Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You’

Here are the pics and promo for a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Brian Tee returns as Dr. Ethan Choi which will give us an update on his recovery and further the storyline of his struggle whether to reconcile … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You’”

Chicago Med: pics & promo The Things We Thought We Left Behind

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled The Things We Thought We Left Behind airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Crockett and Blake clash with Randall when a famous alcoholic football player needs a liver transplant. Dylan is reluctantly reunited … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo The Things We Thought We Left Behind”

Chicago Med begins 2022 with No Good Deed Goes Unpunished…In Chicago

Chicago Med begins the second half of Season 7 with the episode titled No Good Deed Goes Unpunished…In Chicago airing this Wednesday, January 5 at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  In the first episode of 2022, Goodwin finds herself under fire after word of the Vas-COM scandal makes waves. She clashes with the new hospital compliance officer … Continue reading “Chicago Med begins 2022 with No Good Deed Goes Unpunished…In Chicago”

Casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens for the holidays

In a special treat for the holidays, the casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens as they share some of their favorite holiday recipes in the One Chicago Holiday Cookbook. The book is filled with holiday recipes and family photos, along with the memories that make them special. From Hanako Greensmith’s … Continue reading “Casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens for the holidays”

Chicago Med recap of winter finale ‘Secret Santa Has a Gift for You’

It’s that time of year again! Decorate the tree, get a nice cup of cocoa, and cozy up on the couch to watch the One Chicago dramas presenting their holiday episodes. Chicago Med did not disappoint with their final episode before holiday hiatus. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. will return with new episodes on Wednesday, … Continue reading “Chicago Med recap of winter finale ‘Secret Santa Has a Gift for You’”

Chicago Med final episode in 2021 Secret Santa Has A Gift For You

Chicago Med has a new episode titled Secret Santa Has A Gift For You airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  This will be the final episode for Season 7 in 2021. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. return for their 2022 premiere date on Wednesday, January 5 With more than one character keeping … Continue reading “Chicago Med final episode in 2021 Secret Santa Has A Gift For You”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan’s loyalty to Med and the police department is challenged when an old family friend and veteran cop exhibits … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin”

Chicago Med: pics & promo A Square Peg In A Round Hole

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled A Square Peg In A Round Hole airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Crockett helps Dr. Blake replace a patient’s liver. Vanessa tries to prove herself. Will continues to pursue the truth about Cooper. … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo A Square Peg In A Round Hole”

Ethan Choi is back as Brian Tee returns to Chicago Med this week

When Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) took a bullet in a near fatal shooting in the Chicago Med Season 6 finale, we suspected that Tee had a few extracurricular activities on his plate that would keep him from a full time commitment in Season 7. As Choi recovers both physically and mentally from a gunshot wound, … Continue reading “Ethan Choi is back as Brian Tee returns to Chicago Med this week”

Chicago Med: pics & promo When You’re a Hammer Everything’s a Nail

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled When You’re a Hammer Everything’s a Nail airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode When You’re a Hammer Everything’s a Nail: Stevie’s personal and professional worlds collide when her mother becomes her patient. Dylan’s … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo When You’re a Hammer Everything’s a Nail”

Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo ‘Change is a Tough Pill to Swallow’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Change Is a Tough Pill To Swallow airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode Change Is a Tough Pill To Swallow: Charles helps Dylan with a longtime patient who was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. Stevie, Maggie … Continue reading “Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo ‘Change is a Tough Pill to Swallow’”

Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo Status Quo aka The Mess We’re In

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Status Quo aka The Mess We’re In airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode Status Quo aka The Mess We’re In: Charles helps Dylan with a longtime patient who was recently diagnosed with … Continue reading “Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo Status Quo aka The Mess We’re In”

Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo Be The Change You Want To See

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Be The Change You Want To See airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode Be The Change You Want To See: Dylan and Will deal with a dishonest patient whose lupus is in … Continue reading “Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo Be The Change You Want To See”

Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Lean In or To Let Go’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled To Lean In or To Let Go airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode To Lean In or To Let Go: Vanessa and Archer disagree on how to handle the victim of a … Continue reading “Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Lean In or To Let Go’”

Ratings are in for Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. premiere

It was a big night in the ratings for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. All three shows left us with cliffhanger endings in the season finale, creating lots of anticipation for the season premiere last night. One Chicago posted last night’s impressive ratings on Twitter for the “One Chicago Wednesday” premiere episodes of … Continue reading “Ratings are in for Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. premiere”

Official cast photos for Season 7 of Chicago Med

Welcome back to the cast of Chicago Med! The halls of Gaffney Medical Center are busy again but there’s a couple new faces in the Season 7 official cast photos. The season premiere had a shake up of cast as we ushered out Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) and … Continue reading “Official cast photos for Season 7 of Chicago Med”

Chicago Med: How Season 7 deals with major cast changes

Chicago Med returns for its Season 7 on September 22, but when the One Chicago medical drama returns there are going to be two beloved characters Dr. Natalie Manning, and Nurse April Sexton notably missing from the halls of Gaffney Medical Center as well as the introduction of two new cast regulars. After six seasons … Continue reading “Chicago Med: How Season 7 deals with major cast changes”

NBC releases new One Chicago promo poster for Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.

The timing could not be more appropriate for a Labor Day release of the new One Chicago promo poster for the upcoming season of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. NBC has released the new poster for the upcoming fall season of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med bringing together the casts of the One Chicago three hit dramas … Continue reading “NBC releases new One Chicago promo poster for Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.”

Sneak peek at Chicago Med ‘You Can’t Always Trust What You See’

We have the first sneak peeks of the upcoming Chicago Med season premiere titled You Can’t Always Trust What You See. Season 7, Episode 1 airing Wednesday, September 22 at 7 PM CST on NBC 5. The season 7 premiere should resolve the cliff hanger from the Season 6 finale. Although Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) has … Continue reading “Sneak peek at Chicago Med ‘You Can’t Always Trust What You See’”

There’s a new doctor in town on Chicago Med

It seems there is a new doctor in town on Chicago Med this fall with the casting of television veteran Michael Rady in a new role for the show’s upcoming Season 7. As revealed by cast member Steven Weber on Instagram, Rady will be joining the cast of Chicago Med. We have received a confirmation … Continue reading “There’s a new doctor in town on Chicago Med”

Chicago Med announces new cast changes for Season 7

After the shocking departures of Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto near the end of Season 6 of Chicago Med, we all knew that those empty positions would need to be filled before filming begins. Chicago Med new cast openings have been filled by Guy Lockard (The Village and The Blacklist) and Kristen Hager (Condor and … Continue reading “Chicago Med announces new cast changes for Season 7”

Who’s in and who’s out on Chicago Med for season 7

Chicago Med will return for season 7 with five of its incredibly talented original cast members. According to Deadline S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Nick Gehlfuss, and Brian Tee have all signed new contracts for season 7 & 8. Remaining original cast member Marlyne Barrett has one more year on her existing contract and also … Continue reading “Who’s in and who’s out on Chicago Med for season 7”

Spotlight: Michael Pressman EP/Director Chicago Med

As an executive producer and director on Chicago Med, Michael Pressman is a chameleon when it comes to creating television. He has worked behind the camera on half a dozen series, and is a key figure in developing the characters viewers have come to love. While they were preparing to shoot the finale for this … Continue reading “Spotlight: Michael Pressman EP/Director Chicago Med”

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. how they ended

After a difficult year due to the global pandemic, the One Chicago family should be congratulated for providing their loyal viewers with top notch storytelling, excitement and suspense in this latest season, which culminated in an incredible prime time event.  Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for the season finale of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, … Continue reading “Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. how they ended”

Chicago Med finale set pics ‘I Will Come To Save You’

Chicago Med season finale is this week, titled  ‘I Will Come To Save You‘ airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  This is the season finale of Chicago Med and the finale for two original cast members. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) have not renewed their contracts and are moving on … Continue reading “Chicago Med finale set pics ‘I Will Come To Save You’”

Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. season finale

The month of May is absolutely flying by and One Chicago fans have been loyally watching Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med on Wednesday nights, each and every week this month. It’s hard to believe that we will have to say goodbye to all of our favorite characters for the summer in just a … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. season finale”

