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and the Chicago International Film Festival need your support with
end-of-the-year funding. Your contribution of $50 or more guarantees
world-class cinema to Chicago audiences in many ways...from our
Educational Programs reaching 6,000+ Chicago Public School students
annually, our International Television Awards, our CineYouth
Festival, our free weekly screenings from June thru September at The
Chicago Cultural Center, right up to the 51st Chicago International Film
Festival, October 15-29 2015. None of these events are possible without your continued support.
. Donations of $50 or more will receive a complimentary 50th Chicago International Film Festival Program Book!
TV Awards: Call for Entries!
The 2015 Chicago
International Film Festival Television Awards is now accepting entries!
Celebrating the best in television, this annual competition for TV
productions and commercials culminates in an Awards Night Gala in April,
where last year we honored CSI show runner & Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn, commercial production company STORY, and actor Jesse Spencer. Click here
for more information and to submit your production or commercial today.
CineYouth Festival: Call for Entries!
Our 11th annual
CineYouth Festival is now accepting film entries from student filmmakers
21 years old and younger! Entries must be postmarked by March 23, 2015.
CineYouth will be held at Columbia College Chicago May 7-9, 2015. For
more information, click here
Junior Board Screening Series: Fargo
Wednesday, December 17
PUBLIC Chicago, 1301 North State Parkway
Join the Chicago International Film Festival's Junior Board at this exclusive screening of Fargo at PUBLIC Chicago's luxurious screening room!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Film-themed cocktails, complimentary Stella Artois
7:00 PM: Screening of Fargo
for tickets! Includes film, popcorn and two Stella Artois.
Member Screening: Selma
Wednesday, December 3, 8:00 PM
AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street This screening is currently over capacity. Selma is the story of a movement. The
film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting
rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to
Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the
Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the
civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the
real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement
prompted change that forever altered history. Click here
for the official website.
A Q&A with director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo will take place immediately following the film.Please RSVP with your name and membership number to: firstname.lastname@example.org Members Film Series Sponsor:
Member Screening: Into the Woods
Thursday, December 11, 7:00 PM
Century 12 Evanston/CineArts 6, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL Into the Woods is a modern twist on the
beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few
choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes
and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic
tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla
Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel
(MacKenzie Mauzy) - all tied together by an original story involving a
baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a
family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a
curse on them. Click here
for the official website.
Please RSVP with your name and membership number to: email@example.com Members Film Series Sponsor:
Become A Member: See It First!
To enjoy free monthly member screenings like Selma and Into the Woods, become a member of Cinema/Chicago! For information on membership, please click here
We would like to welcome our new members for November:
Sondra Edidin, Mindy Kurlansky.
And a hearty 'Welcome Back' to our renewed members for November:
Richard Bail, Denise English, Holly Erlich, Julie and
Todd Gustafson, Stuart Hannay and Caitlin Hardie, Reiahnna Jackson,
Michael Johnson, Michele Kenner, Stephan Schuele, Gregg and Michelle
Schwartz, Martin and Ryan Shreibak, Susan Smith, Sallie and Robert
A Banner Year!
Celebrate the historic
anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival by taking home
our exclusive Festival banners! Available as a set or individual side,
these banners are showcased around the city: from Michigan Avenue to
diverse Chicago neighborhoods, announcing the arrival of our
world-famous Festival! These limited edition banners are a great
collector's item for any Festival fan and a stylish way to decorate a
dorm, office or home screening room.
Available with the
classic white logo on black vinyl or white type on red vinyl, or snag
our exclusive 50th Chicago International Film Festival banners. These
double sided, vinyl banners are 8 feet tall and each side is 2.5 feet
wide (side by side they measure 5 feet across). Model in photo is 5'7″.
Some marks/wear visible. Classic banner available here
Photo courtesy Lisa Lindvay. On view in Close to Home.
As the year comes to a close, we ask that you consider a gift to Silver Eye's Annual Fund to help us continue to bring Pittsburgh the very best of contemporary photography.
