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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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‘Deli Boys’ Wraps Filming Season One in Chicago This Friday April 5

Chicago’s newest television series is about to wrap, and now the anticipation for the series premiere can begin. SCREEN has confirmed filming for Season One of Deli Boys Season One…

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That’s a Wrap on HBO Filmed-In-Illinois Comedy Series SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE Season 3

HBO critically acclaimed comedy series Somebody Somewhere has wrapped filming on its third season. Final day of filming was yesterday, Wednesday, March 20th. Somebody Somewhere filmed Season Three in many…

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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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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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‘Power Book IV: Force’ Season Three Begins Filming in Chicago

Tommy Egan is back. And he and his crew return in the midst of one of the busiest months in Chicago television production history. With a myriad of shows rolling…

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‘The Bear’ Begins Filming Season Three in Chicago February 26th

2024 is off to a very busy start for Chicago’s television production community, and the most highly acclaimed darling of the bunch is ready to roll cameras on a a…

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Illinois Film Tax Credit Has Significant Impact for State

The Illinois Production Alliance today unveiled its Economic Impact Study of the Illinois Film Production Services Tax Credit, the first-ever study measuring the economic impacts of film, television, and commercial productions in the…

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‘Deli Boys’ Begins Filming Season One in Chicago January 31

Chicago’s newest television series is ready to roll, and now, the dates are set. SCREEN has confirmed filming for Deli Boys is expected to begin January 31st. The series is…

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Chicago-Made ‘Desire Lines’ to World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

This week is all about Sundance, and a Chicago-made feature is set to debut at the prestigious festival in Park City, Utah. The feature film Desire Lines, directed by Jules Rosskam, will…

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Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker, ‘West Wing’ Producer Llewellyn Wells to Join ‘Emperor of Ocean Park’

Chicago’s new television series is adding some heavyweights to the roster, as it begins filming this week. Sources tell SCREEN Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker will be joining The…

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‘Emperor of Ocean Park’ Begins Filming in Chicago January 10

2024 will begin with yet another new television series being welcomed to the City of Chicago. The Emperor of Ocean Park is a ten-episode dramatic tale based on Stephen L….

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BREAKING: ‘Power Book IV: Force’ Has Been Renewed for Season 3

Will Tommy Egan be back? The answer is a resounding YES. Fans of the Chicago-made Starz series Power Book IV: Force had been anxiously awaiting an announcement on the show’s…

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A Whopping Five Golden Globe Noms for ‘The Bear’

Awards season is here, and The Bear is once again right in the thick of it. The filmed-in-Chicago FX series led the TV contingent with a full plate of five…

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David Letterman in Chicago to Film ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’… Is John Mulaney The Special Guest?

Comedy legend David Letterman is in Chicago this week to interview… well, the jury is still out on who… or is it? Sources tell SCREEN the great David Letterman is…

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Sundance World Premiere for Filmed-In-Chicago Pilot ‘Me/We,’ Rob McElhenney Among EPs

Sundance’s Episodic Pilot Showcase will have the attention of network executives worldwide, and a filmed-in-Chicago hopeful will be among the handful of pilots on the big screen in Park City….

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Sundance World Premiere for Chicago Indie ‘Ghostlight’

2024 will launch with a prestigious world premiere from a promising Chicago directing duo. Kelly O’Sullivan and Alex Thompson made a splash on the national indie film scene when their…

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Lena Waithe Series ‘The Chi’ Resumes Filming Season 6 in Chicago

As we head into the new year with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in the rearview, television production is in full swing in the Windy City. Critically acclaimed Showtime series…

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‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago P.D.,’ ‘Chicago Med’ Begin Filming This Week

ChiHards have been waiting far too long to hear these four words: One Chicago is back! With the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes now in the rearview, NBC’s three cornerstone dramas…

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‘Deli Boys’ to Begin Filming Season One in Chicago This January

One of (hopefully) many new productions for Chicago and Illinois in the new year is taking shape. The comedy pilot Deli Boys was picked up to series back in May,…

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Jake Gyllenhaal Mini-Series ‘Presumed Innocent’ Filming in Chicago This Week

Jake Gyllenhaal’s first foray into TV will be filming in Chicago this week. But before you get too excited… the Warner Brothers / Apple TV+ mini series will just be…

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‘Chicago Fire’ Expected to Begin Filming Right After Thanksgiving

