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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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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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