Cameras rolled in June, 2013 at the World’s Biggest Block Party at Old St. Pat’s church in the West Loop, as doc makers Jamie Fleischel and Matt Leonard of Picture Show and their crew began shooting the first-ever documentary about the 158-year Catholic church.
“A WHIRLWIND” SEASON of production – starting with a rush of commercials, four primetime network TV series, along with corporate and webs – has meant steady work for Chicago’s nationally respected talent.
That four out of the six Chicago selections in the 9th New York TV Pilot Festival are comedies, shouldn’t be a surprise, since Chicago is the comedy capital of the world (slight exaggeration but acceptable). Several of them were created by
Key Code Media’s Chicago/Central Region branch, led by digital/new media products pro John Connelly, Sr., and now settled into own 6,000-sq. ft. building in Schaumburg, last week hired Brad Tohtz as a regional account manager.
Three agencies – two of them here in Chicago – were tapped to compete in a MillerCoors formal review to come up with advertising ideas that will elevate its Miller Lite brand from a lengthy sales slump.
The agency with the most brilliant ideas will win the brand’s $160 million business. The brand will introduce the winning ads in March.
The local agencies are Publi
Two familiar actors from popular primetime TV shows co-star in filmmaker Robert Alaniz’ latest low-budget indie romcom,“Mind Over Mindy,” which just wrapped after a month of local area shooting.
New Yorker Larry Thomas, famously known as the Soup Nazi in “Seinfeld,” an