The strike is over. So now what? As Hollywood and the television and film production community across the country rejoices, the question is now: when will everyone’s favorite shows begin…

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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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Thought-Provoking Comedy ‘The OG Bootcamp’ to Film in Chicago This January

Chicago Filmmaker Zanah Thirus (pictured top left), recognized as one of Diversity in Cannes’ Top Ten Filmmakers of the Decade, is set to challenge societal norms and tickle funny bones…

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Filmed-In-Chicago ‘The Bear’ Renewed for a Third Season at FX

Yes, yes, YES, CHEF! Popular comedy-drama The Bear will return for a third season on FX in 2024, the Disney-owned cable network has announced. The news comes months after the…

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“Last, Best and Final Offer” Sent to SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee by AMPTP

This is it. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has sent its “final offer” to the SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee. And now, the film and television industry across…

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The End Is Near? SAG-AFTRA Negotiations Continue This Week with Deal in Sight

November is here, and so is a wave of hope that the strike may be ending soon. On this 111th day of the 2023 actors strike, SAG-AFTRA and the Hollywood…

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SAG-AFTRA Negotiations Will Resume This Tuesday

There is positive news from the picket lines to start the week ahead. SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood studios have set a date to return to the bargaining table, and that date…

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Chicago-Made Holiday Movie ‘Reporting for Christmas’ Premieres on Hulu November 1st

The uplifting, family-friendly holiday movie Reporting for Christmas will premiere on Hulu November 1, where it will be streaming exclusively this holiday season. The film will also be available to …

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SAG-AFTRA Strike Update: Talks Will Continue Friday and Next Week, Are Proceeding ‘Calmly’

“Deliberations are going well.” That’s the takeaway from negotiations this week (see the full comment below) as SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continue with renewed…

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The WGA Strike Is Ending! WGA Declares ‘Meaningful Gains and Protections for Writers’

What better news could there be to start the week? The WGA and major studios have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that promises to end the…

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WGA and AMPTP Near Deal to End Strike?

Could the long-awaited end be near for the strike that has brought the TV and film industry in Chicago and across the country to a halt? Cautious optimism is rising…

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Strike Update: WGA to Meet With Showrunners Friday; Plus: Jennifer Aniston Spiked for a Like?

As the writers strike forges ahead into its 20th week, the word that is front of mind is solidarity. Hundreds of showrunners united in a show of support at Fox…

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Chicago-Made ‘Heist 88’ Gets Its Premiere Date; Courtney B. Vance Stars

At this time last year, The crime drama Heist 88 starring two-time Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) was filming throughout the City…

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Need More of ‘The Bear’ Star Jeremy Allen White? Add His New Film ‘Fremont’ to Your Menu

So you’ve watched both seasons of The Bear – twice – and you’re looking for more from series star and Golden Globe winner Jeremy Allen White? SCREEN has you covered….

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WGA and AMPTP Have Come Closer, But Not Close Enough, Says WGA Negotiating Committee

There was an uptick in optimism across both SAG-AFTRA and WGA members as the AMPTP and WGA returned to the negotiating table earlier this month. Unfortunately, The Writers Guild said…

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Photos from the SAG-AFTRA WGA Solidarity March in Chicago

On Tuesday, SAG-AFTRA and WGA joined forces with the AFL-CIO and its affiliates from across the nation and across industries for a National Day of Solidarity. Hundreds of union members…

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SAG-AFTRA Feels ‘Sign of Hope’ as WGA and AMPTP Negotiations Continue

As the strike forges on and picket lines remain persistent, hopes may finally be creeping higher this week. As negotiations between the Writers’ Guild (WGA) and the AMPTP continue, SAG-AFTRA…

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Behind the Scenes of Chicagoland Comedy Feature ‘Not If I See You First’

A fresh new comedy will be heading to your local theatres and film festivals in the new year. The microbudget comedy feature film Not If I See You First wrapped…

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Jennifer Reeder’s ‘Perpetrator’ Opens at the Music Box August 25

The theatrical premiere is here for Chicago filmmaker Jennifer Reeder’s latest feature. Perpetrator had its World Premiere at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival before traversing to New York for…

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When Will the Strike End? WGA Chicago Captain Brett Neveu Speaks with SCREEN

The WGA strike rages on, and now with SAG-AFTRA alongside, is there an end in sight for these contract negotiations? Has there been progress? What lies ahead? One of the…

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SAG-AFTRA Strike News: Chicago Solidarity Walk Thursday

The “double strike” of SAG-AFTRA and The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is in full swing, and members of all unions are taking to the picket lines across the country….

