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

Chris Beers joins Framestore as Compositing Lead
Chris Beers joins Framestore as Compositing Lead

Framestore has added Chris Beers to the team as Compositing Lead, based in Chicago. Chris, who brings with him an impressive portfolio, will be working ...

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FCB Partners with The 3% Movement on Athena Festival
FCB Partners with The 3% Movement on Athena Festival

FCB and The 3% Movement have kicked off a partnership this week, coinciding with the Cannes Festival. The partnership promotes the Athena Film Festival, an ...

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Call Sheet
MUDBOUND EP Teitel Brings Netflix Feature to Chicago
MUDBOUND EP Teitel Brings Netflix Feature to Chicago

Oscar nominee MUDBOUND Executive Producer and native Chicagoan Bob Teitel (pictured here) will be bringing his next feature back to his hometown. The Netflix feature ...

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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: 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
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: 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
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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