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

Digitas' New Maytag Ad Taps Cutters Studios
Digitas' New Maytag Ad Taps Cutters Studios

In a brand-new spot, the Maytag brand shares the “Delivery” of their iconic brand spokesman from factory to home. Continuing to showcase the durability and ...

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CUT Chalkboard Showcases Student Artwork
CUT Chalkboard Showcases Student Artwork

Dallas-based charlieuniformtango has showcased the artwork of high school students on their centerpiece chalkboard with new artwork for the fourth year running. The commercial production ...

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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: Spurlock, Dinosaurs and the FBI
Loading Doc: Spurlock, Dinosaurs and the FBI

Documentary filmmakers in Chicago are known for speaking truth to power and giving voice to the voiceless. Now everyone with a smartphone could potentially make ...

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On The Move
Cutters Detroit Promotes Justin Grosjean
Cutters Detroit Promotes Justin Grosjean

Cutters Studios Detroit has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor, the company announced yesterday. While Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern, ...

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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
CHASING THE BLUES Set for World Premiere at Chicago International FF
CHASING THE BLUES Set for World Premiere at Chicago International FF

The world premiere is set for CHASING THE BLUES, the latest production from the Chicago-based studio, at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (October 12-26, ...

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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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