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Series Premiere Tonight for ‘Justified: City Primeval,’ Filmed In Chicago

The series premiere is finally here. Justified: City Primeval premieres tonight Tuesday, July 18 at 10 p.m. on FX with the first two episodes. The six remaining episodes will air…

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SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee Votes to Strike As Midnight Bell Tolls

“The contract has expired.” So declared SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee Member – and Emmy-nominated actor of hit series Abbott Elementary – Sheryl Lee Ralph on her Twitter at 12:01 a.m. late…

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‘The Bear’ Roars with a Whopping 13 Emmy Nominations

Is The Bear one of the most nominated series of the 2023 Emmys? Yes chef, it is! And that’s just for Season One. The Made-In-Chicago FX dramedy about a fine…

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Series Premiere of ‘Justified: City Primeval’ Is Here This Tuesday July 18th

The series premiere is here. Since the series wrapped filming in Chicago last August, fans have been anxiously awaiting what lies ahead for Raylan Givens in this highly anticipated spinoff,…

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Exclusive Interview: The New Boss Of Fields Studios

Shawn Papazian has built an impressive record of success in the film business throughout his career, including an Emmy nomination and collaborations with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions. Now, he…

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SAG-AFTRA Members Begin Strike Preparations As July 12 Deadline Nears

Is a “double strike” imminent? Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Association of Motion Picture Producers (AMPTP) continue this week, but actors have already commenced their picket planning preparations. Correspondence to…

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Emmy Nominated Producer Shawn Papazian to Oversee The Fields Studios in Chicago

Knickpoint Ventures today announced Shawn Papazian as its newest partner to oversee all studio-related endeavors, including The Fields Studios, Chicago’s first purpose-built film  studio ready for filming Q1 2024. Papazian…

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Thursday Marks Season Two Premiere for ‘The Bear’

Yes Chef! The Premiere is here. The ravenous fan base for the Golden Globe award winning show is starving for the new menu for Season Two. The Bear‘s highly anticipated…

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‘Justified: City Primeval’ New Teaser Drops As July Premiere Approaches

The premiere is right around the corner, and FX opens the week by launching an all-new tension-filled teaser for the filmed-in-Chicago new limited series. Since the series wrapped filming in…

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WGA Chicago Strike Event Set for Thursday June 15th

As the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike rages on, unions continue to unite and support each other. This Thursday’s strike event in downtown Chicago will be a perfect example…

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HBO Renews Filmed-In-Illinois Comedy Series SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE For A Third Season

Great news for the Illinois television production community as Summer approaches. HBO announced today that the critically acclaimed comedy series SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE has been renewed for a third season. Somebody…

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‘Justified: City Primeval’ Unveils Thrilling New Extended Trailer

The premiere is right around the corner, and FX has released a tension-filled extended trailer for the filmed-in-Chicago new limited series. Since the series wrapped filming in Chicago last August,…

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Post-Finale Exclusive with HBO Series ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Creators Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen

Fans are buzzing about the season finale, and the dynamic duo behind the show is here to talk all about it. The critically acclaimed HBO Original comedy series Somebody Somewhere,…

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‘Deli Boys’ Picked Up to Series at Hulu, But When and Where Will It Film?

As the television industry awaits resolution of the WGA Strike, there is some positive news for the Chicago production community… and naturally, some uncertainty as well. The comedy pilot Deli…

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WGA Strike: Showtime’s ‘The Chi’ Pauses Production For Foreseeable Future After WGA Chicago Picketing

The WGA Chicago strike team has chalked up a huge victory, but there is still a long road ahead. Showtime’s hit drama The Chi, which films entirely in Chicago, has…

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WGA Chicago Strike Event Set for Wednesday

As the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike rages on, you might be asking, “How can I help support the efforts of these writers?” If you’re in Chicago, your time…

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‘The Bear’ Unveils Season Two Trailer; Premiere Set for June 22

Yes Chef! It’s time to take a peek at what’s on the menu for Season Two. FX recently announced that The Bear‘s highly anticipated premiere is set for June 22nd….

