Archive for the 'Business Matters' Category

Virus fells Orpheum, shorts Avon

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Nationwide consensus is that small businesses and organizations will get raked over the coals before the pandemic is over. We look at how a first-run, mixed-use, and former movie theater are doing.

NAFF website indefinitely closed

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our first post today is to announce the website for the New Art Film Festival has been retired. What transpires in the future for the NAFF will dictate whether it will be of service to the C-U as before.

Help fundraise for riot, rock docs

Monday, April 6th, 2020

A pair of documentaries with downstate Illinois ties, WHITE HEAT/BLACK ASHES and WHERE ARE YOU, JAY BENNETT?, are close to completion. If interested and able, why not nudge them along?

C-U cinema hits a slippery slope

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The scenes from a film culture that we have been watching mostly from afar fill us with mild disenchantment instead of wonder. And then we were ordered to self-shelter and keep personal spaces to ourselves. Joy.

Collective hones film skills weekly

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Workshop Films Collective, a newer group devoted to developing technical skills and honing storytelling concepts, is led by John Isberg and gathers weekly at Shatterglass Studios in Champaign, IL.

Casting underway for feature films

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Three upcoming film productions between Dreamscape Cinema of Champaign, IL, and Swede Films of Urbana, IL, are in need of acting talent to fill roles. Ready to submit the right stuff, thespians of the C-U?

Art Theater seeks $25K, film at 11

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

We are happy to see Champaign-Urbana, IL, once again vote with their wallets to help keep the Art Theater afloat, despite the imposition. Also, anybody ever hear of a flick called 100 BUCK HUSTLE?

AFM biz relies on solid genre films

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It is sometimes important to take a few steps back and reevaluate your purpose for producing films independently of the studio system. Robin Christian reminds us the American Film Market is here to help.

Help pad CUZine #10 with your ad!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Advertisers may contact us at any time about reserving space in the next issue of C-U Confidential, tentatively slated to street in January 2019. Want to be a pal? Take the info down and pass it around!

CUZine drive starts Cyber Monday

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Just like the headline says, we’ll begin our on-line drive to partly fund the printing of C-U Confidential digest #10 on November 26, 2018, also known as (shudder) Cyber Monday.