JBTV studio rocks with weekly web and TV concerts

Jerry Bryant’s long-running JBTV hosted a concert featuring nationally renowned hometown duo, Local H, on

Parks pioneer Jens Jensen doc gets double exposure

The doc, “Jens Jensen the Living Green,” the story of the pioneering conservationist who created many neighborhood Chicago parks, gets a rare simulcast June 19. WTTW/11 will air it, while an audience watches

Michigan’s film incentives to remain at $50 million

For a few nervous weeks, it looked like Michigan’s $50 million in film incentives would be chopped down, again, as Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2015 budget called for a cutback to $25 million — a fraction of the $52.1 billion he planned in overall spending.

Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to open in 2015

Just six weeks ahead of its scheduled July 16 release, Andy and Lana Wachowski postponed the opening of their sci-fi epic, “Jupiter Ascending,” eight months hence to Feb. 6, 2015.

Tullman one of Music Dealers’ 4 new tech execs

Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, the Chicago-based entrepreneurial hub for digital startups, is one of Music Dealers’ four new senior appointments in forwarding its goal of “being positioned as the dominant player in the music lic

11 Dollar Bill is Bridges Media’s new post division

The first project for Bridges Media’s new post division, 11 Dollar Bill, is edit

New Stir Post Audio bows with 3 studios and LA mixer

A new concept in audio post that the partners believe will stir things up opened Monday in two different locations and with a female engineer/sound designer at the helm of one studio bringing her LA vibe to the city’s audio post business.

12 accept $100K in grants for social change projects

TWELVE WORTHY FILMMAKERS were awarded $100,000 in grants from Th

“The Hot Karl” improv to end June 14 after 15 years

After 15 years of making thousands of people laugh, the popular Saturday midnight improv show “The Hot Karl,” called a cross between “Monty Python” and Don Rickles, will close June 14 at the ComedySportz Theatre.

Hellmann heads new Cast Station office here

Since opening an office here in January, “the reception has been wonderful, wildly surpassing our expectations,” says Robin Hellmann, Chicago casting director for Texas-based The Cast Station, providing union and non-union casting for film, TV

Chris Breneman heads USA sales for NZ’s Curious Film

NEW ZEALAND’S CURIOUS FILM has dived into the North America market with the appointment of Chris Breneman as Head of Sales U

DeNiro, Pattinson to be filming here in October

Robert DeNiro and Robert Pattinson have been announced as stars in what is now, so far, the first  Hollywood feature announced for Chicago production this year.  “Idol’s Eye” is being touted as “a sophisticated heist/action thriller” based on a true story about notoriou

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