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

Local Legend's First Film Premieres This Month
Local Legend's First Film Premieres This Month

Local Legend Films’ first original production OUT OF REACH, a visual poem written by Resita Cox and directed by Jayme Joyce, will premiere in Chicago ...

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SAG-AFTRA, Arise Chicago Protest La Ley
SAG-AFTRA, Arise Chicago Protest La Ley

SAG-AFTRA members, leaders from local worker-rights organization Arise Chicago and the Chicago Federation of Labor held a press conference on Friday outside Spanish Broadcasting System's ...

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Call Sheet
Rooftop Cinema in LA, Special Edition Release for Chicago-Made MERCURY IN RETROGRADE, starring Roxane Mesquida
Rooftop Cinema in LA, Special Edition Release for Chicago-Made MERCURY IN RETROGRADE, starring Roxane Mesquida

Emphasis Entertainment announces today the August 30 release of a Special Edition Blu-ray of Michael Glover Smith’s award-winning relationship dramedy MERCURY IN RETROGRADE. This release ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Clare Cooney Answers Five Questions
Clare Cooney Answers Five Questions

Clare Cooney has had quite a run in the past year with her award-winning short film RUNNER, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, and ...

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Loading Doc
LOADING DOC: A Double Oscar Nomination, Sundance News and More
LOADING DOC: A Double Oscar Nomination, Sundance News and More

LOADING DOC is thrilled to announce two Oscar nominations for non-fiction films from Chicago's own Kartemquin Films! Nominated for Best Documentary feature is ABACUS: SMALL ...

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On The Move
Bob Winter Returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as Chief Creative Officer
Bob Winter Returns to Leo Burnett Group Detroit as Chief Creative Officer

Bob Winter was named chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Group in Detroit yesterday, overseeing creative product across the General Motors portfolio. He will report ...

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Photo Booth
PHOTO BOOTH: AICP Midwest MEET.DRINK.TALK 2018
PHOTO BOOTH: AICP Midwest MEET.DRINK.TALK 2018

AICP Midwest's MEET.DRINK.TALK 2018 is an annual social event thrown exclusively for Midwest agency, commercial production and editorial professionals. This year's festivities were hosted at ...

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Andeer Interviews
Andeer Interview: Mitch Apley Part 2
Andeer Interview: Mitch Apley Part 2

In the second in a series of interviews, Chicago's Will Andeer sits down with Mitch Apley for a follow-up to last week's interview. ANDEER: So ...

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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
Roxane Mesquida-starring MERCURY IN RETROGRADE to Screen at Rooftop Cinema Club in LA, Receive Special Edition Blu-ray Release
Roxane Mesquida-starring MERCURY IN RETROGRADE to Screen at Rooftop Cinema Club in LA, Receive Special Edition Blu-ray Release

Emphasis Entertainment announces today the August 30 release of a Special Edition Blu-ray of Michael Glover Smith’s award-winning relationship dramedy MERCURY IN RETROGRADE. This release ...

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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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