Beyond the Spot: Christine Dudley

Beyond the Spot: Christine Dudley

In the latest installment of our popular feature, Christine Dudley, director of the Illinois Film Office, talks about growing up with the creative arts and the role of the Film Office in attracting work to the city and state.

Dudley attended Indiana University-Bloomington where she first studied theater and then transferred to political science.

"I decided to move into the political science department for many reasons," said Dudley. "I combined the two sides of my brain very effectively in prep for this role almost forty years later."

Shortly after taking on the position at the Film Office, Dudley answered Five Questions with SCREEN. She also spoke to the Midwest Independent Film Festival about the role of the Illinois Film Tax Credit.

Watch the full interview below.

Melissa Thornley is a creative alchemist. She develops brands and people in the creative industries. Her current clients include Accomplice Media, HUM Music and STORY. Being an active board member of both The Midwest Independent Film Festival and AICP Midwest allows her to fan the flames of Chicago’s ad and film industry. Melissa can be reached at You can also watch other interviews with Melissa at our Beyond the Spot page here.