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‘Justified: City Primeval’ Declares July 18 Premiere, Unveils Teaser and Poster

The long-awaited return of Raylan Givens is here. Since the series wrapped filming in Chicago last August, fans have been scouring the headlines to find out when the show will…

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‘The Bear’ Announces June 22 Premiere Date, Serves Up New Poster

To Jeremy Allen White and his superb cast and crew… welcome back. And to you and yours… it’s time to mark your calendar. FX has announced that The Bear‘s highly…

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New York Film Office Names Chicago Film Office’s Thavary Krouch New Deputy Director

New York has lured another Chicagoan away to their bustling city. Right around this time last year, Chicago Film Office Director Kwame Amoaku resigned from his post and soon accepted…

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‘Chicago Fire’ Season 11 Wraps Filming in Chicago This Week

The most popular show on NBC is wrapping up production on Season 11. Sources tell SCREEN the beloved Dick Wolf series will finish up filming in Chicago this week, likely…

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HBO Series ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Creators Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen Talk S2 with SCREEN

The premiere is here, and the daring duo behind the show is here to give you a sneak peek. The critically acclaimed HBO Original comedy series Somebody Somewhere, starring and…

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FX Pilot ‘Me/We’ Wraps in Chicago This Weekend, Led by ‘Always Sunny,’ ‘Ozark’ Producers

FX has brought its latest pilot to Chicago, and filming has been underway all week. The pilot Me, We began rolling cameras in the Windy City on Sunday, April 16th,…

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AppleTV Sci-Fi ‘Dark Matter’ Starring Jennifer Connelly, Joel Edgerton Wraps This Weekend

The highly anticipated blockbuster series Dark Matter has been a welcome addition to the booming television industry in Chicago. The show began filming last October, with Top Gun star and…

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‘Ozark’ Producer Joins FX Pilot ‘Me/We’ Filming in Chicago in April

FX is bringing its latest pilot to Chicago, and the network continues to load the team with top-tier talent. The pilot Me/We is set to begin filming in the Windy…

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‘Power Book IV: Force’ Season 2 Premiere May Push to September; S3 Decision to Follow

Fans of the popular Starz Chicago-made drama Power Book IV: Force may have to wait a bit longer for that Season Two Premiere. As will the show’s cast and crew….

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‘Always Sunny’ Writers Rob McElhenney and Keyonna Taylor Lead FX Pilot Filming in Chicago in April

FX is on a roll in Chicago, and it’s looking to continue the hot streak. Fresh off the critical acclaim and awards haul of The Bear, FX is planting its…

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FX Pilot ‘Me, We’ Filming in Chicago in April

FX filmed a pilot in Chicago in 2021 and wound up with a smash hit TV show. So why not try that plan again in 2023? Fresh off the critical…

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‘Devil in the White City’ Dead at Hulu, But ABC Still Plans to Shop It

The Devil is dead once again. The Devil in the White City has been in the news in some form or another – from industry whispers to major headlines –…

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Tyler Perry, Kelly Rowland Wrap Chicago Filming of ‘Mea Culpa’

That’s a wrap! Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland stars in Emmy winner Tyler Perry’s upcoming film for Netflix, entitled Mea Culpa. The production landed in Chicago for a few days…

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Season Two Of HBO Series ‘Somebody Somewhere,’ Filmed In Illinois, Debuts April 23

The premiere is here! The critically acclaimed HBO Original comedy series Somebody Somewhere, starring and executive produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett, returns for its seven-episode second season Sunday,…

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Tyler Perry, Grammy Winner Rowland Begin Filming ‘Mea Culpa’ in Chicago March 5th

Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland stars in Emmy and Honorary Oscar winner Tyler Perry’s upcoming film for Netflix, entitled Mea Culpa. The production lands in Chicago for a few days…

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Chicago-Made Series ‘South Side’ Canceled by HBO Max After Three Seasons

HBO Max has declined to pick up a fourth season of South Side, the comedy from Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Sultan Salahuddin. All three seasons were fully filmed in…

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Season Two of ‘The Bear’ Begins Filming This Week in Chicago: Dates, Locations, More

Yes Chef! The Bear is back, and filming for new episodes begins this week in Chicago. SCREEN can confirm the FX series will begin filming Season Two in Chicago this…

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Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Release Might Be Delayed Until 2024

Marvel Studios might be looking at a possible delay for its upcoming Disney+ series, Ironheart, which filmed briefly in Chicago. Ironheart, with Dominique Thorne reprising her role as Riri Williams…

