Flavor’s Mack Neaton directs Carlile’s new music video

Indie artist Carlile has just released a new music video for her single Spare Me directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Mack Neaton who is an art director at Flavor. Both artists hail from Chicago, where they originally met. Carlile now resides in LA, while Neaton lives and works in NYC. Also well known as Emily Nichols, Carlile is the former front woman … Continue reading “Flavor’s Mack Neaton directs Carlile’s new music video”

Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’

As the world turns to steaming videos for escapism, a film to keep on the radar is Human Capital, based on the book by the same name by author Stephen Amidon.  Written by Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer), the film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival … Continue reading “Director Marc Meyers on his new film ‘Human Capital’”

French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica

In response to the growing concern worldwide about the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International, producers of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), have told Reel 360 that the second annual edition of the festival will be rescheduled to June 8 and 9, 2020 with screenings at Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, California and exclusive parties and award ceremony … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Fest moves to Santa Monica”

Will COVID-19 slow down commercial productions?

With film productions such as MI:7 shutting down, South By Southwest cancelling, The One Club taking Creative Week online and other events across the country either cancelling, or considering, due to the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States, one begins to wonder how ad agencies and production companies are faring when travel, both … Continue reading “Will COVID-19 slow down commercial productions?”

‘James Bond: No Time to Die’ delay could cost MGM $50m

The rapidly spreading Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a massive effect on events and film productions. Last week, we reported that production on the new Tom Cruise Mission Impossible: 7 had been delayed due to the outbreak in Italy. Companies including Netflix, Twitter, Facebook and Intel have pulled out of the annual SXSW which begins next … Continue reading “‘James Bond: No Time to Die’ delay could cost MGM $50m”

One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus

In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, The One Club for Creativity today announced the precautionary measure of switching from in-person to online judging for nearly all disciplines this year for its two global awards shows, The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards. The One Show experienced a record year, and top creatives from 38 countries will serve on … Continue reading “One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus”

Mercado goes for terror in My Chemical Romance film

Has it really been seven years since My Chemical Romance went on hiatus? Even with their break, the band remains one of the most creative and beloved groups in rock music. In celebration of their reunion and to announce their 2020 tour, they have released a 13-minute film helmed by visionary director Kristian Mercado and … Continue reading “Mercado goes for terror in My Chemical Romance film”

Shum Jr., Sullivan join ‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’

According to Deadline, thriller Broadcast Signal Intrusion, which is filming in Chicago, has added Crazy Rich Asians and Glee star Harry Shum Jr. and Chris Sullivan from This Is Us to its cast. Jacob Gentry (Synchronicity) is helming the feature which is inspired by real broadcast interruptions that occurred in the Windy City in the … Continue reading “Shum Jr., Sullivan join ‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’”

Music video auteur Allie Avital signs with SMUGGLER

SMUGGLER has announced the signing of New-York born Allie Avital. Avital’s work has a reputation for being both visually arresting and conceptually bold and original. She is an ambitious and exciting film maker that the company believes will bring a clear voice and an assured and definite talent to their roster. SMUGGLER has always been … Continue reading “Music video auteur Allie Avital signs with SMUGGLER”

Zack Kortright joins The Mill/NY as Executive Producer

The Mill announced the addition of Zack Kortright to its New York Executive Producer team this week, further bolstering the studio’s senior production offering. Kortright joins The Mill with a wealth of production experience from Hornet, where he was an Executive Producer and Head of Business Development. Zach has collaborated with brands such as Amazon, … Continue reading “Zack Kortright joins The Mill/NY as Executive Producer”

Hecho Studios launches non-fiction division

Two-time Emmy-nominated Hecho Studios has announced the launch of a new division dedicated to the development and production of non-fiction entertainment and has named industry vet, Evan Rosenfeld, to helm it. Rosenfeld is the showrunner, director and EP of Warriors of Liberty City, a 6 episode documentary series he created premiered on Starz last September. … Continue reading “Hecho Studios launches non-fiction division”

My Special Aflac Duck to speak at Cannes panel

Move aside Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lorne Michaels, Arianna Huffington and Shonda Rhimes. Your speaker dais at France will be shared with something else this year at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France this year. This time around, one of the speakers will be a duck. An animatronic duck. Columbus, Georgia-based Aflac announced that … Continue reading “My Special Aflac Duck to speak at Cannes panel”

Alice in Chains releases sci-fi webseries ‘Black Antenna’

Seattle rock band Alice in Chains has released the first two episodes of Black Antenna, a dark sci-fi thriller set against the backdrop of the band’s Grammy-nominated album, “Rainier Fog.” The webseries tells the story of Alpha (played by Green Book actor Paul Sloan) and his 21-year-old daughter, Beta (Viktoriya Dov), who drive their beat-up … Continue reading “Alice in Chains releases sci-fi webseries ‘Black Antenna’”

Mill+ adds Daniel Ryan to its directorial roster

Chicago-based pro recently completed two fully immersive films for a large-format, ten-screen video installation at 900 N. Michigan Mill+ is thrilled to welcome Daniel Ryan to its global directorial roster. Having been in the industry for over a decade, Daniel Ryan is a well-established director in the Chicago market. In the last couple of years, … Continue reading “Mill+ adds Daniel Ryan to its directorial roster”

Sometimes dead IS better: new ‘Pet Sematary’ trailer

Paramount has released the second official trailer for the new Stephen King adaptation of Pet Sematary and it should really be watched in a well-lit place. With others. Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer and is based on the horror novel by Stephen King. It follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), … Continue reading “Sometimes dead IS better: new ‘Pet Sematary’ trailer”

72andSunny and Shane Warne remind us to use eBay

Everyone makes mistakes. God knows I do – especially when it comes to shopping. I, like so many others, automatically head to Amazon Prime to get our latest items, including groceries (man, I’m lazy). But before there was Amazon, there was eBay, which seems kind of forgotten these days. Hence, 72andSunny Sydney has teamed up … Continue reading “72andSunny and Shane Warne remind us to use eBay”

HBO announces 2018 Directing Fellowship winners

(New York – 4 May 2018) HBOAccess has selected three directors for their 2018 Directing Fellowship. The HBOAccess Directing Fellowship selects 3-4 fellows to participate in a biennial program designed to foster diverse directing talent. The program includes a series of master classes which lead into the production of pilots. Delivered by industry professionals both … Continue reading “HBO announces 2018 Directing Fellowship winners”

Geoff Edwards tops busy week of moves in LA

CAA’s Geoff Edwards to helm R/GA Ad Age reports that Geoff Edwards, co-creator of peace coalition Saturday Morning and former CAA Marketing co-head of creative, has joined R/GA as VP Executive Creative Director of LA. Edwards, who spent a good deal of time in Chicago at DDB, FCB and Element79, is said to have a … Continue reading “Geoff Edwards tops busy week of moves in LA”

Seed&Spark holds filmmaker crowdfunding class

Remember that awkward feeling of asking your parents for a loan? Even worse, asking to bum five or ten bucks from your friends? What could be worse? Try being a filmmaker and asking for money that your friends or family will never see again.

All to make a movie. Not a film. To the layperson, a movie.

Daufenbach Camera hires Schumacher vet Acuna

Veteran technician Michael Acuna joined Chicago-based Daufenbach Camera motion picture equipment rental company in March.

With eleven years experience servicing Chicago’s film industry, the co-owner of the former Schumacher camera brings a wealth of homegrown expertise and local knowledge to one of the only Chicago-based equipment rental houses capable of outfitting large crews with state of the art gear.