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PILOT SEASON

‘This Is Us’ EP Kay Oyegun’s ABC Pilot ‘Insight’ Now Filming in Chicago; Emmy Nom Joins Cast

SCREEN reported earlier this Spring that a promising ABC pilot is heading to Chicago, and filming for that hourlong drama is now underway. This Is Us executive producer and episode…

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Chicago’s Next Comedy TV Series? ‘Fat Jesus’ Wins Pitch-A-Thon; Meet the Winner Kyle Leland [Exclusive]

Is Chicago’s next great comedy television series right around the corner? The Pitch-A-Thon initiative, powered by Denver/West Coast-based SeriesFest, Second City, and IFA Chicago is dedicated to discovering and nurturing…

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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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‘Power Book IV: Force’ Renewed for Season Two

Great news for Chicago… and for 50 Cent. Despite Executive Producer 50 Cent’s threats about pulling his shows off STARZ earlier this month, it’s been announced that the latest installment…

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ONE CHICAGO

‘Chicago Fire’ Star Christian Stolte Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Gordon Ramsay, David Bowie, and an epic snowball fight have in common? They are all right here as we have a very special guest for this week’s round…

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New Episodes of ‘Fire’ ‘Med’ ‘PD’ Coming Up Wednesday, Here’s Your First Look at #OneChicago

The Dick Wolf triumvirate of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD brings its loyal #OneChicago fans a round of brand new episodes this Wednesday, April 13th. So what can…

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DIVERSE VOICES

‘This Is Us’ EP Kay Oyegun’s ABC Pilot ‘Insight’ Now Filming in Chicago; Emmy Nom Joins Cast

SCREEN reported earlier this Spring that a promising ABC pilot is heading to Chicago, and filming for that hourlong drama is now underway. This Is Us executive producer and episode…

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Elevated Films Chicago Kicks Off Season Thursday

Go big or go home. That’s the mantra as Elevated Films Chicago will be taking over the 17th floor Town Hall – which also happens to be an NBA-sized basketball…

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ON THE MOVE

Carbon Grows Colorist Roster with Electrifying New Talent Bree Brackett

Creative Studio Carbon has promoted Bree Brackett to colorist. Brackett is making her mark straight out of the gate with campaigns for Adidas, AT&T, eBay, Gap and Nike, to name a few.  Bree…

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BBDO Pakistan’s Hira Mohibullah Heads to Kansas City to Lead VMLY&R as ECD

Hira Mohibullah will join VMLY&R as executive creative director based in Kansas City. Joining from BBDO Pakistan, Mohibullah is the latest addition to VMLY&R’s growing bench of creative talent, and will focus…

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CALL SHEET

‘This Is Us’ EP Kay Oyegun’s ABC Pilot ‘Insight’ Now Filming in Chicago; Emmy Nom Joins Cast

SCREEN reported earlier this Spring that a promising ABC pilot is heading to Chicago, and filming for that hourlong drama is now underway. This Is Us executive producer and episode…

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Your First Look at ‘Paper Girls’ from Amazon; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

The anticipation for the first season of Amazon Prime series Paper Girls is building. And so are the questions. When will the first season premiere? Will there be a Season…

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN

VMLY&R Group Executive Producer Melissa Barany Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Mary Poppins, Van Morrison and the Best Summer Vacation Ever have in common? They’re all here as VMLY&R Group Executive Producer Melissa Barany stopped by for a thoroughly…

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Whitehouse Post Editor Luke Sloma Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Skittles, Milwaukee, and the best advice ever have in common? They’re all right here in this week’s round of Five Questions with SCREEN! Whitehouse Post Editor Luke Sloma…

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TRAILER PARK

Your First Look at ‘Paper Girls’ from Amazon; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

The anticipation for the first season of Amazon Prime series Paper Girls is building. And so are the questions. When will the first season premiere? Will there be a Season…

