BrandSpins acquires assets of bankrupt Music Dealers

The assets of Chicago-headquartered sync music licensing company Music Dealers, which suddenly went out of business last July owing countless global artists on its roster, have been acquired by BrandSpins of Las Vegas.

Look who was among the 1,200 at the AICP Show

ReelChicago took photos galore of the stellar turn-out of the 1,200-plus guests from advertising and production who attended Chicago’s 25th annual AICP Show Thursday night that has become the traditional kickoff for the industry’s gala holida

AICP, DGA’s diversity program for spot directors

Having recognized the scarcity of minorities and women in the commercial industry the national AICP and DGA united to launch the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) to increase their ranks. Its goal is to grow the number of minority and wom

“Exonerated” wins top prize in MIFF’s Shorts Night

The top three winners of Tuesday’s annual Midwest Independent Film Festival’s (MIFF) “Advertising Community Shorts Night,” out of 17 finalists, will compete for MIFF’s “Best in the Midwest Awards” Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Rocket Bar & Grill. First prize in the Shorts contest went to “Exonerate

312UAV: City's only store devoted to drone filming

Tucked away in a small retail store in Wicker Park is the next game changer for the film industry. Owner / photographer / VFX pro Stan Miskiewicz opened 312UAV two years ago as the first and only store dedicated to drone technology and aerial services in Chicago – and other states.

HistoryMakers’ Jarrett TV talk to air on national PBS

“AN EVENING WITH VALERIE JARRETT,” a presentation of The HistoryMakers, the massive archive of interviews with notable African American leaders now part of the Library of Congress, airs on WTTW/11 today and tomorrow
 

Filmmaker van Davis scores feature funding at AFM

Award-winning Chicago filmmaker and screenwriter, Jeffrey van Davis, left the breath-taking panorama of snow-capped mountains of his adopted home of Überlingen, Germany to attend the sand and ocean of the American Film Market last week in Santa Monica. Van

VFX artists Davis and Tiffany join Sarofsky’s staff

TWO FREELANCE VFX DESIGNERS were hired by design-driven company Sarofsky: Visual effects and finishing artist Cory Davis and designer Dan Tiffany, Erin Sarofsky and EP Steven Anderson announced. For the p

PianoForte venue offers A/V music recording rentals

Executive director / founder Thomas Zoells’ PianoForte Studios on Michigan Avenue is a place where serious professional musicians can rehearse, record audio and video, buy a quality piano and where music lovers can attend weekly concerts performed by notable artists. Founded in 2004 by Swiss-born former banker Zo
 

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
 

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