Filmmaker Meetup!

This bi-monthly event is a wonderful way to find your next writer/DP/motivation/producer/agent/friend! Join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 7-9pm to mix and mingle with local filmmakers. Network and learn about projects that are looking for cast & crew right now. Maybe you have a project of your own? Looking for inspiration? Jump in, we won't bite!

Special Guest: JACK C. NEWELL!

Jack C. Newell is the writer/producer/director of award winning films that have screened across the United States and abroad, including the Montreal World Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, and The Boston Film Festival. Close Quarters, his first feature length film can be seen on iTunes and Amazon VOD very soon. He is currently in post-production on his second feature length film, Open Tables that takes place in some of the best restaurants in the world as well as Paris, France. His first feature length documentary, How to Build a School in Haiti, is currently in production.

A graduate of Columbia College Chicago undergrad in film/video, he currently teaches film directing at Columbia College Chicago and is an Education Committee board member for the Chicago International Film Festival.

How to Build a School in Haiti Demo

For the uninitiated: this bimonthly networking event provides a chance for filmmakers to meet and collaborate on projects. Are you a screenwriter looking for a producer? A director looking for a director of photography? This event is open to anyone who is interested in making independent media: editors, actors, art directors, composers, make-up artists... Bring your resume and business cards, and we’ll handle the rest. Special guest speakers and community businesses will also be featured.

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  • deborah g.

    I was afraid to go because I don't make films yet!

    November 21, 2013

  • Sonia Maria C.

    A great networking opportunity. Thank you Chicago Filmmakers!

    November 19, 2013

  • Jeremy G.

    i have a short film (under 3 min) that is part of a series i had planned on making, only 2 have been filmed at this point and only 1 has been edited, i was working on all of it myself (other than all the actors obviously) anyway i was wondering if i brought a flashdrive with the video file on it would there be a way to show it to all of you to get opinions and critique or would i need to bring my laptop.

    November 18, 2013

    • Jeremy G.

      In case anyone looks, I am on a bus about 15 min away, next time I use red line from hyde park.

      1 · November 19, 2013

    • Jeremy G.

      Should have stuck around, then I would have someone to follow home lol

      November 19, 2013

  • joette w.

    Wish I could be there tonight. But the good news is, I am shooting a commercial!See you next time.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Ezzy U.

    I will be about an hour late. Is that ok?

    November 17, 2013

  • Andrew F.

    I love going to these CF events, but I am in a critical stage of post-production and can't get away that night. Anybody looking for a one-man-band DP with nice cam & lights, message me.

    November 17, 2013

  • Julia R.

    Here is a private link to the sizzle reel we are still working on for our film, "Making Man…Kind". I am looking for some help with filming and directing some live action of a young skateboarder participating in a series of random acts of kindness for part of the feature. If you are interested in helping out…look for me. :)

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Bernie T.

    hey guys i'm usually at the meeting but i've been traveling don't know for surre if i'll make this one but i need a sound guy and a lighting guy asap

    October 31, 2013

    • Ben

      Will this guy have to provide own lighting/audio equipment?

      November 15, 2013

  • Chicago F.

    We have an amazing guest speaker for the night of Nov 19th! Chicago director Jack C. Newell! He'll be speaking about narrative AND documentary directing as well as his major projects filmed at home and abroad.

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Jeremy G.

      Looking forward to it, and meeting everyone in this new city.

      November 14, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    I don't think I will be able to make it! But I would love to go to the next one!

    November 11, 2013

  • Bernie T.

    oh and a belly dancer :)

    October 31, 2013

  • Amro Looking forward to meeting a great collaborative group!

    October 11, 2013

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