In The Spotlight

'Good Things'

The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman, and renowned director, Joe Pytka, recently paired up to create a dramatic spot for McDonald’s, out of Burrell Communications. Driven by realistic, gritty, cinematic style footage, the :60 commercial, entitled, ‘Good Things,’ tells the story ...

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HEADLINES

Dan Ponce, Ji Suk Yi to Host Chicago TV Awards
Dan Ponce, Ji Suk Yi to Host Chicago TV Awards

The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards, now in its 51st year (and formerly known as the Hugo Awards), has announced that Ji Suk Yi ...

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Meet Horror Maestro Tony Wash
Meet Horror Maestro Tony Wash

A young woman in a leotard comes home and opens a bottle of Coke. Ignoring a flyer warning about a water main break, she climbs ...

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COLUMNS

Leading Off
Leo Burnett, DigitasLBi Big Winners at Ad Fed
Leo Burnett, DigitasLBi Big Winners at Ad Fed

Leo Burnett Chicago and DigitasLBi were among the biggest winners at the Chicago Advertising Federation's Advertising Awards Night Wednesday, with Burnett nabbing the highest honor ...

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Call Sheet
Teitel, Dec Teaming Up for Feature
Teitel, Dec Teaming Up for Feature

A new feature film, THE WAREHOUSE, will celebrate the Godfather of House Music, Grammy Award winner Frankie Knuckles (1955-2014), and Chicago’s legendary Warehouse after-hours club, ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Juan Camillo Moore Answers Five Questions
Juan Camillo Moore Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular running feature Juan Camillo Moore, senior copywriter at Walton Isaacson answers Five Questions with SCREEN. SCREEN: What's your ...

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Beyond The Spot
Beyond the Spot: Mitch Apley
Beyond the Spot: Mitch Apley

In this episode of Beyond the Spot, Mitch Apley, Senior Director of Broadcast|Print Production at AbelsonTaylor talks to BTS about shooting in the Middle East, ...

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Filmmaker Focus
X-MEN Executive Producer and Co-Writer Tom DeSanto

"Hugh Jackman had submitted on old school VHS tape from London with a full man-perm because he was playing Curly in OKLAHOMA on the West ...

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Only in Texas
Only In Texas
Only In Texas

2 NEW TV PILOTS SET TO SHOOT IN DALLAS: Pilot season is currently in full swing, and we have just got word that Dallas, TX ...

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Loading Doc
SotU May Begin Inroads, but U.S. Is Still at ZERO WEEKS
SotU May Begin Inroads, but U.S. Is Still at ZERO WEEKS

After the State of the Union Address, I asked Ky Dickens, director of ZERO WEEKS, why the United States is so far behind most of ...

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Street Legal
Did EMPIRE steal P. Diddy’s life story? P. Diddy Seems to Think So
Did EMPIRE steal P. Diddy’s life story? P. Diddy Seems to Think So

The rumors are spreading: P. Diddy (also known as Puff Daddy, Diddy, and Sean Combs for those that can’t keep up) has accused producer Lee ...

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On The Move
Aldo Gagliardi New Lapiz EP
Aldo Gagliardi New Lapiz EP

Aldo Gagliardi is the new executive producer at Lapiz in Chicago. He brings to the niche agency 15 years experience working with iconic brands including ...

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Trailer Park
UNCLE JOHN World Premiere at SXSW This Week
UNCLE JOHN World Premiere at SXSW This Week

Chicago director Steven Piet and producer Erik Crary's head to Austin for the World Premiere of their riveting Midwest-made drama UNCLE JOHN. Filmed in Wisconsin ...

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Adventures in Advertising
Honorary Joseph Mantegna Boulevard
Honorary Joseph Mantegna Boulevard

I drove past Morton East High School a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed one of my classmates had a street named after him. ...

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Photo Booth
PHOTO BOOTH: Periscope Hosts Party for THE HEAD THIEVES
PHOTO BOOTH: Periscope Hosts Party for THE HEAD THIEVES

Our friends Michael Nehs, Jonathan Bross and Carlos VillaLobos from Periscope Post and Audio co-hosted a mixer with the team from comedy feature THE HEAD ...

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Top Picks
Stephen Neale's Top Picks

We’ve seen it more times than we care to admit—commercial spots that are beautifully directed with beautiful people who overcame a health condition and are ...

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