In The Spotlight

FCB Develops VR Experience For Jack Daniels

The Jack Daniel Distillery, in partnership with FCB/RED and The Mill, released this week a fully immersive 360-degree virtual reality experience that artfully displays the timeless craftsmanship of America's first registered distillery. This new technology transports fans of Jack Daniel’s ...

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HEADLINES

EASY, EMPIRE, P.D. Premiere This Week
EASY, EMPIRE, P.D. Premiere This Week

It's a week packed with premieres for Chicago-made television series, here's a quick rundown... EASY is set to premiere this Thursday, September 22 exclusively through ...

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LeoB Sr Producer Topher Cochrane Answers Five Questions
LeoB Sr Producer Topher Cochrane Answers Five Questions

This Wednesday the new documentary CHASING BUBBLES lands at the Logan Theater (click here for tix) but before it does, the film's co-director and Leo ...

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Call Sheet
Call Sheet: CHICAGO PD Star Joins Feature; Cone Wraps This Week
Call Sheet: CHICAGO PD Star Joins Feature; Cone Wraps This Week

CHICAGO P.D. STAR JOINS FEATURE: CHICAGO P.D. fan favorite Marina Squerciati joins Steppenwolf ensemble member James Meredith in the cast of relationship drama WRONG NUMBERS. ...

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Five Questions With SCREEN
LeoB Sr Producer Topher Cochrane Answers Five Questions
LeoB Sr Producer Topher Cochrane Answers Five Questions

This Wednesday the new documentary CHASING BUBBLES lands at the Logan Theater (click here for tix) but before it does, the film's co-director and Leo ...

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Beyond The Spot
Beyond the Spot: Jack C. Newell
Beyond the Spot: Jack C. Newell

In the latest installment of our popular feature, Jack C. Newell, director/artist/educator and a man that defies description, talks about what drew him into filmmaking ...

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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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Loading Doc
Loading Doc: Defending Gacy, Election Season, and the Latest from Kartemquin
Loading Doc: Defending Gacy, Election Season, and the Latest from Kartemquin

How can a lawyer defend a serial killer? That was the basic question that Sam Amirante confronted back in 1978, after he had left the ...

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Street Legal
Jared Leto v. TMZ: The Copyright Battle Continues
Jared Leto v. TMZ: The Copyright Battle Continues

Late last year, TMZ got their hands on a video of Jared Leto bashing Taylor Swift. Leto didn’t like the bad press he received from ...

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On The Move
Bridget Carmody BAM Studios New Executive Producer
Bridget Carmody BAM Studios New Executive Producer

Chicago-based BAM Studios has named Bridget Carmody as their new executive producer, the company announced this week. Carmody recently relocated to Chicago from Los Angeles ...

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Trailer Park
EASY Set to Premiere on Netflix
EASY Set to Premiere on Netflix

EASY is set to premiere Thursday, September 22 exclusively through Netflix. This anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble ...

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Photo Booth
PHOTO BOOTH: Chicago Premiere of WHO GETS THE DOG at the Midwest Independent Film Festival
PHOTO BOOTH: Chicago Premiere of WHO GETS THE DOG at the Midwest Independent Film Festival

First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival presented the Chicago Premiere of the comedy WHO GETS THE DOG? on Tuesday, September 6th at Music ...

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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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Adventures in Advertising
An Observation
An Observation

My wife is good at dropping hints when she wants me to do something. She plans far ahead. In April she asked if I was ...

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