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DGA To Close Chicago Office
DGA To Close Chicago Office

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has decided to close its Chicago office, according to a message sent by the organization’s president, Paris Barclay, to ...

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Call Sheet
The Call Sheet
The Call Sheet

GET YOUR THRILLS: The feature film THRILL RIDE is set to shoot this November in Chicago. An adventure film, THRILL RIDE centers around a group ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Jeff Drooger Answers Five Questions
Jeff Drooger Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular running feature, Jeff Drooger, VP Executive Producer at Energy BBDO answers Five Questions With SCREEN. SCREEN: What's your ...

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Beyond The Spot
Erin Sarofsky: Beyond the Spot
Erin Sarofsky: Beyond the Spot

Melissa interviews Erin Sarofsky, Founder and Executive Creative Director of Sarofsky, a production company specializing in visual effects and design for entertainment and advertising. Erin ...

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Filmmaker Focus
Filmmaker Focus: Screenwriter Zacharias
Filmmaker Focus: Screenwriter Zacharias

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
Loading Doc

The big news in the Midwest documentary world is the upcoming premiere of THE SCHOOL PROJECT, a collaboration between Free Spirit Media, Kartemquin Films, Kindling ...

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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
Somewhere In Time 2014
Somewhere In Time 2014

I rarely take time off and seldom go on vacations. But when I do take a vacation day or three, one of my favorite places ...

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On The Move
Editor Andrea Mendoza Signs with Cutters
Editor Andrea Mendoza Signs with Cutters

Editor Andrea Mendoza has joined the Cutters New York roster. Mendoza moves from Austin, where she has been working in both the Hispanic and English-language ...

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Trailer Park
LAKAY Opens October 17th
LAKAY Opens October 17th

On October 17th, the feature length documentary, LAKAY opens at AMC Theatres in Chicago and Florida. One week later, the film expands to New York, ...

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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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