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Mar
2022
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Midwest Film Festival Presents Chicago Indie ‘Relative’

The Midwest Film Festival (MFF) presents its second entry of their 2022 season. On Tuesday, April 5, at 7 pm, MFF will host an hour-long networking soiree before featuring the Midwest premiere of Michael Glover Smith’s feature-length film: RELATIVE at 8 pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center. This screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring members of the cast and crew. Produced by Newcity...
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22
Mar
2022
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PHOTO BOOTH: 5th Annual Patrick Lives On Film Showcase; ‘Chicago Fire’ Star Among Guests

The 5th Annual Patrick Lives On Film Showcase, sponsored by Resolution Digital Studios and Cinespace Film Studios, took place at Resolution Studios on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The organization was founded by Patricia Frontain, whose 20+ years in the film and television industry as a script supervisor is highlighted by her current work on the NBC series Chicago P.D. Special guests among the capacity crowd...
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22
Mar
2022
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Formula 1 Star, Cutters, M Booth Bring Passion to New Patron Spot

Passion, pride, and perfection are at the heart of the new Patron spot released this month, and at the core of the collaboration between Cutters Studios and M Booth on the campaign. The action follows Formula 1 driver Sergio “Checo” Perez as he pursues perfection at every turn, showcasing passion and a mastery of craft he and Patrón Tequila both share. SCREEN chatted with Cutters...
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17
Mar
2022
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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 in the year 2019, with the media release teasing “when is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?” but the question is where will the production be set? Sources tell...
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17
Mar
2022
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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 was produced, shot and edited entirely in Chicago, and is riding high off its World Premiere at the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival. Filmmaker Josh Kahn makes his scripted directorial debut here and explores how professional athletes...
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17
Mar
2022
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WE tv Greenlight for ‘Kold X Windy’ Scripted Drama on Chicago’s South Side

The streets of Chicago’s South Side have a lot to say. WE tv today announced it has greenlit a new scripted drama series, Kold x Windy, from creators Kenny Young, Phil James, and Vernon “Xtreme” Brown. Exposing the reality behind Chicago’s South Side and its street culture that has influenced our entire nation, the original series consists of 8 one-hour episodes and will debut this...
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16
Mar
2022
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Smash Virtual Opening Production Stage in Downtown Chicago

Beginning this May, Smash Virtual is opening a permanent, state-of-the-art virtual production stage in downtown Chicago, bringing the cutting-edge of filmmaking to the Midwest film industry. By merging large LED video walls, live camera tracking, and realtime 3D systems like Unreal Engine, virtual production offers an alternative to location shooting that is faster, easier, and safer–all while increasing creative control. To provide this technology to...
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3
Mar
2022
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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 U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for the limited series, and will the inimitable Quentin Tarantino be directing episodes? Here’s what we know so far… Seven years on from the end of FX’s Justified, Sony Pictures Television...
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3
Mar
2022
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Robert Pattinson and ‘The Batman’ Poised for Record Box Office Bash This Weekend

The long-awaited BATMAN blockbuster is finally here. Reviews have been stellar, and audiences are ready to return to Gotham this weekend. SCREEN has a collection of the latest BATMAN teasers, a new Vanity Fair interview with Robert Pattinson and his fellow stars, and a rundown of the Chicago connections within the movie. Chicago Shooting of The Batman Director Matt Reeves and his team filmed in...
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3
Mar
2022
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Daily Planet’s Michael Gabriele Tells a Story of the Brassy Power of Love in ‘Mariachi Boy’

“The world could use some positivity right now.” So says director Michael Gabriele when asked about the charming short film, Mariachi Boy. A boy enlists a tuba in a quixotic quest to woo the girl of his dreams in this superb short, directed by Gabriele and produced by Daily Planet. Proving the timeless maxim that love conquers all, the film follows the boy as he...
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