In The Spotlight

Radar Studios’ Director Fischer Honored

Radar Studios, Director Neal E. Fischer won this year’s Best Director of a Short at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival (CCFF), which took place this past weekend. Known for his work on the micro-budget feature DEAD GIRLS and recent web ...

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HEADLINES

First-ever Chicago Screening of Straight 8
First-ever Chicago Screening of Straight 8

Straight 8, a global super 8mm short film competition founded in London in 1999, has its first ever Chicago premiere later this month. “Straight 8 ...

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Yessian LA Scores Big on Film, TV
Yessian LA Scores Big on Film, TV

It’s been a busy few months for Detroit-based Yessian Music’s LA office, where the composing team of Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, together The Newton ...

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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
Canice Neary Answers Five Questions
Canice Neary Answers Five Questions

He once bowled a 256 and filmed one of the all-time Baseball greats. Today, Canice Neary, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director at Laughlin ...

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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
Colorist Paul Galati jumps aboard Periscope
Colorist Paul Galati jumps aboard Periscope

Colorist Paul Galati has signed on as Senior Colorist at Periscope Post and Audio. Originally a St. Louis native, Paul moved to Chicago in 2008 ...

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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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