SPOTLIGHT

EMMY WINNER'S HEIST 88 NOW FILMING IN CHICAGO
ABC PASSES ON FILMED-IN-CHICAGO PILOT
IS THIS THE MOST AMBITIOUS MIDWEST-MADE INDIE EVER?
OUR EXCLUSIVE WITH CHICAGOAN APRIL WRIGHT ON HER NEW MOVIE
THIS WEEK'S FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY...
NO SERIES ORDER FOR THIS IS US EXEC PRODUCER'S CHICAGO SERIES
AD WORLD: AWARD WINS FOR JANE LYNCH, OKRP, STORY, ILLINOIS TOURISM

HEADLINES

ABC Says No to ‘This Is Us’ Exec Producer’s Pilot ‘Insight’

Hopes were high for a new ABC franchise coming to Chicago, but it looks like that moment will have to wait. The Disney-owned network has decided not to move forward…

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Passion, Planes and Pyrotechnics with ‘Wolf Hound’ Director Michael B. Chait and VFX Guru Ryan Urban

A Hollywood action thriller on an indie budget. That was the ambitious mission accomplished by director Michael B. Chait, VFX guru Ryan Urban, and their talented cast and crew. Wolf…

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Emmy Winner Jane Lynch, OKRP, STORY Lead the Way to Mercury Award Win for Illinois Office of Tourism

Illinois is in the middle of everything and this week, it is in the middle of earning impressive awards for the state’s latest tourism campaign. Directed by Emmy winner Jane…

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Why You Gotta Get to Chicago Filmmaker Kevin Shaw’s ‘Let the Little Light Shine’ This Weekend

“A rousing tribute to grassroots activism with the visceral impact of all six ROCKY movies and a couple of CREED films put together.” So says Michael Phillips of the Chicago…

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COLUMNS

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN

Five Questions with Indie Film Investor Mark Glassgow of Chicago Media Angels

The investor collective Chicago Media Angels has supported quite a few Illinois independent features in recent years, including SXSW pick Come As You Are and critics’ picks Once Upon a…

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CALL SHEET

ABC Says No to ‘This Is Us’ Exec Producer’s Pilot ‘Insight’

Hopes were high for a new ABC franchise coming to Chicago, but it looks like that moment will have to wait. The Disney-owned network has decided not to move forward…

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POWER BOOK IV: FORCE

‘Power Book IV: Force’ Line Producer Rich Lederer Talks Season Two

Name a show that’s filmed in Chicago in the past twenty years and there’s a pretty good chance Rich Lederer was a part of it. Now, the veteran of everything…

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AD COMMUNITY

Emmy Winner Jane Lynch, OKRP, STORY Lead the Way to Mercury Award Win for Illinois Office of Tourism

Illinois is in the middle of everything and this week, it is in the middle of earning impressive awards for the state’s latest tourism campaign. Directed by Emmy winner Jane…

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ONE CHICAGO

New Seasons of ‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Chicago Med’ ‘Chicago PD’ Begin Filming This Week

OneChicago is back! Fresh off a thrilling trio of season finales, followed by a summer break to recharge, the beloved Dick Wolf #OneChicago triumvirate of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and…

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HERStory

April Wright Goes ‘Back to the Drive-In’ with Her New Doc Premiering at the Music Box

April Wright fell in love with movies growing up north of Chicago where she went to the Waukegan Drive-in, The Grayslake Outdoor, and the Keno across the border in Kenosha,…

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PHOTO BOOTH

PHOTO BOOTH: Camera Ambassador’s Cam Jam!

Camera Ambassador recently hosted its Cam Jam at its Studio, and SCREEN has some fabulous photos for you. The soiree offered the opportunity to unwind with other filmmakers, creatives, and…

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ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

West Coast Premieres at LA Shorts, Cordillera for Chicago Film; ‘Walking Dead’ ‘Chicago Med’ Stars Lead Cast

The prolific festival run continues for Chicago-made short film After (A Love Story). The dramatic piece launches its West Coast leg this week, with a Los Angeles Premiere at the…

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PILOT SEASON

ABC Says No to ‘This Is Us’ Exec Producer’s Pilot ‘Insight’

Hopes were high for a new ABC franchise coming to Chicago, but it looks like that moment will have to wait. The Disney-owned network has decided not to move forward…

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BEST AD WE SAW THIS WEEK

Johnny Depp Pops Up in Cinematic Trailer for ‘Sea of Dawn’ Video Game; Quriosity Productions Teams Up with Buddha Jones

Holding the poor hapless bill collector, Anselm Rodriguez, by the collar (and firmly under his spell), Phillip the Shopkeeper – played artfully by none other than Johnny Depp – spins yarn after yarn about…

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