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IFP/Chicago Presents: Fair Use for Filmmakers with Michael Donaldson on Tuesday, February 10!
is delighted to present "Fair Use for Filmmakers with Michael
Donaldson" on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Film Row Cinema @ Columbia College
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IFP/Chicago Members - $10.00 IFP/Chicago Student Members - Free Non-Members - $20.00 Student Non-Members (with Current Student ID) - $15.00
College Instructors: Bring your class! Discounted rates available for groups of 10+ - email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Noted entertainment attorney Michael Donaldson
will be answering all of your questions in his talk on fair use in both
documentary and scripted films in his only Chicago appearance this
Michael will tell stories and share film clips to make fair use
clear and accessible for filmmakers working in fiction and non-fiction
alike. The 4th edition of his popular book Clearance and Copyright has just been released.
Not yet a member or need to renew so you can take advantage of member pricing? CLICK HERE to join/renew today!
Did You Know ...?
Digital and social media expertise is critical to contemporary filmmakers. Learn Digital Marketing and Social Media with the Digital Professional Institute (DPI).
IFP/Chicago members receive a 20% discount on classes at Digital
Professional Institute. Not yet a member of IFP/Chicago, or need to
renew CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW today!
New and renewing members!
We'd like to welcome (and welcome back) the following members:
Thomas Betts, Quincy Joyner, Mojo Lorwin, J. Paul Preseault, Katlyn Schreck, Justin Skotarczyk, Kathe Telingator
At its January Board meeting, IFP/Chicago added eight new members
to its Board of Directors and elected its new slate of officers for
2015. CLICK HERE for details!
Call for Member Work - 2015 Screening Series
Current IFP/Chicago Members - Beginning in 2015, IFP/Chicago will
be hosting regular screenings of completed Member works and
Have a project for us to consider? CLICK HERE to tell us about your project. You must be a current IFP/Chicago member to participate. Not yet a member or need to renew? CLICK HERE to join or renew right now.
Call for Member News
Current IFP/Chicago Members -- we'd love to share your news!
Get into a festival? Win an award? Want to announce the dates of your upcoming crowdfunding campaign?
It may seem counterintuitive, but high-pressure, hard-driving tactics
don't necessarily produce highly successful careers. Yvonne James Furth
and Molly Rudberg-Leshnock take a fresh look at the most effective
strategies for professional and personal success in From the Yoga Mat to
the Corner Office: A Mindful Approach to Business Success (Highpoint
live in an extremely fast-paced, technological world that is constantly
spinning us in new directions, forcing us to double down on commitment,
intensity, and the stress that comes with it. It doesn't have to be
that way. From the Yoga Mat to the Corner Office illuminates a far more
successful approach to business - one of mindfulness, flexibility,
grace, focus, and a balancing of mind/body/spirit health.
the reader is a seasoned yogi or someone who has just picked up the
book, From the Yoga Mat to the Corner Office is packed with useful
wisdom, strategies and daily practices for achieving more prosperity,
joy along the road to a fulfilling career. It is available for purchase
Furth and Rudberg-Leshnock offer a new way to create and sustain
business culture and communication. Drawing on extensive research and an
exclusive survey of successful business executives, they offer their
own wisdom along with valuable perspectives from successful leaders in
cutting edge, global organizations such as WalMart, Google, Facebook,
Kohler, and more.
a former top executive in advertising, has personal experience applying
yoga concepts in a stressful and demanding large corporate environment.
Rudberg-Leshnock experiences similar needs in start up and growth stage
companies daily. They agree - no matter the size or industry of a
business, we need to encourage leaders,
executives, decision makers and entrepreneurs to look at their current
culture to see if it's inspiring (and motivating) their employees to
produce their best work.
readers clear the space needed to live a more mindful, centered
professional and personal life, they can be at the forefront of smarter,
healthier, more efficient organizations. This book provides a mindful
approach to achieve business success without paying the price with our
sanity, ourselves, or our souls. From the Yoga Mat to the Corner Office
is for every professional seeking to achieve more prosperity,
flexibility and joy.
James Furth is the former President and CEO of Draft Worldwide, now FCB
Global, one of the largest global advertising agency networks. She is
currently Executive Vice President of the Board of
Directors of The Off The Street Club, Chicago's oldest boys and girls
organization. Furth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing
from Georgetown University and recently completed the Executive Program
for Corporate Governance at Kellogg School of Management.
Rudberg-Leshnock is a leading edge life coach, organizational alchemist
and leadership innovator. She is owner of Molly Rudberg, LLC and on the
Advisory Council for GirlUp, a United Nations Organization.
Rudberg-Leshnock received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication
Studies from the University of Iowa and a Master's Degree in Managerial
Communication from Northwestern University; she is currently an
Affiliate with Accomplishment Coaching.
From the Yoga Mat to the Corner Office: A Mindful Approach to Business Success Highpoint Executive Publishing Available from the website, yogamattocorneroffice.com and from fine bookstores and online everywhere $19.95 ISBN: 978-0-9891054-9-1
ROCKY WIRTZ, BULLEY & ANDREWS AND TIM SAMUELSON TO BE HONOROED MARCH 19 AT LANDMARKS ILLINOIS’ LEGENDARY LANDMARKS CELEBRATION
Landmarks Illinois will mark its tenth annual Legendary
Landmarks Celebration by awarding ‘landmark’ status to three civic and
cultural leaders: Historian Tim Samuelson, Business Leader Rocky Wirtz and Construction Firm Bulley & Andrews. The awards will be given at Landmarks Illinois’ Legendary Landmarks Celebration
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East
Delaware Place. Cocktails begin at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 7
p.m. and a live auction.
