Actress Margulies here promoting her children’s book

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Julianna Margulies

ACTRESS JULIANNA MARGULIES, whose 7-season series “The Good Wife” ended last Sunday, is on the book promotion route with her picture book, landing at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson in Naperville on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.

Margulies’ book is “Three Magic Balloons,” a children’s story based on one written by her father, Paul Margulies, an advertising executive who was also a prolific writer.

Margulies and her sisters found the manuscript after their father’s death in October, 2014. The book is illustrated by Grant Shaffer (The New Yorker, New York Times) and published by Random House.

“FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER” DAVID WOOLLEY (or “violence designer” as they’re often called), a three-time Jeff Award-winner, will speak about his unique profession after the 3 p.m. performance of the Raven Theatre Company’s “The House of Blue Leaves.” Admission is free to the post-play presentation, starting at 5:15 p.m.

HBO PRESIDENT LEN AMATO, West Garfield native, Triton college and Columbia College grad, will be speaking at the Lake FX Summit an Expo this weekend, along with another Columbia grad, producer Bob Teitel. They will engage in conversation with Columbia’s film department chair, Bruce Sheridan, at noon at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington.

Keep an eye our record-making May Events listings as they continue to balloon with new daily additions.

LOOKING AHEAD: SAG AFTRA UNIVERSITY presents an educational event with David Viviana, chief economist of SAG AFTRA lecturing on the economics of the media business Tuesday, May 24. Timely topics include “The Impact of the Internet on Employment & Income in the US Media & Entertainment Business” and “How Media Spending Arms Races Impact the Employment and Compensation of Talent.”

At the Kauffher Center, 1 E. Erie, 2-4 p.m. RSVP to Kathy Byrne here.

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TMC) on Monday, May 23, starts a year-long series of Kartemquin’s award-winning films in celebration of the film company’s 50th anniversary being celebrated with a gala June 24 on the rooftop of the Harris Theatre. You can purchase tickets here

REEL/LA. Oprah Winfrey Show’s long-time executive Sheri Salata has left LA-based OWN to launch a brand innovation agency, of which OWN and the Oprah Winfrey Media Group will be among her company’s clients. Salata worked for Oprah for more than 15 years in Chicago, the last five as co-president of the Winfrey networks. She joined Harpo Studios in 1995 as a promotions producer.

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