Chicago Med pics ‘Stories, Secrets, Half Truths and Lies’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled ‘Stories, Secrets, Half Truths and Lies‘ airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: In ‘Stories, Secrets, Half Truths and Lies‘ Crockett worries he made a surgical error when a recent transplant patient comes in … Continue reading “Chicago Med pics ‘Stories, Secrets, Half Truths and Lies’”

Chicago Med says goodbye to two original cast members

As NBC’s Chicago Med is nearing the end of their 6th season, Chicago says goodbye to two original cast members, Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto. The departures come as the initial contracts of Chicago Med’s original cast are up for renewal. DeCosta chose to leave at the end of her contract and quickly received an … Continue reading “Chicago Med says goodbye to two original cast members”

Chicago Med set pics and promo ‘A Red Pill, A Blue Pill’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled A Red Pill, A Blue Pill airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  As we build to the final episode of the season in just two weeks, this installment is titled “A Red Pill, A Blue Pill” (a reference to The … Continue reading “Chicago Med set pics and promo ‘A Red Pill, A Blue Pill’”

Chicago Med set pics ‘What A Tangle Web We Weave’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled What A Tangle Web We Weave airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: An auto accident sends Goodwin into a spiral as she tries to help a young boy … Continue reading “Chicago Med set pics ‘What A Tangle Web We Weave’”

RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’

This week’s Chicago Med, ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’ is a crossover episode with Chicago Fire and showcases Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Archer (Steven Weber) having to go in the field to aid a victim on-site, Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) dealing with a complicated patient. In addition, when Carol’s (Margaret Colin) condition … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’”

Chicago Med set pics ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med  titled ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’ airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Some behind the scenes news, this episode is directed by Chicago Justice star Carl Weathers. One Chicago fans know Carl from playing State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies on Chicago Justice, a role that he … Continue reading “Chicago Med set pics ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’”

RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’

Chicago Med‘s Wednesday episode Letting Go Only to Come Together begins with Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) telling Natalie’s mother a suspenseful story. He’s at the Manning house, where Natalie’s mom (Margaret Colin) is doing her best to interrogate him regarding his family. She seems to be well aware of Crockett’s backstory, and he further reveals … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’”

Chicago Med’s ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med  titled ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’ airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5. The plot line is centered around Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) treating a tennis player with an “unexpected” colleague and according to the promo, Goodwin’s new protocols cause a … Continue reading “Chicago Med’s ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’”

Chicago Med set pics ‘So Many Things We’ve Kept Buried’

A new episode of Chicago Med titled So Many Things We’ve Kept Buried airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5. This week’s Chicago Med looks like it’s going to have plenty of drama in the Emergency Room, based on the promo and pics NBC has made available about this next episode. Here’s … Continue reading “Chicago Med set pics ‘So Many Things We’ve Kept Buried’”

Episode Recap: Chicago Med – “For the Want of a Nail”

SJ Main Muñoz is the first Latina director to be invited into the Television Academy as part of a diversity initiative and was one of the 2019-20 finalists of NBCUniversal’s Female Forward program. Muñoz has returned to direct her second episode of Chicago Med titled For the Want of a Nail, which aired last night. In … Continue reading “Episode Recap: Chicago Med – “For the Want of a Nail””

New set pics Chicago Med episode ‘For the Want of a Nail’

The March 17 episode of Chicago Med titled ‘For the Want of a Nail’ was directed by NBCUniversal’s Female Forward alum SJ Main-Muñoz. Female Forward aims to achieve gender parity in the director’s chair and create a pipeline into scripted television. NBC’s official description for the upcoming episode: As Maggie deals with her own trauma, she … Continue reading “New set pics Chicago Med episode ‘For the Want of a Nail’”

Chicago Med, Fire actors in Rain Beau’s End

Rain Beau’s End is an intimate lesbian family-drama situated in the late 1990s, depicting how the labelling of their adopted son affects a progressive lesbian couple’s relationship as they struggle to raise their family in the spotlight. Based on a story by Chicago’s Joe Orlandino and written by Jennifer Cooney, the film tells a motherhood … Continue reading “Chicago Med, Fire actors in Rain Beau’s End”

Chicago Med releases pics ahead of tonight’s episode

NBC has released new photos from this week’s upcoming Chicago Med season 6 episode 6. Titled, Don’t Want to Face This Now, Dr. Choi helps a patient with chronic pain find a solution. Dr. Halstead considers a new path. Dr. Charles and Anna bond over a scary situation. Chicago Med viewers will know that Halstead (Nick … Continue reading “Chicago Med releases pics ahead of tonight’s episode”

Chicago Med showrunners talk Covid and favorite stories

For the sixth season of One Chicago’s medical drama, Executive Producers and Showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider worked (virtually) with their team of writers to incorporate the COVID-19 virus into the show, just as it was raging around the world in real time. From broken bones to fatal diseases, Chicago Med pulls inspiration from … Continue reading “Chicago Med showrunners talk Covid and favorite stories”

Upcoming schedule and storylines for Chicago Med

Since returning to production in October, Chicago Med has had more than its share of delays from the Covid-19 virus. The onset of the coronavirus in March, halted production before they were able to complete filming Season 5. After just one week into production on Season 6, the first of Dick Wolf’s One Chicago series was forced to hit the pause button again when … Continue reading “Upcoming schedule and storylines for Chicago Med”

‘Chicago Med’ cast & crew return from quarantine

The cast and crew of Chicago Med are back on set at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios after a two week quarantine period. The NBC series has had more than its share of delays from the Covid-19 virus. The onset of the coronavirus in March, halted production on Chicago Med before they were able to complete filming Season 5. After just one week into production … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ cast & crew return from quarantine”

‘Chicago Med’ halts filming over positive Covid-19 test

Chicago Med halted filming today when a crew member returned a positive Covid-19 test. The show will suspend production for two weeks. The positive result was yielded through a rapid test and the individual who tested positive was immediately sent home. Contact tracing, as well as other Covid guidelines, have been carried out since the … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ halts filming over positive Covid-19 test”

‘Chicago Med’ has begun production on Season 6

Amazing news for the Chicago production community – the new season of Chicago Med is officially underway. According to Deadline, the highest rated drama on NBC’s One Chicago Wednesdays has resumed production after being stalled back in March due to the pandemic. But production has been deemed safe for cast and crew to return to work at … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ has begun production on Season 6”

“Chicago Med” encore #1 show on the Big 4 networks

An encore telecast of “Chicago Med” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, while retaining 100% of the prior week’s encore in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4). NBC’s encore “Chicago” lineup won the night among the … Continue reading ““Chicago Med” encore #1 show on the Big 4 networks”

The Chicago Med, Fire & PD Food Bank Trivia Challenge

David Eigenberg hosts a trivia game for contestants from Chicago Fire: Kara Killmer and Miranda Rae Mayo. Chicago P.D.: LaRoyce Hawkins, Jason Beghe and Tracy Spiridakos. Chicago Med: Dominic Rains, Brian Tee and Nick Gehlfuss. All while raising money for myfooddrive.org As part of their continued efforts to support the community, the One Chicago family … Continue reading “The Chicago Med, Fire & PD Food Bank Trivia Challenge”

‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD

We can never get enough of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. Just in time to fill the void until next season resumes, you can have a one-on-one with the cast from all your favorite Dick Wolf TV series. Wolf Entertainment, who brings us the shows we love to love, has introduced Conversations with … Continue reading “‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD”

‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series

NBC has tied for #2 in the key adult 18-49 demographic for the primetime ratings week of April 6-12, averaging a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. In total viewers, Monday’s The Voice was the #1 alternative series of the … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series”

UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production

All three Chicago Dick Wolf shows Chicago Med, PD and Fire have halted production and will not be returning until next season. In addition to the Chicago shows, the list includes other Wolf series Law & Order: SVU for NBC and FBI for CBS, as well as NBC’s New Amsterdam — all from Universal Television — upcoming limited series for Peacock Angelyne starring … Continue reading “UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production”

