Our February meeting will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre in The Grille breakfast room. The Wyndham is located at 700 E Adams Street in downtown Springfield, IL. Free parking is available on the street. Paid parking is available in the parking garage attached to the Wyndham. Our meetings are FREE and open to the public.
This month our program will feature our own CIFC member Ronald McDonald as he describes the lucrative TV commercial market. Ronald was chosen from over 400 like-named individuals to be cast in a $52 million dollar national TV campaign for Taco Bell. He will present his humorous PechaKucha presentation which describes his rather unorthodox path to 15-minutes of fame. Afterwards he will share what he learned in working with an academy award-winning director (Errol Morris) in LA for its filming and will also show some never-before-seen footage taken of the filming with special permission granted from the director himself.
Were you aware that an Illinois casting company is responsible for placements in about a third of the commercials that are run on TV? We’ll discuss TV commercials and how to get involved in these lucrative opportunities. How lucrative? We’ll discuss that, too.
There will be a time for Question & Answer as well as our usual networking after the talk. This is one program that you won’t want to miss!