“The three honorees have made extraordinary impacts on the cultivation
and sustainability of Chicago’s architectural and historical culture,”
said Bonnie McDonald, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois.
“Not only is Tim Samuelson a living encyclopedia of Chicago, but his
work allows for audiences to actively engage with history in new ways.
Bulley & Andrews, in its fourth generation of building, remains a
forerunner of construction innovation and Rocky Wirtz’s work in Chicago
continues to steward the preservation of vital landmark buildings.”
Founded in 1891, Bulley & Andrews spans three
centuries of building and restoring Chicago’s skyline. One of the
Midwest’s most trusted and accomplished construction firms, Bulley &
Andrews keeps its ties to tradition while utilizing cutting edge
technology to stay at the vanguard of construction innovation. Now
planning its 125th anniversary in 2016, this fourth
generation, family-owned and operated firm is led by Allan E. Bulley,
Jr. With a regional focus and national reach, Bulley & Andrews has
restored many of Illinois' most important historic landmarks including:
Robie House, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Ragdale, St. Columba, the
St. Charles Riverwall, the Monroe Building, and the Chicago Athletic
Association. The firm also orchestrated the move of the Harriet Rees
House, one of the largest homes ever moved in the nation.
Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of
Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, has
been instrumental in celebrating and protecting Chicago’s past. His job
is that of a spokesperson, historian and storyteller, a wide-ranging
position that requires him to tell the spirit and the history of Chicago
through exhibits, public programs, and collaboration with other
cultural institutions. Samuelson is highly regarded for his stewardship
of the cultural and architectural history of the city at the Commission
on Chicago Landmarks and the Chicago Historical Society. In 2004,
Cartoonist Chris Ware and Ira Glass of “This American Life” published
“Lost Buildings,” a book and DVD based on Samuelson’s life and the
preservation of Chicago’s historic buildings.
Rocky Wirtz was named President of Wirtz Corporation
and Chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks in October 2007, following his
late father, William W. Wirtz. As President of Wirtz Corporation,
Wirtz’s role extends to a vast array of businesses, from beverage
distribution to financial services, entertainment, insurance and real
estate. Wirtz Realty is the oldest business within the Wirtz family of
companies, owning and managing properties in the Chicago area for nearly
a century, including many of the city’s most renowned buildings such as
the historic, Art Deco landmark at 333 N. Michigan Avenue. Wirtz also
continues to lead his family’s commitment to numerous civic and
charitable organizations including Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
Allan E. Bulley Jr., representing Bulley & Andrews will be
introduced at the celebration by Museum of Science and Industry
President and CEO David Mosena. Samuelson will be introduced by Principal Architect John Vinci, FAIA, and Wirtz will be introduced by Chicago’s 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.
WTTW television journalist and Chicago historian Geoffrey Baer will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Event Co-Chairs are Joseph Antunovich, AIA, Richard H. Driehaus, Leslie Hindman and Lois Weisberg. Celebration Host Committee Chair is Sandra Rand. Celebration committee members include, Madeline Gelis, Shelley Gorson, Krista Gnatt, Frieda Ireland, Karen Prieur, Janet Rotner and Martin V. Sinclair, Jr.
Proceeds from the event will in part benefit Landmarks Illinois’
Preservation Heritage Grant Fund which provides essential financial
assistance for the revitalization of historically and architecturally
significant properties statewide. This investment, in turn, encourages
economic growth, creates jobs, promotes tourism and safeguards a sense
of place, identity and quality of life for generations to come.
Past Legendary Landmarks have included: Abbott; Founder and President
of Antunovich Associates Joseph Antunovich; Joffrey Ballet Artistic
Director Gerald Arpino; Major League Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie
Banks; Grace Barry; civic leader John Bryan; banker and philanthropist
Norman Bobins and his wife Virginia; Richard Driehaus; Lee Flaherty;
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates; art gallery owner Richard Gray;
Leslie Hindman; Chicago International Film Festival Founder Michael
Kutza; jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis; Susan and Lew Manilow; former Field
Museum President John McCarter; Alexandra and John Nichols; Target; Vice
Chairman of Terlato Wine Group John A. Terlato and Terlato Wines;
Father Jack Wall; award winning actor, director, writer and producer
Harold Ramis; Bernie and Jane Sahlins; photographer Victor Skrebneski;
award-winning architect John Vinci; and Chicago’s past Cultural
Commissioner Lois Weisberg.
Tickets are $500/person. Patron tickets are $1000/person. Table
reservations range from $5,000/ten person table, $10,000/ten person
table and $25,000/ten person table. For reservations please call PJH
& Associates 312.553.2000 or online at www.pjhchicago.com/Landmarks
About Landmarks Illinois
Landmarks Illinois serves as the state’s leading voice for historic
preservation by promoting the reuse of buildings as a strategy for
economic development and sustaining healthy communities, while expanding
the public’s understanding and stewardship of the built environment.
Since its founding in 1971, the 2,500-member statewide organization has
saved countless architectural and historic treasures throughout
Illinois. For more information, visit www.Landmarks.org