SPOTLIGHT

'OZARK' 'WALKING DEAD' 'CHICAGO FIRE' CELEBS IN THIS WEEK'S PHOTO BOOTH
MEET CUTTERS DETROIT'S NEWEST ADDITION
EXCLUSIVE: BIG SUMMER AHEAD FOR CHICAGO'S PRYSM STUDIOS
YOUR FIRST LOOK AT CHICAGO-MADE SCI-FI PILOT
ASHLEY LEITNER ANSWERS FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN
FORMER CHICAGO FILM OFFICE DIRECTOR LEAVING FOR NYC
'JUSTIFIED' DP, ARRI ALEXA 35 HEADLINE FILMSCAPE LINEUP THIS WEEKEND
AD WORLD: MEET THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE OPTIMUS TEAM

HEADLINES

Former Chicago Film Office Director Kwame Amoaku Heads to New York

One of the anchors of the Chicago production community is heading east. Kwame Amoaku, who resigned from his position as Director of the Chicago Film Office earlier this month, appears…

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‘Ozark’ Star Cassady McClincy, ‘Chicago Fire’ Star David Eigenberg Highlight Attendees of ‘Relative’ Premiere

It’s been a thrilling month for the Chicago-made independent feature Relative as the film kicked off its theatrical run with a world theatrical premiere in Chicago. The film debuted at…

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Filmscape Chicago Ready to Roll This Weekend… and It’s Free!

Filmscape Chicago is here. The mantra for this year is “New Dates, New Venue, Same Mission,” and it’s a must-attend for anyone in the Midwest production community this weekend, June…

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Cutters Detroit Names Ryann Harrison its Newest Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters today announced the promotion of Ryann Harrison to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Detroit Executive Producer Becky Smialek. A graduate of Central Michigan University,…

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COLUMNS

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN

Ashley Leitner of Turncoat Pictures Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

Terminator 2, Cake Wars, and the Real Housewives?!? It’s going to be a high-octane round of Five Questions with SCREEN, as Turncoat Pictures Visual Effects Coordinator Ashley Leitner joins the…

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CALL SHEET

Former Chicago Film Office Director Kwame Amoaku Heads to New York

One of the anchors of the Chicago production community is heading east. Kwame Amoaku, who resigned from his position as Director of the Chicago Film Office earlier this month, appears…

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POWER BOOK IV: FORCE

Your First Look at Season Finale for ‘Power Book IV: Force’ This Sunday

Chicago is Tommy’s town now. And the finale is here for the first season of Power Book IV: Force. The series filmed in and around Chicago throughout 2021. Executive produced…

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AD COMMUNITY

Cutters Detroit Names Ryann Harrison its Newest Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters today announced the promotion of Ryann Harrison to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Detroit Executive Producer Becky Smialek. A graduate of Central Michigan University,…

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ONE CHICAGO

Illinois Shatters Record for Film Revenues with $630 Million in Economic Impact in 2021

Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that projected film production revenue in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million shattering pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70…

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HERStory

Optimus Promotes Ariana DeSimone to Editor

Optimus today announced that Ariana DeSimone has been promoted to editor. The latest addition to the leading production and post house’s growing editorial team, Ariana brings creativity, passion, and a relentless work ethic to her…

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PHOTO BOOTH

‘Ozark’ Star Cassady McClincy, ‘Chicago Fire’ Star David Eigenberg Highlight Attendees of ‘Relative’ Premiere

It’s been a thrilling month for the Chicago-made independent feature Relative as the film kicked off its theatrical run with a world theatrical premiere in Chicago. The film debuted at…

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ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Tribeca World Premiere for Illinois Indie; Interview with Director Alex Heller and Producer Eugene Sun Park [Exclusive]

A very personal story for an up-and-coming director is about make a very public World Premiere. The Year Between will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City…

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PILOT SEASON

Your First Look at Chicago-Made Pilot ‘Refresh’ from Writer Joe Klos

There is a new independent sci-fi series in the works, and SCREEN has your first look at the pilot, plus a chat with the creator. Creator Joe Klos and director…

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BEST AD WE SAW THIS WEEK

Highdive Lands Beam Suntory, Launches ‘Get Busy Living’ Campaign for Sauza

It’s time to get busy living! So says Sauza in its latest campaign, alongside its newly announced agency of record, Chicago-based Highdive. Highdive has grabbed its first spirits client, having…

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