In the kitchen with ‘Chicago Med’ artist Dina Cimarusti

Dina Cimarusti is an artist and pastry chef who found her calling through blood and guts. Winner of the Syfy Channel’s 2014 Face Off special effects competition, the native Chicagoan and IATSE Local 476 member now works her magic as a special effects technician with CirqueFX Studio, where her creations frequently appear on NBC’s top-rated … Continue reading “In the kitchen with ‘Chicago Med’ artist Dina Cimarusti”

The Chicago Media Standards are a win for everyone

By ridding film sets of discrimination and harassment, we’ll all have more great content to choose from As soon as the Chicago Media Standards were unveiled at Stage 18 last Thursday night, they began making an impact that will eventually bring joy to everyone who loves movies. The Chicago Media Standards is a code of … Continue reading “The Chicago Media Standards are a win for everyone”

Chicago Media Standards

An Open Letter to the Chicago Film Community: The Chicago film industry continues to enjoy record-breaking growth and development. But there’s one change we are not seeing fast enough — an unequivocal rejection of the culture of sexism, misogyny, and discrimination that has long dominated this business. If our community is to continue to thrive, … Continue reading “Chicago Media Standards”

10:58 a.m. — Jeanne Caliendo, “Chicago Med”

Shortly before lunch, Chicago Med Unit Production Manager Jeanne Caliendo is preparing for the show’s regular “medical meeting,” which she describes as, “the biggest, most important meeting of every episode.” “We run through what the actor/doctors will perform, so that we have the correct props, prosthetics, makeup and special effects,” she says. “We’ve got blood … Continue reading “10:58 a.m. — Jeanne Caliendo, “Chicago Med””

Filmed in Chicago, Station Eleven is a hit on HBO Max

Station Eleven, a ten-episode limited series drama filmed in Chicago, premiered last Thursday on HBO Max. No, it’s not just another sensational tale of global pandemic. Station Eleven, receiving a whopping 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, is based on the international award winning bestseller of the same name, by Canadian novelist Emily St. John Mandel. A … Continue reading “Filmed in Chicago, Station Eleven is a hit on HBO Max”

Top 10 horror movies set or filmed in Chicago

Chicago has become the Hollywood of the Midwest, however, it has always been home to many incredible and entertaining stories, including horror stories. With Halloween coming up, a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday is to cozy up on the couch and binge-watch every horror film you can imagine. This is … Continue reading “Top 10 horror movies set or filmed in Chicago”

Filmed in Chicago, ‘The Bear’ has been picked up to series on FX

The Bear, a half-hour comedy about a young chef who returns to Chicago to run the family restaurant, has been picked up to series, it was announced today by Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX. The series from FX Productions will premiere in 2022. The Bear is executive produced by Joanna Calo (Bojack Horseman, Undone), Hiro … Continue reading “Filmed in Chicago, ‘The Bear’ has been picked up to series on FX”

Interview: writer and director of ‘Ghostwriter’ beautifully filmed in Chicago

Ghostwriter is a beautifully filmed black and white Indie film, about a bartender who, as a once published writer, has struggled for years with his second novel, and how he helps a combat veteran face his fears over completing a short story about his time in Iraq. Filmed in Chicago, the film is written by … Continue reading “Interview: writer and director of ‘Ghostwriter’ beautifully filmed in Chicago”

The Big Leap TV series filmed in Chicago premieres this Monday

Filmed at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and the Rialto Theater in Joliet, the Fox TV series premiere of The Big Leap is this Monday, September 20. The Big Leap is a contemporary tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The show revolves around a group of diverse underdogs from all different … Continue reading “The Big Leap TV series filmed in Chicago premieres this Monday”

Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming the new season

Welcome home! The cast and crew of Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med have returned for the new season and are prepping at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios to begin filming this week. Last season was a struggle to get through the new Covid guidelines, a delayed start to filming and a reduced number of only 16 … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming the new season”

RLHTalent signs Chicago actor/comedian Alex Ortiz

RLHTalent has signed Chicago, Illinois, actor/comedian Alex Ortiz. Alex, labeled the “Boriqua Beast of Comedy,” is one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world today. Along with working comedy clubs around the world, and his many TV appearances (HBOs Bad Boyz Of Comedy, Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, Who Got Jokes, and Winning Showtime at the … Continue reading “RLHTalent signs Chicago actor/comedian Alex Ortiz”

Plans for Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med crossover episode

Never before has a franchise created such an in depth and cohesive interconnected universe such as the One Chicago Family that often sees the characters from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. crossing over between shows seamlessly and organically on a consistent basis. From the members of Chicago Fire dropping off patients and interacting … Continue reading “Plans for Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med crossover episode”

Andrea Diquez named DDB Chicago CEO

DDB North America today announced the addition of a new leader at the helm of their Chicago office. Andrea Diquez joins DDB Chicago as Chief Executive Officer. DDB looks to Diquez’s inspirational leadership to ignite growth for the region’s largest office. “Andrea is bringing an incredible set of skills and experience to DDB Chicago,” says North America CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland. … Continue reading “Andrea Diquez named DDB Chicago CEO”

Laughlin Constable named a top place to work in Chicago

Laughlin Constable, a full-service, independent creative agency, announced that it has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago’s “Best Places to Work” in 2021. “This past year has been challenging for everyone in many ways and for us to be recognized as a top place to work at a time when everyone was home, reflects … Continue reading “Laughlin Constable named a top place to work in Chicago”

One Chicago named Top TV Programs of 2020 by Nielsen

We’re rounding out an otherwise abnormal year with some good news! Nielsen released its year-end ratings report, among which is a list of the top television programs of 2020. Included in the top eight most-watched television shows this year are four Wolf Entertainment shows: FBI, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. ALSO READ: 2020 … Continue reading “One Chicago named Top TV Programs of 2020 by Nielsen”

Zoë Iltsopoulos Borys named VP/GM Panavision Chicago

Panavision has named Zoë Iltsopoulos Borys to lead the company’s Chicago office as Vice President and General Manager. Borys will ensure Panavision’s customers continue to receive the highest level of service and support throughout the commercial, television, and feature sectors, and will be supported by Chicago Operations Manager Stan Glapa. Sharon Walker Retires Borys’ appointment … Continue reading “Zoë Iltsopoulos Borys named VP/GM Panavision Chicago”

‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone

A new special narrated by Geoffrey Baer, filmed from above, explores Chicago and its history from a new and breathtaking perspective. Imagine if you could soar, swoop, dive, and spiral through and around Chicago’s landmarks, neighborhoods, and suburbs – with a familiar voice providing engaging commentary along the way. CHICAGO FROM THE AIR, a new … Continue reading “‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone”

Chicago P.D. starts up and filmed on location last week

Chicago P.D. is up and running in their first week of filming for Season 8. Cautiously following all Covid-19 guidelines, the Chicago P.D. masked crew began shooting last week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and on location over the weekend in a near south side Chicago neighborhood. With the onset of Covid-19 in March, Chicago … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. starts up and filmed on location last week”

‘Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med’ Who’s in? Who’s out?

Last month, we reported that NBC‘s top-rated (even in reruns) Wednesday night, dubbed “One Chicago,” would return on November 11. With production reportedly set to resume on Chicago P.D., Chicago Med and Chicago Fire  on October 6, the Reel Chicago team thought it was time to look at cast additions and subtractions. Chicago Med Coming: Chicago … Continue reading “‘Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med’ Who’s in? Who’s out?”

