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Chicago’s Phil Donlon Exec Producing FBI Drama In Works At Fox; Will the Pilot Land in the Windy City?

Fox is developing a one-hour drama about undercover FBI agents from Joy Blake (Beacon 23), The Nacelle Company and Fox Entertainment Studios. Among the executive producers for the project is…

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Slamdance Grand Jury Prize Goes to Chicago Film ‘Waiting for the Light to Change’

A Chicago and Midwest made independent feature has earned one of the most coveted awards on the festival circuit. The Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film…

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AD COMMUNITY

Method & Madness Production Studio Launches, Adding Method to Their Madness in 2023

Directing duo Casey Lock and Ross Zuchowski launch their production studio Method & Madness.  The Method & Madness studio is a collection of diverse directors and creative storytellers.  The studio not…

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Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Charles Barkley, The Bachelor, and the craziest commercial ever made have in common? They’re all right here as Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose answers Five…

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ONE CHICAGO

‘Chicago Fire’ Star Taylor Kinney Taking Leave of Absence from the Show

ChiHards received some stunning news today. Taylor Kinney, a fan favorite who plays Kelly Severide on Chicago Fire, is taking a break from the NBC drama. Kinney has starred as…

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Drama Reaches New Heights in ‘Fire’ ‘Med’ ‘PD’ This Wednesday, Here’s Your First Look

The tension continues to rise in the firehouse, police station, and emergency room this week. The Dick Wolf triumvirate of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD brings its loyal…

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DIVERSE VOICES

The ISA’s Diversity Initiative Paves the Way for Up and Coming Writers

The International Screenwriters’ Association kicked off the year with their list of Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2023, and they are now on the search for more diverse up…

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Slamdance Grand Jury Prize Goes to Chicago Film ‘Waiting for the Light to Change’

A Chicago and Midwest made independent feature has earned one of the most coveted awards on the festival circuit. The Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film…

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PILOT SEASON

Chicago’s Phil Donlon Exec Producing FBI Drama In Works At Fox; Will the Pilot Land in the Windy City?

Fox is developing a one-hour drama about undercover FBI agents from Joy Blake (Beacon 23), The Nacelle Company and Fox Entertainment Studios. Among the executive producers for the project is…

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TV Pilot ‘Palookaville’ Wins Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Columbia College Chicago Alum Collatos

A promising TV pilot has won the coveted Grand Jury title at Slamdance and is now looking ahead to series development. Could the series eventually land in Chicago? Pilot creator…

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ON THE MOVE

The Mill Makes Key New Hires to Their Color Team

The Mill, a Technicolor Creative Studio, has announced the addition of Katie Dymmock (Colorist, London), Kenya Agunloye (Producer, New York), and Elodie Ichter (Senior Colorist, New York). As the global…

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Camp Lucky Welcomes Producer Alex Bronner

Camp Lucky gives a warm welcome to producer Alex Bronner, a longtime friend and industry colleague who has officially joined the creative production and post studio. Alex has been on the…

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POWER BOOK IV: FORCE

Emmy Nominated Showrunner Courtney A. Kemp Headlines IFA Chicago Event Tuesday

Power Book IV: Force fans, your Tuesday night plans are set. Join IFA Chicago this Tuesday, September 13th, as they sit down with Emmy-nominated showrunner, Courtney A. Kemp, creator of…

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‘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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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN

Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Charles Barkley, The Bachelor, and the craziest commercial ever made have in common? They’re all right here as Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose answers Five…

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Casting Director Jessica Lyons Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do the X-Men, Pushing Daisies, and the best restaurant ever have in common? They’re all right here as Chicago-based Casting Director Jessica Lyons of O’Connor Casting stopped by for…

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TRAILER PARK

TV Pilot ‘Palookaville’ Wins Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Columbia College Chicago Alum Collatos

A promising TV pilot has won the coveted Grand Jury title at Slamdance and is now looking ahead to series development. Could the series eventually land in Chicago? Pilot creator…

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Slamdance Grand Jury Prize Goes to Chicago Film ‘Waiting for the Light to Change’

A Chicago and Midwest made independent feature has earned one of the most coveted awards on the festival circuit. The Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film…

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LOADING DOC

Blues Documentary ‘Born In Chicago’ Wins Best of Fest at Palm Springs

Born In Chicago, the music documentary with deep roots in the Chicago music and production communities, has won “Best of Fest” at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival.  The award…

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CMP Opens Submissions for 2023 Shifting Voices Film Fund

The Chicago Media Project (CMP), a premier social impact documentary funder in the Midwest, and producer of the annual Doc10 documentary film festival which has become known as a nonfiction…

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FILMMAKER FOCUS

‘Relative’ Returns to Chicago Screens, Continues Expansion Throughout U.S.

Michael Glover Smith’s fourth feature Relative, which launched a joint premiere theatrical run at the Music Box Theater and Gene Siskel Film Center last summer, is set to return to…

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Indie Film Closeup: ‘The Blacklight’ Executive Producer Don Hatton

Five years ago, Don Hatton joined forces with a group of artists to start shooting an indie film that would eventually look like a blockbuster. Coordinating finance, locations and talent…

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HERStory

Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Charles Barkley, The Bachelor, and the craziest commercial ever made have in common? They’re all right here as Leo Burnett SVP and Executive Producer Bridget Rose answers Five…

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The Online Premiere Is Here for Chicago-Made Festival Fave ‘After (A Love Story)’

On the heels of a wildly successful festival run, including a dozen award nominations, nine wins, playing at Academy-Award qualifiers, local screenings, and more than twenty fests all over the country,…

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ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

PHOTO BOOTH: 12th Annual Monday on Main Street Brings Filmmakers Together at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival was back in-person and better than ever. If you made the trek to Park City this month, you likely stopped by the 12th Annual Monday on…

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The Online Premiere Is Here for Chicago-Made Festival Fave ‘After (A Love Story)’

On the heels of a wildly successful festival run, including a dozen award nominations, nine wins, playing at Academy-Award qualifiers, local screenings, and more than twenty fests all over the country,…

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PHOTO BOOTH

PHOTO BOOTH: 12th Annual Monday on Main Street Brings Filmmakers Together at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival was back in-person and better than ever. If you made the trek to Park City this month, you likely stopped by the 12th Annual Monday on…

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PHOTO BOOTH: Holiday Hurrah Hosted by Chicago Acting in Film Meetup

Raffle prizes, auction items, a $1,000 grand prize, and awards for the most creative holiday attire were all on tap as the Chicago Acting In Film Meetup NFP (CAFM) wrapped…

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TRG and charlieuniformtango Team Up for the Choctaw Nation ‘Together, We’re More’ Campaign 

charlieuniformtango teamed up with TRG for the new “Together, We’re More” campaign for the Choctaw Nation. The new :60 and two :30 spots feature tribal members stating (some in native…

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Quriosity, Kenneth Yoder Bring the Laughs for Lunchables in New Campaign

Sitting on the pedestal in a contemporary, all-white art gallery is a sculpture of a small locomotive engine; the media used isn’t stone or bronze but crackers, cheese and cold…

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SUPER BOWL

Best and Worst Ads of the Super Bowl? Top Creatives and Execs Make Their Picks!

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros from throughout Chicago chatted with Screen about highlights and lowlights from…

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HighDive, Cutters Win Big at Super Bowl; ECD Patrick Burke Shares His Fave Ads of the Night

Super Bowl Sunday was a big night for HighDive. The agency’s Rocket Mortgage commercial, leaning on the lively charisma of Anna Kendrick and nostaglia of Barbie Dream House, claimed the…

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