New board sets goals to expand IFP service to indies

The Independent Filmmakers Project Chicago’s (IFP) first new logo in 17 years signifies “a revamping of our image to portray who we are and w

Gallery display of costumes & props from CUFF films

The fanciful Underground Prop Art Show of costumes, props at the I Am Logan Square Gallery, will run in conjunction with the 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival, May 13-17

CPS school dilemma screening and discussion Saturday

With the CPS making daily headlines, “The School Project” doc series couldn’t be more timely.  Now the fifth episode, produced by Media Process Group, on Chicago public education will screen at a special screening a

Burnett wins almost half of CIFF Television Awards

LEO BURNETT trumped the Chicago International Film Festival TV awards by scoring 18 – or almost half — of the 40 television commercial awards presented last Wednesda

Cinespace to create on-site production incubator

Based on the success of DePaul’s Cinema School teaming up with Cinespace for on-site stage and classroom space, the studio is moving forward with plans to open the doors of a production incubator this fall.

Attendance grew 70% for CIMMfest weekend event

This year’s CIMMfest’s partnership with the city-sponsored Lake FX Summit + Expo, “turned out to be a really good experience,” says Dave Moore, executive director of the Chicago International Music & Film Festival held last wee
 

Lots of filming ahead to replace canceled “Sirens”

There’s no third season shooting in Chicago for USA Network’s quirky comedy hal

Havas hires Anderson as creative director of design

Chicago–based artist, designer, photographer and NoPattern Studio founder Chuck Anderson

Sommer’s doc focuses on Illinois organic farm family

Beginning last September, award-winning documentarian Ines Sommer of Sommer Filmworks, kept farmers’ grueling dawn-to-dusk hours filming a farming family on their 12-acre organic in Central Illinois.
 

Skillicorn heads new DK Studios for agency content

Roy Skillicorn, who built a big, Chicago-based bicoastal production company, has been hired by Digital Kitchen to launch and lead its new DK Studios

New Swanberg indie opens Chicago Film Critics fest

Filmmaker / actor Joe Swanberg will present his latest indie comedy, “Di

Filmworkers reps colorist Leffel for Midwest work

Veteran colorist Craig Leffel signed with Filmworkers for representation of color correction projects in the Midwest,
 

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