ARU, Animaticmedia offer new collaborative services

Tonight, the collaboration of Chicago’s long established ARU recording company and Ft. Lauderdale-based Animaticmedia will launch with a party for an expected 175 invited agency guests at

Strong cast in new film by “God’s not Dead” director

Cybill Shepherd and Mira Sorvino have been cast in “Believe,” a low-budget faith-based film currently shooting in Ludington.  Also joining the cast are Lee Majors

“Conversations” program centers on Reeder’s films

FEMINIST FILMMAKER JENNIFER REEDER, an associate professor of art and art history at

BAM adds two new rooms to its audio post facilities

BAM STUDIOS added two new rooms over the summer to accommodate increased business in all areas of its audio post services, says owner/engineer Brian Reed.  Studio C was enlarged into a state-of-the-art recording booth, taking over

Media Burn’s Video Ball marks decade of video progress

Media Burn — the only U.S. organization with its particular mission of preserving and access of independently produced, aristically significant work on videotape – celebrates its 10th anniversary Sept. 28, with a rooftop Video Ball atop the Wabash-Randolph parking garage.

Burnett/P&G’s #LikeAGirl video wins seven 2014 Clios

The viral video phenomemen “#LikeAGirl,” for Leo Burnett client P&G’s Always brand has not only captured the world attention with 48 million YouTube hits to date, but it has garnered the first of what surely will become an avalanche of&nb
 

DDB’s McGarry makes Instagram site a winner

How does an agency with a reputation for great television commercials prove its worth in the digital arena? If the agency is DDB-Chicago, it’s simply a matter of flaunting

GERTRUDE-ADC night of advertising innovation Oct. 16

GERTRUDE INC.’S Otis Gibson last year partnered with the New Y

Caplan’s Algren doc one of five local films at CIFF

The 50th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 9-23, showcases five locally made features, with docs on Chicago writer Nelson Algren and a photographer challenging beauty standards, and narratives about a bike messenger race, dark family secrets, a
 

Lisa Masseur named top executive at One at Optimus

Executive producer Lisa Masseur, who joined Optimus 16 months ago, was officially named executive producer/managing director of One at Optimus, the thriving production arm of the postproduction giant. 

“Batman vs. Superman” due to film here in November

FILM FLAM. After six months of filming in the Detroit area, “Batman vs. Superman” is tentatively scheduled to film in Illinois for one to two weeks.  The Yorkville location is the farmhouse where Superman

Tourism turns its back on Illinois production houses

As a rule, ReelChicago doesn’t go in for editorializing.  There are times, however, when something provocative comes up that can’t be ignored. Like now.  Illinois Tourism, through
 

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