of a preproduction event for the feature-length gangster vampire thriller, “Blo

After 3 years in NYC, Cutters editor Yergler back in Chicago

Returning to his roots at Cutters Studios Chicago s award-winning editor Cameron Yergler, after spending three years at Cutters New York, announced Cutters’ managing director Craig Duncan and managing editor Grant Güstafson.

Catfish Music helps get kids off streets and into studios

In an effort to get deserving inner-city youth off the streets and into the music studio, veteran composer Jeff Boyle’s Catfish Music is working to find music companies that will take these young adults under their wing as interns.

Two-part doc puts a human face on state budget crisis

“Stranded by the State,” is a two-part documentary special presented by Urbana-based Illinois Public Media  focusing on the long-term toll that the Illinois budget crisis is taking on everyday people across the state.

Lowing Light & Grip buys Deano’s Grand Rapids’ studio

Wyoming, Michigan-based Lowing Light & Grip has bought Deano’s Studio in Grand Rapids. (Wyoming is an East Side suburb of Grand Rapids and the state’s 14th largest city

Esai Morales joins “Chicago PD” in major new role

ESAI MORALES (NYPD BLUE) is back on the beat with a new recurring role on “Chicago PD,” as Chief Lugo, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. The new character will be introduced in a three-show crossover, according

A wall of IPA Polaroids depicts videos’ pioneering era

Scott Jacobs, the ebullient former 18-year owner / president / EP of post house IPA in Bucktown paid me a pleasant, nostalgic visit last week to show me how to most effectively use the mobile app for his fascinating “Polaroid Wall.”

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