Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms

Nominees for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President John Rakich/LMGI. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Judas, Queen’s Gambit among Location Guild noms”

Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topped the dramatic feature editing category of American Cinema Editors’s 71st ACE Eddie Awards, while Palm Springs’s Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won the category for best edited comedic feature. This is Baumgarten’s third ACE, who also accepted Eddies for American Hustle in 2014 and Recount in 2009. It was the first Eddie … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Aaron Sorkin and ‘Chicago 7’ cast reflect on film

Since my initial introduction fourteen years ago, my relationship to the story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 has changed significantly. When we began shooting last winter, we knew the story we were telling was not only an important chapter of American history, but was chillingly relevant to current events. When we began shooting The Trial of … Continue reading “Aaron Sorkin and ‘Chicago 7’ cast reflect on film”

Ogilvy Chicago wins 17 Clios

Monday, The Clio Awards, which were recently acquired by Evolution Media, announced their 2017 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. The 58-year-old awards celebrate high achievement in advertising and recognize the work, the agencies that push boundaries across advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care. As it did in the recent 2017 Cannes Show, Ogilvy … Continue reading “Ogilvy Chicago wins 17 Clios”

Chicago agencies tune up for 2017 Battle of the Ad Bands

Chicago’s biggest amateur band contest between agencies is starting later than usual, but that’s because anticipation is higher and demand is greater. This year, the final battle will be held June 15, instead of the usual Spring time frame.

Battle for Hope is the annual fund-raising event that pits Chicago agencies against each other. Band members trade in their pencils and stylus for drumsticks and guitar pics.

Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 nominees

The Chicago Film Critics Association announced nominees for their top film honors of 2022; winners will be announced at the organization’s annual awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Wednesday, December 14. Leading with a new record of 12 total nominations (over 2021 record-holder WEST SIDE STORY) is EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE; other … Continue reading “Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 nominees”

Please help Reel Chicago get back online and continue publishing

Reel Chicago website was attacked and is currently down. We expect the repair and the transfer to a new dedicated server with added security to be complete in a few more days. We are temporarily posting all Chicago stories on our national website We thank those who have generously contributed to our gofundme page. We … Continue reading “Please help Reel Chicago get back online and continue publishing”

Chicago Med first look photos of the wedding

Love is in the air on Chicago Med, when Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and nurse practitioner April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) take a walk down the aisle and exchange vows in a memorable midseason finale. With familiar faces on hand to witness the nuptials, the newlyweds set their sights on the future ahead. The midseason … Continue reading “Chicago Med first look photos of the wedding”

The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…

Chicago’s best in TV was present on Saturday for a festive night at The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Gala. Honorees and guests settled in at the Marriott Magnificent Mile for an evening of celebration, indulging in cocktails and dinner before the awards presentation. The event was hosted by comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South … Continue reading “The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…”

Chicago Filmmakers announces their Winter Classes

We often get phone calls at the REEL asking for advice on how to learn more about filmmaking, screenwriting, or just brushing up on skills that haven’t been put to use in a while. My first bit of advice is to research, educate yourself, take any job in the industry that is available (including a … Continue reading “Chicago Filmmakers announces their Winter Classes”

Another wedding? Here’s how Brian Tee exits Chicago Med this week

We can never get too much love and matchmaking with our favorite characters on One Chicago. What better way for Brian Tee to celebrate his final episode on Chicago Med, after playing Dr Ethan Choi for 8 seasons, than to marry the love of his life, April Sexton played by Yaya DaCosta. When Chicago Med … Continue reading “Another wedding? Here’s how Brian Tee exits Chicago Med this week”

Advertising legend Dan Wieden passes at 77

He was the icon who coined, “Just Do It” for NIKE. Advertising legend Dan Wieden “did it” all and now he is gone. The creative leader behind NIKE’s famous “Just Do It” tagline and co-founder of advertising giant Wieden + Kennedy passed away last Friday. He was 77.  According to an obituary shared with NBC affiliate KGW … Continue reading “Advertising legend Dan Wieden passes at 77”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Academy award-nominated and Primetime Emmy Award-winning iconic actor and star of Goodfellas, Ray Liotta has passed away at age 67. Deadline first reported that the actor died quietly in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. No foul play is suspected.  Raymond Allen Liotta was born in Newark, … Continue reading “Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

Chicago Sky star Candace Parker in new Muscle Milk campaign

PepsiCo’s Muscle Milk brand invented the protein beverage category back in 1998, and it has long been associated with masculine weightlifter types. That has all changed with the brand’s new creative which stars basketball legend Candace Parker. Parker, who led the WNBA’s Chicago Sky to a championship last season, is seen in the new spot playing basketball with … Continue reading “Chicago Sky star Candace Parker in new Muscle Milk campaign”

Area 23, Leo Burnett Chicago lead One Show shortlist

After weeks of scrutinizing thousands of entries from all across the globe, the dedicated juries of The One Show 2022 have finally scored every single submission to compile this year’s full shortlist. The One Club for Creativity today announced the entries from 52 countries on the full shortlist for The One Show 2022. Shortlisted entries are those that made it into … Continue reading “Area 23, Leo Burnett Chicago lead One Show shortlist”

Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso lead wins at 27th annual Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association announced the winners of the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW and TBS during an in-person ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer.  This year’s event was an international affair, with celebrations in both Los Angeles and London.   The Los Angeles ceremony was held at the Fairmount … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Ted Lasso lead wins at 27th annual Critics Choice Awards”

Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71

Somber news for a Sunday. Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt, star of the Oscar-winning star of Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Big Chill, and Lost in Space, has died. His son, Will, told The Hollywood Reporter and Gerry Byrne, Hurt’s friend, confirmed the death to Variety. Hurt was 71. “It is with great sadness … Continue reading “Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71”