Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is building out its cast

1+ Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD are about a month away from a wrap, but we know when they return next season there will be a few changes to the cast. The Dick Wolf One Chicago franchise is building out its cast. Chicago MedMargaret Colin is joining Chicago Med in a recurring role opposite Torrey DeVitto as … Continue reading “Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is building out its cast”

‘Chicago PD’ Hailey Upton, assigned to Dick Wolf’s ‘FBI’

2+ The popular Chicago PD character, Hailey Upton, played by Tracy Spiridakos, was dispatched tonight by her commanding officer, Hank Voight, played by Jason Beghe, to serve a temporary assignment at the New York Bureau of the FBI. In an exciting twist for television fans, Spiridakos will guest star as Upton on the Dick Wolf … Continue reading “‘Chicago PD’ Hailey Upton, assigned to Dick Wolf’s ‘FBI’”

A message from the cast of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago

9+ Even with the new normal of “social distancing,” the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to take its toll on Chicago and Illinois. Officials announced four more deaths related to the new coronavirus and 250 new cases, bringing the state’s death toll to 16 and the total number of cases since the start of the … Continue reading “A message from the cast of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago”

NBC renews Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise

2+ Nearly 35 million regular viewers watch the Windy City trifecta every Wednesday night Chicago production community rejoice, you will have even more crime, fire and sickness to deal with next year. NBC has announced that the network plans to move forward with new seasons of all three of Dick Wolf’s dramatic “Chicago” series – … Continue reading “NBC renews Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise”

NBC renews all three Dick Wolf Chicago series

2+ GREAT NEWS FOR THE CHICAGO PRODUCTION COMMUNITY Chicago Fire Chicago P.D. Chicago Med renewed for 2018-2019! Deadline and Variety today reported that all three of the shows in the Dick Wolf Chicago trifecta are officially set for another run. Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med — which film at Cinespace Studios — have … Continue reading “NBC renews all three Dick Wolf Chicago series”

“Chicago Justice” now NBC/Dick Wolf 4th series here

“Chicago Justice” is now officially the fourth series in the NBC/Dick Wolf “Chicago” franchise, making Chicago the production center for what will be eight TV series by fall. Wednesday night’s backdoor episode on “Chicago PD” introducing the “Chicago Justice” characters drew 6.8 million total viewers.

The show stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”) as the lead prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; Carl Weathers (“Rocky”) as the D.A., Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”) and Joelle Carter (“Justified”) on the D.A. staff.

Dick Wolf recipient of Local 476 Honorary Gold Card

“Chicago” television franchise producer Dick Wolf was surprised and pleased last Tuesday when he was presented with the highest honor a film industry union can — and rarely does — bestow upon a non-union member.

Wolf received Local 476’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Gold Card “gratefully bestowed upon the bearer,” from union president Brad Matthys and business manager Mark Hogan.

Dick Wolf finds filming here ‘unbelievably positive’

Back in the day, before “Law & Order” and multiple other Dick Wolf police dramas became household names, Wolf was in advertising.  He was a copywriter on National Airlines, an account his agency was about to lose.  His boss ordered him to “go try to sell them something new.” 

Swanberg’s “Easy” one of 3 new TV series filming here

If 2016 was considered a great year for the Chicago media and entertainment business, 2017 is starting to shape up as even greater. It could even be the year when the Chicago market eases into $1 billion revenue from film status.

Thanks to Dick Wolf / NBC Universal and to Fox TV, six primetime TV series currently film here at Cinespace Studios, with three new TV series expected to start production in early February.

Three “Chicago” series kick off fall season filming

STARTING JULY 20, Chicago’s film industry will take off like a rocket as NBC/Dick Wolf’s three primetime series — “Chicago Fire,” “PD” and “Med” — all begin shooting their new fall seasons on Cinespace stages.

By mid-September, eight TV series will be filming here. Cameras will roll for Fox TV’s hit “Empire” and new Fox entries, “The Exorcist” Aug. 3 and “ABP” Aug. 22. NBC’s “Chicago Justice” is scheduled to start for mid-September airing.

“Rocky’s” Weathers joins “Chicago Justice” pilot

The title of Dick Wolf’s fourth NBC “Chicago” franchise has been changed to “Chicago Justice” from “Chicago Law” and new cast members have been announced for the spinoff pilot.

Carl Weathers, known for his portrayal of boxer Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” franchise, will play the Cook County state’s attorney Mark Jefferies.

Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”) plays ADA Dawn Harper; Joelle Carter (“Justified”) will be Lori Nagle, a tough-as-nails investor and Phillip Winchester (“Strike Back”) plays the lead prosecutor.

Sunday’s Film Summit & Expo earns 4 stars all around

In no uncertain terms, Sunday’s Film Summit & Expo was a rousing success – and a somewhat surprising one given the short time frame the organizers had for assembling the parts that made it so successful: the 1,000 professionals attendees, out of 1,500 who registered. The SRO panel discussions.  Dick Wolf’s candid speech.  The crowded roomful of exhibitors.