Black History Month is an appropriate time to ask, “What happened to black advertising agencies in Chicago?” These were the shops owned and operated by African Americans, whose staffs were black and who created national advertising targeted to “the urban market.”
That old saying an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is certainly true of aspiring filmmaker Leo J. Gilbert, a recent Tisch School of the Arts film graduate.
He directed a short film for his student thesis film, “Journeyman,” which reprises classic “Hoop Dreams,”
Screenwriting seminars and workshops have been sparse since the Independent Feature Project went on hiatus a couple of years ago, leaving a big blank space for seminars on many pertinent subjects for indie filmmakers that it held throughout the year.
Talent Partners, Inc. the 25-year old advertising business company best known for talent payment and negotiations, will expand mightily next September when it takes over the entire 14th floor in the Wrigley Building.
The company will move from its longtime, 20,000 sq. ft. of
Since Animated Storyboards opened its seventh international branch in Chicago last May, its opening staff of five has swelled to a dozen and could further expand by the time its first anniversary rolls around.
Co-managing directors Wes Mallgren, in charg
It took docmaker Tod Lending of Nomadic Films five days and nights to travel from Chicago to reach his remote island filming destination off the Republic of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, including “eight hours of a nightmare car ride off road,” he says.