In The Spotlight

Budweiser Spot 'Friends' By TPSC Goes Viral

Production company TPSC Entertainment, Director Gus Black, firm The Big Tree and creative consultant Momentum collaborate to create a heartwarming PSA for Anheuser-Busch InBev brand, Budweiser. The spot, “Friends are Waiting”, illustrates the importance of not drinking and driving through ...

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HEADLINES

Optimus Promotes Aaron Porzel to Editor
Optimus Promotes Aaron Porzel to Editor

Optimus announced today the promotion of Aaron Porzel to editor. Porzel has a loyal following of clients that appreciate his combination of professionalism and passion. ...

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CHICAGO FIRE and PD Start Strong
CHICAGO FIRE and PD Start Strong

This past week saw the return of two locally filmed shows, CHICAGO FIRE and its spinoff CHICAGO PD. Apparently America spent its summer catching up ...

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Leading Off
Resolution's Team Scores Big at 48 Hour Fest
Resolution's Team Scores Big at 48 Hour Fest

The team from Resolution Productions Group won big at this year's 48 Hour Festival Chicago, nabbing five awards including Best Directing for their film, FACES. ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Megan Maples Answers Five Questions
Megan Maples Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular-running feature, Megan Maples, executive producer at Dictionary Films, the production division of Cutters Studios, answers Five Questions With ...

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Call Sheet
TRUNK, NOT WELCOME Shoot Next Month
TRUNK, NOT WELCOME Shoot Next Month

WHAT’S IN THE TRUNK? Director Scott Prestin is set to film the independent feature TRUNK in and around the Chicagoland area throughout the month of ...

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Filmmaker Focus
LOVE IS STRANGE Director Ira Sachs
LOVE IS STRANGE Director Ira Sachs

Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina headline a wonderful cast in the Sundance pick LOVE IS STRANGE, currently in theaters nationwide. A multi-generational story ...

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Only in Texas
Only In Texas
Only In Texas

LINKLATER’S THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT IN PRE-PRODUCTION: The highly anticipated sequel (of sorts) to Richard Linklater’s famed 1993 cult hit DAZED AND CONFUSED is ...

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Loading Doc
Loading Doc: Help Ignite Detroit Doc
Loading Doc: Help Ignite Detroit Doc

Connie York is currently working on the third DETROIT ON FIRE, a documentary film series about the many problems surrounding urban fires in Detroit. She ...

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Street Legal
Why the Poor Man’s Copyright Will Keep You Poor
Why the Poor Man’s Copyright Will Keep You Poor

So true, so false: the poor man’s copyright protects your creative work. False. Don’t believe this old wives’ tale for a second. Long, long ago, ...

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Adventures in Advertising
 Meeting Mr. Distressed, Mortie Blaufarb
Meeting Mr. Distressed, Mortie Blaufarb

I rarely got involved placing commercials on radio or television. But I had one account that needed a time buyer, and the president of the ...

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Trailer Park
HOGTOWN Debuts at Black Harvest Film Festival
HOGTOWN Debuts at Black Harvest Film Festival

The Black Harvest Film Festival is underway and coming up tonight and Monday is Daniel Nearing’s new film HOGTOWN, the second in a trilogy begun ...

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On The Move
Yessian Adds Gold To West Coast Operation
Yessian Adds Gold To West Coast Operation

Yessian Music, the global music and sound design house, has added David Gold as executive producer of West Coast operations, the company announced. Gold will ...

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Photo Booth
PHOTO BOOTH: ARU-Animaticmedia Party
PHOTO BOOTH: ARU-Animaticmedia Party

Now sharing space, long-time audio house ARU and Animaticmedia held an opening party last Thursday evening at their office, 625 N. Michigan. The two companies ...

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