Chicago PD, Fire & Med return to production in September

Sources tell Reel Chicago that the Chicago P.D. team will begin to return the second week of August with a scheduled Chicago shoot date on September 22. A few Chicago P.D. production personnel have begun to prep for COVID regulations before the crews arrive. Chicago Med and Chicago Fire are also said to follow the … Continue reading “Chicago PD, Fire & Med return to production in September”

Chicago PD, Fire, and Med now streaming on Peacock

After months of anticipation, viewers across America can now stream over 1,500 episodes of Wolf Entertainment programming on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock. Your favorite Wolf shows available to stream on Peacock include select episodes from the 20 seasons of Law & Order, 10 seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the complete catalog of … Continue reading “Chicago PD, Fire, and Med now streaming on Peacock”

Chicago Comedy Film Fest to go virtual this month

We will still laugh. Just virtually. The Chicago Comedy Film Festival was scheduled to take place March 19th-22nd, 2020 at Columbia College Chicago. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory shut down of events and non essential business in the city of Chicago, CCFF has announced their plan to launch an online virtual festival … Continue reading “Chicago Comedy Film Fest to go virtual this month”

‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Med’ season finales #1 and #2 in ratings

NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med led the network in total viewers. The shows ended their season ranking #1-2, respectively. The season-concluding Chicago P.D. captured the show’s most-watched episode. The Masked Singer, Survivor  and ABC’s comedies all lost out the season closer of Chicago Med (1.1 rating in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Med’ season finales #1 and #2 in ratings”

New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight

After a short hiatus, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire all return with new episodes. Together, the three shows of One Chicago have made NBC the home of the first, second, and third most-watched dramas during on Wednesday nights. Chicago Med at 7 p.m. CST, Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. CST, and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. CST give NBC … Continue reading “New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight”

Steve Martin ‘Cruel Shoes’ at Chicago Comedy Film Fest

Chicago Comedy Film Festival will present its 9th annual festival in just under two weeks. Shorts, features, webseries, and pilots, to include the Steve Martin recently released animated short film, Cruel Shoes. The four day festival begins March 19th-22nd at Columbia College, Chicago 1104 S. Wabash St 3rd Floor.    Kevan Peterson directs this short animated … Continue reading “Steve Martin ‘Cruel Shoes’ at Chicago Comedy Film Fest”

Beetlejuice-themed pop-up bar coming to Chicago

Fantasy, comedy and horror collide at the ‘House of Beetle’ in the South Loop during this year’s Halloween season Indie marketing professionals from Chicago and Houston have teamed up to launch House of Beetle, a Halloween pop-up bar inspired by the critically acclaimed Tim Burton film, Beetlejuice. Described as “a creative playhouse paying homage to … Continue reading “Beetlejuice-themed pop-up bar coming to Chicago”

Amoaku named Chicago Film Office Director

Versatile 25-year vet is the first African-American appointed to vital and visible leadership role The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced Kwame Amoaku as Director of the Chicago Film Office. Amoaku replaces longtime director of the Chicago Film Office, Rich Moskal, who retired last November. The first African American to hold … Continue reading “Amoaku named Chicago Film Office Director”

9th Chicago Comedy Film Festival, April 5-7

With nearly three-dozen films for about $12 apiece, the program offers top-notch viewing for comedy lovers The Chicago Comedy Film Festival has released an all-star lineup for its 9th annual run, April 5th – 7th, at Columbia College Chicago. Fred Armisen, Mel Brooks, Angela Kinsey, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Pollack, Jaleel White, and Fred Willard are … Continue reading “9th Chicago Comedy Film Festival, April 5-7”

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund open for biz

Artists with “varying levels of experience” encouraged to apply for grants ranging up to $18K by March 25 The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund (CDMPF) application period will open this Friday, February 15! Grants are awarded in amounts of up to $20,000 to artists and filmmakers in the Chicagoland area whose work encourages social change. … Continue reading “Chicago Digital Media Production Fund open for biz”

‘Olympia’ at Chicago Comedy Film Festival

“Olympia” received rave reviews at the Chicago Int’l Film Fest and is the latest from Chicago’s growing film community (Chicago, IL — 23 October 2018) Right off of a successful three-screening run at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, Cow Lamp Films announce the film Olympia to screen for college audiences at the upcoming Chicago … Continue reading “‘Olympia’ at Chicago Comedy Film Festival”

‘Art of Motivation’ at Chicago Comedy Film Festival

New web series features narcissistic characters who go about “undermining each other” with a kind of egotistical finesse that’s a joy to watch Open floor plans, clashing personalities, and corporate insincerity get a hilarious sendup in the first episode of Art of Motivation, a new web series created by John Cuneo. Described as “an episodic … Continue reading “‘Art of Motivation’ at Chicago Comedy Film Festival”

“Chicago Fire” | “PD” | “Med” ping pong battle

Stars of Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise will play for the 100 Club of Chicago at SPiN Chicago on Sunday September 30 The stars of Chicago-based shows’ Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. will battle it out with a friendly table tennis competition to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago. The participating teams will consist … Continue reading ““Chicago Fire” | “PD” | “Med” ping pong battle”

Digital Media Fund awards $100k to Chicago artists

Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers’ Chicago Digital Media Production Fund presents a Showcase of Groundbreaking Projects from 2018 (Chicago — 8 August 2018) Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce the nine new grantees receiving funding from the 2018 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund. In 2018, the Production Fund awarded a total of … Continue reading “Digital Media Fund awards $100k to Chicago artists”

Women In Comedy’s “Inside Jokes: Chicago”

The funniest women in Chicago are invited to a free networking panel discussion, and comedy conference.   (Chicago) On July 29, Women in Comedy hosts Inside Jokes, a FREE conference for women looking to get involved and ahead in comedy and entertainment! The event will be held from 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. at The … Continue reading “Women In Comedy’s “Inside Jokes: Chicago””

Chicago premiere of the International Media Mixer

The Chicago Film Archives will host a cross-cultural evening of film and music at Millennium Park on July 17   (Chicago — 21 May 2018) The US premiere of Chicago Film Archives new International Media Mixer project will take place on July 17, 2018 as part of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series produced by … Continue reading “Chicago premiere of the International Media Mixer”

Kurt Fries named CCO of McGarryBowen Chicago

Congratulations are in order for well-liked and respected advertising veteran, Kurt Fries, as he has been promoted to CCO of Mcgarrybowen Chicago.

According to an Adweek article published last weekend, the agency is shuffling its U.S. creative leadership as Matthew Bull, chief creative officer in New York, has decided to leave the agency.

Chicago premiere 9/16 for MPG’s acclaimed Angelou doc

Media Process Group’s feature doc, “Maya Angelou: And still I Rise,” the first documentary on the late author, poet and Civil Rights activist, will have a two-week US theatrical premiere, Sept. 16-20 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

“After showing the film in festivals around the world,” including Sundance,” said MPG’s Bob Hercules, “we’re thrilled to finally have a chance to show it in our hometown of Chicago.”

Chicago Digital Media Fund grantees’ work to screen

Seven completed projects funded by the 2015 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund of $100,000 in grants from the Vogal Fund, administered by Chicago Filmmakers, will screen at the Chicago Cultural Center, co-presented by DCASE Tuesday, Aug. 2 starting at 6 p.m.

These web projects highlight a range of relevant social issues, from under-representation to ableism to trans bathroom bills. The films screening are:

Chicago Shorts Fest aimed at Loop college students

A few years ago, Shelley LaMantia, Dean of Professional Arts at business-oriented Robert Morris University, had the idea of bringing together students who attend other Loop colleges and are housed in the Loop, to express their creativity through film.

She discussed it with RMU Chancellor Michael Viollt, who liked it and said the school should sponsor a short film festival. This was quite a departure for RMU since its visual media instruction consists of two video classes that are part of the graphic design curriculum.

NY firms back Chicago-made TV comedy show “The Jamz”

If there ever were an “overnight success story,” this is it! Unknown Chicago-made and Chicago-set comedy shorts called “The Jamz” is discovered by New York powerbrokers who fund and produce a TV series and will digitally distributing it worldwide.

The first four half-hour episodes of “The Jamz” will have its world premiere Monday night, April 4 at the Logan Theatre, an invitation only event for the creators, producers, cast and crew, followed by a cast talk-back moderated by Eric Ferguson of 101.9 The Mix.

Reel publisher named Hugo’s “Chicago Legend”

A few weeks ago I was surprised by a phone call — and not his usual terse Email — from Michael Kutza, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago.

Earlier, I had asked Michael, a marvelously gifted graphic designer, if he would do the honors of designing a new logo for the upcoming expanded Reel.

His call raised my hopes for a positive response.

“No, no, no,” he said, adding something about talking about the logo later in the future, meaning: not a chance.

Vince Vaughn comedy planned for Chicago

VINCE VAUGHN will team up with director Ron Howard for the first time this spring on an untitled comedy about infidelity. Vaughn always can be counted on to boost Chicago as the location whenever he can.

