By

Amanda Elliott

4
Jul
2021
1

GoTraveler Releases AmbienceTV from The Shedd Aquarium

GoTraveler today announced Questar Entertainment’s streaming service, GoTraveler, has partnered with the Shedd Aquarium to bring parts of the Shedd to millions of viewers worldwide. Just in time for summer travel, in this two part series – the first just released this month – viewers will have free access to view underwater life from the Shedd Aquarium right from their home TVs and on the...
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22
Apr
2021
49

Full Cast and Crew Announced for Chicago Feature Now Filming

Santa is coming to town and he’s playing matchmaker. The Christmas Pitch, produced by Illinois production and distribution company, Questar Entertainment, is currently filming in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The feature began filming on April 14th, in the Downtown Loop district at Franklin and Madison, and will be making its way through the Chicagoland suburbs, including Oak Park, Evanston, and Glen Ellyn, over the next...
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9
Apr
2021
0

GoTraveler adds Rick Steves’ Europe to Linear Line-Up

Travel is different now more than ever. In a recent YouGov study with 17,000 participants around the world, the number one reason people are traveling is to see loved ones, followed by a beach vacation. While domestic travel still seems to be the route most travelers are taking, if at all, there’s still a longing for International travel.  Award-winning television host and best-selling guidebook author,...
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12
Mar
2021
26

Father & Son Duo Headline Show Filming in Chicago

Heart, humor and humanity are coming to a new streaming service, Questar, this year with a Questar Original, THE MIRACLE SHOW. Filming in downtown Chicago and all over the country, father and son duo, Kevin and Gunnar Sizemore, are sharing real life miracles spanning from unexplained recoveries to impossible rescues.  “This is what the world needs now. It’s not just about uplifting stories, it’s also about...
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24
Dec
2020
0

How to Write and Direct a Christmas Movie in a Month

Writing, producing, and shooting a feature film in less than a month is quite a feat. But that’s exactly what happened. “We wanted to do something silly and we wanted all of our friends to be involved,” Melissa Vitello, co-writer and director of COMMUNITY THEATER CHRISTMAS shared. “It really started with doing an outline of a character that would fit all of our friends.” Here...
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30
Sep
2020
0

MasterChef Star Hosts Female-Driven Foodie Pilot Filming in Milwaukee

This fall in Milwaukee, Chicago-based travel app and linear channel, GoTraveler, is filming their first original series pilot. The new series CURBSIDE EATS is centered around good food, good drinks, and great conversation through the lens of females, to ignite friendship and solo travel. 75 percent of travelers who take adventure, cultural or nature trips are women. Both produced by and starring females, the travel...
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28
May
2020
0

Your First Look at New Series THE DARK

While it may feel like the end of times, we sat down with Chip Rossetti, writer and director of “The Dark,” a post-apocalyptic mini-series produced by Chicago production company, Questar, about how he got his inspiration and what we can expect from this new release as it wraps post-production. AMANDA: What inspired you to write THE DARK? CHIP: I always say that I am just...
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17
Apr
2020
0

What’s Next for Charles Andrew Gardner

There’s a lot that has changed in the film world. One of the most exciting times for a filmmaker is getting into festivals and reading critics’ reviews of their films. But, now with COVID-19, that all seemed to pivot. I caught up with SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local President, Charles Andrew Gardner (OLYMPIA, THE CHI, CHICAGO PD) about his latest work, writing, producing and starring in the...
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25
Feb
2020
0

HBO Hit McMILLIONS Directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte Interview

Nearly 20 years after the scandal, the story is finally out about the $24 million McDonald’s Monopoly fraud. “We’re just happy somebody told the story,” an FBI spokesman said, at the Chicago premiere of the six-part HBO documentary series, MCMILLIONS, which is now streaming at HBO.com You learn very quickly in McMillions, that the FBI’s job is a lot of waiting and listening, much like...
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