Telly Awards announce call for entries

1+ Following its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards has opened its annual call for entries. This year, the awards are offering several exciting new categories that signal the continued growth in creative approaches to the rising digital video production, storytelling, and distribution … Continue reading “Telly Awards announce call for entries”

Rocket Film, Telly Awards, Daufenbach in the news

3+ Rocket Film signs Dawn Rao and Sam Sloma Rocket Films announced on Halloween that Chicagoans Dawn Rao and Sam Sloma will handle Midwest representation for the bicoastal production company. The appointment coincides with the signing of Tracy Fetterman and Jeanie DiMaggio, who will handle West Coast representation. In addition to wielding a roster of … Continue reading “Rocket Film, Telly Awards, Daufenbach in the news”

ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards

1+ ADCOLOR announced the nominees and honorees for the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries. They recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and embody the organization’s call to “Rise Up, Reach … Continue reading “ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards”

Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners

2+ The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jeff Buckley’s “Sky Blue Skin” music video from Sony Music Entertainment, Partizan’s Hewlett Packard “Print the Holidays” Christmas commercial (helmed by French director Michel Gondry), and the exciting psychological deepdive “Do We Have … Continue reading “Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners”

The Innovation Agency wins Tellys for 1st Cannabis spot

3+ Snoop Dogg would be proud. The Innovation Agency, an award-winning full-service advertising and public relations agency, announced that a television commercial it created won several Telly Awards. Innovation is one of the leading marketing, advertising, and public relations firms with a specialization in the legal cannabis industry. The Telly Awards is the premier festival … Continue reading “The Innovation Agency wins Tellys for 1st Cannabis spot”

Nice Shoes welcomes Juan Delcan as Creative Director

3+ Creative studio Nice Shoes is excited to announce the signing of  independent director / creative director Juan Delcan to its roster of talented creative directors. With over 20 years of filmmaking experience, Juan has acted as creative lead or directed video games,  commercials, visual graphics, interactive installations, poetry adaptations and concert direction. Juan began his career … Continue reading “Nice Shoes welcomes Juan Delcan as Creative Director”

Director Romanoff joins Stept Studios

1+ Creative and production studio Stept has announced the signing of director, photographer, and cinematographer Dana Romanoff to their roster for US commercial representation. Considered intimate, layered and soulful, she began her career as a photojournalist working with National Geographic, tackling social justice issues through character-driven stories. Prior to this official signing, Dana and Stept … Continue reading “Director Romanoff joins Stept Studios”

The Reel Black List: Vince Lawrence, Music Legend

11+ Vince Lawrence, a Chicago-born dance music producer and businessman, is one of the leading innovators of the genre known as “house music.” Industry insiders recognize Lawrence as co-author of “On and On”, the first recording of the genre and producer of many other hits in that area. If you know Chicago House Music, you’ve … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Vince Lawrence, Music Legend”

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Stept Studios signs director Jess Colquhoun

1+ Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Jess Colquhoun, who has worked extensively with Stept Studios over the past few years, has officially joined their roster of directors. Colquhoun’s films are told through a documentary approach with an emotive and naturalistic eye that reflects her curious nature and passion for people, music, and culture, with a love … Continue reading “Stept Studios signs director Jess Colquhoun”

Sybil Curry, 4x Emmy-nominated Producer

4+ Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Her mantra is, … Continue reading “Sybil Curry, 4x Emmy-nominated Producer”

Escape Pod Promotes Leah Hattendorf to SVP

Independent agency The Escape Pod announced today that it has promoted Leah Hattendorf to Senior Vice President, Director of Strategy. In her new role, Leah will continue to lead The Escape Pod’s Research and Strategy group, in addition to spearheading new business efforts and building out additional revenue streams for the agency.