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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 City this month, and leading the production team will be a cornerstone of the Chicago television and film community. Ozark producer and Chicago filmmaker Dana Scott has joined the FX pilot as Co-Executive Producer, Line Producer and Unit Production Manager.

Sources tell SCREEN the pilot for Me/We will begin filming in the Windy City on April 16th, shooting for about a week.

Get to Know Dana Scott

Chicago’s Dana Scott joins FX pilot

Scott most recently served as Producer and Line Producer on 14 episodes of the critically acclaimed Netflix series Ozark, which received an Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Drama Series. The series, which starred Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, finished its run after four smash seasons…

Prior to Ozark, which filmed predominantly in Georgia, Scott had been leading production teams on Chicago and Illinois film and television productions for the better part of the last decade. Recent highlights include serving as Unit Production Manager on the HBO series Lovecraft Country starring Jonathan Majors and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and the popular Showtime series The Chi, which is currently in its sixth season.

Here is a preview of the final season of Ozark, which you can watch in its entirety on Netflix…

Always Sunny Writers Penning the Pilot Me/We

In addition to Dana Scott, the network is bringing the best from yet another hit series to pen the script. Two of the writers behind the popular FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Keyonna Taylor and Rob McElhenney – have penned the pilot.

Writer Rob McElhenney is best known for his role as Ronald “Mac” McDonald on the FX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, a show he co-created with Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton and on which he continues to serve as an executive producer and writer.

Here’s a quick interview with McElhenney to bring you up to speed on his career leading up to Me/We

Keyonna Taylor has written several episodes of the always popular Always Sunny. Taylor also collaborated with McElhenney on the Emmy nominated series Mythic Quest.

Taylor and McElhenney will be handing over their screenplay to director Nzingha Stewart…

Meet Director Nzingha Stewart

Nzingha Stewart began her career directing music videos for the likes of Macy Gray, Common, Eve, Joss Stone, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and 50 Cent. Stewart later moved to the television and movie industry in 2010 with the drama For Colored Girls as an executive producer. She has directed two movies for Lifetime, Love by the 10th Date and With This Ring.

Stewart earned two nominations at the 47th NAACP Image Awards for With This Ring, Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television) and Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television). The movie starred Regina King, Eve, and Jill Scott.

Here’s a sneak peak at With This Ring, courtesy of an interview with the movie’s three leading ladies on Today, and click right here to watch the full movie

On the television series side, Stewart has directed episodes of Maid, Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, and Unreal.

And as for that other FX series in town…

Yes Chef! FX Series The Bear Now Filming S2 in Chicago

As we await further details on the MeWe pilot, let’s give a quick update on that other FX series in the city. FX’s flagship series in Chicago, The Bear, is now nearly two months into filming.

The Bear is expected to wrap on or near April 28th. The season order has been upped from eight episodes to ten. The series will premiere in June, as announced in this recently released teaser…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT83zodlLJY

And if you’re late to the Season One feast, all eight episodes of The Bear are now available on Hulu. Click here to enjoy the first season.

Check back here at SCREEN for more details on the promising new pilot WeMe as well as updates on filming of Season Two of The Bear. You can also click right here to subscribe to our weekly email newsletter.

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