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

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2022)

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 to begin work on its latest pilot. Sources tell SCREEN the pilot for Deli Boys will begin filming on October 26th and is expected to wrap on or near November 5th. Here are the latest updates on the project…

Sources tell SCREEN Deli Boys centers on the story of two brothers carrying on the legacy of “Baba,” their deceased but ever-present father. Lead and supporting cast announcements are pending.

The Bear, Chicago P.D. Veterans Join the Pilot

The Director of Photography for Deli Boys will be Chicago cinematographer and DePaul grad Andrew Wehde. Wehde most recently filmed the FX series The Bear and will be back in February for Season Two. In the meantime, Wehde will lens the Deli Boys pilot this month.

Here is a recent chat with Wehde on his approach behind the camera with the DePaul Society of Cinematographers…

Wehde is also renowned for his work as cinematographer of the festival darling and critics’ pick Either Grade, directed by Bo Burnham…

Also joining the Deli Boys project from the Chicago television ranks is Rosemary Orlando, who will be serving as Production Coordinator. Orlando was on Chicago P.D. as Co-Production Coordinator for 32 episodes and her credits include Leverage and the dearly departed FOX series The Mob Doctor.

#OneChicago Veteran Leads the Production Team

SCREEN can also confirm is that Bob Rolsky, former Unit Production Manager for NBC series Chicago P.D., will be leading this pilot as UPM. Rolsky served as UPM for a whopping 80 episodes of the beloved #OneChicago series.

There are more updates ahead for Deli Boys, and we expect to have them for you here as the October 26th filming start date approaches.

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