Charles Chung is R/GA’s new head of production

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R/GA CHICAGO hired Charles Chung as executive production director to oversee the agency’s production, from DigitasLBi, where he was VP/group director of integrated production, where he served clients Taco Bell, MillerCoors, Sony.

Chung reports to VP/managing director Jeff Brecker, who says, “Charles is joining at a time when we are seeing significant expansion in our offering across the Midwest, with new clients like Corona, UFC, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, all of whom will benefit from his expertise.”

Earlier, Chung worked at SapientNitro, Razorfish, and DesignKitchen, on projects including overseeing a multiplayer gaming platform for Burger King, a broadcast campaign for Kraft Foods and a global integrated brand campaign rollout for Abbott. 

R/GA is located at 217 W. Jefferson.

A STANDING OVATION greeted Media Process Group’s Maya Angelou doc at Sundance at the conclusion of its screening last week.  “Six hundred people jumped to their feet to applaud the film,” says MPG’s Bob Hercules.  He and co-director Rita Coburn-Whack were called on stage to acknowledge a second standing ovation.

“Angelou” was a Sundance first for MPG’s Hercules and partner/DP Keith Walker, although they had submitted previous films to the highly competitive festival that annually receives some 12,000 documentary entries for only 25 winning slots. 

MPG is working on more festival showings for “Angelou” als also limited theatrical distribution.  Its television debut this fall wil be part of the American Masters Televsion series on PBS.

ANTOINE FUQUA DIRECTED FCB’s Michelob Ultra brand’s 30 second Super Bowl spot, “Breathe,” the brand’s first big game spot since 2010.  It’s dedicated to fitness, with the tagline “Brewed for Those Who Go the Extra Mile.” 

CCO Todd Tilford, CDs John Jurley and Andy Kohman were the creatives; Wondros of LA the production company; FCB’s in-house Lord + Thomas handled postproduction.

In addition to “Breathe,” FCB has a second standby spot in case the game goes into overtime, also directed by Fuqua.

THE BREW & VIEW is what the classic Vic Theatre in Lakeview calls its screenings of classic cult and underground films that can be comfortable viewed with a bottle of beer from three bars and a slice of hot pizza for a $5 ticket.

The movie Feb. 5-7 is director Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 classic film. “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” starring David Bowie.  Bowie tribute band Cracked Actors will perform before and after the movies. Advance tickets are available here.

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