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Our fascination with trucks is hardwired into our DNA. Trucks take you places. We’re not just talking about places on a map; we’re talking about places deep inside you. With one turn of the key a truck changes you. You ...

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HEADLINES

Swanberg Comedy Sold to Orchard, Sony
Swanberg Comedy Sold to Orchard, Sony

Greetings from Park City! I just bumped into Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (on my way out of the world premiere of his wife Kris's wonderful ...

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New Director Named for Michigan Film Office
New Director Named for Michigan Film Office

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jenell Leonard, of DeWitt, MI, as director of the Michigan Film Office. Leonard replaces Margaret O’Riley who ...

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COLUMNS

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Chicago Sound Designer Heads To Sundance
Chicago Sound Designer Heads To Sundance

Steven Aguilar is a sound designer/mixer at post audio facility Particle and its Latino sister, Onda. By day, he keeps clients like Kellogg’s, Allstate, Cheez-It, ...

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Call Sheet
Swanberg Comedy Sold to Orchard, Sony
Swanberg Comedy Sold to Orchard, Sony

Greetings from Park City! I just bumped into Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (on my way out of the world premiere of his wife Kris's wonderful ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Sam Macon Answers Five Questions
Sam Macon Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular running feature, Sam Macon, a director with Radar Studios answers Five Questions With SCREEN. SCREEN: What's your favorite ...

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Beyond The Spot
Beyond the Spot: Sara Goehner
Beyond the Spot: Sara Goehner

In this episode of Beyond the Spot, Sara Goehner, art director/animator, inspires us with her mobile approach to animation, getting into the business, and taking ...

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Filmmaker Focus
Oscar Nom SELMA Director Ava DuVernay Talks MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Before Ava DuVernay burst onto the national spotlight with her wonderful work directing Oscar nominee for Best Picture SELMA, she won Best Director for her ...

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Only in Texas
Only In Texas
Only In Texas

TEXAS FILMMAKERS HEAD TO PARK CITY: A handful of Austin filmmakers will be making their way to Park City to see their documentary BEAVER TRILOGY ...

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CAN WE PUT AN END TO IMPUNITY FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE? THE PROSECUTORS, a documentary in progress, follows the lives of legal practitioners working to end ...

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Street Legal
Why Cutting ‘Entertainment Attorney’ from the Budget is a Bad Idea
Why Cutting ‘Entertainment Attorney’ from the Budget is a Bad Idea

If you’re like every other independent film producer, you’ve asked yourself the following question at least once: what can I cut from my budget without ...

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Adventures in Advertising
Mr. Cub
Mr. Cub

My wife and I went to a movie Friday night, and when we came home and turned on the television, we learned that Ernie Banks ...

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On The Move
Cutters Lands Megan Dahlman as Executive Producer for Los Angeles Studio
Cutters Lands Megan Dahlman as Executive Producer for Los Angeles Studio

Megan Dahlman has joined the staff of Cutters Studios as their Los Angeles executive producer, the company has just announced. "From the moment Craig Duncan ...

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Trailer Park
Chicago-Made WARREN Premieres Feb 3rd
Chicago-Made WARREN Premieres Feb 3rd

Set in and around the improv comedy scene in Chicago, WARREN follows its ambling title character (played by writer/director Alex Beh), a late-twenty-something comedian who ...

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PHOTO BOOTH: MONDAY ON MAIN STREET
PHOTO BOOTH: MONDAY ON MAIN STREET

During the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, MONDAY ON MAIN STREET brings together filmmakers from the East, West and Midwest U.S. each year in Park ...

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