Odd Machine director Mann earns Beard nomination

Odd Machine director James Mann received the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 nomination for Video and Technical Expertis for the web series Uncharted, sponsored by LL

Ziegelman's "Geek Lounge" serves up nerds and laughs

Filmmaker Larry Ziegelman’s new webseries, Geek Lounge, dramatizes the interaction of six friends who hang out in a bar that caters to lifelong Trekkies, obsessive Harry Potter fans, meticulous comic book historians and everything else that belongs within the provenance of nerdism.“I like to describe it as Cheers meets Silicon Valley,” explains Z

Feature debut glorifies the healing power of the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have been a remedy for happiness in actor/producer Ann Hagemann’s family since 1945. That’s when her father began supporting the team as a young boy who wanted to momentarily forget that his family was poor, his father was dying of tuberculosis and, as World War II raged

Pasquesi returns as “a-hole” on sixth season of “Veep”

Chicago actor David Pasquesi will revive his role as Andrew Meyer on HBO’s Veep for the show’s sixth season beginning April 16. Playing the ex-husband of character Selina Meyer, the former US Vice Pre

CIMMfest's inaugural “Spring Fling” April 21-23

The Chicago International Movie and Music Festival — CIMMfest — debuts its inaugural

Barbara Roche takes over as publisher of ReelChicago

Barbara Roche officially became publisher of ReelChicago on April 1. Wielding decades of production and pre-production experience, Roche is the former cofounder and partner in Holzer Roche Casting, which supplied talent for such legendary Chicago films as Home Alone, Backdraft and Groundhog Day.

Director Nicole Bauer crowdfunds to kill people

No one died in the writing of this article, however if student filmmaker Nicole Bauer reaches her crowdfunding goal on Seed & Spark, then she hopes people will die in her movie, aptly titled, “People Die in This Movie.”

Skillicorn men form official business relationship

Heart, Brains & Nerve founder Nathan Skillicorn knew that Seed Media Arts was worth his time long before he agreed to rep it this month.

NoiseFloor brings a universe of sound into new studio

Among the discoveries that Cory Coken and a team of sound designers from NoiseFloor made while preparing to build a new augmented reality / virtual reality (AR/VR) studio was, “there’s a lot of voodoo out there.” “That’s the fun thing,” he adds. “VR is kinda like the wild wild west. Everybody

DDB and State Farm launch "Neighborhood of Good"

Both DDB Chicago and their long-time client, State Farm, believe that at the heart of any strong community are neighbors who care. Moved by this belief, the two have partnered to launch the Neighborhood of Good initiati

Chicago creative Don Pogany launches branded series

Three-time Emmy nominee, Don Pogany, who created some of the most memorable advertising in Chicago as Creative Director at DDB, is prepping an exciting new branded, equestrian-focused webseries called, “The Equestrians.”

GigRig’s new digs fit for a company on the move

GigRig, a Chicago-based company that boasts one of the largest independent fleets of rentable film production vehicles in the Midwest, moved this month into a former electrical plant on the city’s near west side.

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