The Colonie’s Ackerman edits comic beer spot

For VSA Partners’ client, Blue Point Brewing Company of Patchogue, N.Y., The Colonie’s Bob Ackerman and his team edited a comedic 1:30 media spot — “Patchogue’s Got It All” — an offbeat approach to introduce the premium craft beer.

SRO audience for AWNY’s Stages Summit Chicago entrée

Tuesday’s Advertising Women of New York day-long “Stages Summit” in Chicago was a resounding success, attested to by the SRO audience that gave standing ovations to many of the 30 amazing speakers. The day-long event had quickly sold out to 250 attendees, including those who had been wait-listed for seats in the Ivy Room at the Tree Studios on State S

Chicago’s 12th 48 Hour Film Project kicks off July 31

The 48 Hour Film Project is back in Chicago for the 12th year of weekend filmmaking and director / editor Jerry Vasilatos of Nitestar Productions is helming it for the second year. The winning short will compete for special prizes with 48HFP films from 130 cities around the world where more than 60,000 people will participate in the filmmaking weekend.

TV pioneer's invaluable Media Burn TV archives at 10

The concept behind TV pioneer Tom Weinberg’s Media Burn Archive was simply to preserve independently produced videos. “What we’ve been doing for the past 40 years matters,” he explains. “If we don’t save videos as a view into the cultural past, no one will ever see it.” Over the past 1

Hootenanny’s Liz Tate edits new HY Connect campaign

Hootenanny post boutique’s Liz Tate edited a new package of four spots using a combination of 2D and 3D graphics for HY Connect client First Tennessee Bank of Memphis, highlighting the company’s new digital ban

Stages Summit inaugurates AWNY’s new Chicago branch

Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) is expanding to Chicago with its inaugural “Stages Summit” all-day, sold-out event being presented Tuesday, July 19 at the Tree Studios’ Ivy Room, noon to 6 p.m. More than 20 highly accomplished female ad executives from New York and Chicago will share

OTSC fundraiser to send 200 needy kids to summer camp

As the temperature rises in the summertime of Chicago, so do the rates of violent crime in West Garfield Park where the Off the Street Club, supported by the Chicago advertising industry for 116 years, is located. To send 200 OTSC kids to summer Camp Mathieu in Wheaton and away from the constant threats and turmoil around them, OTSC

Entries open for 2016 AICE Camp Kuleshov challenge

Entrants in AICE’s 2016 international Camp Kuleshov trailer competition this year will compete for a prestigious new top award from the second annual challenge assistant to editors, mixers and graphic designers. Assistants at any AICE member company (or freelance assistants sponsored by an AICE company)

Keeping up with Chicago filmmakers working in LA

A group of six ambitious Chicago transplants now working in LA gathered for more shop talk over breakfast at Kitchen 24 in West Hollywood last week. They were screenwriters Dante Bacani and Ron Maede; standup comedian/producer Lindsey Luck; agency-turned-TV and comedy writer Parde Bridgett and actress and newly published children

Clinger helms sailboat in perfect summer web series

Actor/writer Tim Kazurinski is the featured guest on the pilot episode of a 13-week web series, “Fair Winds & Down Drafts,” hosted by produced by TV personality and skipper Will Clinger (“Wild Chicago”). Joe Orlandino’s Atlas Media produced for Chicago Sailing, the lakefront’s largest and oldest go-to facility for sa

Agency pro Brian Smego joins The Mill+ in new EP role

BRIAN SMEGO HAS MOVED from the agency side to production in the newly created position of executive producer at The Mill+, the creative content studio of the international visual effects company’s Chicago branch. A 20-year agency veteran,

AT’s ECD Neale receives top healthcare industry award

AbelsonTaylor’s SVP / ECD Stephen Neale has been honored as one of the most influential people in the healthcare industry, with the 2016 PM360 ELITE Award, sponsored by PM360 Magazine. The PM360 ELITE  Copyright © 2016.  All rights reserved.