PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

The Creative Group

www.creativegroup.com

The Creative Group, a Robert Half company, is a branch of the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm, providing skilled professionals in the fields of accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative, marketing, and administration. We have more than 400 consulting and staffing locations worldwide.

 

Founded in 1948, Robert Half pioneered the concept of professional staffing services. Today, we offer businesses a full spectrum of specialized staffing and consulting solutions. Robert Half has appeared on FORTUNE® magazine's "Most Admired Companies"​ list every year since 1998 and also appears on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies."​ The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: RHI) and is a member of the S&P 500 index and the FTSE4Good Responsible Investment Index.

 

Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts in risk, advisory and transaction services.

 

Attending Representatives:

  • Lois Snavely, Sr. Recruiter of Digital Media

  • Alex Banister, Sr. Recruiter of Agency Partnerships

 

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Animation & Visual Effects

  • Graphic Design/ Visual Communication

  • Post-Production

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Stagehands IATSE Local 2

http://www.iatselocal2.com

IATSE Local 2 is the labor union representing technicians, artisans and craft persons working in Chicago's entertainment industry, including live theatre, television production, and trade shows.

IATSE Local 2 membership has provided excellent labor and craftsmanship to the Chicago-land entertainment industry for over 120 years.

 

Attending Representative:

  • Frank Taylor, President

 

Interested in:

  • Recording Arts

 

Mass Audio, Inc.

https://www.massaudioinc.com/

 

Mass Audio is Chicago’s leading provider of event solutions and        equipment rentals for festivals, concerts, corporate events, and more. We are passionate about what we do and our constant aim is to raise the bar. Our mission is to provide you with the highest level of service and reasonably priced solutions, utilizing our vast inventory of state-of-the-art equipment for events of all sizes.


One of our core focuses is bringing Event Production into the 21st century. We strive to deliver the best kits and engineers for your projects. Here are just some of the ways we accomplish this:

  • Efficient and rapid deployment of all systems

  • Powerful large and compact solutions

  • Flexible customization options

  • Cloud based tracking software

  • Client and crew web portals

  • SMS + Email alerts & reminders

  • Secure web-based viewing of reports & online quote approval

  • Strong ability to adapt and solve problems if they arise

 

Our team of courteous and highly experienced staff members are able to provide your event with the best possible outcome. We pride ourselves in our professional attitude, attention to detail, and constant aim to meet and exceed your standards of service.

 

Attending Representative:

  • Sean Lathan, CEO

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Interested in:

  • Recording Arts

 

Encore Event Technologies

http://www.encore-us.com/

Encore Event Technologies is the leading provider of unique, creative and innovative in-house audiovisual services for hotels, conference centers and resorts throughout North America.

Encore Productions, the production division of Encore Event Technologies, is a full-service creative production and A/V equipment rental company, helping clients tell their stories around the world.

 

Under the umbrella of the Freeman Company, AVT Event Technologies and Encore Productions have come together to form the most unique, creative and innovative company in the industry.

Attending Representative:

  • Rachel Adams,Recruiter

  • Tony Oliva, Regional Director

 

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Recording Arts

 

For over 30 years, AV Chicago has specialized in audio, video, lighting, staging, event services and equipment rental. We provide our clients with second to none production and event services for small and large meetings, conferences, galas, fund raisers, private gatherings and live performances.

 

We also rent audio visual equipment directly to consumers for their own use via easy pick up or delivery to their location.

 

We work with each client to understand and execute his/her vision and well over 80% of our business each year is generated from repeat and referral events. Our team has more than 300 years of combined experience and serves more than 2,500 events each year.

Attending Representative:

  • Dustin Hughes, Director of Operations

  • Andrew Hagen, General Manager

Interested in:

  • Recording Arts

 

JJack Productions

www.jjackpro.com

The internet is a radiant playground for Creative Video Advertising. We’re not here to bother people with advertisements, but to provide YOUR experience and YOUR personality.

 

Simply put: Who YOU are, what YOU do, and what makes YOU special. Then, we BLAST your story to the world: YOUR website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and so on and so on.

 

Our mission is to build a lasting impression for YOU and YOUR audience. YOU provide YOUR unique story, and we will provide our passion for storytelling and creativity to craft YOUR films.

