In Aurora Brachman’s MFA thesis film, a young child tells their mother, “I’m not a girl,” for the first time. This documentary short Joychild shares a story of an 8-year-old who comes out as transgender and premieres to the public via The New Yorker as part of their Documentary Video Series today. In this intimate … Continue reading “Joychild: Aurora Brachman’s doc makes New Yorker debut”
Lin-Manuel Miranda completed his first draft of the stage musical In The Heights during his sophomore year at Wesleyan University, where it was performed as part of the school’s Second Stage. There, the 80-minute one-act played for a mere three days, but the potential for a grander production was evident from the start. Even now, … Continue reading “In The Heights: Taking it from stage to screen”
Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed director Paul Trillo to their roster for U.S. commercial and branded content representation. Trillo is an LA-based director who challenges both curiosity and illusion. His varied interests in technology, comedy, and visual design permeate throughout his work as he is in constant pursuit of new filmmaking techniques – from … Continue reading “Director Paul Trillo joins ArtClass”
Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The exhibition examines this transformative era through the lens of emerging pivotal music genres and the influence they played on New … Continue reading “New exhibit spotlights New York music from 1980-1986”
Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today the full lineup for this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) that will take place June 2 – 6. Celebrating the 20th anniversary, LALIFF 2021 will be a hybrid festival with both in-person and virtual screenings, including the previously … Continue reading “LALIFF announces full lineup for 20th edition”
Signalling an exciting new period of growth, Nomad Editing Company is welcoming acclaimed LA-based editor Brandon Porter as its latest Partner. Formerly a ten-year veteran of Whitehouse Post, he will join fellow Nomad Partners Jennifer Lederman, Glenn Martin, Jai Shukla, Jim Ulbrich, Amanda Moreau, Jared Coller, and Adam Schwartz as they map out the future of the … Continue reading “Editor Brandon Porter finds a home at Nomad”
Some of the best selections premiered at this year’s, HollyShorts including the monumental story, An Occurrence At Arverne. The short film, written and directed by Brooklyn-based Robert Broadhurst, follows an unknown man attempting to gain access to an unknown home as a woman entering her car regards him warily. Once inside the home, his purpose … Continue reading “Interview: ‘Occurrence at Arverne’s’ Robert Broadhurst”
Breaker Studios and Comedy Dynamics have announced that Antarctica, written and directed by Keith Bearden and starring an incredible cast of emerging young talent Chloë Levine (Trinkets, The OA, Adam), Clea Lewis (The Americans, Royal Pains), Damian Young (Ozark, Birdman, House of Cards), Bubba Weiler (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and introducing Kimie Muroya, … Continue reading “‘Antarctica’ premieres on digital platforms Dec.1”
Kate Baynham and Hanna Wittmark have been promoted from associate creative directors to creative directors at Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). Baynham and Wittmark have worked at GS&) for eight years on brands such as Comcast, Common Sense Media, Frito-Lay, Adobe, Chrysler, Nintendo and the Ad Council and helped the agency land two of its … Continue reading “GSP promotes Kate Baynham and Hanna Wittmark to CDs”
Lucky 21 is excited to unite with directors Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader for advertising and branded content collaborations. At Lucky 21, Steinbauer and Mader join a talent roster that reflects a variety of genres and styles. Mader and Steinbauer were introduced to Lucky 21 via mutual friend and Lucky sales representative Gay Guthrey (SamuelGuthrey). … Continue reading “Lucky 21 welcomes Ben Steinbauer & Berndt Mader”
Today, AT&T launches a new campaign – remaining empathetic to the current reality – while lightening the mood with a dose of charm via beloved spokes-character Lily. YES, that Lily. ‘Member her? From 2013-2017 and in more than 40 spots, AT&T store manager Lily assisted customers in-store. Audiences were crushing on her for a bit. And for … Continue reading “Lily’s back… at home in two new AT&T spots”
Female directors snubbed by 77th Golden Globe nominations
Heard of director, Jeff Chan? If not, you will very soon. The LA-based writer/director/producer’s first feature Plus One premiered in select theaters and On Demand Friday. The Tribeca Audience Award winner represents a step up from doing short films such as the Vimeo Staff Picked Pregame and Post-Party. Plus One successfully attempts a new spin … Continue reading “Director Jeff Chan’s ‘Plus One’”
SCC names new CEO in reorganization Cubs’ AOR Schafer Condon Carter shuffled their leadership team into new roles effective this month. According to an agency memo from co-founder, Tim Condon, the changes are attributed to the company’s growth. “SCC has come of age. And while we’re still a feisty, scrappy group — and always will be … Continue reading “Hires and exits in Chicago agencies and posthouses”
(Cannes, France — 22 June 2017) FCB took home three more Silver Lions and two Bronze on the third night of the Cannes Lions festival. There were five award ceremonies held in – Entertainment, Entertainment for Music, Design, Media and Product Design.
THE FIRST SEASON of “Chop Chop TV Show,” a comedy sitcom with a realty show feel, created and produced by Meiling Jin of Studio Meiling Productions in the South Loop, is now seen on Comcast, Xfinity, Wow and RCN broadcast systems Ch. 25 at 11 p.m. through March 9.
The series of 13 22-minute episodes, explores two Asian Millennials, Jin and DePaul student Ivy Li, navigating love, careers and the complexities of life in Chicago.