1. In the 12th episode of “Beyond the Spot”, AMBER TISUE, Senior Sound Designer/Mixer at Stir Post, explores how to talk about sound, making gutsy moves, and how to really listen to the world outside as well as the voice inside.

    TISUE'S passion for music intersected with her search for a way to make a living to lead her on a path to audio post.

    Beyond The Spot is a partnership between SCREEN Magazine, host Melissa Thornley and Daily Planet Productions. BTS interviews creative minds across the city of Chicago and the entire Midwestern region to look beyond their work to the person and their individual inspirations.

    Check out Beyond The Spot on SCREEN at screenmag.com/columns/beyond-spot/ or on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCCIfvU71OIEKsvqlh0k4ZzA

    This episode can also be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=u7nqggBYRDY OR screenmag.com/story/2015/jun/18/11305/

    CREDITS
    Production: Daily Planet Productions, Ltd.
    Distribution: SCREEN
    Host: Melissa Thornley
    Executive Producers: Scott Marvel and Melissa Thornley
    Director: Michael Gabriele
    Associate Producers: Katie McDevitt and Brad Moore
    Editor: Przemyslaw Urban
    Title Design: Dan Moore
    Title Music: "Halo" Written by Ryan Smith and Performed by The Melismatics
    Courtesy of PRAVDA Records

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  2. In the 11th episode of “Beyond the Spot”, ALEX PISSIOS, President of Cinespace Studios Chicago, talks about the power of the Chicago production community, learning from a visionary, and growing up on the Northwest side.

    After working in the real estate business, PISSIOS transitioned with the help of his uncle, NICK MIRKOPOULOS, to the lead role of Cinespace here in Chicago.

    PISSIOS says he's proud, not only of bringing jobs and creative work to Chicago, but of repurposing the former Ryerson Steel plant on the city’s South Side. His uncle, who passed away in December of 2013, was the visionary founder of the company and his personality still guides its growth today.

    Beyond The Spot is a partnership between SCREEN Magazine, host Melissa Thornley and Daily Planet Productions. BTS interviews creative minds across the city of Chicago and the entire Midwestern region to look beyond their work to the person and their individual inspirations.

    Check out Beyond The Spot on SCREEN at screenmag.com/columns/beyond-spot/ or on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCCIfvU71OIEKsvqlh0k4ZzA

    This episode can also be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=GVE4CIuBWj0 OR screenmag.com/story/2015/may/27/11274/

    CREDITS
    Production: Daily Planet Productions, Ltd.
    Distribution: SCREEN
    Host: Melissa Thornley
    Executive Producers: Scott Marvel and Melissa Thornley
    Director: Michael Gabriele
    Associate Producers: Katie McDevitt and Brad Moore
    Editor: Przemyslaw Urban
    Title Design: Dan Moore
    Title Music: "Halo" Written by Ryan Smith and Performed by The Melismatics
    Courtesy of PRAVDA Records

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  3. In the 10th episode of “Beyond the Spot”, JEAN BATTHANY, Executive Creative Director EVP of DDB Chicago, talks about the power of the ask, being an idea addict, gender equality and enemies of creativity.

    BATTHANY has been honored twice this year, first by her agency as one of advertising's working mothers of the year (ddbnorthamerica.com/community/advertising-working-mothers-of-the-year-honors-jean-batthany/) and then listed in the top 30 women in advertising (businessinsider.com/the-most-creative-women-in-advertising-2015-2015-2#15-jean-batthany-group-creative-director-ddb-chicago-31).

    Beyond The Spot is a partnership between SCREEN Magazine, host Melissa Thornley and Daily Planet Productions. BTS interviews creative minds across the city of Chicago and the entire Midwestern region to look beyond their work to the person and their individual inspirations.

    Check out Beyond The Spot on SCREEN at screenmag.com/columns/beyond-spot/ or on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCCIfvU71OIEKsvqlh0k4ZzA

    This episode can also be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=dAmI2zQhgc4 OR screenmag.com/story/2015/may/06/11245/

    CREDITS
    Production: Daily Planet Productions, Ltd.
    Distribution: SCREEN
    Host: Melissa Thornley
    Executive Producers: Scott Marvel and Melissa Thornley
    Director: Michael Gabriele
    Associate Producers: Katie McDevitt and Brad Moore
    Editor: Przemyslaw Urban
    Title Design: Dan Moore
    Title Music: "Halo" Written by Ryan Smith and Performed by The Melismatics
    Courtesy of PRAVDA Records

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  4. In the 2nd episode of "Beyond The Spot," Melissa interviews ERIN SAROFSKY, Founder and Executive Creative Director of Sarofsky, a production company specializing in visual effects and design for entertainment and advertising. ERIN and Melissa cover topics including starting up a company, dogs, and using your instinct.

    Beyond The Spot is a partnership between SCREEN Magazine, host Melissa Thornley and Daily Planet Productions. BTS interviews creative minds across the city of Chicago and the entire Midwestern region to look beyond their work to the person and their individual inspirations.

    Check out Beyond The Spot on SCREEN at screenmag.com/columns/beyond-spot/ or on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCCIfvU71OIEKsvqlh0k4ZzA

    This episode can also be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=c8vAGl498SQ OR screenmag.com/story/2014/oct/20/10972/

    ERIN SAROFSKY was honored, along with Susan Credle, Shira Piven, and Christina Varotsis at the Women in Film Chicago Focus Awards (wifchicago.org/) on November 5th, 2014.

    Sarofsky was also featured on the cover of the Sunday Chicago Tribune's "Arts & Entertainment" section (chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-tv-titles-20141010-column.html#page=1)

    CREDITS
    Production: Daily Planet Productions, Ltd.
    Distribution: SCREEN
    Host: Melissa Thornley
    Executive Producers: Scott Marvel and Melissa Thornley
    Director: Michael Gabriele
    Associate Producers: Katie McDevitt and Brad Moore
    Editors: Michael Gabriele and Przemyslaw Urban
    Title Design: Dan Moore
    Title Music: "Halo" Written by Ryan Smith and Performed by The Melismatics
    Courtesy of PRAVDA Records

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  5. The 1st episode of a new regular feature called "Beyond The Spot." Beyond The Spot is a partnership between SCREEN Magazine, host Melissa Thornley and Daily Planet Productions. BTS interviews creative minds across the city of Chicago and the entire Midwestern region to look beyond their work to the person and their individual inspirations.

    VIVIAN TENG is the managing director of Cinema Chicago, who recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival which opened Thursday, October 9th, 2014.

    Check out Beyond The Spot on SCREEN at screenmag.com/columns/beyond-spot/ or on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCCIfvU71OIEKsvqlh0k4ZzA

    This episode can also be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=qUR8fdOxjIs OR screenmag.com/story/2014/oct/06/10955/

    CREDITS
    Production: Daily Planet Productions, Ltd.
    Distribution: SCREEN
    Host: Melissa Thornley
    Executive Producers: Scott Marvel and Melissa Thornley
    Director: Michael Gabriele
    Associate Producers: Katie McDevitt and Brad Moore
    Editors: Michael Gabriele and Przemyslaw Urban
    Title Design: Dan Moore
    Title Music: "Halo" Written by Ryan Smith and Performed by The Melismatics
    Courtesy of PRAVDA Records

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