“People are Visual, show them your Vision.” – JJack Productions

Attending Representative:

  • Justin Jackola, Director/Creative Producer

  • Cody Mennenoh, Producer

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Graphic Design/ Visual Communication

  • Post-Production

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Oakley Words & Pictures

www.oakleywords&pictures.com

What do we each leave behind after we're gone? When I used to take my boys camping when they were young, the mantra was always, "Leave no trace." Which made great sense at the time, especially given the variety of traces my boys were capable of leaving behind in whatever version of the wilderness we were exploring.

 

Now my path has led me to the place where I'm here to do the opposite. I want to help people leave behind their traces, their words, their narratives. I'm here to help create and share the meaningful stories they have to tell. Either about themselves, their organization, the brand they nurture like a baby, their passion or a concern that would otherwise consume them. Capture it. Put it where it matters. Where it will be seen.

I am here to help you emerge from the shadows or wherever you find yourself and tell that story. Your story. I'm ready when you are.

Attending Representative:

  • Bill Oakley, Content Writer, Creator and Producer

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Post-Production

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Full Spectrum Features

www.fullspectrumfeatures.com

FULL SPECTRUM FEATURES NFP is a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity in the independent film industry by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers.

Attending Representative:

  • Eugene Sun Park, Executive Director

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Post-Production

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

  • Graphic Design / Visual Communication

 

The Mill is a world-leading visual effects and content creation studio, collaborating on projects for the advertising, gaming and music industries. We pride ourselves on building partnerships based on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies, with the world’s best agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands.

 

Our work is built on the bedrock of cinematic legacy. We produce visually driven projects for any screen and build awe-inspiring interactive and immersive experiences.

 

At its core, The Mill is a creative culture of talented artists and technologists from multinational and homegrown backgrounds, nurturing innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas. This enables us to offer creative solutions across all our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Attending Representative:

  • Colette Murray, Talent Manager

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Post-Production

  • Animation & VFX

 

Asian Pop-Up Cinema

www.asianpopupcinema.org

Founded by international film and cultural curator Sophia Wong Boccio, SOPHIA’S CHOICE ( 蘇菲亞的精選) is a Chicago-based 501 C (3) not-for-profit cultural organization incorporated in May 2015. Our vision is fostering appreciation for diverse Asian cultures.

We are realizing our vision through a multi-pronged mission by:

 

  • cultivating an interest in and understanding of Asian cultures via a diverse offering of Asian films;

  • connecting the Asian film industry with local Chicago film professionals, educators and students; and

  • promoting Chicago as a destination for international visitors.

 

Asian Pop-Up Cinema (亞洲躍動電影展) is our semi-annual film festival - every spring and fall - that shows a series of specially curated films in their original languages with English subtitles.  Films are presented at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago.   Thanks to our diverse cultural partners and sponsors, we continue to add pop-up events in the city.  

Since our inaugural season in the fall of 2015, APUC has presented 5 North American premieres, 28 Chicago premieres and a total of 42 contemporary Asian titles including films from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. To date, APUC has also hosted 15 Asian filmmakers, actors and other industry specialists from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and S. Korea.  Each APUC film and its filmmaker receive their own spotlight, since we do not host multiple events on the same day. This results in a more meaningful dialogue and connection with the audience and local Chicago media. Based on the filmmaker’s availability, we collaborate with local professional and academic institutions to create outreach opportunities such as classroom lectures, industry panel discussions and industry networking. 

Attending Representative:

  • Sophia Wong Boccio, Founder and Executive Director

  • Maureen Herlehy, Treasurer

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Post-Production

  • Recording Arts

  • Graphic Design / Visual Communication

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Chicago South Asian 

Film Festival

www.csaff.org

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival’s mission is to advance diversity in Chicagoland through cinema, conversation and culture. The festival gives South Asian talent, stories and themes a world platform and is committed to providing an experience in cinema for filmmakers and moviegoers alike with the warmth and personal touch that is unique to Chicago.

THE FESTIVAL AIMS TO:

  • Promote South Asian culture, talent and perspectives through films, art and discussions

  • Promote Local Businesses and Organizations by creating partnerships and fostering strong relationships to provide exposure

  • Promote Chicago as a destination for making films while supporting local talent through workshops and networking platforms

Attending Representative:

  • Jigar Shah, Festival Manager

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Graphic Design / Visual Communication

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Framestore is home to a collective of visionaries working across film, advertising and content. Our work and skillset is wide-ranging, thanks to a pool of 2400 talented artists and producers in offices across the globe.

What We Do

Known globally for our visual effects, we have a proud history creating extraordinary images and scenes for some of Hollywood’s biggest pictures, collecting every possible industry award along the way.

