Gearing up for latest in VR, HDR & Dolbyvision at NAB

April will be here soon and that means one thing in our industry. Vegas, baby! — the NAB  Show April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with the exhibit floor and its 1,700-plus exhibitors not opening its doors until April 18. Undoubtedly, the biggest topics at 2016

Oceanic doc to be filmed over 40 days in the Arctic

Two Columbia College faculty members are coproducing a documentary to showcase the ocean from a previously unexplored perspective of the Microuniverse that will be filmed over six weeks in the Arctic this summer.

AICP expects 300 guests at annual social event, 4/7

MEET. DRINK. TALK. — that’s the official title of AICP-Midwest’s popular annual event held exclusively for Midwest agency, commercial production and editorial professionals Thursday, April 7 at The Underground. More than 300 guests are expected from

"Rocky's" Weathers joins "Chicago Justice" pilot

The title of Dick Wolf’s fourth NBC “Chicago” franchise has been changed to “Chicago Justice” from “Chicago Law” and new cast members have been announced for the spinoff pilot. Carl Weathers, known for his portrayal of boxer Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” franchise, will play the Cook County state’s attorney Mark Jefferies. Nazn

Producers’ first film stars Paul Sorvino, debuts 3/22

In what has the elements of a movie in itself, a pair of non-pro filmmakers get together and turn the basic themes of a short story into an $865,000 crime-drama feature that will have its world premiere Tuesday, March 22 at the Hollywood Palms Theatre in Naperville.

Best & brightest appear at film, music, tech CIMMCON

Here’s your first look at the some of the first of 50 panels and workshops that will be presented at CIMMcon, April 16-17, the Midwest’s premiere Film, Music and Tech Conference.
 

Energy BBDO massive ADDY Awards winner with 93 prizes

At the American Advertising Federation 2016 ADDY Awards last Wednesday night, Energy BBDO was the top winner with a record-setting 93 awards topped by earning the Best in Show for a Ziploc plastic bags poster campaign.

Grant to Waterfront Fest will create new film center

The popular, annual Waterfront Film Festival of Holland will skip this summer’s event and return in 2017 after having transformed into a year-round Gene Siskel-like film center in Holland. Nonprofit Waterfront, co-founded in 1999 by filmmaker Hopwood DePree, and his sister Dori DePree of Tic Tock Studios, received a $25,350 capital improvement grant from the State of Michigan Coun

Using a film as marriage proposal? Why not, it works

When it comes to changing beliefs or persuasion, filmmaking has always been a powerful tool. But has a movie ever been created to propose spending a lifetime together? In short, yes.
 

Swanberg producing “Easy” Chicago-set Netflix series

Joe Swanberg, Chicago’s well known and most prolific micro-budget indie producer, is moving into television, with a series called “Easy,” for Netflix, which has been making an aggressive push into comedy. Swanberg, in his signature mumblecore style, will write, EP, star and direct the half-hour, eight-episode single-camera anthology series that “ex

Actor Justin Cornwell lands co-star role in CBS pilot

Gray Talent Group client Justin Cornwell flew to Los Angeles this week to start filming his co-starring role with Bill Paxton in “Training Day,” a Warner Bros. pilot for CBS.

Britt Nolan: Burnett’s new US chief creative officer

EVP/Executive Creative Director Britt Nolan was promoted to the US chief creative officer position left vacant since Susan Credle departed last June for FCB New York. Rich Stoddart, CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide said the agency basically took its time in searching internally and ex
 

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