2014 has been an amazing, busy, and exciting year for Silver Eye. Our critically-acclaimed exhibitions, Fellowship
14, 2014 Benefit Auction Exhibition, Here & Now: Queer Geographies
in Contemporary Photography, Anima, Crowdsource, and, our current exhibition, Close to Home drew broader audiences than ever into our space.
We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2015, including Fellowship 15 and the second annual Photography Book Market. In the spring A World Imagined
will showcase photographs by Kelli Connell and Sara Macel, two artists
who create beautiful and compelling images from a mixture of biography
and envisioned possibilities. The year continues with more extraordinary
exhibitions, innovative programming, and youth education.
Help us to create this inspiring year ahead.
Left: At the opening reception for Close to Home, October; Right: Live bidding action at the 2014 Benefit Auction, April.
off its 2014 Holiday Campaign & Contest, Give the Gift of Music
(GTGOM), a joint industry initiative between Music Biz and the RIAA,
today debuted a brand new video from Tony Award-winning singer/actress
Idina Menzel, whose seasonal album Holiday Wishes was released
on October 14 through Warner Bros. Records. The video spotlights the
significance of giving and receiving music as a gift and launched
exclusively on the homepage of givethegiftofmusic.info.
“I’ve received many gifts of music in
my life, but a very significant one would be Mr. Roper of Bayliss
Elementary School,” says Menzel. “He recognized that I had some talent
and gave me my very first solo in the choir concert.”
GTGOM’s 2014 Holiday Campaign & Contest asks music
consumers and fans to share in 300 words or less how music plays a part
in their holiday celebrations. Whether it’s being part of a church
caroling group, singing around the piano at grandma's house, blaring the
stereo while cooking a holiday meal, or buying mom her favorite CD as a
stocking stuffer each year, GTGOM wants to hear how music has become a
holiday tradition in the lives of music fans. One (1) grand prize winner
will receive tickets to Menzel’s upcoming World Tour and a signed copy
of her Holiday Wishes album. Second and third prize winners will also
receive signed copies of Menzel’s album, as well as special gift
packages. Specific details on the new gifting contest – including
deadlines, rules, and regulations – can be found here.
Interested in having your artist(s) join the Give the Gift of Music campaign? Contact Music Biz's Nick Maiale to explore further opportunities.
STEFANI AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS PERFORM “SPARK THE FIRE” ON NBC’s EMMY AWARD-WINNING COMPETITION SHOW ‘THE VOICE’
VIDEO FOR “SPARK THE FIRE” ON VEVO NOW
Global superstar and
The Voice season seven coach Gwen Stefani releases new
song “Spark The Fire” on Mad Love/Interscope Records. The track is
available now for digital
and streaming via digital subscription services.
“Spark The Fire,”which the three-time Grammy Award-winner co-wrote with its producer
Pharrell Williams, reunites the two hitmakers. They first collaborated
on the 2005 hit “Hollaback Girl” which was featured on Stefani’s debut
solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
A number one single; “Hollaback Girl” was the first digital download
to sell over one million copies in the United States. “Spark The Fire”
will be featured on Stefani’s upcoming album which will be released in
“I am so excited to have a new song
out with Pharrell,” says Gwen Stefani. “He is magic and we have this
crazy unexpected musical connection. This song is a perfect expression
of this new chapter in my life. Who got the lighter – let’s
spark the fire!!”
“Working with Gwen is always a fun, inspiring experience,” says Pharrell Williams. “She's the Queen of Awesome for a reason!”
Last night on The Voice Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams performed “Spark The Fire.” Watch it
Directed by Sophie Muller, the video
for “Spark The Fire” is a high energy escape into a world of animation.
The “Spark The Fire” video premieres on
Why Green City Market is Unique in Its Need to Raise Funds? #GivingTuesday
kicks off tomorrow and it's a perfect time to bring awareness to
donations needed to sustain Green City Market. Why is Green City Market
unique in its need to raise funds?
"It's expensive to run Green
City Market," says Sarah Stegner, co-president of the board. "We
understand that a lot of customers think that shopping at Green City
Market supports the market's operations. It doesn't."