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‘The Bear’ Is Back! Season Two Begins Filming February 21 in Chicago

2023 is 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 city…

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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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Lena Waithe Series ‘The Chi’ Begins Filming Season 6 in Chicago January 24

The new year is in full swing and television production is picking up in the Windy City. Critically acclaimed Showtime series The Chi will get to work on Season Six…

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Critics Choice Win for Jeremy Allen White and Chicago Made Series ‘The Bear’

Chicago’s newest hit series continues to serve up the wins. At the Critics Choice Awards this past Sunday night, Jeremy Allen White took home the Best Actor in a Comedy…

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Illinois Film Production Tax Incentive Program Extended Through 2032

The new year opens with tremendous news for the Illinois film and television production community. The Illinois Senate and House convened after the first of the year to conclude the business…

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WGA, SAG, Critics Choice Noms for ‘The Bear’ On Heels of Golden Globe Win

Chicago’s newest hit series continues to enjoy a hearty serving of accolades and awards. The Bear is among the leading nominees for the WGA Awards, as the Writers Guild of…

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Could ‘Santos of Chicago’ Be NBC’s Next Hit Series for the Windy City? Pharrell Williams Among Exec Producers

As we move into 2023, it’s time to consider potential television projects that could be landing in Chicago this year. Could NBC be bringing another series to the Windy City,…

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Jonah Zeiger Named New Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Film Office

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced Jonah Zeiger as Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Film Office (CFO). Zeiger replaces Kwame Amoaku who…

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HBO Max Chicago TV Series ‘South Side’ Premieres Thursday

The season premiere is here. One of the crown jewels of Chicago’s booming television industry is the HBO Max series South Side. The highly anticipated Season Three Premiere is here…

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Chicago Series ‘The Bear’ Plates Three Critics Choice Award Nominations

TV nominees for the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were announced this week, and a Chicago television series is near the top of the pack. FX’s The Bear earned a…

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Cow Lamp Films and The Annoyance Theatre Partner for Chicago Sketch Show TV Series

From the home of sketch and improv, Chicago’s Cow Lamp Films and The Annoyance Theatre are partnering to produce a new Chicago sketch TV series, Out of the Loop. Earlier this…

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20th Century Pilot ‘Deli Boys’ Wraps in Chicago This Week; ‘Ms. Maisel’ Star Leads Cast

Chicago is heading into November strong, with a flurry of new production in town. 20th Century Studios is currently filming its latest pilot, Deli Boys. SCREEN announced earlier this fall…

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That’s a Wrap on Marvel’s ‘Ironheart,’ Here’s the Latest on the Highly Anticipated Series

The new Marvel Studios series Ironheart has completed its two weeks of filming throughout Chicago, and that’s also a wrap on principal filming for the inaugural season of the franchise….

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Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Now Filming in Chicago; Sacha Baron Cohen Joins Cast as ‘Mephisto’

A Halloween treat is here for the Chicago production community as well as Chicago comic book diehards. The new Marvel Studios series Ironheart is now filming in the Windy City….

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20th Century Studios Pilot ‘Deli Boys’ Now Filming in Chicago Through November 5th

Chicago is finishing up the month of October strong with a flurry of new production in town. 20th Century Studios has begun filming its latest pilot. Sources tell SCREEN the…

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‘Ironheart’ Director Sam Bailey Speaks Thursday; Filming Begins in Chicago Tuesday

One of the most highly anticipated series to land in Chicago is here, and the action is about to get underway. The Ironheart fandom will kick into high gear this…

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Filming in Chicago Begins October 26 for Network Pilot ‘Deli Boys’; ‘The Bear’ DP Joins Team

It’s been a busy October in Chicago and the pace is only picking up. 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox until a couple of years ago) is in town…

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Marvel Series ‘Ironheart’ Director Sam Bailey Headlines IFA Chicago Event October 20th

One of the premier up-and-coming directorial talents in the country hails from Chicago, and she will be back in town this month, with good reason. Sam Bailey is one of…

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Your First Look at Five New Chicago Features In Development for 2023

As we look ahead to 2023, there are five Illinois features in the works that deserve a spot on your radar. Let’s take a look… The 58th Chicago International Film Festival has…

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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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20th Century Studios Pilot ‘Deli Boys’ Filming in Chicago This Month

Could there be another hit series on the horizon for Chicago? It all begins with the pilot, and 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox until a couple of years…

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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 Grown 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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