Montreal subs for ?Wicker Park' in Lakeshore/ MGM's new movie

If Mayor Daley were outraged over the filming of “Chicago” in Toronto, can you imagine his sputter over the filming of “Wicker Park” in Montreal? The mayor’s ire might grow even worse in learning that “Wicker Park’s” producer is Tom Rosenberg, whose Lakeshore Productions has yet to produce a movie in Rosenberg’s own Chicago.

Fletcher supplies cameras for new ESPN-HD cable

For more than five years, Tom Fletcher has tirelessly promoted high definition and watched the market for the high-end digital technology expand, albeit, more slowly than originally expected. But now, as of March 30, HD takes a quantum leap forward?like an overnight sensation who’s been honing his chops for years?when ESPN, t

First new film house in ages opens

A scene from Giraffe’s comedy PSA for ASHA

Groundbreaker opens WIDC Fest;5,000 expected March 14-23

WIDC presents filmmaker Yvonne Welbon with its action award March 15.

Industry rally set for Oscar Sunday

What better occasion than the Academy Awards to focus attention on the Illinois visual media industry. That’s what the Illinois Production Alliance rally Sunday, March 23 is counting on. The rally, expected to draw thousands, will be held at noon at the Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building), Randolph and Clark. The rally will express essentia

Feldmann rests on mattress laurels

Retail expert Shirley Feldmann with stuffed Serta sheep promoted in one of the spots Retail expert Shirley Feldm
 

Reel Scene; News briefs

DAVE CARLSON’S Bucktown Pictures has formed a strategic alliance with sales rep Tom Buyssler’s Hi Road Productions, with an eye towards expanding its commercial work. Bucktown is a full service house that recently produced two Insight.com spots that aired during

Lending into first year of 3 year, $900,000 PBS documentary

Nomadic Pictures’ Tod Lending Tod Lending makes no little plans. The socially-minded filmmaker is e

Lending into first year of 3 year, $900,000 PBS documentary

Nomadic Pictures’ Tod Lending Tod Lending makes no little plans. The socially-minded filmmaker is emb
 

Kung-fu feature 7 years in production close to finish

By Ruth L Ratny Martial arts superstar Ho-Sung Pak, known to combat fiends, stars in the fantasy “Boo

Message board a sounding board of expert praise for Grammy audio

Perhaps the only thing richer than the 5.1 Surround Sound of the recent HDTV Grammy awards telecast is the chorus of praise that the shows’ producers have been hearing since the Feb. 23 show aired. Even before the show was over, industry experts were rushing to their computers to express their appreciation of the show’s first

DDB's Chicago post commitment to boost the market by millions

DDB Chicago’s commitment to work exclusively with Chicago editors and post houses for its hundreds of national commercials could infuse as much as $10 million into the business-dry industry. Grant Hill, the agency’s broadcast chief, said the agency has already begun the shift. By April local post houses should be humming with editin
 

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