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12
Nov
2021
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Cinespace Sells for $1 Billion; Alex Pissios to Exit

The cornerstone of the Chicago television and movie production industry is changing hands. TPG Real Estate Partners has acquired the studio campuses of Cinespace Studios in Chicago and Toronto — combined the second largest independent sound stage platform in North America. The deal is scheduled to close today and is to be formally unveiled on Monday, according to multiple sources. As for the future of...
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28
Sep
2021
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Chicago Sci-Fi Pilot to Shoot This Winter, Led by Swinford, Sievers, Williams; Cinespace’s Pissios to EP

There is a new sci-fi franchise in the works in Chicago, with a highly touted ensemble of homegrown talent at its core and an all-star Executive Producer set to support. Wizdom is a futuristic fast-paced anti-hero drama rooted in a super-stylized world, boundless in possibility, and augmented with strategic visual effects to bring that compelling universe to life. Co-creator and lead actor Ashton Swinford (pictured...
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3
Sep
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Filmscape 2021 a Success at Cinespace

That’s a wrap on Filmscape 2021 and the weekend extravaganza hosted at Cinespace for creative content directors and producers, as well as cinematographers, sound and production professionals, was a tremendous success. Special guests and speakers included Lilly Wachowski and Lisa Masseur of the Chicago-made Showtime series Work In Progress. Meanwhile, Filmscape’s exhibit floor was filled with camera, lens and lighting manufacturers from across the film...
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26
Aug
2021
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Filmscape at Cinespace Chicago

Are you a filmmaker, cinematographer, producer, editor, key grip, gaffer, or content creator or any genre or community? If so, your weekend plans are set. Filmscape is excited to announce a hybrid model of online and in-person events for their 2021 show taking place this weekend on the Cinespace Lot August 28 and 29. Click here for more info and registration link
25
Aug
2021
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Filmscape Takes Over Cinespace Chicago August 28-29

Are you a filmmaker, cinematographer, producer, editor, key grip, gaffer, or content creator or any genre or community? If so, your weekend plans are set. Filmscape is excited to announce a hybrid model of online and in-person events for their 2021 show taking place this weekend on the Cinespace Lot August 28 and 29. A nonprofit based in Chicago, Filmscape was founded with the goal...
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10
Aug
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: IFA Chicago Producers Meetup at Cinespace

The fine folks at IFA Chicago recently hosted a meetup of producers and filmmakers at their headquarters on the Cinespace Film Studios campus. Screen Magazine has photos for you. If you’re just hearing about IFA Chicago for the first time… IFA believes in Chicago as a place where all media creatives can achieve their dreams. Independent Film Alliance Chicago provides the community and resources needed...
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5
Aug
2021
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AbelCine and IFA Chicago Announce “The Hub at Cinespace”

The Independent Film Alliance of Chicago and AbelCine are collaborating on the development of a community center on the Cinespace Chicago lot. Programming will address the business, creative, and technical aspects of independent production. The organizations will focus on developing the potential of local independent producers and filmmakers and introducing them to emerging techniques. With this partnership, AbelCine’s location at Cinespace will be reimagined as...
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27
Jul
2021
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Sam Raimi, Paramount Movie Heading to Chicago, Cinespace

There is a major movie project heading to Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, and among the producers leading the team is a genre blockbuster legend. Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man trilogy and the cult horror Evil Dead franchise, will be among the notable producers on a new genre thriller for Paramount titled Be My Eyes. Sources tell SCREEN this movie will be headquartered at Chicago’s Cinespace...
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20
Apr
2021
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Cinespace Welcomes New Productions, Expands Space, Steadily Returns to Campus Capacity

The film industry in Chicago is back up and rolling! Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the second-largest film studio outside of Los Angeles in North America, is pleased to welcome several new productions to its growing campus as the Studios continue to strictly follow health and safety best practices from the CDC and Illinois Guidance.  The Midwest’s production hot spot recently added another 105,000 square foot industrial building near its...
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13
Jan
2022
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Chicago-Powered Sci-Fi Pilot ‘Wizdom’ to Shoot in February; Pissios to Exec Produce

A thrilling new sci-fi pilot is arriving in Chicago in 2022. Thieves test their limits to survive each heist. Motorcycles race faster than the speed of light. Home cooked drugs enable users to bend the order of the cosmos. This is the world of Wizdom, which is set to film February 21st – 25th at CineCity Studios, with an exterior shoot the week prior in Gary,...
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