Oscar's Best Picture thrills Siskel Center guests

When asked to describe her expectations before the telecast of the 2017 Academy Awards at the Gene Siskel Film Center’s 14th annual “Hollywood on State” viewing party, legal secretary Joyce Bishop pretty much said that she expected the same-old, same-old. “The film I liked the most was Moonlight. It’s

Social Media Pays Tribute to Ruth Ratny

Tributes poured in on Reel Chicago’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as other social media pages, as word spread around the city that they had lost their beloved film and advertising herald.From advertising creatives to production compa

A tribute to the legend, Ruth L Ratny

Ruth Louise Ratny, founder and editor of ReelChicago and Screen Magazine, passed away quietly in her sleep on the evening of February 21. The only daughter of German immigrants who settled in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, Ruth lived through a Great Depression, a World War, the Beat Generation, Viet Nam, hippies, disco, the first great wave of Feminism,

Leo, Allstate celebrate BHM with stories “worth telling”

Using the hashtag #WorthTelling, Leo Burnett Chicago continues Allstate’s Black History Month celebration for a second year with a series of documentary-style short films focusing on African American businesses and entrepreneurs.

Women of the Now ignites a "Femme Pyre"

The East Coast networking collective “Women of the Now” will bring its passion for empowering female filmmakers to Chicago with an upscale carnival-themed event entitled “Fe

"Hollywood on State" to honor Chicago filmmakers

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s 14th annual “Hollywood on State” Oscar night viewing party this Sunday promises to satisfy all kinds of movie lovers, including those with a passion for getting behind the lens.

DDB Worldwide's global female leadership push

Recognizing that the number of female creative leaders in advertising is disproportionate to the large number of existing female talent, DDB Worldwide has launched a bold new global search in order to target and elevate the most talented and creative females in their network.

Flow Motion Media dispels myths about music videos

While scouting locations at Heritage Middle School in Berwyn and Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing for the music video for “Space Hustler,” Flow Motion Media took time to educate students about the realities of production.

Industry band "The 476'ers" to play for "Blood Money"

A rock band consisting almost entirely of Local 476 members will gig Saturday night at the Cobra Lounge as part of a preproduction event for the feature-length gangster vampire thriller, “Blo

After 3 years in NYC, Cutters editor Yergler back in Chicago

Returning to his roots at Cutters Studios Chicago s award-winning editor Cameron Yergler, after spending three years at Cutters New York, announced Cutters’ managing director Craig Duncan and managing editor Grant Güstafson.

Catfish Music helps get kids off streets and into studios

In an effort to get deserving inner-city youth off the streets and into the music studio, veteran composer Jeff Boyle’s Catfish Music is working to find music companies that will take these young adults under their wing as interns.

Two-part doc puts a human face on state budget crisis

“Stranded by the State,” is a two-part documentary special presented by Urbana-based Illinois Public Media  focusing on the long-term toll that the Illinois budget crisis is taking on everyday people across the state.

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