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5
Nov
2020
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Michael Shannon Headlines Debut Feature for Seth Savoy

ECHO BOOMERS, the director debut for Chicago filmmaker Seth Savoy, will make its hometown premiere this Tuesday, November 10th, in a special night at the drive-in, hosted by Elevated Films Chicago, Music Box Theatre, and Chi-Town Movies. Chicago actor and Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon headlines the cast, alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger and Alex Pettyfer, in this millential “economic revenge” crime thriller. Updated 4-1-21: Click here...
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5
Nov
2020
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Your First Look at Milwaukee Adventure Film

A very personal short film, made in Milwaukee, is enjoying quite a jumpstart to its festival run, including two fests this weekend. Fresh off its World Premiere at the prestigious Milwaukee Film Festival, the epic adventure film, entitled CRABS!, will land at the Studio City Film Festival in Los Angeles, as well as the Louisville International Film Festival, playing virtually this weekend. SCREEN spoke with...
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23
Oct
2020
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CRC EP Rose Razal Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

This week, Chicago Recording Company Executive Producer Rose Razal grabs the mic for a round of Five Questions with SCREEN… SCREEN: Your favorite Halloween costume ever? ROSE: One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. I was a zombie nun with a bunch of friends. This was years before the Walking Dead and general zombie craze. Making the costumes from scratch and putting everyone’s make-up on...
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22
Oct
2020
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Starz POWER Spinoff Series Lands in Chicago

The next major franchise to land in Chicago is here. The popular Starz franchise POWER will be sending its highly anticipated spinoff series POWER BOOK IV: FORCE to the Windy City, with Chicagoans in key roles across the board. Born and raised in Chicago, POWER star Joseph Sikora (pictured here with Omari Hardwick, whose character James “Ghost” St Patrick was killed in the POWER season...
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7
Oct
2020
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MONUMENTS Wins Audience Award at Nashville

A big win for a Chicago feature film to jumpstart its festival run. Nashville Film Festival announced today Jack Newell’s MONUMENTS has won the coveted Audience Award for U.S. Independent Feature. Developed, funded, and produced locally in Chicago, MONUMENTS will ride this win into the prestigious Heartland Film Festival, running through the 18th. “MONUMENTS is incredibly timely,” Newell told SCREEN. “It’s a story about a...
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23
Sep
2020
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Amazon, Brad Pitt, Legendary Series ‘Paper Girls’ Full Speed Ahead

It’s looking like it will be a Happy New Year for the Illinois production industry. SCREEN reported earlier this summer the highly anticipated Amazon series PAPER GIRLS may be destined for Chicago. SCREEN can now confirm this massive production will definitely land at Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, with offices opening after the winter holidays and production kicking into high gear in early 2021. And the series...
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23
Sep
2020
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Chicago Dates Are Set for THE BATMAN

The Chicago dates for THE BATMAN are set. Director Matt Reeves and his team will be shooting in Chicago for five days next month, and are currently in pre-production. Those days consist of two full weekends, beginning on October 16, 17, 18, then finishing up on October 24 and 25. Sources tell SCREEN that filming is expected to take place mostly in downtown Chicago, capturing...
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20
Sep
2020
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Your First Look at Four New Features for 2021

As we look ahead to 2021, there are four Illinois features in the works that deserve a spot on your radar. Let’s take a look… The 56th Chicago International Film Festival announced a slate of four narrative feature film projects in active development that will be pitched live in front of a virtual audience and a panel of distinguished industry judges during the Festival’s Industry...
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17
Sep
2020
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Cutters Studios Principals Name Craig Duncan President

Cutters Studios CEO Tim McGuire and his colleagues worldwide are very proud to announce the immediate promotion of company Managing Director and Partner Craig Duncan to the position of President. In addition to his new responsibilities as President, Duncan will continue to fulfill his duties as Managing Director. Well known in the creative industry as a premier editor himself, McGuire launched Cutters as an editorial...
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