STORY has been named recipient of The Chicago International Film Festival’s 2014 Commitment to Excellence Award for Television Commercials. The award is presented annually to a Chicago-based company or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the art of television advertising. Last year, the honor went to Leo Burnett.

The award will be presented as part of the Chicago International Film Festival’s Television Awards, held April 10th at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

With production offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, STORY has been producing quality television advertising for more than 25 years, including commercials for such well-known brands as McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, and the Illinois Lottery. The company is led by executive producers Mark Androw and Cliff Grant. Androw is a former Chairman of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the only individual outside New York and Los Angeles to hold that post. Its staff of directors has won numerous awards for creative excellence, include Clios, Cannes Lions and Emmys. STORY has been named Production Company of the Year three times.

“Winning CIFF’s Commitment to Excellence Award is special honor as it is presented by members of our community who know filmmaking and value creativity,” Androw said. “We have had the good fortune to work with the country’s best advertising agencies, directors and production talent. Working with great people leads to great work. We are extremely grateful to The Chicago International Film Festival for recognizing our efforts.”

The Chicago International Film Festival’s Television Awards are now in their 50th year. In the past, the event has honored such legends as director Joe Sedelmaier, Alan Parker, Ridley Scott and Federico Fellini.

STORY is represented on the East Coast by SuperPowers (646) 633-4578; in the Midwest by Dawn Ratcliffe (312) 491-9194, in the Southeast by Miller + Associates, (954) 563-6004; in the Southwest by Gossip!, (214) 288-2813 and on the West Coast by Sherry Howell, (213) 999-9879.

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