Podtalk: Rebecca Fons & Jack C. Newell on 3rd ‘Destroy Your Art’ in Chicago, Aug. 10, 2019

Chicago – In what has become an annual happening, Chicago arts power couple Rebecca Fons and Jack C. Newell bring back “Destroy Your Art,” an event in which a filmmaker creates a film, shows it once ...

‘Hamilton’ Actor Javier Munoz to Star in Comedy ‘Monuments’

‘Hamilton’ Actor Javier Munoz to Star in Comedy ‘Monuments’ “Hamilton” actor Javier Munoz, David Sullivan, and Marguerite Moreau will star in the independent comedy “Monuments,” which has started shooting, Variety has learned exclusively. David Pasquesi, Joel ...

Film Review: Rising Above Cancer in the Teen Dream ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

Chicago – The topic of cancer is rarely heroic, and as we know mostly concludes tragically. But the new teen comedy “Hope Springs Eternal” turns the Big C on its ear, and features up-and-coming young ...

Podtalk: Rebecca Fons & Jack C. Newell on Second ‘Destroy Your Art’ in Chicago, Aug. 10, 2018

Chicago – The happening is lovelier, the second time around. Chicago film power couple Rebecca Fons and Jack C. Newell bring back “Destroy Your Art,” an event in which a filmmaker creates a film, ...

Teen drama Hope Springs Eternal gets a poster and trailer

Ahead of the release of Hope Springs Eternal next month, a new trailer and poster have arrived online for Jack C. Newell’s upcoming teen dramady which stars Mia Rose Frampton, Stony Blyden, Juliette ...

Mia Rose Frampton in Trailer for Teen Drama 'Hope Springs Eternal'

"Who cares if you're sorry, you have to do something about it." Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted the official trailer for a dramatic comedy for teens titled Hope Springs Eternal, from a screenplay ...

Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Teen Drama ‘Hope Springs Eternal’

Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Teen Drama ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken U.S. and Latin American rights to Jack C. Newell’s teen drama Hope Springs Eternal for a day and date release of Aug. 10. The deal was negotiated by Miles Fineburg, ...

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires comedy-drama 'Hope Springs Eternal'

Octane Entertainment represents international rights. Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up Us and Latin American rights from Octane Entertainment to Gylden Entertainment’s comedy-drama Hope Springs ...

Interview: Director Jack C. Newell Weighs in on ‘42 Grams’

Chicago – At this point in our civilization, the food culture is at its peak. “Foodies” devote themselves to TV networks, celebrity chefs and the latest taste sensations. Director Jack C. Newell ...

Movie Review – Mercury in Retrograde (2018)

Mercury in Retrograde, 2018. Written and Directed by Michael Glover Smith. Starring Najarra Townsend, Alana Arenas, Roxane Mesquida, Shane Simmons, Kevin Wehby, Jack C. Newell, and Andrew Sensenig. ...

Exclusive Trailer for ‘Mercury in Retrograde’ Shows Relationships in Flux

While Chicago is known to host large Hollywood productions, if one peers deeper into its filmmaking scene, there is no shortage of independent riches. We recently named Stephen Cone’s Princess Cyd one ...

Interview, Audio: Rebecca Fons & Jack C. Newell on ‘Destroy Your Art’ in Chicago on Aug. 25, 2017

Chicago – In one of the more intriguing “happenings” in the Chicago scene, the husband and wife team of Rebecca Fons and Jack C. Newell are hosting “Destroy Your Art” in Chicago, on August 25th, 2017, ...

Podcast Talk: Rebecca Fons on Reopening the Iowa Theater in Winterset on May 25, 2017

Chicago – When Rebecca Fons, the former Education Manager of the Chicago International Film Festival, was getting married to Jack C. Newell – a prominent Chicago film director – her mother Marianne ...

‘Open Tables’ Exclusive Clip: Intertwining Stories of True Love Over Many Dinner Courses

‘Open Tables’ Exclusive Clip: Intertwining Stories of True Love Over Many Dinner Courses Sometimes a good meal is the perfect setting for love stories. Shot on location in some of the top restaurants in Chicago (Longman & Eagle and Publican) and Paris (Bistrot Paul Bert and Au Bon ...

Interview: Director Jack C. Newell on Digital Release of ‘Open Tables’

Chicago – Local filmmaking has always gotten a boost through director Jack C. Newell. His 2015 film “Open Tables,” shot in Chicago and Paris, will get it’s digital release on Tuesday, December 6th, ...

Interview: Director Jack C. Newell Has ‘Open Tables’ at 51st Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago – Jack C. Newell will ride his bike when he meets you for an interview in Chicago, naturally. The locally based director is a welcome original, with credits in both documentary and narrative ...

New Doc Follows American Construction Of Elementary School In Haiti & Community Impact (Pros & Cons)

Currently in production is a documentary from director/producer Jack C. Newell, titled How to Build a School in Haiti, which chronicles the struggles of an American trying to build a school in a ...

Interview: Director Jack C. Newell on the Chicago Set for ‘Open Tables’

Chicago – You know you’re on a Jack C. Newell film set when his producer, Steve Tobiasz, offers you the best empanada you’ve ever eaten, from the Gourmet Food Truck that is crucial to the upcoming ...

Interviews: Backstage with ‘Chicago Fire’ at 2012 Best of the Midwest Awards

Chicago – When putting on an awards show in Chicago, getting local talent to hand out awards was as easy as calling the production of “Chicago Fire,” currently filming here. The 2012 Best of the ...

Film News: Nominations Announced For Best of the Midwest Film Awards

Chicago – The Midwest Independent Film Festival, which convenes every first Tuesday of the month, is fast becoming an institution in Chicago and an influential barometer for the local and Midwestern ...

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