Sound/Video team working in Vegas

A crew from Sound/Video Impressions is in Las Vegas on a fast-paced, weeklong shoot-and-edit assignment for long-time client At Home America, the people who host home furnishings parties. SVI president Bill Holtane and Sue Holtane, editors Chris Steward and Mindy Hilt and makeup artist Cindy Surman (for the principals onstage) are working out of the

What's Normal? Downstate reporter asks IFO director at film premiere

IFO director Brenda Sexton made news earlier this month when she attended the “Legally Blond 2” premiere in Springfield. Here’s the story as reported Downstate earlier this month by Doug Finke, statehouse reporter for the Springfield Journal-Register. Critics may not think much of “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White

Up and Down the Avenue

John Noble joins Element 79 next month as SVP/director of broadcast production, a new position ? actually a first for the agency. He had the same title at the Martin Agency. ACD Jeff Ross joined Euro/Tatham. He’s a former freelance copywriter who previously worked at GSD&M, Da

Up and Down the Avenue

Michigan Avenue has livened up after a too-long hibernation with a spate of creative appointments. Two new from out-of-town: Big new business for DDB Worldwide: Some $200 million worth of Royal Philips Electronics from Leo Burnett offices around the world, including Chicago. Element 79 saw the $35 milion Aquafina account

Cerny/American enjoys rise in feature sound jobs

Sound work is humming along at Cerny/American Creative, with spot business remaining strong and a growing emphasis on feature films. “We’ve been doing a lot more sound to picture work, though we still do some of the best radio in the country,” said JoBe Cerny, president of the 16-year-old shop. “We’ve been concentrating o

Draft puts producer Davis into new emerging media position

Production expert Michael Davis joined Draft as VP/director of emerging media, a new position ? and one that portends the wave of the future. “The object is to use every place possible as an electronic media opportunity and Michael is absolutely into that,” said creative chief Lor Gold. “He’s an excellent c

Steve Dahl opts out of "Soundstage;"music series starts July 3 on Ch. 11

Steve Dahl has split with HD Ready Productions, the company he founded with music producer Joe Thomas to produce the new HD version of the “Soundstage” music series with Ch. 11. Dahl gave as his reason the need to concentrate on his radio show. He also didn’t realize how time-intensive producing a show like t

First Milwaukee International Film Festival bows Nov. 6-16

Milwaukee has joined the ranks of hundreds of cities with its first International Film Festival, Nov. 6-16 that will strongly emphasize Midwestern-made independent films.

Nicolas Cage to be honored July 19at Chicago Film Fest Summer Gala

Nicolas Cage will receive the career achievement award at the 39th Chicago International Film Festival.

Up and Down the Avenue

Nicholas Paul heads the Chicago office of FCB’s new 361 Degrees Sports & Event Marketing division. A staff of ultimately 12 will work on sports and sponsorship marketing, event and hospitality services. Paul formerly headed KemperLesnik Sports Marketing. Film & Tape Works a

Corporate producer Metropolitan Filmworks wraps feature, preps doc

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