Thursday, October 30, 2003


Stay Dead at Chicago Horrorfest Film Festival

Stay Dead shows as part of the Chicago Horrorfest Film Festival at 7 PM tonight at 3 Penny Cinema - 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. (Yahoo Map).


Monday, October 27, 2003

Rehearsal/Performance Space:
Plasticene has an amazing rehearsal space available for daytime and evening rehearsals.
Located in Wicker Park at 1550 N. Milwaukee (Yahoo Map).
1 block walk to Damen EL stop and block walk to Damen, North and Milwaukee buses.
$10 -$15 per hour standard rate
Discounted rates are to be negotiated by managing director
  • 25' X 50'
  • Wood Floor
  • Access to Bathroom
  • Heat
  • Possible storage area for equipment
EVENT RATES (Users are making income and/or the event is accessed by the public)
$50 user fee
$25 per hour
Please contact Plasticene's Managing Director to process your request.
Thank you,
Collette Pollard Witteveen
Managing Director
This is all I know about this, caveat actor (or rather producer).

Sunday, October 26, 2003


Stay Dead at Chicago Horrorfest Film Festival

Stay Dead shows as part of the Chicago Horrorfest Film Festival at 7 PM tonight at 3 Penny Cinema - 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. (Yahoo Map).

Thursday, October 23, 2003

CBS STAR SEARCH - Chicago Audition Dates October 24 & 25:
Would you like the chance to win $100,000?
The CBS show Star Search is looking for adult singers. For the audition, the applicant must have two songs prepared to sing to track without vocals (karaoke style).
Applicant requirements:
Adult Vocalists - Applicants must be 15 years of age or older. They should not currently be a party to a recording contract, either alone or as a member of a group. Applicants may have appeared on television in amateur or semi-amateur showcases or talent discovery competitions ("Talent Programs"); however, applicants should not have made any prior prime time national network television solo singing appearances of more than thirty (30) seconds in length on any programming.
Chicago audition dates are October 24th and 25th 2003 9AM to 6PM:
The House of Blues Hotel
333 N. Dearborn St. (Yahoo Map)
Chicago IL 60610-4456
For more information call: 1-800-553-3811 or go to
Also seeking Junior Vocalists 8-14 and Dancers 14-30.
This is all I know about this; caveat actor.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Modeling and Photography convention January 3 & 4:
I'm e-mailing you to let you know about a Modeling and Photography convention I'm producing this Jan 3rd and 4th in Chicago at the Holiday Inn O'Hare. It will be a great way for you to get head shots and build your portfolio with up to 48 different photographers from across the USA and Canada in a extremely cost effective manor. Please get back to me if this sounds like an event that you would want to attend or check out the list of photographers for this event at
David Vinezeano
This is all I know about this; caveat actor.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Paul Baio is a Chicago improvisor and nice guy. His wife Lisa has been diagnosed with cancer. He has set up this web site to try to raise some money to help with the mounting medical bills: (it may not display properly in Netscape, but you can go to the donation page directly).

Monday, October 13, 2003

Rehearsal/Performance Space:
'[I]f any companies are looking for rental space for productions, rehearsals etc. We have a full bar, tons of free parking, and our ppa license. The location and contact information is as follows:
1108 W. Randolph St. (Yahoo Map)
Chicago, IL 60607
Michelle Hirschfeld
312-492-6100 ext 3'
This is all I know about this, caveat actor (or rather producer).

Saturday, October 11, 2003

'The Film Department of Columbia College will be holding season auditions for this academic year. To be considered, send two headshots to
Rachel Slavick
Film Department
Columbia College
600 S. Michigan
Chicagom IL 60605.'
(from PerformInk).
Note: This is for student film work, so while you can get time in front of a camera (for some of their projects) and meet some good directors, it is a little hit or miss:
  • There is almost always no money involved.
  • Do not count on getting material for your reel
    (expect to get copies of at most a third of your work).
  • Production management can be very weak.
  • Caveat actor.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

I wonder if the same is true for not getting a callback ;-):
The feeling is familiar to anyone who has been passed over in picking teams or snubbed at a party - a sickening, almost painful feeling in the stomach.
Well, it turns out that 'kicked in the gut' feeling is real, U.S. scientists said on Thursday.
Brain imaging studies show that a social snub affects the brain precisely the way visceral pain does
(from Reuters, via Yahoo News).

Monday, October 06, 2003

On-line chatroom critics might affect Broadway. I imagine Chicago can't be too far behind:
Broadway internet chatrooms have become a force on the Great White Way. What is unclear is whether the boards affect a show's fate. Conventional wisdom says, for instance, that bad Internet buzz about the Boston tryout of the 2000 flop Seussical killed the show's Broadway run. Some disagree, however, saying reviews and, of course, the shows themselves still matter far more than online opinions. Do posts influence shows' creative teams? If so, no one involved in a production would ever admit it.
(from The New York Times).

Chicago Community Cinema, a networking event for independent film in Chicago, meets tomorrow night at 6:00 PM at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn St. (Yahoo map).

Saturday, October 04, 2003

The Weatherman - Nicolas Cage movie that's been on the table here for the last three months could be one of four features slated for Chicago filming next year (from ReelChicago).