Panavision reopens camera rentals after long absence

After a 14 year absence, Panavision cameras has come back to Chicago in a big way — thanks to the current flow of television and film activity — after an absence of 14 years, when in 2002 it packed up its local operation and headed back to Los Angeles.

Androw reelected president of AICP/Midwest a third time

The Chicago-headquartered AICP / Midwest has elected new officers and board beginning Oct 1 for a two-year term, with Mark Androw of STORY reelected for a third term as president. AICP / Midwest is one of seven regional chapters. Its membership consists of 22 General Member and 24 Associate Member com

SCC's Cubs spot goes wildly viral with millions of hits

A 30-SECOND CUBS SPOT, “Fly the W,” created by Chicago Cubs’ agency Schafer Carter Condon (SCC) featuring the narration of injured Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber, was designed to get fans excited about the Cubs’ National Division Series play

Free DePaul Screenwriting Conference with top writers

The Midwest’s premiere screening event — DePaul School of Cinematic Arts’ annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference — Oct. 8 at its Loop campus, is an afternoon of panel discussions with the entertainment industry’s writers and producers, free and open to all. Project Development kicks off the panels at 1 p.m., discussed by Brian Banks, Nickelodeon’s

Optimus teams with SPM & Rush hospital on new spots

One at Optimus’ team of Mark Pallman and Amanda Speva directed a package of five 30-second spots for healthcare specialist LaGrange-based

Paonessa Talent actors head for TV and film stardom

The next 10 days will be especially exciting for talent agent Marisa Paonessa. She will be making two consecutive weekend trips to New York to celebrate the TV and film premieres of two of her agency’s talent. She will attend the Oct. 1 premiere of “Saturday Night Live’s” 42nd season, in which her client, improv artist and sketch performer, Alex Mo

Geraldine Chaplin to talk about Charlie at CIFF event

THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL calls it a once in a lifetime event Oct. 15 when actress Geraldine Chaplin — the daughter of Charlie Chaplin, who started his illustrious film career in Chicago in 1915, and

Dirty Birds Aerial drone photo business is taking off

The sky’s the limit for the Steward brothers Chris and Tim and their father, Jim, who have just launched their Dirty Birds Aerial Imagery commercial drone photography company in Schaumburg.

Amazing 10-year old actress stars in Brooks’ webseries

When then-10 year old Khali Spraggins read for a part in one of Vera J. Brooks’ productions last year, Brooks was so impressed by her natural acting talent that she a wrote and produced a webseries starring her.

Laughlin Constable’s campaign for Bay Area hospital

For client El Camino Hospital serving the South San Francisco Bay Area’s highly competitive healthcare market for for more than 50 years, Laughlin Constable created a new integrated campaign that redefines what it means to be a community hospital.

Daily Planet video to help fund cancer support group

Daily Planet has produced the first of several videos to help Imerman Angels, the nonprofit one-on-one cancer support group, raise money and support during the Oct. 9 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Mediavest|Spark’s Boothe to receive CAF Silver Medal

CHRIS BOOTHE, CEO OF MEDIAVEST|SPARK is the 2016 recipient of the Chicago Advertising Federation’s (CAF) Silver  Copyright © 2016.  All rights reserved.