Green City Market's greatest challenge is balancing the growing expenses of running an outdoor market
keeping its farm fees as low as possible. Green City Market's booth
fees are among the lowest in Chicago by $10-$20 per market. However
these fees cover just 14% of its expenses to run an outdoor market, with
its top expenditures being mulch to keep our shoppers and vendors dry
in inclement weather, park district fees, and the required outdoor
restrooms.Because of the difference in Green
City Market's costs to operate Chicago's first year-round farmers
market and keeping its farmers' fees intentionally low, Green City
Market must rely on the support of generous individuals to help cover
Green City Market asks you to please consider
making a tax deductible donation to our 501 (c) 3 charitable
organization to help cover the gap between its costs to run the market
and its intentionally low farmers' fees. By giving to Green City Market,
you are impacting the Chicago community by supporting the belief that
good food is a right, not a privilege.
All donations greater than $50 receive a free tote bag!
This year's new effort to raise money through the sale of the Green
City Market Cookbook provides an added income stream to help supplement
the cost of running the market. The cookbook makes a perfect holiday
gift and those who purchase the book can feel a personal reward as they
are helping support the market's bottom line. This year's #GivingTuesday
dollars can go even further as Green City Market has a $20k matching
gift for our Edible Gardens program. Green City Market will create
donation cards if anyone wants to give a gift to a Market fan.
Additionally, Green City Market offers sponsorship opportunities to
support programs such as Chef Demonstrations, the Green City Market
Chefs Barbecue, Eat Local campaign and Club Sprout activities.
Green City Market is honored to be among the thousands of businesses
to join the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with
a purpose. #GivingTuesday is the first of its kind effort to harness
the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities,
families, businesses and individuals - to transform how people think
about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with
the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take
collaborative action which will improve their local communities, give
back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support
and help create a better world.
Contributions may be made by visiting: https://www.greencitymarket.org/support/index.asp
"Good food is a right, not a privilege." ~Alice Waters
Here is how your donation helps Green City Market. If you give...
$30 you have provided our daily match for 2 Illinois Link card holders.
$50 you have bought 2 weeks of produce for the Club Sprouts program.
$100 you have supported the cost of our compost program for a single market.
$250 you have purchased chef demo supplies for a month.
$500 you have paid for mulch expenses for one market.
$1000 you have provided scholarships for 2 of our farmers.
$2000 you have covered our per market difference between operating costs
FREE SAME DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT OAKBROOK CENTER AND WATER TOWER PLACE
Delivery to Home, Work or Hotel Just in Time for the Holidays
Oakbrook Center and Water Tower Place are
partnering with Deliv
SAME DAY delivery free of charge just in time for the 2014
holiday shopping season. SAME DAY gives consumers the option of having
purchases made in-store delivered to nearly any local destination,
providing consumers with greater ease and convenience
in their retail experiences this holiday season and beyond.
through the end of the year, shoppers can have their Oakbrook Center or
Water Tower Place purchases delivered for FREE
until January 1! All in-mall purchases are delivered the SAME DAY to
home, office or hotel – or held by our Guest Services’ Staff for
DAY provides runners from retailers, safe item storage, shipping
consolidation locations and dedicated parking for crowd sourced deliver
DAY service hours and delivery zones will vary, but encompass an
approximately 15-mile-wide delivery radius. The SAME DAY platform
incorporates smart routing and full transparency,
including the ability for shoppers to watch their delivery on a map in
real time from pickup to their doorstep.
Center and Water Tower Place are owned and managed by General Growth
Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning,
leasing, and redeveloping high quality retail properties throughout the
United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly
traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
was Attorney for, President of and National Trustee of the Chicago
Chapter of NARAS for 10 yrs. (Nat'l Academy of Recording Arts &
JAY founded the Music Library at Harold Washington College
JAY was on the board of the Variety Club Children's Charities for 20 yrs
JAY was involved with 3 National Telethons out of Chicago
JAY donated a $100,000 van to the North Center for Handicapped Children
JAY raised over $100,000 for Larabita
JAY received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Music Awards Organization
JAY was awarded Legendary Blues Attorney from the Blues Hall of Fame
A NOTE FROM JAY B. ROSS...
all of our clients needs relative to image, likeness and any other
visual or aural representations...Over 40 Years of Experience!
