In The Spotlight

Finding the Love

STORY’s Ky Dickens has directed a new campaign for Nestlé Purina’s Beneful where real dog owners — and real dogs — discuss what they love about the healthy, “grain-free” dog food. Conceived by Deep Focus, New York and Lapiz, Chicago, ...

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HEADLINES

Leviathan Crafts MGM Lobby Installation
Leviathan Crafts MGM Lobby Installation

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino just unveiled a high-tech, interactive installation that will welcome guests and visitors into the hotel’s main lobby through January 2018. ...

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Horror Feature Filming In Chicago
Horror Feature Filming In Chicago

Forever Safe Productions and FFIILLMM LLC are collaborating on the horror feature film THE LURKER this winter, currently filming in the Chicagoland area. The film ...

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COLUMNS

Call Sheet
Comedy Central Gives Green Light to SOUTH SIDE
Comedy Central Gives Green Light to SOUTH SIDE

Some good news for Chicagoans on the heels of their beloved Cubs' exit from the playoffs... Comedy Central has given a series order to SOUTH ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Scott Smith Answers Five Questions
Scott Smith Answers Five Questions

Just ahead of the World Premiere of his comedic feature CHASING THE BLUES at the Chicago International Film Festival, Fulton Market Films Writer/Director Scott Smith ...

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Loading Doc
LOADING DOC: Harold Washington, Skateboarders Crashing Adulthood and Life Lessons
LOADING DOC: Harold Washington, Skateboarders Crashing Adulthood and Life Lessons

Documentary director and editor Joe Winston (WHATS THE MATTER WITH KANSAS) recently appeared on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to discuss his feature doc work in progress ...

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On The Move
Director Elliot Dillman Joins charlieuniformtango
Director Elliot Dillman Joins charlieuniformtango

Director Elliot Dillman has joined charlieuniformtango for national commercial and VR representation, Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO announced today. Elliot Dillman’s directorial experience spans broadcast commercials, ...

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Photo Booth
PHOTO BOOTH: Newcity Film 50 + Music Box Films + CIFF Reception
PHOTO BOOTH: Newcity Film 50 + Music Box Films + CIFF Reception

Reception celebrating the publication of Newcity's Film 50 issue, as well as Music Box Films' upcoming film presentations at the Chicago International Film Festival, with ...

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Filmmaker Focus
Tender Jewish Drama MENASHE Co-Producer Melanie Zoey
Tender Jewish Drama MENASHE Co-Producer Melanie Zoey

MENASHE is now in theaters and receiving critical raves across the country. Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. ...

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Trailer Park
THE CHI Premieres January 7 on Showtime
THE CHI Premieres January 7 on Showtime

Here’s a first look at Showtime’s upcoming hourlong drama series THE CHI, created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (MASTER OF NONE), executive produced by ...

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Street Legal
STREET LEGAL: BABY DRIVER's Big Rights Problem
STREET LEGAL: BABY DRIVER's Big Rights Problem

Picture this: your heist movie has Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey in it. You chose the music even before the actors. You have spent millions ...

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