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Podtalk: Katie Waters For a Tour of Noisefloor Sound Solutions

CHICAGO – One of the great partners of local filmmaking in the Chicago area is Noisefloor Sound Solutions. The company provides the ambience for storytellers not only in cinema, but for the wide range of creative endeavors in the 21st Century … including TV, Web Series, Video Games and of course, Podcasts.

Podtalk: Co-Founder Ian LeWinter of TV/Film Creator ‘DAO’ Film.io

CHICAGO – When an entrepreneur is also a storyteller, they work to make that creativity happen. Ian LeWinter is the co-founder of Film.io, or FILMIO, a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) that seeks to make a creator’s dream come true in the ever-evolving Film and TV production industry. Click FILM.IO to begin the journey.

Podtalk: Legacy Curator Kathy Connor of The George Eastman Museum

Kathy Connor, George Eastman Museum

ROCHESTER, NY – The last week of the “job well done” certainly applies to the career of Legacy Curator Kathy Connor of the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. After 42 years she retires as of March 31st, after overseeing the renovations and expansion to the Victorian mansion and the preservation efforts of George Eastman’s photography and film heritage.

Film News: Poster Unveiled for 58th Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 12-23, 2022

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CHICAGO – The 58th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) recently launched its 2022 promotional campaign with the release of its official poster, centered on the theme of “Life Subtitled.” The 58th edition will take place October 12-23, 2022, and Early Bird passes (through 9/16/22) are available by clicking 58th CI

Via Zoom: Filmmaker Kelley Kali on ‘I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking)’

CHICAGO – Filmmaker Kelley Kali just scored a major award at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, Grand Jury Recognition for Multi-Hyphenate Storytelling, for a film that she co-wrote, co-directed and acted in the lead role. “I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking)” is a vivid portrait of another America that is happening now.

Podtalk: Frank Carr on Virtual & Online YippieFest, Available to Stream Aug. 21-23, 2020

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CHICAGO – This weekend, the performance event called YippieFest – which normally has two stages making show for three days – is going online, with a video presentation of the various acts that give YippieFest its particular reputation. Frank Carr is the founder of YippieFest and the coordinator of the virtual and online version, which will be available at YippieFest.com through TWITCH.

Entertainment News: Virtual 2020 YippieFest now August 21-23

YippieFest 2020 Logo

CHICAGO – It’s coming! YippieFest 2020 – joining the virtual and online revolution during these particular times – is set for August 21st through the 23rd. Details to come on schedules and times, but the whole fest can be downloaded for FREE on those dates through TWITCH streaming service. Click here for more details.

Entertainment News: Virtual 2020 YippieFest Extends Registration Deadline to August 2nd

YippieFest 2020

CHICAGO – Got an act? Got a camera phone to record it? Then YippieFest wants you! The fourth annual Theater, Music, Film, Comedy and Performance festival is doing what all the hep cats are doing, going online and virtual to keep everyone safe (details closer to the actual dates of YippieFest, August 14-16, 2020).

Film News: Chicago Film Cancellations & Postponements

CHICAGO – In this most unprecedented of times, the film community of Chicago has been affected profoundly by the coronavirus pandemic. The spring film festivals were just getting into gear, and obviously as gatherings have been discouraged the cancellations and postponements have started to come in. Here are the updates …

Podtalk: Writer/Director Kitty Green Reveals ‘The Assistant’

CHICAGO – Gratefully, we live in a post-Weinstein environment of #metoo, and one of the first films to comment upon it is “The Assistant,” written and directed by Kitty Green. Coming off its run at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, the film explores a low level female production assistant (PA) as she navigates an office overwhelmed by a successful-but-abusive bossman.

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