JAY B. ROSS AND ASSOCIATES PChas represented and/or advised some of the most prominent people in the Entertainment Industry.A pioneer in the field of Entertainment Law, Ross
has represented scores of Music Legends and/or their heirs and
advisers, including James Brown, Ray Charles' family, Muddy Waters,
Woody Guthrie estate, Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, Koko Taylor, Gene
Chandler, Shirley Jones, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Bonnie Pointer, Debbie Sledge, Albertina Walker, Marshall Thompson and the Chi-Lites, Dinah Washington, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk and Willie Dixon. The late James Brown was a client for 15 years.
addition to Entertainment Law, JAY works on obtaining digital
recording royalties. Jay shares his vast experience by teaching at local
colleges and law schools.
WEBINAR: Nielsen & Billboard to Discuss Chart Revamp
Join Us As Nielsen & Billboard Discuss Important Chart Updates; GeoRiot Showcases Platform for Musicians and Labels
Dec. 4 • 2 - 3:15 PM
Billboard’s VP of Charts & Data Development Silvio Pietroluongo will join Nielsen’s David Bakula during a presentation on changes in music consumption. They will review the revamped Billboard
200 chart that will premiere earlier that same day. The chart upgrade,
the most substantial methodology update since May 1991 when Billboard first used Nielsen's point-of-sale data, will include on-demand streaming and digital track sales.
showcased on the webinar will be new member GeoRiot, whose platform
provides link management and URL shortener services for musicians and
record labels. Specializing in the globalization of iTunes and Amazon
links, the service integrates with the affiliate programs of each,
ensuring the best possible user experience, and more money in your
pocket from your international audience. GeoRiot’s Director of
Operations, Cole Lakes, will present “3 Tips for Maximizing Online
Sales,” focusing on how “geo-fragmentation" and the “purchasing gap” are
affecting your audiences, and what tools can be used to solve these
TAFFER TO GRANT $30,000 WORTH OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO ONE LUCKY BAR
IN “RAISE YOUR BAR” SWEEPSTAKES PRESENTED BY NIGHTCLUB & BAR MEDIA
Official 2015 Nightclub & Bar Show Contest Open Through January 16th
Nightclub & Bar Media Group presents Jon Taffer’s “Raise Your Bar” Sweepstakes,
a contest where for the first time ever owners, managers, and employees
of a bar, nightclub, or nightlife venue can enter for the chance to win
$30,000 worth of products and services for their establishment. Patrons
can also enter the sweepstakes on behalf of their favorite bar. The
sweepstakes ends January 16th and the winner will be selected January 20th.
am so excited to be able to bring this to the nightlife community,”
says Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host
and executive producer of Spike TV's Bar Rescue. “$30,000 of products and services can make a big difference to a bar.”
The winner will also receive a free VIP Pass to the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Show 30th Anniversary, including round-trip airfare and all hotel expenses paid. The annual event, held March 30th-April 1st
at the Las Vegas Convention Center attracts more on-premise
professionals, suppliers and industry experts than any other nightlife
industry show in North America. This is an important event that provides
bar and nightclub professionals the opportunity to connect with
suppliers, conduct business and gain the tools they need to be
successful in this dynamic industry.
sweepstakes opened today, December 1, 2014, and runs until January 16,
2015. The winner will be randomly selected on January 20, 2015. Eligible
entrants as well as bar lovers who can also submit on behalf of their
favorite bar can enter to win through Nightclub & Bar’s social media
channels on Twitter
the support of industry leaders, presenting sponsors include
Anheuser-Busch, Diageo, Spike Bar Rescue and TouchTunes with additional
products and services provided by TurboTap, 2TouchPOS, BarProducts.com,
Partender, Waitressville and MarketTeam, Inc.
About Nightclub & Bar Media Group
Nightclub & Bar Media Group, a division of Boston, MA based Questex LLC, is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing
the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow
their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and
dynamic industry for 30 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group produces
the Nightclub & Bar Show (www.ncbshow.com