THE ONION named award-winning international media producer Michael Dolan as director of strategic brand partnerships. In his role, Dolan wil lfocus on selling Onion Productions’ comprehensive video production and post-production services.
Dolan reports to Kristine Desrochers. VP/strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Onion, Inc., he had been Bridges Media’s global business director for two years.
Multi-lingual Dolan’s international experience derives from four years as executive producer/marketing consultant at Albert Lan Design in Taipei, Taiwan, where he worked to build a marketing team in cities around the world.
HOLLYWOOD IN CHICAGO THIS WEEK. “An evening with Chazz Palminteri,” (“A Bronx Tale”) Thursday, June 9 is being hosted by Perillo Rolls Royce at The Joynt, 440 N. State, 6-9 p.m. The evening also will introduce BIVI Sicilian vodka. Details here.
On June 11, actor Ethan Hawke, who has added author to his credits that also include screenwriter and director, will talk about “Indeh,” his latest graphic novel, co-written with Greg Ruth, a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator.
At Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago, on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop. Tickets are $24 for one, $17 package for two and may be purchased here.
NEW AT GREENHOUSE, Leo Burnett’s in-house digital production studio, is Jonathan Becker, senior producer / director, who joins from six years of producing at Becker Film in addition to many years in LA-based media & entertainment production.
FREE SPIRIT MEDIA’S FOCUS 15th Anniversary June 2 raised more than $100,000 to benefit the non-profit youth organization’s video production, storytelling and journalism programs. Held at Free Spirit Media’s offices in the historic Sears Tower, the fundraiser welcomed nearly 100 attendees, 60 Host committee members and 35 sponsors.
FORMER CHICAGO ADMAN Jerry Rosen, partner in DiMeo Rosen Partners, whose clients included the Cubs and later the White Sox and Bulls, is the new SVP/global chief marketing and creative officer at Dallas-based RMG Networks, providers of tech-driven visual communications solutions.
THINKING OF WRITING YOUR MEMOIRES? Screenwriter, author, actor and dancer Camille Licate will explain the process in her talk, “An Unexpected Journey: Writing Your Own Story,” at the Chicago Screenwriters Network meeting Sunday June 12, at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln, 6-9 p.m.
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