DePaul expands to second 12.5K-sq. ft. Cinespace stage

DePaul University, in the fourth year of its 10-year studio rental lease at Cinespace, added a second sound stage in the program the school informally calls “DePaul-to-TV pipeline” because of the jobs it offers students. DePaul’s new Cinespace facility, 12,500-sq. ft. Stage 16/17, one of Cinespace’s 30 stages, is a further commitment to

LA Legacy principals lead Jan. 28 strategic workshop

In a rare opportunity for the Chicago film community, “The Reel Strategy Workshop,” offering an intensive training seminar on how to successfully brand, fund and distribute films, takes place Jan. 28 at the Chicago History Museum, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

137’s dinosaurs' doc is first Spurlock-IndieGogo film

DOCMAKER MORGAN SPURLOCK’S WARRIOR POETS production company’s first project for his company’s new strategic partnership with Indiegogo will be a doc

Chicago Film Society screens classic 16 & 35mm films

THE CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY, which changed its name from the Northwest Film Society, starts a new season of 15 vintage films Wednesday, Jan. 11, with the 1947 thriller “Nightmare Alley,” at the Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, one of the series’ screening ve

Panavision now set up in big, new Chicago facility

PANAVISION CAMERAS, which returned to Chicago after a 14-year absence last October, has completed its move into a 13,000-sq. ft. facility a block-long building at 1544 W. Carroll. The company currently has six staffers and general manager Sharon Walker says they are in the process of hiring new emp

CFA one of 15 MacArthur recipients for $50,000 grant

Chicago Film Archives was one of 15 Chicago arts and culture organizations to receive a $50,000

Harassment video garners 500mm impressions in 3 days

On-line harassment of female sportscasters is an abuse suffered daily and director Chad Cooper, founder of One Tree Forest productions and Just Not Sports representative Brett Burke, portrayed this in #MoreThanMean, t

AICP’s new NDA protects members in bidding process

The AICP has updated its Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) following a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into production and postproduction bidding practices to determine if ad agencies have been unfairly directing business to their in-house production/post departments over outside vendors. The

Will the “Devil in the White City” return to Chicago?

“The Devil in the White City” is finally on track for production, with Martin Scorsese directing the project starring Leonardo DeCaprio, with Paramount Pictures producing. This will be the sixth big screen adaptation between Scorsese and DeCaprio.

ARU mourns death of sound designer De Irisarri, 33

The year ended on a sad note for the ARU staff with the death of bilingual sound designer / composer / DJ Ana De Irisarri, 33, on Dec. 14 at her Chicago home from undetermined causes. A native of Bogata, Columbia, who had enjoyed a fulfilling music career in

James Pope of Schumacher Camera dies in I-80 accident

“It was a shock to me and everybody else and we’re dealing with this the best we can, with heavy hearts,” said Michael Acuna, about the shocking accident Monday night that took the life of James Pope, his Schumacher Camera partner and friend of more than 20 years.

AICE & AMP partner on post/music mentorship program

Trade associations AICE and AMP (Assn. of Music Producers) have teamed up to launch PrePro, a new mentorship program to help local high school and college students explore careers in post and music for advertising. The PrePro diversity program, open to students age 17 t  Copyright © 2016.  All rights reserved.