Some 200 nominees vie for 36th Chicago Music Awards

THE 36th CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS (CMA), with nearly 200 nominees in 30 categories including musicians, songwriters, producers, clubs, comedians, dancers and radio stations, announced that triple nominations went to R&B entertainer

Staff adds, changes at Cap Gun, Periscope, DDB

NAMES IN THE NEWS. Industry veteran Tom Fletcher, the former Fletcher Camera & Lenses executive, was named director of sales at Fujifilm’s optical devices division. In his new post, Fletcher, who has been consulting for the

Kids media Spiffy Pictures wins top innovation award

SPIFFY PICTURES, Deefield-based creators and producers of children’s media, won the Opening Minds Innovation Award that honors individuals and organizations throughout the nation whose innovations advance the field of early childhood education.

FCB-Michelob ULTRA spot bowed during the Super Bowl

A 30-SECOND SPOT, “Our Bar” from FCB and produced by Radical Media for Michelob ULTRA — the fastest growing beer brand in the U.S.— bowed on Sunday’s Super&nb

Burnett unleashes Chuck Norris on United Healthcare

If you count all of the existing medical codes, there are more than 76,000 ways to enter the Healthcare system.

FastDraw, now at Cinespace, animating big sports pieces

321 Fast Draw studio is currently working on unique animations for two high profile sporting events: A 2.5-minute segment for Fox TV’s Super Bowl’s Pre-Game Show this Sunday and a 60-second continuing segment for the NBA’s new show, “NBA Countdown,” t
 

Porsche/C-K spot centers on baseball star C.J. Wilson

Utopic editor Kat Pryor recently cut the short film “Parallels” for Cramer-Krasselt/Porsche Motor Sports. It features Major League pitcher C. J. Wilson (L.A.Angels, Texas Rangers) narrating the dual dream he’s had since a young boy of becoming both a professional b

SCC’s new MAKE274 studio is dedicated to social media

Schafer Condon Carter’s (SCC) officially launched its “ala carte content creation studio,” MAKE247, offering video, animation, motion graphics and photography to brands that seek specialized multi-platform, social media content. “The explosive

McDonald’s new agency debuts rappin’ Big Mac campaign

McDONALD’S FIRST WORK from its new agency, We are Unlimited Chicago, is a 60-second rap spot, “
 

DGA “overwhelmingly” ratified its new AMPTP contract

THE DGA RATIFIED its new collective bargaining agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) by an overwhelming membership vote. “Our major gains in SVOD residuals, together with our improvements in wages and pensions,

Martha Stewart part of new VSA/Borden® Cheese campaign

BORDEN® CHEESE TARGETS BUSY MOMS in an integrated campaign — including Martha Stewart’s Facebook Live show, the first for a cheese brand — fr

Director Wolfe back at Optimus after White House gig

One at Optimus director Duncan Wolfe is packing up his Washington, D.C. apartment after a 14-month gig at the Obama White House and will head for Los Angeles as his base for the next phase of his filmmaking/social media career. “And I’m looking forward to the positive effect of sunshine,” adds the St. Louis native about his move to 
 

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