Our work is also seen across the advertising industry, bringing magic to the small screens that surround us every day.

Framestore has grasped the opportunities afforded by new technologies, and works with brands, studios, artists and organisations to bring immersive experiences to both new and existing audiences. Fuelled by a relentless curiosity we continue to look to the future, carving out new spaces, screens and media through which to tell stories. 

Attending Representative:

  • Alissa Nunley, Scheduler

Interested in:

  • Animation & VFX

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Since 1937, PSAV has been connecting and inspiring people around the globe with impactful meeting and event experiences. Working closely with our customers, our talented professionals deliver strategic planning, creative production, advanced technology and staging services to make dynamic and impactful meetings and events of all sizes – always with an unwavering focus on you.

 

Our experienced professionals are passionate about successful events, and take the time to learn about you and your goals. That close working relationship, along with our vast resources and ready-for-anything approach, gives you the peace of mind that PSAV can help create a unique event tailored to realize your vision and achieve your goals.

Attending Representative:

  • Ina Tore, Recruiter

  • Johanna Scott, Recruiting Coordinator

Interested in:

  • Recording Arts

  • Post-Production

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

The Second City

www.secondcity.com

The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years. We have resident companies in Chicago and Toronto as well as National Touring Companies and casts on NCL cruises. We have comedy shows seven nights a week on our stages; the shows consist of short scenes, songs, and improvised comedy sketches. Cocktails and food are available throughout the show.

Attending Representative:

  • Chris Pagnozzi, Director of Video Marketing

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Post-Production

  • Animation & VFX

  • Graphic Design & Visual Communication

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

Director, creative director and designer Erin Sarofsky launched Sarofsky Corp. in Chicago in 2009 to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Today, Sarofsky's staff artists use animation, visual effects, computer graphics and live-action to collaborate with illustrious clientele from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative and diverse. With artistry that heightens audience impact through sublime commercials, brand films, title sequences and much more, Sarofsky's reputation for breakthrough design, its proven cross-media production expertise, and its fabulous Olson Kundig-designed studio in Chicago's West Loop are all key components of the attraction. Learn more at http://sarofsky.com.

Attending Representative:

  • Steve Anderson, Executive Producer

  • Duarte Elvas, Creative Lead

Interested in:

  • Animation & VFX

  • Graphic Design & Visual Communication

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

 

HotMic, Inc.

HotMic is a brand new tech startup. We are creating a disruptive new sports experience. Providing audiences with an alternative broadcast coverage of their choosing. There will be an abundance of opportunities for audio work including content creation (including sound effects and music composition) and live sound design on game days.

Attending Representative:

  • Andrew Shabat, Director of Entertainment & Fan Experience

 

Interested in:

  • Recording Arts

 

Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources.

Be informed — not influenced — with Newsy's anti-partisan approach to news. Get the facts without pundits and opinions. For people who aren’t satisfied getting only the loudest part of the story, Newsy delivers honest, in-depth context on stories that matter.

Attending Representative:

  • Julian Atkins, News Producer/Editor

  • Christian Bryant, Senior Culture Editor

  • Austin, LoGrande, Newscast Director

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Post-Production

  • Graphic Design & Visual Communication

 

Optimus is a collective of award winning filmmakers, storytellers, and artists working with agencies and brands to develop and produce engaging and effective creative content. A world-class independent production studio with the scale and expertise to execute at the highest level, from concept to finish for any medium.

 

Capabilities include live action production, editorial, design, animation, VFX, VR, audio, and finish. We pride ourselves in maintaining long, loyal, fulfilling and fun-loving relationships with our clients and each other. We hope you'll stop by for work or for play, and experience the full Optimus treatment firsthand.

Attending Representative:

  • Jonathan Desir, Executive Producer

Interested in:

  • Animation & VFX

  • Graphic Design & Visual Communication

  • Post-Production

 

Film Lady is composed of Flashpoint Alumna, Carrie Graham, a filmmaker based out of Chicago, IL driven by a passion for documentaries. Carrie embraces opportunities to delve in to all stages of production, and especially loves having the opportunity to work in the camera department. Ask her about her experience with new media marketing and view her portfolio at carriegraham.net

Attending Representative:

  • Carrie Graham, Filmmaker

Interested in:

  • Film

  • Recording Arts

  • Digital Art / Digital Media

  • Animation & VFX

  • Graphic Design & Visual Communication

  • Post-Production

 

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