L.A. company opens Chicago officein response to DDB

When DDB’s Grant Hill announced the agency’s commitment to keep its estimated $10 million-plus postproduction business in Chicago, he said the agency would not discourage companies in other production markets from opening branches in Chicago. The first company to respond is Santa Monica’s V12 – not a post house, but a fu

Com/track founder dies at 64

Bill Young, the original founder of Com/track, the godfather of Chicago music companies — Chicago’s biggest and most enduring —died April 20 from gall bladder cancer. Mr. Young and his partner Dick Reynolds founded Com/Track in the ‘60s when Chicago commercial production was just taking off. It lasted through several incarnations for 40 years un

MPS' gear addition emphasizesowner's belief in market

Elvir Hrastinski, owner/technician of Motion Picture Services

Director's miraculous short plays in multi-media event

Eric Wetz , Salma Rosey and Franco Reins star in “The Incorruptible of Bell and Devon.”

MPG heads overseas on doc

“Forgiving Dr. Mengele” producer Bob Hercules

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.
 

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