Celebrating the Legacy of Ruth Louise Ratny

The SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local celebrates the life of Ruth Louise Ratny, founder and editor of Screen Magazine and ReelChicago, who passed away Feb. 21.

After an accomplished career working as an advertiser, producer and scriptwriter for non-theatrical films, Ratny created Screen Magazine and ReelChicago to showcase Chicago visual media and the business behind it.

Ratny was often referred to as a chronicler of the Chicago film industry. She wrote the majority of articles for her newsletters, providing readers with an authentic, insider’s view of the Chicago media scene and helping to foster a supportive community.

Ratny provided many decades of passionate and exceptional contributions to the Chicago media community and her work will continue to be beneficial to the industry for many years to come.


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