In The Spotlight

71 Degrees North Crafts New PSA for Special Olympics

At a very uncertain time when many people in America no longer celebrate differences but fear them, work like this latest PSA, “Different Like Me,” for Special Olympics is a breath of fresh air, shot in Chicago by the team ...

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HEADLINES

EMPIRE Renewed for Season Four
EMPIRE Renewed for Season Four

What say we open 2017 with great news for Chicago? Ok let's do it: EMPIRE has been picked up for a fourth season by Fox. ...

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SOUL SESSIONS Set for February
SOUL SESSIONS Set for February

Independent feature production is off and running here in the Midwest and there is a promising feature opening up shop this week. Preproduction is underway ...

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Call Sheet
EMPIRE Renewed for Season Four
EMPIRE Renewed for Season Four

What say we open 2017 with great news for Chicago? Ok let's do it: EMPIRE has been picked up for a fourth season by Fox. ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
Don Arbuckle Answers Five Questions
Don Arbuckle Answers Five Questions

Legendary Chicago sound designer Don Arbuckle officially retired this month, hanging up his board after almost three decades since becoming ARU's first employee. Hired by ...

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Beyond The Spot
Beyond the Spot: Julie Scott
Beyond the Spot: Julie Scott

In the latest installment of our popular feature, Julie Scott, VP and General Manager of The Onion Labs talks to Beyond the Spot about good ...

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Loading Doc
Loading Doc: Murder, Miracles and Maya
Loading Doc: Murder, Miracles and Maya

Cincinnati-based director and cinematographer Melissa Godoy is finishing production for the feature documentary WILL I BE NEXT, which follows several families dealing with Alzheimer’s issues ...

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On The Move
Tim Mason Joins One at Optimus Roster
Tim Mason Joins One at Optimus Roster

Director Tim Mason has joined the roster at One at Optimus. Mason – also a writer and actor – recently directed “No Other Way To ...

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Photo Booth
PHOTO BOOTH: BAM Studios Cinespace Ribbon Cutting Reception
PHOTO BOOTH: BAM Studios Cinespace Ribbon Cutting Reception

BAM Studios has expanded to Cinespace Chicago Film Studios to launch its fourth ADR stage, the company just announced. SCREEN was there for the ribbon ...

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Filmmaker Focus
FOR GRACE Directors Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski
FOR GRACE Directors Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski

“An essential film for anyone with a dream and the will to pursue it” - Toronto Film Scene Tuesday, February 2nd is a monumental day ...

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Trailer Park
FND Films Debut Feature IT'S ALL GOOD
FND Films Debut Feature IT'S ALL GOOD

"In 2014, three Chicago-based filmmakers raised close to $78,000 on Indiegogo to fund their first feature film. The sketch comedy artists known as FND Films ...

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Only in Texas
Will QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Be Renewed?
Will QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Be Renewed?

WILL USA’S QUEEN OF THE SOUTH BE RENEWED?: USA’s gritty drama about a female Mexican drug lord operating out of Texas premiered this summer to ...

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Street Legal
IMDb Fights Back on Age Censorship Law
IMDb Fights Back on Age Censorship Law

As of January 1, 2017, entertainment employment service providers like IMDB are required to remove age and birthday information upon request of their subscribers. Assembly ...

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