"Lizzie" director launches Indiefest film market

“Lizzie” director Lee Alan is launching Indiefest, the

Play ends with raves

Actor John Mossman wants to return to filmmaking after a 3-month run of “After the Fall”

Ed Asner, Judge Reinhold to star in Downstate producer's feature

Robin Peters is producing the feature “The Crab Orchard” in Champaign this June.

Oprah's contract to be extended?

It looks like Oprah may not leave her show in 2006 after all. It’s been reported she could renew through the 2007-08 season with distributor King World and the seven ABC

Nation-building doc plays locally and on Bosnian national TV

Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin’s documentary “One More Mile” pla

Horror Fest features short by local feature director

Tadeo Garcia’s “Greasepaint” plays June 1 in the Chicago Horror Film

Commercial flies for 2-3 years

A split screen shows the miles accumulating at the bottom of the screen, as both persons dine at restaurants, travel on planes, sho

Engineering with the big guys

Audio engineer Michael Kammes said he’s still glowing from his experience as part of a stellar sound team on a $2.2 million PBS documentary airing this month. The first two hours of “Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites” aired May 14; the second part airs May 21 over Ch. 11. It’s part of PBS

Filmmakers sign Japanese co-production for Chicago indie "Homesick Blues"

“Homesick Blues” filmmakers Ed M. Koziarski and Junko Kajino The teeming maze of the Tokyo

First 2003 Tourism spot airs

Illinois Tourism’s first commercial of 2003 from BBDO directed by Dennis Manarchy shows off seven tourist “must see” destinations, from the Magnificent Mile to the Garden of the Gods at the southern tip of the state.

IPA rally lays out details of wage-tax credit bill in state legislature

Chicago Studio City’s John Crededio and Ron DeRosa were among the 200-plus filmmakers who attended the Illinois Production Alliance forum and membership rally at the Hilton hotel April 28. Crededio listened intently to the speakers’ reports and plans, which had included the state’s acquisition of CSC’s West Side five-sta

Green's indie feature startsself-distribution route in Chicago

John Mahoney and Ian Gomez star in Terry Green’s “Almost Salinas.”

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