Archive for March, 2006

CU Video Group meets April 5

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The next meeting of CU Video Group will be on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 7 p.m. in the new addition of the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign.

DVDs to feature UIUC alums

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Microcinema/Artpix releases the film and video work of UIUC MFA alumnus William Wegman, while Freestyle Home Entertainment delays the surreal horror film HEADSPACE starring recent graduate Christopher Denham.

Ebertfest 2006 line-up set

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

The College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the movies to be showcased at the eighth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival.

rANdOM TV seeks crew

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Random TV is an independent Champaign-Urbana (IL) Audio/Video collective that seeks to promote film art by bringing together local talent to create a short-form television show that will premiere online and on public broadcast television.

CRAB ORCHARD draws 1,300

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Almost three years after being filmed in Champaign County, CRAB ORCHARD made its public debut on Wednesday, March 13, 2006, at Champaign’s Virginia Theatre.

No Respect for Analogue

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Is film truly teetering on the brink of death like everyone says it is?

Fred Rubin article

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Article in Champaign News-Gazette about Allen Hall residence of Fred Rubin, UIUC alumnus and veteran sitcom writer and producer.

Michael Wiese seminar

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Urbana native Michael Wiese, a publisher of film industry books and independent producer, to lead seminar at Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival on April 29, 2006.


Sunday, March 12th, 2006

“Mortal Kombat” videogame stars Daniel and Carlos Pesina join the cast of Dark Maze Studios’ PRESS START, currently filming in Champaign, IL.


Sunday, March 12th, 2006

UIUC senior Kevin Taylor begins filming scenes from drama DONUT SHOP at original Merry Ann’s Diner in south Champaign, IL.

SHOW article

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Article in Danville Commercial-News about public premiere of indie feature SHOW in Danville, IL, where the film was produced.

CRAB ORCHARD local premiere

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

CRAB ORCHARD, directed by Michael Jacobs and produced by Robin Christian Peters for Champaign, IL-based Dreamscape Cinema, premieres at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on March 15, 2006.

SHOW local premiere

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

SHOW, directed by Mike Boedicker, premieres at the Danville Public Library in Danville, IL, on February 24-25, 2006.