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Friday, May 2 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Chicago is F***ing Awesome! LIMITED

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Forget what I just said above, Chicago IS on the rise and has a million things going for it.
Musicians: Chicago has tons of venues and festivals to play; great studios and world class engineers.

Filmmakers: Locations, locations, locations from our ocean of a lake, rivers and woods to buildings old and new, you can shoot grand and not-so grand dwellings, 'burbs, farms, and everything in between. With over 200 theaters, Chicago is a breeding ground for great actors.
So take notice, world: Chicago is second-to-none and we are coming for your music and film business. We work harder, longer, and smarter than you, and we are done sending our best talent to work for your town.

Noted Chicago braggers and cursers John McNaughton, Bruce Sheridan, Martin Atkins and Gary Kuzminski head up this panel to tell you why you need to stay in Chicago, and be part of the next explosive wave of Chicago film and music.
We’ll even ask Rahm to moderate to up the f**k quotient, but he’ll probably say no…. or “F**k no!”

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Martin Atkins

Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 30+ years in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries. | He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He... Read More →
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John McNaughton

John McNaughton is a Chicago-based filmmaker whose credits include Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Wild Things. He is a board member of the Director’s Guild of America and a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.
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Bruce Sheridan

Bruce Sheridan has been Chair of Cinema Art + Science since 2001 and is a leader in the move to redesign film and media education for the 21st century. He has 30 years experience directing, producing, and writing drama and documentary for the screen and teaches all of those disciplines. He won the 1999 New Zealand Best Drama Award for the tele-feature Lawless. In 2006 Kubuku Rides, a short film he produced with Tim Evans and Steppenwolf Films... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Logan Thtr. Lounge