In The Spotlight

Return of the Hamsters

Since bursting on the scene in 2009 as “a new way to roll,” the funky Soul urban passenger vehicle – and an accompanying trio of music-loving hamsters – has become a genuine phenomenon, with U.S. sales of the iconic people ...

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HEADLINES

Onion's TOUGH SEASON Launches Season Two
Onion's TOUGH SEASON Launches Season Two

It's fantasy football season and that also means it's time for... TOUGH SEASON. Chicago-based The Onion launches season two of its popular fantasy football mockumentary ...

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Editor Craig Lewandowski Joins Utopic As Partner
Editor Craig Lewandowski Joins Utopic As Partner

Chicago Editor Craig Lewandowski has departed his post at Optimus after more than a decade to become a partner at Utopic. "After 13 great years ...

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Help Chicago Students Take Their Film To Festivals
Help Chicago Students Take Their Film To Festivals

For the last ten years, Chicago Filmmaker John Mossman has run a six-week program that connects students from the city’s high schools with creative professionals ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Luz Agudelo Answers Five Questions
Luz Agudelo Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular running column, Luz Agudelo, executive producer at Onda, answers Five Questions With SCREEN. SCREEN: What's your favorite day ...

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Call Sheet
Onion's TOUGH SEASON Launches Season Two
Onion's TOUGH SEASON Launches Season Two

It's fantasy football season and that also means it's time for... TOUGH SEASON. Chicago-based The Onion launches season two of its popular fantasy football mockumentary ...

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Filmmaker Focus
Jordana Spiro Talks SKIN
Jordana Spiro Talks SKIN

Jordana Spiro is best known for starring in the popular series MY BOYS as well as the current hit THE GOOD WIFE and the Chicago-shot ...

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Only in Texas
BOYHOOD, ROOSTER TEETH Breaking Records
BOYHOOD, ROOSTER TEETH Breaking Records

LINKLATER’S BOYHOOD OPENS TO IMPRESSIVE BOX OFFICE NUMBERS AND DELIGHTS CRITICS: Richard Linklater’s “12-years-in-the-making” film BOYHOOD opened last weekend to record numbers within the indie ...

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BROADCASTING BURRELL: Jonathan Ashley first worked with Tom Burrell, a hugely successful Chicago advertising executive, on a freelance project while he attended Howard University. Several ...

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Street Legal
Employee v. Independent Contractor: Why It Matters
Employee v. Independent Contractor: Why It Matters

“When I first started out, I didn’t know anything about copyright and I was working as an employee in a full-time position without a contract,” ...

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Adventures in Advertising
Lotteries
Lotteries

I did the first Illinois Lottery Newspaper Ad. I did it with Betty Thomas, one of the members of my Second City Touring Group. I ...

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Trailer Park
HOGTOWN Debuts at Black Harvest Film Festival
HOGTOWN Debuts at Black Harvest Film Festival

The Black Harvest Film Festival is underway and coming up tonight and Monday is Daniel Nearing’s new film HOGTOWN, the second in a trilogy begun ...

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On The Move
Editor Craig Lewandowski Joins Utopic As Partner
Editor Craig Lewandowski Joins Utopic As Partner

Chicago Editor Craig Lewandowski has departed his post at Optimus after more than a decade to become a partner at Utopic. "After 13 great years ...

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Photo Booth
Photo Booth: Midwest Independent Film Festival
Photo Booth: Midwest Independent Film Festival

For today's PHOTO BOOTH, check out photos from the Chicago Premiere of THE STARFISH THROWERS. There was another capacity crowd on Tuesday August 5 at ...

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