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Your First Look at Feature Film Debut from Director Adrian Bonvento ‘Rookie Season’

The feature film debut from director Adrian Bonvento, Rookie Season gives audiences unprecedented access to the team throughout their 2019 season, be it through visceral in-car cameras, frank pit lane and engineering…

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LOADING DOC

Anthony Bourdain Series Heads to Cannes Film Market with Chicago’s Questar and California Pictures

Chicago-based Questar Entertainment is partnering with California Pictures this Spring to bring a large catalog of Questar originals, travel content, and independent films and TV to the 75th Cannes Film Market. …

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Full Frame Announces Lineup; Festival Will Take Place Exclusively Online

Full Frame announces the official festival selections for the virtual 25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place online April 7–10, 2022. The NEW DOCS lineup and Invited Program…

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AD COMMUNITY

Salt-N-Pepa, Prysm Studios Bring the Right Rhythm to New Checkers Campaign

Checkers teamed up with Prysm Studios and Fitzco to deliver a new spot that has us tapping our toes. This is just one ad in an ongoing campaign featuring Checkers’…

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HighDive, Cutters, and Director Stewart Hendler Team Up for Fearless Jeep Spot

What better time than today for a joyous, thrilling spot about living life fearlessly and to the fullest? The latest campaign for Jeep is “Born Free” and featured a collaboration…

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FILMMAKER FOCUS

Cleveland, Michigan Filmmakers Among Sundance Institute Fellows

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the names of the mediamakers selected for the new Humanities Sustainability Fellowship, a year-long program providing 20 U.S.-based under-resourced nonfiction mediamakers whose work and livelihood…

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IFA, IPA and Chicago Media Angels Team Up for Tax Incentive Discussion Wednesday

IFA Chicago will be bringing together Illinois Production Alliance Executive Director Christine Dudley and Chicago Media Angels Executive Director Ted Reilly for an in-depth virtual conversation on the expanded Illinois State Film…

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HERStory

Carbon Grows Colorist Roster with Electrifying New Talent Bree Brackett

Creative Studio Carbon has promoted Bree Brackett to colorist. Brackett is making her mark straight out of the gate with campaigns for Adidas, AT&T, eBay, Gap and Nike, to name a few.  Bree…

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Sundance Vet and Netflix Writer Minhal Baig to Direct ‘We Grow Now’ in Chicago

A Chicago filmmaker is bringing her next project back home. Minhal Baig’s most recent feature film, Hala, was a Sundance Grand Jury Award Nominee and critics’ pick, was executive produced…

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ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Elevated Films Chicago Kicks Off Season Thursday

Go big or go home. That’s the mantra as Elevated Films Chicago will be taking over the 17th floor Town Hall – which also happens to be an NBA-sized basketball…

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Chicago Critics Film Festival Announces Complete Line-up, Guests

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates the art of film and film criticism, announces the complete lineup, schedule and special guests…

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PHOTO BOOTH

PHOTO BOOTH: The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival presented 50 features and 36 shorts from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States, April 21st-May 1st. Led by the locally…

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PHOTO BOOTH: 5th Annual Patrick Lives On Film Showcase; ‘Chicago Fire’ Star Among Guests

The 5th Annual Patrick Lives On Film Showcase, sponsored by Resolution Digital Studios and Cinespace Film Studios, took place at Resolution Studios on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The organization was…

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BEST AD WE SAW THIS WEEK

Salt-N-Pepa, Prysm Studios Bring the Right Rhythm to New Checkers Campaign

Checkers teamed up with Prysm Studios and Fitzco to deliver a new spot that has us tapping our toes. This is just one ad in an ongoing campaign featuring Checkers’…

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HighDive, Cutters, and Director Stewart Hendler Team Up for Fearless Jeep Spot

What better time than today for a joyous, thrilling spot about living life fearlessly and to the fullest? The latest campaign for Jeep is “Born Free” and featured a collaboration…

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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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