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‘Chicago Fire’ Wraps Filming May 8th

Television production continues to roar in Chicago and Illinois, led by the Dick Wolf triumvirate of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. A brief summer break is fast approaching…

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Steph Curry TV Series ‘Mr. Throwback’ Begins Filming in Chicago in May

When Chicagoans hear “Steph Curry is coming to Chicago” they might quickly leap to the conclusion that the legendary NBA sharpshooter is being traded to the city’s beloved Chicago Bulls….

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AD COMMUNITY

Shortlists Announced for the 2024 AICP Show, AICP Next Awards and AICP Post Awards

The AICP Awards have released the Shortlists for the 2024 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and…

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‘Dinners with DeMar’ Director Justin Casselle and Producer Ramone Hulet Sit Down with SCREEN

As the Chicago Bulls season comes to a close, let’s take a look at an inspiring and insightful new digital series led by the team’s star player. Dinners with DeMar is…

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ONE CHICAGO

‘Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois’ Hollywood Reception a Stellar Success, Led by Pritzker, IPA

The Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois reception capped off Governor J.B. Pritzker’s marketing mission to Hollywood, and celebrated the booming Illinois television and film production industry. During the reception, presented by the…

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NBC Renews ‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Chicago PD’ ‘Chicago Med’

Amid one of the busiest starts to a year in Chicago TV and film production history, here is more great news for The Windy City. NBC has renewed all three…

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DIVERSE VOICES

‘Kingdom Reign Vol. 1’ Premiere at the Show Place Icon Theatre in Chicago on April 28th

This Blue Carpet Premiere of the film “Kingdom Reign Vol. 1,” starring Theron G. Johnson, John Canada Terrell, Angela Coates, Flojo, Walter Parker & Chicago’s own Tamera Fair, will take…

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Al Roker to Host Chicago International Film Festival 60th Anniversary Soireé June 1

Legendary newsman Al Roker is set to host Cinema/Chicago’s 60th Anniversary Cinema Soirée, it was announced today. The event, which celebrates the diamond anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival and its incredible history and…

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PILOT SEASON

Photos from SXSW World Premiere of TJ and Dave Pilot ‘Bettendorf Talks’

David Pasquesi and TJ Jagodowski are legends of Chicago’s famed improv scene, and in their latest collaboration, the duo is bringing their acclaimed comedic talents from the stage to the…

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SXSW Exclusive: The Team Behind Comedy Pilot ‘Bettendorf Talks’

The Illinois indie pilot Bettendorf Talks is set to make its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (aka SXSW) this month. Before they board their planes to…

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ON THE MOVE

Highdive Adds First Managing Director for 1986 Studios to Grow Video Production Arm

Highdive – an independently owned, full-service creative agency – announced today that Larissa Berringer has joined the agency as managing director of 1986 Studios, Highdive’s full-service, in-house production studio. Berringer comes…

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ColorNation Welcomes Colorists Mary Perrino and Ana Rita to its Roster

ColorNation is adding two new talents to its diverse roster of artists with the addition of Colorists Mary Perrino and Ana Rita. Their joining the remote color service was announced by Founder and…

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POWER BOOK IV: FORCE

‘Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois’ Hollywood Reception a Stellar Success, Led by Pritzker, IPA

The Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois reception capped off Governor J.B. Pritzker’s marketing mission to Hollywood, and celebrated the booming Illinois television and film production industry. During the reception, presented by the…

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‘The Chi’ and ‘Power Book IV: Force’ Actor Brian Keys Plays Five Questions with SCREEN

If you love Made-In-Chicago TV series then you’ve definitely seen plenty of actor Brian Keys. The Chicagoan played Special Agent Edgar Vargas in the latest season of Power Book IV:…

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH SCREEN

Five Questions with Quriosity Exec Producer Mark Conley

What do Harry Connick Jr., Jon Stewart and the best plate of sausage and peppers ever have in common? They’re all right here as Quriosity Productions Executive Producer Mark Conley…

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Five Questions with Chicago Recording Company’s Mark Wilkening

What do Tom Hanks, an NBA legend, and The Flaming Lips have in common? They’re all right here as Chicago Recording Company (CRC) Senior Audio Engineer Mark Wilkening stops by…

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TRAILER PARK

‘The Chi’ Unveils New Trailer For Second Half Of Season Six, Premiering May 10

The premiere of the first half of Season Six of The Chi ranks among the top Showtime premieres ever in streaming viewership, so it’s safe to say the anticipation is…

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Chicago-Made Spirit Award Nom ‘We Grown Now’ at Siskel Film Center Through April 25

The critically acclaimed Independent Spirit Award nominated feature We Grown Now is back in its hometown for a highly anticipated theatrical run. The Gene Siskel Film Center will present the…

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LOADING DOC

‘Super/Man’ ‘Devo’ Lead Doc10 Documentary Film Festival Slate

CMP, Chicago’s leading organization dedicated to supporting social-impact documentary film, today announced the full slate of films being showcased at the 9th annual Doc10 documentary film festival running May 2 – 5,…

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World Premieres, Chicago Filmmakers Highlight Onion City Experimental Film Festival April 4-7

Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to announce the competition programs for the 34th edition of the Onion City Experimental Film Festival, which will take place Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 7 at…

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HERStory

‘Super/Man’ ‘Devo’ Lead Doc10 Documentary Film Festival Slate

CMP, Chicago’s leading organization dedicated to supporting social-impact documentary film, today announced the full slate of films being showcased at the 9th annual Doc10 documentary film festival running May 2 – 5,…

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Chicago-Made Spirit Award Nom ‘We Grown Now’ at Siskel Film Center Through April 25

The critically acclaimed Independent Spirit Award nominated feature We Grown Now is back in its hometown for a highly anticipated theatrical run. The Gene Siskel Film Center will present the…

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ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Al Roker to Host Chicago International Film Festival 60th Anniversary Soireé June 1

Legendary newsman Al Roker is set to host Cinema/Chicago’s 60th Anniversary Cinema Soirée, it was announced today. The event, which celebrates the diamond anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival and its incredible history and…

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‘Super/Man’ ‘Devo’ Lead Doc10 Documentary Film Festival Slate

CMP, Chicago’s leading organization dedicated to supporting social-impact documentary film, today announced the full slate of films being showcased at the 9th annual Doc10 documentary film festival running May 2 – 5,…

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PHOTO BOOTH

‘Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois’ Hollywood Reception a Stellar Success, Led by Pritzker, IPA

The Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois reception capped off Governor J.B. Pritzker’s marketing mission to Hollywood, and celebrated the booming Illinois television and film production industry. During the reception, presented by the…

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Photos from ‘I Don’t Dream in Spanish Anymore’ Table Read, Hosted by IFA Chicago and SAG-AFTRA

Behind every great film is a superb screenplay, and behind every superb screenplay is a tireless journey of drafts and rewrites… and of course, table reads. Produced in partnership with…

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TOP SPOT OF THE WEEK

Laughlin Constable Awarded Coveted Clio for the ASPCA ‘Through Their Eyes’ Campaign

Much-deserved accolades have been awarded for an impactful and timely campaign, one with the mission of improving the lives of animals across the country, and illuminating the perspective of those…

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New Campaign from True Value and Laughlin Constable Celebrates the Heroes of Home Projects

As local, independent businesses have been navigating a changing retail environment, True Value, the globally recognized brand and original local hardware store, turned to its agency of record, Milwaukee- and Chicago-based Laughlin…

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CHICAGO TV NEWS

‘Chicago Fire’ Wraps Filming May 8th

Television production continues to roar in Chicago and Illinois, led by the Dick Wolf triumvirate of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. A brief summer break is fast approaching…

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‘Dinners with DeMar’ Director Justin Casselle and Producer Ramone Hulet Sit Down with SCREEN

As the Chicago Bulls season comes to a close, let’s take a look at an inspiring and insightful new digital series led by the team’s star player. Dinners with DeMar is…

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THE BEAR

‘Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois’ Hollywood Reception a Stellar Success, Led by Pritzker, IPA

The Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois reception capped off Governor J.B. Pritzker’s marketing mission to Hollywood, and celebrated the booming Illinois television and film production industry. During the reception, presented by the…

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Is ‘The Bear’ Filming TWO Seasons Right Now in Chicago?

The ravenous fan base for The Bear rejoiced when filming for Season Three began rolling last month in Chicago. But might the critically acclaimed show be shooting Season Four now…

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SUPER BOWL

Best and Worst Ads of the 2024 Super Bowl? Top Creatives and Execs Share Their Picks!

In the advertising world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! Ad agency pros and filmmakers from throughout Chicago…

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Director Britt Boardman Shares Her Super Bowl Picks and Pans

In the ad world, Super Bowl Sunday is about anything but football. Or even Taylor Swift or Usher. It’s about the commercials! We were honored to have Chicago director Britt…

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FILMMAKER FOCUS

The Future Is Bright for Chicago Writer Eric Anderson’s Dark Screenplay ‘June’ [Exclusive]

Every great film begins with a superb screenplay, and Chicago writer Eric Anderson’s latest is earning accolades. Anderson’s horror thriller June was recently honored by The Grey List, a curated…

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Strength of Sisterhood at the Heart of Chicago Film ‘Chronic’

Production has wrapped in Chicago on the new short film Chronic, directed by Alyssa Thordarson and written by Lydia Ellis Curry. The film follows Ruth, whose sister and best friend,…

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LIGHTS CAMERA LOUISVILLE

Good News: Studios Reach Tentative Deal with Cinematographers Guild, Art Directors Guild

So far, so good on the union negotiations front, but there are still many steps ahead. The fear of yet another labor stoppage has permeated the film and television production…

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SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios, Ending Actors Strike… So Now What?

“The strike officially ends at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 9.” After a grueling four months on strike, SAG-AFTRA has officially reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract…

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