Farewell Teletech name -- hello new October.tv

Teletech Video, known back in the pre-digital film reel and celluloid days as a major spot duplication and distribution companies, has a new name and a new outlook on business. “

Six industry orgs unite for one big networking event

For the first time, six visual media-related organizations will bring their respective memberships together for the inaugural “getting to know you” Chicago Creatives Cocktail Party, Tuesday, May 26.

Country Time Lemonade's return after 14 year hiatus

Although Kraft’s Country Time Lemonade commercials from Chicago’s VSA Partners

Name actors in Singer Brothers’ first indie feature

THE BROTHERS SINGER, writer/producer David, who is also an award-winning composer, and producer Jonathan, of Coin Operated Films, have lined up an impressive cast for their debut indie 

Filmmakers head for Cannes to promote their projects

SEVERAL CHICAGO FILMMAKERS are heading to the May 13-24 Cannes Film Festival to personally further their fil

May 13-17 CUFF: film lovers’ paradise of new artists

Because the 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival May 13-17 is the largest and longest-running such festival in the
 

Energy BBDO loses Lay’s to new assignment approach

ON THE HEELS of Energy BBDO 

Over 4,000 signed up as extras in Spike Lee’s “Chiraq”

More than 4,000 people showed up at St. Sabina Academy and church on the South Side Saturday to sign up as extras in Spike Lee’s “Chiraq,” due to start shooting in the next two weeks. 

Well done short tickles the palette of famous chefs

Food luminaries from around the world flocked to Chicago to applaud winners of the “Oscars of the Food World” – the 25th annual James Beard Foundation Awards gala — May 4 at the Lyric Opera, the first time the awards were held outside of New York in its history. 
 

Swiatek brothers go coastal to make hit music video

In a true coast-to-coast collaboration, Chicago-based Leo Burnett ACD Paul Swiatek and his brother, LA-based filmmaker Mike Swiatek, recently worked with an 80-plus cast and crew across the country to produce the official

Ackerman edited Kay Jewelers’ Mother’s Day spot

The Colonie’s partner Bob Ackerman is the storytelling editor behind Kay Jewelers spot for Stern Advertising that’s been mindful of the moments that make Mother’s Day special. 

Indiana filmmaker’s short about femme serial killer

A chilling true story of suspected serial husband killer Belle Gunness that happened more than 100 years ago in LaPorte, Indiana, is the subject of a short film by a combination of Chicago a
 

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