The last and only time Howard shot in Chicago was “Backdraft,” in 1991. Overall his experience here was a good one, except for a location conflict that so incensed the director that he vowed never to shoot in Chicago again. Vaughn, who has had excellent experiences here, may have helped Howard change his mind.

Two days, 43 speakers, 1,500 attendees to see the future at the Chicago New Media Summit

Forty-three experts will bring the future of new media in all its forms into the present for the 1,500 attendees expected to attend the Sept. 15-16 Chicago New Media Summit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

They will explore the opportunities at hand created by the convergence and emergence of new digital components and industries, said Summit founder/president John Patterson.

Writer Steve Conrad makes his directorial debut with a Chicago-set comedy, “The Promotion”

Barring extreme wealth or hermetics, everyone uses the grocery store. It is the great equalizer ? the marketplace where all socioeconomic groups can co-exist side by side ? in pursuit of daily bread.

Inspired by this reality, writer and director Steve Conrad turned it into his feature directorial debut, “The Promotion,” a comedy shot in Chicago.

Tapia and Split Pillow shooting new features; Garlin’s Chicago-made comedy being released

JEFF GARLIN’S “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” based on his one-man Second City show, set in Chicago and many of the exteriors and interiors shot here and some in L.A., gets an IFC First Take theatrical/broadcast release Sept. 5.

Garlin stars with Sarah Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, Gina Gershon, Tim Kazurinsky, and Steve Dahl, among many others. Pete Biagi was DP.

Garlin plays Larry David’s agent in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which returns to HBO for its fifth season in September.

Chicago’s comedy bones to tickle with first ever Comedy TV Pilot Competition ? March 27 deadline

The Chicago Comedy TV Pilot Competition, designed to embellish Chicago’s stellar reputation for comedy, will bow at the Music Box Theatre next July.

Presented by Wits’ End Productions and the Chicago Film Office, the competition will be judged by savvy jury of Hollywood TV show executives and offer a sizable cash prize.

Deadline is March 27, which gives filmmakers and producers ample time to turn their ideas for TV shows into pilots, said Marion Sours, founder/director of Wits’ End.

L.A. literary manager Sean Carr shoots a week of scenes for Chicago-set, coming-of-age comedy

Literary manager-turned-filmmaker Sean Carr shoots the location photography for his debut feature “He’s Such a Girl” here this month.

The Chicago-set comedy shoots here April 8-14, then moves on to L.A., where Carr and his production company Kinesis Entertainment are based. Total shoot is 26 days.

“It’s a coming-of-age comedy about a straight guy who is considered a girl when it comes to relationships,” said Carr. “I fell in love with the script” ?

Terris’ “Dirty Work” and Torres’ “Chicago Boricua” due for release from Screen Media Pictures

Broadcast and home video distributor Screen Media Pictures has signed to release two Chicago independent features, Bruce Terris’ “Dirty Work” and Marisol Torres’ “Chicago Boricua,” both first features for the directors.

Producer Jennifer Vincent announced the “Dirty Work” deal before its first public screening at the Midwest Filmmakers Summit Nov. 4.

Screen Media hasn’t announced a release date for “Dirty Work,” but “Chicago Boricua” will be out on DVD Dec. 27. Screen Media (“Things behind the Sun”) has an output deal with Universal Pictures.

50th anniversary celebration of Chicago improv comedy dates back to Compass Players roots

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Chicago improv that had its genesis in the legendary Compass Players, which in turn spawned The Second City.

Paying homage to that revolution in comedy, Chicago Improv Festival’s subtitle is “From the ?Compass’ to the World, Celebrating 50 years of Improvisational Theater.”

In 1955, University of Chicago alums Paul Sills and David Shepherd founded the pioneering comedy of the Compass Players in a converted storefront cabaret theatre near the U of C.

The first Second City revue show premiered in 1959.

On many levels, emergence of dormant Women in Film/Chicago is enthusiastically welcomed

Bridges Media Group VP/sales Jennifer Polk and new business director Danielle Ostrowski feel this is a prime time for the renaissance of a once valuable and vibrant Chicago film organization.

That would be Women in Film/Chicago, a mentoring/networking/career development group that flourished in the 1980s and 1990s, but fizzled out as women moved to the coasts or dropped out of the industry entirely as local opportunities diminished.

Polk and Ostrowski are well on their way to reestablishing WIF/C as a newly vital force.

HMS Media’s innovative 13-part series features 40+ Chicago dance troups now airing over Ch. 11

For a comparatively tiny amount of money, HMS Media is producing an ambtious 13-part, half-hour series with the self-explanatory title, “The Chicago Dance Project.”

The series spotlighting more than 40 Chicago dance troupes, from the famous to the lesser known, airs Sundays over Ch. 11 until pledge month and resumes at an earlier Sunday time slot.

4th Chicago Sketchfest spotlights 100+ comedy acts from US, Canada; includes writing workshop

The 4th Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, aka Sketchfest, at the Theatre Building is running on all three 150-seat stages simultaneously from now through Jan. 16.

One hundred-plus shows will be mounted by 83 local, national and Canadian sketch troupes chosen from more than 160 applicants.

Sketchfest’s special events include a comedy writing workshop, “How to be Funny Even if You’re Sketchy,” taught by John Vorhaus, veteran Hollywood comedy/sitcom writer (“Married?with Children”) Jan. 15. It will be followed by a panel of Chicago’s premier comedymeisters.

Chicago’s loss is L.A.’s gain as director Willy Laszlo sets out to conquer comedy

Comedy genius Willy Laszlo says he had the time of his life in Chicago. He had creative freedom. He had a good full-time day job. He worked hard. But he was always broke.

“So why not work hard and be broke in Los Angeles,” he rationalizes. And everyone who appreciates his vast talent agrees the move was long overdue.

Laszlo, the prolific writer/director of a remarkable 40 comedy shorts over an eight year period, quit his Comcast job, wrapped his last Chicago comedy, bid goodbye to his family, friends and supporters and headed for L.A. in mid-November.

Bob Hope writer Gene Perrett keynotes Chicago’s first Comedy Conference

Zanie’s hosts the Comedy Conference Aug. 1-3.

Tom Browning named President of JLB + Partners

Advertising agency veteran Tom Browning has become the new President of Jones Lundin Beals + Partners (JLB + Partners), an agency search, selection and compensation consulting firm. Browning will be working towards an ownership position and will report directly to David Beals, who has owned and led the firm since 2000. Beals will remain as … Continue reading “Tom Browning named President of JLB + Partners”

Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge

Sources at Chicago P.D. confirm that the cast and crew have returned to filming after a brief break in production caused by positive Covid-19 testing. All are reportedly doing well and Reel Chicago spotted our Chicago P.D. cast and crews filming on a west side location this Tuesday. As we reported last week, there was … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge”

Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for ‘Show of Force’

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled Show of Force. The episode will air this Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Boden (Eamonn Walker) is about to go up against some powerful people in defense of Pelham. Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) will also stand up for Pelham. Here’s … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for ‘Show of Force’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Protect’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled To Protect, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. As the promo suggest, the team works together to identify the head of the brutal Los Temidos gang. While Voight dives deeper into his informant Anna Avalos, his choice could have life-threatening consequences when … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Protect’”

Mateo Mulcahy appointed Deputy ED of ILCC & Chicago Latino Film Fest

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) and the Chicago Latino Music Series, and its Executive Director Pepe Vargas today announce the appointment of Mateo Mulcahy to the recently created position of Deputy Executive Director. In this new role, Mulcahy will be in charge of promoting … Continue reading “Mateo Mulcahy appointed Deputy ED of ILCC & Chicago Latino Film Fest”

Chicago P.D. pauses filming due to positive Covid tests

Chicago P.D. is the latest TV series to fall victim to the Omicron variant Covid-19 surge, requiring a pause in production Thursday morning after a number of positive Covid tests were reported. Some of the cases were in Zone A, which includes the cast and those who directly interact with them. Our sources say that … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pauses filming due to positive Covid tests”

ATKPLN continues Chicago expansion with three key hires

On the heels of the announcement of creative studio ATKPLN ’s expansion into Chicago with the addition of Larissa Berringer, the company has doubled down on its exposure to extreme winter weather with three additional key hires. Also joining in Chicago is Daniel Pernikoff as Associate Creative Director, Travis Saul as Creative Technical Supervisor and Scott Rachwalski as Art Director/CG Supervisor. Combining … Continue reading “ATKPLN continues Chicago expansion with three key hires”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Lies’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Lies is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Voight employs his new informant to help solve a tricky drug trafficking case. Atwater, who once again struggles to reconcile his personal and professional life, reaches a decision.  Below are … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Lies’”

Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for new episode Fog of War

Chicago Fire returns to high ratings for the second half of season 10. This is another new episode titled Fog of War. The episode will air this Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: On a call with Station 37, a firefighter is struck by a … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for new episode Fog of War”

Chicago’s Emmy-Nominated TV Platform OTV launches Fellowship Program

Queer-led, intersectional television platform Open Television (OTV) continues to provide a pipeline to Hollywood for emerging television producers, writers, directors with the announcement of its 2022 OTV Fellowship Program. Entering its third year, the OTV fellowship identifies and support promising talent within the OTV community to support the development of a new project. Designed for … Continue reading “Chicago’s Emmy-Nominated TV Platform OTV launches Fellowship Program”

Jayson Szott joins Iris Chicago as Executive Creative Director

Iris Chicago welcomes their latest addition to the team, renowned creative, with a highly enriched background, Jayson Szott, as the new executive creative director.  The hire is part of the exponential growth happening across Iris North America through a series of high profile account wins for the agency, including being named Bentley Motors agency of … Continue reading “Jayson Szott joins Iris Chicago as Executive Creative Director”

11 Dollar Bill adds René Steinkellner as Executive Producer in Chicago

11 Dollar Bill, continuing to grow its leadership team, has appointed René Steinkellner as Executive Producer at its Chicago studio. Steinkellner, who served as Executive Producer at FCB, Lord+Thomas, Chicago, for 12 years, will lead post-production, business development and client relations.  Steinkellner knows 11 Dollar Bill well, having worked with the studio on several recent … Continue reading “11 Dollar Bill adds René Steinkellner as Executive Producer in Chicago”

Chicago P.D. part II of Season 9 begins tonight

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Home Safe begins the second half of Season 9 airing Wednesday, January 5 at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. This episode marks their 2022 premiere date. In the promo for the premiere episode, Burgess feels it is time to set some boundaries with Ruzek to help protect Makayla. Here’s the … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. part II of Season 9 begins tonight”

Keanu Reeves to film miniseries The Devil in the White City in Chicago

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) is reportedly in talks to star in his first official television role ever in the miniseries The Devil in the White City. According to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will executive produce. The limited series, based on the 2003 novel by Erik Larson is set in Chicago in … Continue reading “Keanu Reeves to film miniseries The Devil in the White City in Chicago”

Power of the Dog, Dune lead Chicago Indie Critics noms

The Chicago Indie Critics have announced the nominees for their sixth annual film awards. Leading all films with nine nominations is Netflix’s The Power of the Dog, directed by Best Director nominee Jane Campion. The dramatic western also received nominations for Best Studio Film, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee, Best Supporting … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Dune lead Chicago Indie Critics noms”

Chicago Fire is ‘Back with A Bang’ for the second half of season 10

Chicago Fire returns with lots of action and surprises for the second half of season 10 in a new episode titled Back With a Bang. Stella Kidd is back! And if that isn’t enough excitement for one night, the entire team at Firehouse 51 joins in to put out a dangerous potassium fire in a tunnel. The … Continue reading “Chicago Fire is ‘Back with A Bang’ for the second half of season 10”

The Best of Reel Chicago interviews in 2021

Human beings are social animals. Personal contact and social interaction with others is simply essential. In opposition, Covid created lock downs, quarantines and generally created a need to rethink how we communicate with each other. Because communicate, we must. Although we all had hopes for 2021, it has pushed, provoked, squished and forced its way upon us … Continue reading “The Best of Reel Chicago interviews in 2021”

Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021

Here are the top 21 stories on Reel Chicago in 2021. There were over 2500 stories between Reel Chicago and our sister publication Reel 360. With a record breaking total of 1.4 million views this year. Whether our stories were about the resurgence of film & TV production, the Reel Ad of the Week, or … Continue reading “Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021”

Reel Chicago remembers those who have left us in 2021

Reel Chicago remembers and celebrates the friends and loved ones of our community who no longer make the journey with us. They made us laugh. They made us love. They made us sing. They made us cry. They made us think. Some entertained. Some showered us with their creativity. Some made us think differently. Some … Continue reading “Reel Chicago remembers those who have left us in 2021”

The Best of Chicago Advertising in 2021

So, here we are at the end of another year. In 2021, we experienced more freedom from the pandemic during the spring and summer as cases lowered, but here we are, back in a kind of partial quarantine as the omicron variant spreads. While many businesses asked their teams to return to the office, advertising … Continue reading “The Best of Chicago Advertising in 2021”

Jeff Dickerson longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter passes away at 44

Chicago native and longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson passed away on Tuesday of colon cancer complications at age 44.  Dickerson’s wife, Caitlin, died two years ago from melanoma, tragically at the very same hospice care facility where he passed away. Caitlin Dickerson had undergone treatment for melanoma and its complications for eight years … Continue reading “Jeff Dickerson longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter passes away at 44”

Chicago will ring in the new year with largest fireworks display ever

Chicago will be welcoming the new year with the largest fireworks display ever. A 1.5-mile-long free fireworks display will begin at midnight and can be viewed along the Chicago River from Wolf Point near the Franklin/Orleans Street bridge to the east of Columbus Drive to Navy Pier. For public safety, the Riverwalk will be closed early … Continue reading “Chicago will ring in the new year with largest fireworks display ever”

Chicago Fire fans should be worried about the future of Kidd and Severide

Kidd and Severide spoiler alert! Do not read if you have not watched the mid-season finale of Chicago Fire! Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) finally returned home to the apartment she shares with Severide (Taylor Kinney), very briefly during the last few seconds of the mid-season finale. The question remains, after almost ghosting Severide and … Continue reading “Chicago Fire fans should be worried about the future of Kidd and Severide”

Rodrigo Jatene joins DDB Chicago as Chief Creative Officer

DDB North America has announced the appointment of Rodrigo Jatene to Chief Creative Officer, DDB Chicago to lead creative vision, culture, and product at the region’s largest office. Jatene will partner with CEO Andrea Diquez and the Chicago leadership team, including newly appointed Chief Strategy Officer Milo Chao and Sandra Alfaro, Head of Business Leadership to create Unexpected Works for clients including Molson Coors, Mars, McDonald’s, and … Continue reading “Rodrigo Jatene joins DDB Chicago as Chief Creative Officer”

‘The Now’ series filmed in Illinois with star-studded cast now on Roku

The series The Now has every ingredient for success. The dark comedy is the creation of Academy Award winners Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly and is packed with talent. They even managed to snag Bill Murray for a recurring guest role. Rounding out the cast, Dave Franco, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Jimmy Tatro, and Daryl Hannah … Continue reading “‘The Now’ series filmed in Illinois with star-studded cast now on Roku”

Plans for Brett and Casey in the second half of Chicago Fire

During the 200th episode of Chicago Fire, after nearly 10 years and 200 episodes, Jesse Spencer‘s character Matthew Casey made a life-altering decision to move to Oregon, which led to him being written off of the series. The character Matt Casey decided in the episode prior that he was going to leave Chicago because he … Continue reading “Plans for Brett and Casey in the second half of Chicago Fire”

Havas Chicago launches attack on negative news with Good News campaign

Havas Chicago has launched The Good Neighbor News campaign that is all about spreading positive news in a time where negative news is thriving. According to Pew Research Center, over 70% of Americans suffer from negative news fatigue. To combat, The Good Neighbor News campaign included a Time Square activation which features a constant scroll … Continue reading “Havas Chicago launches attack on negative news with Good News campaign”

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents Social Justice series

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival, now in its 9th year, is proud to present its 2nd virtual Social Justice Series, featuring 5 films available for at home viewing including exclusive conversations with filmmakers and subject matter experts following many of the films. The series runs from January 14 – January 23 and a special Series Pass is available for pre-purchase for a … Continue reading “JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents Social Justice series”

ATKPLN builds new Chicago presence adding Larissa Berringer as EP

Design-first creative studio ATKPLN has expanded its footprint to Chicago with the addition of Larissa Berringer as Executive Producer. She joins ATKPLN’s existing team of talented artists and producers in Dallas to build out a new Chicago presence and keep the crew in check. This hire sweeps ATKPLN into the Windy City, with the hope that she’ll be allowed … Continue reading “ATKPLN builds new Chicago presence adding Larissa Berringer as EP”

Mayor Lightfoot and DCASE announce new Chicago Made’ TV & Film Initiative

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Film Office at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced a new initiative to strengthen Chicago’s TV and film industry. The new “Chicago Made” workforce development program and public awareness campaign are based on recommendations from the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force outlined … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot and DCASE announce new Chicago Made’ TV & Film Initiative”

Chicago-based UScellular featured in new season of Undercover Boss

Chicago-based UScellular, the fourth largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, will be featured in the upcoming season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning reality television series, Undercover Boss. Chief Executive Officer Laurent “LT” Therivel is featured in the episode as he goes undercover with associates in the company’s retail sales, customer care and engineering organizations. … Continue reading “Chicago-based UScellular featured in new season of Undercover Boss”

Chicago Fire mid-season finale recap Winterfest is full of surprises

In the spirit of giving, the One Chicago franchise has gifted fans with Christmas episodes of all our favorites including our heroes on Chicago Fire, with a very special surprise! The Chicago Fire episode titled Winterfest begins with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) looking at his text messages before soberly leaving his home to go to … Continue reading “Chicago Fire mid-season finale recap Winterfest is full of surprises”

Chicago P.D. recap of mid-season finale No Way Out

Not to be outdone by Chicago Med and Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. has gotten into the holiday spirit by gifting fans one of the most intriguing mid-season finales ever. The episode titled No Way Out begins at Roy’s grave where Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) is given a choice by Special Agent Walker North (Alex … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. recap of mid-season finale No Way Out”

Guilty! UPDATE and trial timeline: Jussie Smollett is back in Chicago for trial

UPDATE and trial timeline at end of story. I swore I would never do another Jussie Smollett story. But he’s baaaack. If it is true that there’s no such thing as bad publicity then Jussie is getting a nice long run on his alleged prank that lead police on an expensive wild goose chase nearly … Continue reading “Guilty! UPDATE and trial timeline: Jussie Smollett is back in Chicago for trial”

Chicago P.D. releases teaser pics for the winter finale

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled No Way Out is the winter finale airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. This will be the final episode for Season 7 in 2021. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. return for their 2022 premiere date on Wednesday, January 5 It’s time to tie up loose ends … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. releases teaser pics for the winter finale”

Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the holiday spirit to Chicago

19 Wrigleyville businesses transform into holiday themed spots for everyone offering picture-perfect moments, movies, food and drink specials and more. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of one of Chicago’s favorite holiday celebrations, Wrigleyville Wonderland, running now at select venues through the end of February. Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the Holiday spirit … Continue reading “Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the holiday spirit to Chicago”

Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

Congratulations nominees and winners! There were 71 categories this year with 80 award winners. The 63rd Annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, held on Sunday evening was a well produced virtual presentation hosted by comedian Pat McGann who paid tribute throughout the evening to the hosts of the past. Bob Newhart dropped by virtually for a delightlful … Continue reading “Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards”

Chicago Fire gets into the holiday spirit by saving Santa in ‘Winterfest’

Chicago Fire gets into the holiday spirit this week with a new episode titled Winterfest. The holiday fun has begun at Firehouse 51. The decorations are up, the gifts are under the Christmas tree, and we will even have an opportunity to see Ritter’s dalmatian, Tuesday who has become the unofficial 51 dog. But it’s … Continue reading “Chicago Fire gets into the holiday spirit by saving Santa in ‘Winterfest’”

Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel

Filmed on location in Chicago, Disney Channel Original Movie Christmas Again, premieres on Disney Channel and Disney+. Christmas Again was directed by Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain) and written by Doan La (Black Friday). Andy Fickman also serves as an executive producer with long-time producing partner Betsy Sullenger (Liv & Maddie). Disney Channel fan-favorite Scarlett … Continue reading “Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel”

Chicago Independent Producers Lab accepting applications for 2022

Full Spectrum Features has opened applications for the 2022 Chicago Independent Producers Lab, a nine-month project incubator designed to cultivate inclusive, diverse voices in Chicago’s independent film industry. The lab, in partnership with the Chicago Film Office, offers industry mentorship, ongoing organizational support, and practical training delivered through immersive workshops. To apply, producers must have … Continue reading “Chicago Independent Producers Lab accepting applications for 2022”

List of nominees for the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Dec 5

The 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards will be a virtual presentation held on Sunday, December 5 at 7:00 pm. Comedian Pat McGann, the South Side Chicago native who hosted the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2020, returns to emcee the show this year and legendary Bob Newhart is expected to make a guest appearance. The virtual presentation … Continue reading “List of nominees for the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Dec 5”

Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola awarded NewNarratives inaugural grant

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by WarnerMedia OneFifty, has announced the final selection of its NewNarratives artist grant program. Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola has been awarded the NewNarratives inaugural grant for 2021. The program is committed to identifying one winner who would be awarded a grant ranging between $10,000 and $100,000, to be determined based … Continue reading “Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola awarded NewNarratives inaugural grant”

Chicagoan Margaret Lebron chosen for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program

ViacomCBS announced the seven writers selected to participate in the ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program for 2021-2022. Currently in its 18th year and helmed by the ViacomCBS Office of Global Inclusion, the program provides mentorships, access and opportunity for writers. The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with ViacomCBS executive mentors, who help them develop a new piece … Continue reading “Chicagoan Margaret Lebron chosen for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program”

City of Chicago announces return of the Kathy Osterman Awards

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the return of the Kathy Osterman Awards, which will recognize City Employees across various departments who exceeded expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award luncheon, the first since 2014, will honor employees who demonstrated integrity, innovation, leadership, teamwork, mentorship, and compassion during the city’s response to COVID-19. Ten winners and … Continue reading “City of Chicago announces return of the Kathy Osterman Awards”

Lightswitch Video launches $5000 grant for Chicago filmmakers

Lightswitch Video, a Chicago-based video production company, launched The Full STEM Ahead Filmmaker’s Initiative. The first-year initiative is designed to encourage STEM education and careers in STEM, and to also cultivate the careers of the filmmakers of tomorrow in the process.  One grant recipient (ages 15-25) will receive a $5,000.00 grant to produce a short-form … Continue reading “Lightswitch Video launches $5000 grant for Chicago filmmakers”

Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. returns to the world of 4400

Worlds are colliding! Fans of the original series The 4400 will be delighted to see Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. return to the world of 4400, in the reimagined reboot of the 2004 USA series, which is now on the CW. While fans enjoyed Flueger’s portrayal of Shawn Farrell in the original series, he … Continue reading “Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. returns to the world of 4400”

Chicago Fire: our favorite moments in Season 10

Chicago Fire is in the middle of Fall hiatus until December 8 when a new episode drops. This break gave us an opportunity to share our favorite moments in Season 10 so far. From the onset of Season 10, Fire has been packed with surprises. From being uncertain if our team would survive being trapped … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: our favorite moments in Season 10”

Composing duo Robl + Sutta score Chicago film Grasshoppers

The composing duo Robl + Sutta recently scored the original soundtrack for Grasshoppers, award-winning filmmaker Brad Bischoff’s directorial feature film debut. The emotionally charged drama recently made its world premiere as an Official Selection of the 18th Annual Bend Film Festival. The director, Brad Bischoff is a native of Chicago and the film was shot the in the … Continue reading “Composing duo Robl + Sutta score Chicago film Grasshoppers”

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns with hundreds of talented performers

