‘Chicago Med’ cast & crew return from quarantine

1+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ cast & crew return from quarantine”

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

1+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ halts filming over positive Covid-19 test”

‘Chicago Med’ has begun production on Season 6

3+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ has begun production on Season 6”

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

2+ 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 … Continue reading ““Chicago Med” encore #1 show on the Big 4 networks”

The Chicago Med, Fire & PD Food Bank Trivia Challenge

1+ 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 … Continue reading “The Chicago Med, Fire & PD Food Bank Trivia Challenge”

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

2+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD”

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

3+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series”

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

2+ 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 … Continue reading “UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production”

In the kitchen with ‘Chicago Med’ artist Dina Cimarusti

5+ 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 … Continue reading “In the kitchen with ‘Chicago Med’ artist Dina Cimarusti”

The Chicago Media Standards are a win for everyone

3+ 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 … Continue reading “The Chicago Media Standards are a win for everyone”

Chicago Media Standards

7+ 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 … Continue reading “Chicago Media Standards”

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

7+ 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 … Continue reading “10:58 a.m. — Jeanne Caliendo, “Chicago Med””

‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone

0 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 … Continue reading “‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone”

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

8+ 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, … 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?

5+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med’ Who’s in? Who’s out?”