Cineverse’s Fletcher and Borys sacrificed for profit

Yesterday morning, two strange men whom no one knew or had seen before, but exuding a distinctive laid-back California air, turned up unexpectedly at

Filmmaker Eugene Park awarded special $160k grant

Local filmmaker Eugene Sun Park was one of 20 recipients to receive a grant from the National Park Services’ Japanese A

Utopic’s Pryor edits web film for Porsche Motorsports

For Cramer-Krasselt client, Porsche Cars of North America, former Chicago agency producer/director Sam Ciaramitaro directed what turned out to be 22 hours of footage about a classic car race, its d

Special! Cannes juror Neale's sketches from the front

When AbelsonTaylor Senior VP ECD Stephen Neale, now on the French Riviera as a Cannes Lions juror, asked if we’d like to vicariously live the experience through his daily sketches, we jumped at t

Havas creative’s Bikedesk inspires biking to work

Havas Worldwide’s senior art director Scott Rench will be riding his #BikeDesk around town during Chicago Bike to Work Week, to inspire downtown professionals to ride their bikes and explore the city sights as they pedal to their office desks.

Michigan to end film incentives and the film office

Come Oct. 1, 2016 Michigan’s film incentives that generated revenues of $1.3 billion against a cost of $450 million since 2008, when the incentives were instituted, will be a thing of the past. The
 

Allstate’s ‘Mayhem’ takes top Mercury Radio awards

The winning combo of Leo Burnett and Another Country sound designer David Gerbosi, who has mixed every Allstate Insurance “Mayhem” spot since the agency introduced the concept in 2008, scored still another set of honors for t

Astronaut Lovell PSA launches Library program

The Chicago Public Library Foundation knew RPM Advertising had the right stuff when it asked the agency to create a PSA to promote i

Mellencamp work assures Hauser is alive & well

Marc Hauser, the iconic Chicago photographer who brought portraiture and and compelling black and white photography to the fore in print advertising, says he’s back and doing what he considers his strongest work.
 

Credle returns to NYC as FCB’s Global Chief Creative

After six years in Chicago advertising, Leo Burnett US chief creative chief Susan Credle will head back to New York to assume one of the adworld’s most exclusive positions – and one held by very few women.

Addition of 11 partners launches Optimus’ ‘new era’

Back in July, 1996, Optimus, then a post house of 30 years, was purchased by a partnership of employees from Anheuser-Busch, its unlikely owner for the previous decade. 

Creative incubator offers startups a BIG boost

New creative industry incubator 2112 and massive Fort Knox Studios, a recording and music rehearsal center, are hosting a panel discussion Wednesday, June 10 as their opening salvo to grow and unify the visual media industry.
 

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