Iranian film bows at Film Center

Hossein Khandan’s film “Chrysalis” plays at the Film Center’s Films of the Iranian Diaspora.

Where to meet and greet

To network or not to network? In good times and bad, the smart answer is always "yes." Connecting with fellow media pros is a practice that can light a flame under a fledgling career, accelerate one that’s on the rise, or keep an old one out of the obits. In Chicago, an enterprising networker can literally attend a different event every night of the

Iranian film bows at Film Center

Hossein Khandan’s film “Chrysalis” plays at the Film Center’s Films of the Iranian Diaspora.

Hancock's horror story goes beyond his new feature

John Hancock on location in Michigan

Time's Schickel boosts James' "Stevie"

Steve James is the auteur of “Stevie,” documentary winner at Sundance, Toronto and

Lumberyard's theatrically self-distributed feature plays here

Lumberyard Productions’ Thomas Stelter, Alek Petrovic and Eric Nordness. Their feature premieres

Protesters target Burnett for ?deceptive' Army ads

An estimated 150 school and college students demonstrated March 28 outside the Leo Burnett building at Wacker and Dearborn, protesting the agency’s “Army of One” ad campaign, which they charge is deceptive and aggressively targets low-income African American and Latino youth for U.S. Army recruitment.

Take the 72-hour "Challenge"

Columbia College Arts Management grad students Jason Stephens and (Ms.) Jacky Lewkovich have flung “The Independent Moviemaker Challenge” to Chicago’s creative community to participate in a fast-paced, original collaboration of short film production. “The Challenge” is open to anyone?actors, writers, directors, coordinators, ed

AMC waives Parade exhibit fees

Due to the economy and in the spirit of collaboration and community building, the April 9 Parade of E- Learning Vendors won’t pay exhibitor space fees this year. The third annual small trade show, with a traditional keynote address on the state of the industry, is an all- day event at the Harold Washington Library. Last year more than 20 local vendors participate

REELSCENE: Production News and Notes

VIDEOGRAPHER NED MILLER and soundman Greg Quedens spent 11 days shooting across four European countries for The History Channel’s “Giants.” The 2-hour special, produced by Tom Jenkins Productions of Malibu, chronicles the folklore and legends of giants throughout history. Last

Chicago-made film debutsApril 10 at Latino Festival

Gloricelly Martinez-Franceschi stars in “Urban Poet,” the Latino Film Festival’s only Chicago-  Copyright © 2016.  All rights reserved.