Quriosity’s Lumpkin producing the AICP Show

When Quriosity senior producer Jennifer Lumpkin attended her first AICP Show at the Cultural Center four years ago, she was “overwhelmed” and remembers thinking, “It was gorgeous and so inspiring.” On Thursday, Nov. 17, she’ll be at the show as a co-producer. Lumpkin, one of several volunteers who worked on the show, planned to shadow

OTSC luncheon raffle ticket could win you 4 Cubs seats

To help raise money for Off the Street Club at its Thursday, Dec. 1 annual Holiday Luncheon, one of the two big raffle prizes is Cubs tickets for four Wrigley Field dugout seats — or $10,000 in cash provided by an anonymous donor. This year’s income goal is more than the $582,000 that the 2015 event

Local agency tops Ad Age’s 50 Best Places to Work 2016

CHICAGO AGENCY BE FOUND ONLINE was ranked Number One in Adverti

Timely doc “Raising Bertie” screens at Siskel Center

THE FIRST THEATRICAL RUN of Kartemquin’s and Beli Film’s award-winning feature doc, “Raising Bertie” produced and directed by Margaret Byrne, screens Nov. 18-19, at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Set in North Carolina’s rural Bertie County

First Pop Culture Con Nov. 26-27 a blast from the past

The first-ever, exciting, enormous Chicago Pop Culture Show & Sale takes place Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-27 at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, giving visitors a spectacular blast from the past. A year in the works, this new event builds on the concept of a comic convention w

Find indie films and crews on JJack’s new ETC site

Filmmaker Justin Jackola’s JJack Productions’ recently launched “Expose the Crew” (ETC), a double-duty online platform that showcases the latest films produced by local independent filmmakers it’s also a source from which to hire experienced crews. Each Tuesday, “Exposing the Crew” high

Facets premiering Wilmette filmmaker's first feature

Wilmette writer / director / cameraman, Sam Kretchmar just wanted to make something to keep his creative juices flowing. His writing partner and producer, Michael Covino, wanted to make the “the greatest movie ever.” Last year the duo produced the f

Jackson co-stars in sci-fi epic to film here in 2017

It’s never too early to announce a-major film production planning to shoot in Chicago in 2017, especially when the film is a $130 million sci-fi adventure. The film is “Inversion,” the first feature from Facing East, the new Hong Kong/Beijing-based production venture. Production will start in February, 2017 at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin before moving to Shanghai and Chica

SAG-AFTRA’s renovated KMRC now ready for use

SAG-AFTRA members’ home-away-from-home, its place to work, record, rehearse, audition and connect — the 15-year old Kaufherr Members Resource Center (KMRC) — has reopened after a month of updating and renovation. The renovation covered the installation of a new, 6x8-ft. sound recording booth, from W

Jane Lynch to accept a Comedy Film Fest award

A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will be presented to actress/comedian Jane Lynch, a Chicago area native, by the Chicago Comedy Film Festival (CCFF) and the Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School, Thursday, Nov, 10 before a sold-out audience at The Second City Training Cen

BAM Studios expands to 5th ADR facility at Cinespace

Recording company BAM Studios, a major provider of ADR to many of the network TV series and Hollywood features filming here, has opened its fifth ADR studio at Cinespace, after a summer of construction.

Pitching a 3D animated wise guys series at the AFM

Producer Joe Orlandino of Chicago’s Atlas Media Group, hopes that the investors and distributors at the current American Film Market (AFM) make an offer his people can’t refuse for the animated series he’s pitching. “The Baritonios,” the rau

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