This year marks the 87th year of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade with hundreds of talented performers from near and far. Several hundred thousand Chicagoans and visitors are expected to line the streets in celebration of this time-honored event.  On Thursday, November 25, the free, family-friendly event will kick off at 8 a.m. on the corner … Continue reading “Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns with hundreds of talented performers”

Chicago-based TV producers animated approach to puppet series

DONKEY HODIE, a whimsical, new PBS KIDS puppet series produced by Fred Rogers Productions and Chicago-based Spiffy Pictures, encourages preschoolers to aim high, embrace challenges and work hard to achieve their goals. When the esteemed Fred Rogers Productions decided that their next big series would be puppet-based, they immediately turned to acclaimed local, Chicago-based children’s television production … Continue reading “Chicago-based TV producers animated approach to puppet series”

CMP and Mezcla Media Collective announce shifting voices Film Fund

CMP and Mezcla Media Collective have developed a unique partnership and are honored to launch the SHIFTING VOICES FILM FUND, the first national grant coming out of Chicago to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers. “We are thrilled to be working in tandem with Mezcla Media Collective on this inaugural fund. Their … Continue reading “CMP and Mezcla Media Collective announce shifting voices Film Fund”

Chicago made Christmas with Felicity premieres on AMC+ on Thanksgiving

The family-friendly holiday movie Christmas with Felicity, directed by award-winning, Chicago-based filmmaker, Jack C. Newell (Monuments), will premiere on AMC+ Thanksgiving Day, November 25.  While Christmas with Felicity is primarily set in the fictitious Wisconsin town of Aspen Grove, the majority of the film was shot on location in Historic Downtown Long Grove and included … Continue reading “Chicago made Christmas with Felicity premieres on AMC+ on Thanksgiving”

Aisle Rocket adds Greg Slama as Executive VP of Media

Aisle Rocket, the end-to-end digital marketing agency that unifies creative services, data, and technology to drive measurable results, announces that it has hired Greg Slama as Executive Vice President of Media. Slama comes to Aisle Rocket with 20 years of experience connecting customers with brands through innovative strategies. A seasoned agency veteran known for delivering measurable … Continue reading “Aisle Rocket adds Greg Slama as Executive VP of Media”

Chicago Critics Film Festival announces Audience Award Winners

Over 1,000 vaccinated and masked film enthusiasts safely returned to the cinema this weekend for exclusive screenings and special guests, marking another successful year for Chicago Critics Film Festival, the only film festival programmed and produced by film critics. The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates … Continue reading “Chicago Critics Film Festival announces Audience Award Winners”

Disney in Chicago with BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Happy kids of all ages will return to Michigan Avenue on Saturday, November 20 for 30th Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. This official start to the holiday season is produced by The Magnificent Mile Association. The festive, free weekend filled with family-friendly fun culminates with the memory-making parade as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World … Continue reading “Disney in Chicago with BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival”

Cindy Williams in Chicago with one-woman show Me, Myself & Shirley

Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series, Laverne & Shirley, Cindy Williams will take to the national stage starring in Me, Myself & Shirley, a one-woman show, for a limited US tour across nineteen cities beginning in January 2022. Produced by Duggan & Zucker Entertainment, the legendary star of the … Continue reading “Cindy Williams in Chicago with one-woman show Me, Myself & Shirley”

Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend

The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend, 40th Anniversary Edition, teaches readers how to make a perfect cheesecake just in time for the holidays. Also included are festive savory dishes from Eli’s The Place For Steak, one of Chicago’s most popular dining spots from 1966-2005.  In addition to over 100 recipes, the cookbook takes readers … Continue reading “Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend”

Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo ‘What Happened At Whiskey Point’

This week’s new episode of Chicago Fire titled What Happened At Whiskey Point is airing Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Severide and Herrmann clash over office space. Boden looks at Pelham’s past as he considers making him permanent. Gallo’s resentment of Pelham comes to a head. … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo ‘What Happened At Whiskey Point’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Fractures’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Fractures is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: As the team investigates the stabbing of a father with two young daughters, they begin to suspect there is more to the story than meets the eye. The … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Fractures’”

Sandra Alfaro is the latest addition to the DDB Chicago team

DDB North America today announced that Sandra Alfaro has joined DDB Chicago as Head of Business Leadership. Alfaro will oversee leadership and growth for the region’s largest office, reporting directly to DDB Chicago CEO Andrea Diquez. Alfaro’s appointment follows the addition of Milo Chao, who joined as Chief Strategy Officer in September. Diquez said, “We are focused on building … Continue reading “Sandra Alfaro is the latest addition to the DDB Chicago team”

Liz Murnin named SVP of Client Development at Fusion92

Fusion92, a Chicago-based marketing innovation company, announced that Liz Murnin has been named SVP of Client Development and will lead the firm’s business development efforts.  Murnin will report to Fusion92 President Doug Dome.  Murnin has more than 20 years of extensive marketing experience over her career, including the past 14 years working for some of the top agencies … Continue reading “Liz Murnin named SVP of Client Development at Fusion92”

Thanksgiving release of ‘An Intrusion’ by Chicagoan Sam Logan Khaleghi

An Intrusion a feature film from Chicago producer Sam Logan Khaleghi, Northwestern University Alumnus will release nationwide on Thanksgiving weekend. The crime thriller An Intrusion will release in a theatrical run alongside DVD/BluRay/iTunes/digital November 26 from Gravitas Ventures. The film co-stars Keir Gilchrist (Star of Netflix’s Hit Show Atypical), Scout Taylor-Compton (Star of Halloween I & II), Billy Boyd (Pippin from the Lord of the … Continue reading “Thanksgiving release of ‘An Intrusion’ by Chicagoan Sam Logan Khaleghi”

Brett Dalton added to Chicago Fire cast after Jesse Spencer’s departure

Brett Dalton has been added to the Chicago Fire cast in a recurring role as interim Lieutenant  Jason Pelham after Jesse Spencer’s departure from the series. Dalton made his debut in this week’s episode. As Reel Chicago reported in October, during the 200th episode of the series Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) made a “life-altering decision” … Continue reading “Brett Dalton added to Chicago Fire cast after Jesse Spencer’s departure”

DOC CHICAGO: mini-conference by and for Chicago Doc filmmakers

After a year’s hiatus, DOC CHICAGO returns to bring Chicago-area documentary filmmakers together to learn from each other, exchange ideas, and connect. The free hybrid mini-conference runs Friday, Nov 5 – Sunday, Nov 7. Friday afternoon’s sessions and Sunday’s grant writing workshop will be held online, while an in-person gathering will take place on Saturday, … Continue reading “DOC CHICAGO: mini-conference by and for Chicago Doc filmmakers”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Trust Me’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Trust Me is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: As the team works to bring down a drug ring, Voight builds trust with a new informant. However, it soon becomes clear she has a plan of her own.  … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Trust Me’”

Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo ‘Whom Shall I Fear’

This week’s new episode of Chicago Fire titled Whom Shall I Fear is airing Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Gallo clashes with the new lieutenant temporarily filling in for Casey. Severide closes in on a dangerous and deadly arsonist.  Below are exclusive set pics and the … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo ‘Whom Shall I Fear’”

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents the Fall Virtual Fest

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents the Fall Virtual Fest with eight films over three weekends, including six Midwest and Chicago premieres. The Fall Virtual Fest running November 5 – 21 with a brand-new selection of culturally-diverse, Jewishly-inspired films that will entertain, educate and inspire audiences. The focus is on films that explore issues … Continue reading “JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents the Fall Virtual Fest”

Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program deadline November 10

The Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program will provide 450 – 500 relief grants to low and moderate income artists and creative workers who are residents of Chicago and have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will include freelance artists, arts administrators, teaching artists, artisans, curators, independent cultural producers and creative industry technicians such … Continue reading “Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program deadline November 10”

Chicago ranks in the top 20 places to have a spook-tacular Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner and total spending projected to reach $10.1 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2021’s Best Places for Halloween report and Chicago turned up in the top 20, ranking #6 for availability of chocolate! To help Americans decide where to spend the most spook-tacular time of year without … Continue reading “Chicago ranks in the top 20 places to have a spook-tacular Halloween”