“Hollywood comes to Chicago” as WBBM brings you the Business of Entertainment—a lively after-work get together July 24th.
Hear from Emmy Award Nominated Actor Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, the Hangover, the Larry Sandler Show), Executive Producer and Showrunner of the Starz Original Series “Boss”… along with the heads of the Illinois and Chicago Film Office. It’s the Comcast Business Class Newsmakers Series presented by MB Financial Bank… Tuesday July 24th right after work at the House of Blues. Sponsored by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Area Cadillac Dealers.
Tuesday, July 24th
House of Blues
329 North Dearborn
Doors & Networking: 5:30 PM – Event: 6:30PM
Emmy Nominated Actor Jeffrey Tambor, one of the most versatile and accomplished actors in film and television. His unforgettable roles in such programs as The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development, the Hangover, And Justice for All show his unique comedic gifts and dramatic sensibilities. Tambor has been accorded numerous honors for his professional work, including six Emmy nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a Television Critics Association Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Comedy Series.
Executive Producer and Showrunner of the STARZ Original series “Boss”, Dee Johnson. Dee began her writing career on NBC’s “I’ll Fly Away” and continued to rise in the ranks, writing for such acclaimed series as “Melrose Place”, “Homicide: Life On the Streets,” “The Profiler,” “Any Day Now” and “Southland.” In addition to pursuing her own development slat3e, she has also served as executive producer on “Commander in Chief,” the Emmy Award-winning series “ER” and CBS’s “The Good Wife.”
Betsy Steinberg, Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office. Betsy leads the effort to attract film and television production to Illinois, marketing the state to Hollywood studios and independent production companies in Los Angeles and beyond as a world class film destination. Her 17 years of production experience includes a post as Vice President of Development for Towers Productions where she generated millions of dollars in business for television networks including A&E, The History Channel, National Geographic, Court TV and MSNBC. She has produced, written and directed numerous documentaries including 2004’s “Isaac’s Storm”, the Emmy nominated docu-drama based on Erik Larsen’s best-selling book of the same name.
Rich Moskal, Director of the Chicago Film Office. Rich has been director of the Chicago Film Office since 1996. The Chicago Film Office, a division of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, makes possible the production of feature films, television movies and series, commercials, documentaries and new media. Prior to his position with the city, Moskal was a project manager for the Illinois Film Office as well as a freelance location manager for more than a dozen feature and television productions including “The Fugitive,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and “To Sir With Love 2” (that’s right!). He was also co-founder and contributing editor of the Chicago FilmLetter and occasional contributor to the Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine.