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Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Filming in Chicago This Month

More good news for the Chicago production community… and for Chicago comic book diehards. The new Marvel Studios series Ironheart will be filming in the Windy City at the end…

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FX Hulu Pilot ‘Deli Boys’ Filming in Chicago This Month

Could there be another FX Hulu series for Chicago on the horizon? And could it be yet another restaurant-based FX Hulu series, to boot? On the heels of a stellar…

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Filming in Chicago Underway for AppleTV Sci-Fi ‘Dark Matter’ Starring Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Connelly

The highly anticipated blockbuster series Dark Matter has finally arrived in Chicago. Filming in underway in the Windy City, withTop Gun star and Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Obi Wan-Kenobi…

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February Start Date for FX Series ‘The Bear’ Season Two in Chicago

2023 will be off to an uproarious start in Chicago. Critics love The Bear. Fans love The Bear. And most of all, Chicago loves The Bear. So when can the…

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Jennifer Connelly To Star In Apple Sci-Fi ‘Dark Matter’; Filming in Chicago Begins Sep 29

Top Gun star and Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly is on her way to Chicago. Connelly will star alongside Joel Edgerton in the nine-part sci-fi series Dark Matter. Sources tell SCREEN…

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Keanu Reeves Series ‘Devil in the White City’ Sets Spring Start Date, But Will It Film in Chicago or Toronto?

Keanu Reeves has Chicago buzzing about his new series The Devil in the White City, but will The Matrix star be filming in the Windy City, or heading to Canada?…

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On Set Exclusive with Clare Cooney and Her Feature ‘Departing Seniors,’ Now Filming in Chicago

Clare Cooney couldn’t be happier. Her feature directorial debut, the horror-comedy Departing Seniors, has been filming throughout the month and is set to wrap this week. Clare has an all-star…

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McKenzie Chinn, Tessa Films Wrap ‘A Real One’; ‘This Is Us’ Star Leads Cast [Exclusive BTS Photos]

A Chicago filmmaker is ready to step into the national spotlight, and that moment may be fast approaching. A Real One, the new short film from emerging writer/director and Sundance…

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‘Justified: City Primeval’ Wraps in Chicago Thurs, Heads to Miami for Brief Shoot

Filming for the highly anticipated FX series Justified: City Primeval is going smoothly, and is set to wrap in Chicago this Thursday, August 18th. Sources tell SCREEN the production will…

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ABC Says No to ‘This Is Us’ Exec Producer’s Pilot ‘Insight’

Hopes were high for a new ABC franchise coming to Chicago, but it looks like that moment will have to wait. The Disney-owned network has decided not to move forward…

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Keanu Reeves Series ‘Devil in the White City’ Set to Film in Chicago in 2023; Scorcese, DiCaprio to EP

Chicago already has a powerhouse new series to look forward to in 2023. Hulu on Thursday officially announced that Keanu Reeves will executive produce and star in Devil in the…

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Courtney B. Vance, Paramount’s ‘Heist 88’ Begins Filming in Chicago

Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance is back in Chicago for his next project, and filming begins today. The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story star is teaming with writer…

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‘Justified: City Primeval’ Back Filming with Added Protection Following Gunfight

The FX series Justified: City Primeval is back on track, but not without a few critical adjustments. Sony has ramped up protection on the Chicago set of Justified: City Primeval…

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Filmed-In-Chicago Amazon Series ‘Paper Girls’ Premieres July 29th; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

It is finally here! After much anticipation across the globe, Amazon will introduce its audiences to Paper Girls. Amazon Prime will launch the series this Friday, July 29th. And the…

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October Start Date for Apple TV Series ‘Dark Matter’ in Chicago; ‘Obi-Wan’ Star Joel Edgerton Leads Cast

The highly anticipated new series from Apple TV+ and Sony Pictures Television appears to have zeroed in on its start date, its city, and its series lead. Sources tell SCREEN…

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Filmed-In-Chicago FX Series ‘The Bear’ Renewed for Season Two

The beef will be back! FX has renewed “The Bear” for a second season soon after Season 1 premiered all at once on Hulu. More great news for the Chicago…

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Filmed-In-Chicago Amazon Series ‘Night Sky’ Canceled

Superb performances from Oscar winners Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons were not enough to secure a second season of Amazon’s sci-fi series Night Sky. The news comes a month and…

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Courtney B. Vance, Paramount to Film ‘Heist 88’ in Chicago in August

Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance is returning to Chicago for his next project. The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story star is teaming with writer Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, Gunpowder &…

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Premiere Date Set for Amazon Series ‘Paper Girls’; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

The anticipation for the first season of Amazon Prime series Paper Girls is building, and we now have a release date for the show. The countdown can begin as Amazon…

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Former Chicago Film Office Director Kwame Amoaku Heads to New York

One of the anchors of the Chicago production community is heading east. Kwame Amoaku, who resigned from his position as Director of the Chicago Film Office earlier this month, appears…

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Illinois Shatters Record for Film Revenues with $630 Million in Economic Impact in 2021

Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that projected film production revenue in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million shattering pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70…

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HBO Series ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Starts Filming Season Two This Week

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer in Illinois. The HBO comedy series Somebody Somewhere, led by Bridget Everett and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, began filming…

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FX Unveils Trailer for Chicago-Made ‘The Bear,’ Led by ‘Shameless’ Star Jeremy Allen White

The Bear was 100% filmed in Chicago and it will be premiering on Hulu June 23rd. SCREEN has your first look at the series today. FX has unveiled the trailer…

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Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Now Filming in Atlanta… Will It Land in Chicago Soon?

Excitement has been building and comic book diehards are buzzing about the new Marvel Studios series Ironheart. The series is expected to film in Atlanta and Chicago between now and…

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Kwame Amoaku Resigns from Chicago Film Office; Betsey Grais to Serve As Interim Director

One of the cornerstones of the Chicago film community is changing course. Friday marks the final day for Kwame Amoaku as Director of the Chicago Film Office. Deputy Director Betsey…

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June 20th Start Date Confirmed for Marvel’s ‘Ironheart,’ ‘This Is Us’ Star Joins Cast

Excitement is building and comic book diehards are buzzing about the new Marvel Studios series Ironheart. SCREEN broke the news last week about a possible June shoot start, and those…

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Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Targets June Start, Taps Chicago’s Sam Bailey to Direct, Coogler to EP

SCREEN broke the news last fall that the Marvel Studios series Ironheart was likely to film in Chicago in 2022, and it appears that time may be approaching. Sources tell…

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‘Early Edition’ Reboot Scrapped at CBS

Chicagoans and 90’s TV aficionados were excited to hear that a reboot of the CBS classic series Early Edition was in the works. However, CBS has decided not to move…

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‘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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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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Tom Hanks Comedy ‘A Man Called Otto’ Filming in Cleveland, Toledo

The latest Tom Hanks studio movie will be filming in the Midwest this week. A Man Called Otto will be shooting in Ohio, working in Cleveland through today, Tuesday, May…

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Quentin Tarantino Will NOT Be Directing ‘Justified: City Primeval,’ Sources Tell SCREEN

Chicago was abuzz on the news that Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino would be directing an episode of the new FX series Justified: City Primeval this May. Unfortunately, sources tell…

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Is Amazon Series ‘Paper Girls’ Season Two in Doubt?

Will there be a Season Two of Paper Girls? One of the biggest series to film in Chicago last year was the highly anticipated Amazon Studios series Paper Girls, with…

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HBO Series ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Starts Filming Season Two This May

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer in Illinois. The HBO comedy series Somebody Somewhere, led by Bridget Everett and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, is ramping…

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BREAKING: Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Expanded; ‘Gamechanger’ for IL & Chicago Industry

It’s time to celebrate a massive win for the Illinois production industry. Effective July 1, 2022, the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit program will officially be expanded, implementing the new…

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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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‘This Is Us’ Writer-Director Kay Oyegun ABC Pilot to Film in Chicago in May

This Is Us writer-director Kay Oyegun has a new drama in the works for ABC, and that pilot will be heading to the Windy City. Sources tell SCREEN the pilot…

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Police Releases Video and Photos of Attackers of Chicago Film Office Director Kwame Amoaku

The Chicago and Illinois production world was stunned when one of the cornerstones of its community, Chicago Film Office director Kwame Amoaku was beaten, robbed, and hospitalized, but there is…

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LeBron James Latest Project ‘Shooting Stars’ Begins Filming in Ohio in April

LeBron James is bringing his next feature film project back home to Ohio. He will be producing a movie entitled SHOOTING STARS, based on the four-time NBA champion’s life. Seeing…

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HBO Max ‘Computer School’ Pilot Filming in Detroit; SNL Alum Tim Robinson Stars

A Detroiter is bringing a TV series back home to Michigan once again. HBO has given a pilot green light to Computer School, a single-camera comedy written/executive produced by Saturday…

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‘Fargo’ Season Five Expected to Shoot in Calgary, After Filming S4 in Chicago

Fargo fans were jubilant to hear that the series would be back for a fifth season, but will Chicago television professionals be jubilant as well? Season Five will be set…

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Chicago’s Next Scripted Sports Drama? ‘Devonte’ Set to Make a Run for the Title

It’s time for a fresh and honest take on the world of professional sports, and this scripted Chicago-made drama might be getting its call to the field. The pilot Devonte…

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Grand Jury Award for Chicago Indie ‘Relative’ and ‘Walking Dead’ Star Roberts

It’s always great to open your festival run with a win. And Michael Glover Smith’s fourth film, Relative, did just that. The dramatic feature, which was shot in Chicago last…

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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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‘The Big Leap’ Canceled After One Season

The Big Leap has unfortunately fallen flat. Fox has cancelled the dance show-within-a-dramedy after one season. Averaging just over 2 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, The Big…

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Chicago Lands ‘Justified’ Spinoff; Will Quentin Tarantino Direct?

Justified: City Primeval received its greenlight from FX earlier this year, and sources tell SCREEN this series will be shooting in Chicago. Timothy Olyphant will be reprising his role as…

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David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Movie ‘The Killer’ Begins Filming in Chicago This Week

The Killer has arrived. SCREEN broke the news back in August that the latest David Fincher drama The Killer would be filming in Chicago, and the production has finally landed….

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HBO Series ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Renewed for Season Two

Just a few episodes into its debut season, the comedy series Somebody Somewhere, led by Bridget Everett and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, has received a second season…

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FX Comedy ‘The Bear’ Begins Filming in Chicago, Led By ‘Shameless’ Star Jeremy Allen White

It’s shaping up to be a very busy 2022 for the Chicago television production industry. SCREEN reported back in October that the FX comedy series The Bear had received a…

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Could CBS’ ‘Early Edition’ Be Returning to Chicago?

If there is one television series that belongs in Chicago, this is it. CBS has ordered a pilot for a reboot of the drama series Early Edition. The popular and…

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Will ‘Power Book IV: Force’ Be Renewed for a Second Season?

Tommy is the new king of Chicago. And apparently also the Starz network. The Sunday, February 6th debut of Power Book IV: Force posted the biggest series premiere audience for…

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Disney Channel Series ‘Saturdays’ Set to Film in Chicago This Spring

Disney Channel is bringing its latest family-friendly franchise to film in Chicago. The network recently granted a series order to Saturdays, a coming-of-age roller-skating comedy created by 17-year-old Black-ish star…

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Apple TV+ Series ‘Dark Matter’ Chooses Chicago; ‘Spider-Man’ EP Tolmach to Produce

Apple TV+ and Sony Pictures Television are partnering on a new series, and it looks like that franchise will be coming to Chicago. Sources tell SCREEN the TV adaptation of…

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Lena Waithe Series ‘The Chi’ Begins Filming Season 5 This Week in Chicago

Television production is picking back up in the Windy City. Critically acclaimed Showtime series The Chi will get to work on Season Five this week. Filming is set to begin…

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Chicago-Powered Sci-Fi Pilot ‘Wizdom’ to Shoot in February; Pissios to Exec Produce

A thrilling new sci-fi pilot is arriving in Chicago in 2022. Thieves test their limits to survive each heist. Motorcycles race faster than the speed of light. Home cooked drugs…

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OneChicago Is Back! New Episodes Premiering, New Episodes Filming

Fresh off the winter holiday break, the #OneChicago triumvirate of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med are back for their midseason premiere tonight. And all three shows are also…

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David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Movie ‘The Killer’ Films in Chicago This February

The Killer is on his way. SCREEN broke the news back in August that the latest David Fincher drama The Killer would be filming in Chicago, and now it appears…

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New Marvel Series ‘Ironheart’ to Film in Chicago April 2022

Those in pursuit of promising TV production news for 2022 need look no further. A blockbuster new series is headed for Chicago in the form of Marvel Studios’ Ironheart, which…

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Thanksgiving Premiere for Chicago Indie ‘The Christmas Pitch’ as ‘Hamilton’ Star Leads Cast

Santa is coming to town for Thanksgiving and he’s playing matchmaker. The Christmas Pitch, produced by Illinois production and distribution company, Questar Entertainment, is now available for your holiday viewing…

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IATSE Says ‘Yes’ to Contract and ‘No’ to Strike… But Just Barely

And now the film and television industry can breathe a sigh of relief… but just barely. By the narrowest of margins, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees,…

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Could IATSE Strike Still Happen? The Answer Is Yes. Here’s a Look at the Critical Union Member Vote This Weekend

When IATSE and AMPTP negotiators reached an agreement last month, most television and film professionals and aficionados breathed a sigh of relief and moved on to the next headline on…

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Sundance Vet to Produce Thanksgiving Movie in Chicago; Kevin Cooper to Direct

Chicago-based Producer and Sundance Film Festival alum John Condne has come onboard to produce the Thanksgiving drama-comedy Home Invasion for the Holidays, written by Luke Thomas and directed by Kevin…

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Strike Averted! IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract

The Chicago/Midwest film and television production community can breathe a sigh of relief as negotiators from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reached a deal for a new…

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Series Order for FX Comedy ‘The Bear’ Led By ‘Shameless’ Star Jeremy Allen White

FX is keeping Shameless vet Jeremy Allen White in Chicago with a series order for the Windy City-set restaurant comedy The Bear. The pilot filmed in town this past July…

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Brian and Jan Hieggelke and Chicago Film Project Announce Next Feature

Brian and Jan Hieggelke have found their next film. The Hieggelkes’ Chicago Film Project, the film and T.V. production arm of their Chicago-based print and digital cultural magazine Newcity, has…

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HBO Series ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ Filming in Chicago This Week

“A romance for the ages.” That’s a bold claim but one HBO is making with confidence as it forges ahead through filming its new seriesThe Time Traveler’s Wife en route…

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Your First Look at Five New Chicago Features In Development for 2022

As we look ahead to 2022, there are five Illinois features in the works that deserve a spot on your radar. Let’s take a look… The 57th Chicago International Film…

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The Latest on the Possible IATSE Strike; Union Members Vote This Week

Will IATSE union members strike? We will know very soon. Union members vote on strike authorization later this week, between Friday, October 1 and Sunday, October 3, with results expected…

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Chicago Sci-Fi Pilot to Shoot This Winter, Led by Swinford, Sievers, Williams; Cinespace’s Pissios to EP

There is a new sci-fi franchise in the works in Chicago, with a highly touted ensemble of homegrown talent at its core and an all-star Executive Producer set to support….

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Ryan Seacrest Executive Producing Pilot for ABC, Freeform; Filming in Chicago This Month

A familiar face has joined a promising pilot filming now in Chicago. Famed American Idol frontman Ryan Seacrest has leapt aboard the one-hour dramatic pilot, but he won’t be in…

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ABC Pilot Shooting in Chicago… and It Is NOT a Reboot of ‘The Nanny’

There is a new pilot starting filming this week in Chicago, but it is not the show you think it is. The project is entitled The Nanny, igniting a bevy…

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January February New Target for Sam Raimi Horror Thriller to Shoot in Chicago

What better way for Chicago to kick off the new year than with a major horror thriller produced by a genre legend? SCREEN reported recently that Sam Raimi, director of…

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Mossman’s Good Guy With A Gun Now Filming; Swanberg, Pasquesi Highlight Cast

Director John Mossman knows a thing or two about the good-guy-with-a-gun theory. A lifelong hunter and target shooter, he has witnessed its ability to upset liberals and thrill conservatives, to…

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David Fincher, Michael Fassbender Project THE KILLER Will Film in Chicago

While we must never talk about Fight Club, we will certainly be talking about its director David Fincher’s next Netflix project, The Killer, which is expected to arrive in Chicago…

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AMC Series Full Speed Ahead Into Second Season in Chicago; Michael B. Jordan Exec Producing

The Summer of 2021 is shaping up to be one of the busiest for television production in Chicago history. One of the latest series to land in town is forging…

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Sam Raimi, Paramount Movie Heading to Chicago, Cinespace

There is a major movie project heading to Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, and among the producers leading the team is a genre blockbuster legend. Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man trilogy…

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NBC OneChicago Is Back! Filming Begins This Week

The highly successful Dick Wolf #OneChicago triumvirate of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med, which has led the historic resurgence of the Chicago production industry over the last ten…

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Strickland Targeting Fall to Film Latest Thriller, The Crimson Sun

As we look ahead to the second half of 2021, we shine a spotlight toward the latest effort from Chicago filmmaker Joseph Strickland. His dramatic thriller, The Crimson Sun, is…

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Fox Series The Big Leap Launches Into Production July 20

It’s time to dance like everyone’s watching. And finally, after persevering through a number of pandemic-related delays, it’s time for the long-awaited Fox series THE BIG LEAP to vault into…

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That’s A Wrap on Chicago Feature Film RELATIVE; Twin Peaks, Steppenwolf Legends Lead Cast

Production on Michael Glover Smith’s fourth feature film, RELATIVE, wrapped today after two weeks of shooting in Chicago and the near-north suburbs. According to Smith, it was the “smoothest” production…

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$100M Netflix Movie Starring Adam Driver Starts Shooting This Week

Tax incentives work. That stance is looking stronger than ever as the latest Netflix studio project White Noise, starring Academy Award nominees Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Greta Gerwig (Lady…

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Netflix, Adam Driver, Gerwig, Baumbach Bring White Noise to Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland area will host the latest Netflix studio project White Noise, starring Academy Award nominees Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and directed by Noah…

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Oscar Noms Timothee Chalamet, Guadagnino Now Filming

Oscar nominees are heading to Ohio this summer. Production is now underway in Cincinnati on Bones and All, the upcoming film starring Academy Award Nominated A-list actor Timothee Chalamet, directed…

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Michael Glover Smith’s Feature RELATIVE Shoots This Month; Twin Peaks, Steppenwolf Legends Lead Cast

Award-winning writer/director Michael Glover Smith (Mercury in Retrograde, Rendezvous in Chicago) will begin principal photography on his fourth feature film, Relative, this month, and his full cast and crew are…

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The Latest on CW’s The 4400 Reboot in Chicago: Shoot Dates, Cast Additions

The new CW series The 4400 has landed in Chicago and there is news to share. Filming for the CW’s reimagining of the 2004 USA Network sci-fi drama series is…

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‘Shameless’ alum Jeremy Allen White headlining FX pilot ‘The Bear,’ filming in Chicago in July

Shameless fans might be missing the dearly departed Emmy-winning series but there is good news ahead. Shameless alum Jeremy Allen White will be returning to Chicago and to the small…

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The Latest on Three TV Pilots from Fox, NBC, Freeform

Three television pilots filmed in the Chicagoland area, and all three have earned series orders, but where will they shoot? SCREEN is giving you a rundown of what lies ahead…

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Duplass Brothers, HBO Bring Series to Illinois

HBO has a new comedy series, and all signs point to filming in Illinois this summer. But no, not in Chicago. In the small town of Lockport, Illinois, 30 miles…

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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…

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Elisabeth Moss Series Chooses Chicago, Leonardo DiCaprio to Executive Produce

Apple has ordered a new series, RIPPLE EFFECTS starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, for its streaming service Apple TV+, and the series will be shooting in Chicago. Oscar winner…

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HBO MAX, Comedy Central Series Starts Filming Monday

SOUTH SIDE is back! The critically acclaimed series and ratings champ will begin shooting its second season in Chicago this Monday. The highly anticipated second season is expected to film…

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NBC Pilot Gets Series Pickup, Led by BATMAN’s Reeves, Chicago Fire Alum

NBC’s latest pilot pickup brings more potentially great news to Chicago’s booming television production scene. NBC has given a series order to ORDINARY JOE, whose pilot filmed in town this…

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Screen Exclusive: HAMILTON Star to Lead Chicago Feature

After a sold-out national tour of Hamilton, Joseph Morales is lighting up the screen as the male lead in the Christmas rom-com, The Christmas Pitch. Morales, who assumed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s…

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CW Series Chooses Chicago

A cult sci-fi series is making a comeback, and it will be shooting in Chicago. The CW has given a straight-to-series order to THE 4400, a reimagining of the 2004…

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HERStory: Rogers & Hahn’s Must-Watch Sci-Fi Short

The dynamic duo of director-actor Sadie Rogers and producer Grace Hahn has much to celebrate this week as their stunning sci-fi short film HOW IS THIS THE WORLD? releases worldwide…

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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…

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AMC Series Now Shooting in Chicago

Anytime a Chicagoan hears “Michael Jordan is bringing a new franchise to town” their ears understandably perk up, but in this case, it’s BLACK PANTHER and CREED star Michael B….

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Million Dollar Funding Win for Chicago’s OTV

It’s a brave new world of filmmaking, and Open Television (OTV) has completed their first fundraising effort as a non-profit organization, securing near 1.2 million dollars. Founded in 2015 by…

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New Project from LeBron James Will Film in Ohio

LeBron James will be bringing his next feature film project back home to Ohio. He will be producing a movie entitled SHOOTING STARS, based on the four-time NBA champion’s life….

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Amazon Series LIGHTYEARS, Oscar Winner Land in Chicago

2021 begins with some great news for Chicago as SCREEN has learned that Amazon Studios will be bringing their new sci-fi drama LIGHTYEARS to town. Offices for LIGHTYEARS open this…

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SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE Now Shooting, Helmed by Headland, Sheedy

Here’s some eggnog for your holiday as the Disney-owned Freeform has a pilot entitled SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE currently filming in Chicago. The half-hour pilot, produced by 20th Television, is being…

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Sarofsky, Kartemquin Films Team Up for A MYSTERY TO ME

The filmmakers behind “A Mystery to Me,” a new documentary series that aims to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG), are very proud to detail their…

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Fox, NBC Pilots In Production in Chicago

Great news heading into the holidays. Two network pilots that had been scheduled for this past Spring are now in full swing in Chicago. The NBC pilot ORDINARY JOE is…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Illinois Moves to Phase Four, But When Will TV Be Back in Full Swing?

Good news on the film and television front as Governor J.B. Pritzker today released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening…

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Is Good Genes the Next TV Franchise for Chicago?

We can all be heroes. So say Michael Fry and Ashley Tribble, the creators of GOOD GENES, the wildly imaginative and intentionally inclusive sci-fi series that has been selected to…

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Vincent Singleton Announces Next Project

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Vincent Singleton, an accomplished film director, and professor, is preparing to go into production for his next independent project, SURVIVOR, SOLDIER, SINNER, SAVIOR, targeting a shoot…

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Four Emerging Producers, Four New Features for Chicago

Meet the inaugural class of the Chicago Independent Producers Lab, fueled by a partnership between Full Spectrum Features and Chicago Film Office, with support from the National Endowment for the…

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Filmmaker Courting Denzel to Play Harold Washington

Could the iconic Denzel Washington be playing the barrier-bashing Chicago mayor Harold Washington in the not-so-distant future? Writer-director Joseph Michael Chopin believes so, and he’s taking steps to bring his…

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