Flow Motion Media dispels myths about music videos

While scouting locations at Heritage Middle School in Berwyn and Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing for the music video for “Space Hustler,” Flow Motion Media took time to educate students about the realities of production.

Industry band "The 476'ers" to play for "Blood Money"

A rock band consisting almost entirely of Local 476 members will gig Saturday night at the Cobra Lounge as part of a preproduction event for the feature-length gangster vampire thriller, “Blo

After 3 years in NYC, Cutters editor Yergler back in Chicago

Returning to his roots at Cutters Studios Chicago s award-winning editor Cameron Yergler, after spending three years at Cutters New York, announced Cutters’ managing director Craig Duncan and managing editor Grant Güstafson.

Catfish Music helps get kids off streets and into studios

In an effort to get deserving inner-city youth off the streets and into the music studio, veteran composer Jeff Boyle’s Catfish Music is working to find music companies that will take these young adults under their wing as interns.

Two-part doc puts a human face on state budget crisis

“Stranded by the State,” is a two-part documentary special presented by Urbana-based Illinois Public Media  focusing on the long-term toll that the Illinois budget crisis is taking on everyday people across the state.

Lowing Light & Grip buys Deano’s Grand Rapids’ studio

Wyoming, Michigan-based Lowing Light & Grip has bought Deano’s Studio in Grand Rapids. (Wyoming is an East Side suburb of Grand Rapids and the state’s 14th largest city
 

Esai Morales joins “Chicago PD” in major new role

ESAI MORALES (NYPD BLUE) is back on the beat with a new recurring role on “Chicago PD,” as Chief Lugo, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. The new character will be introduced in a three-show crossover, according

A wall of IPA Polaroids depicts videos’ pioneering era

Scott Jacobs, the ebullient former 18-year owner / president / EP of post house IPA in Bucktown paid me a pleasant, nostalgic visit last week to show me how to most effectively use the mobile app for his fascinating “Polaroid Wall.”

Some 200 nominees vie for 36th Chicago Music Awards

THE 36th CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS (CMA), with nearly 200 nominees in 30 categories including musicians, songwriters, producers, clubs, comedians, dancers and radio stations, announced that triple nominations went to R&B entertainer
 

Staff adds, changes at Cap Gun, Periscope, DDB

NAMES IN THE NEWS. Industry veteran Tom Fletcher, the former Fletcher Camera & Lenses executive, was named director of sales at Fujifilm’s optical devices division. In his new post, Fletcher, who has been consulting for the

Kids media Spiffy Pictures wins top innovation award

SPIFFY PICTURES, Deefield-based creators and producers of children’s media, won the Opening Minds Innovation Award that honors individuals and organizations throughout the nation whose innovations advance the field of early childhood education.

FCB-Michelob ULTRA spot bowed during the Super Bowl

A 30-SECOND SPOT, “Our Bar” from FCB and produced by Radical Media for Michelob ULTRA — the fastest growing beer brand in the U.S.— bowed on Sunday’s Super&nb
 

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