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Chicago Filmmaking Continues Steady Uptick

By Amy Ross Although 2014 was a smaller year for Chicago as a destination for filming Hollywood features, local productions and television series helped maintain the city’s steady uptick of filmmaking. Richard Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office since 1996, estimates that the revenues and total number of shooting days of 2014 would continue

Chicago Dance Company Reaches Out To ‘Dance Citizens’

By Amy Ross By Amy Ross The future sustainability of dance depends as much on nurturing extraordinary artists as it does on cultivating an audience, true “dance citizens.” This is the philosophy behind DanceWorks Chicago, an organization founded in 2007 to provide a laboratory for early career performers while reaching out to the community. On

Chicago Director Uses His Bold Style to Stand Out in the Film Industry

By Amy Ross Chicago film director Jason Knade sees his name as a brand. And as with any brand, success is all about standing out: having a clear identity, consistency and boldness. “As for building brand awareness, my manager and I put a lot of time into my social media presence, and I’m always reaching

Northwestern Opera Singer Returns to Begin Career in Arts Activism

This is the second in a series of posts spotlighting new students in Northwestern’s Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. By Jacob NelsonFor the last few years, Kaitlin Very has taught music to an eager group of students: preschoolers.“You won’t get a more excited group of students than four-year-olds,” Very said. Since