Zoom Interview: Chicago Fire’s Daniel Kyri

3+ With Pride around the corner, it’s exciting to chat about the importance of representation in media with those who work hardest to make change happen.  Daniel Kyri, who plays Darren Ritter on Chicago Fire/ Chicago PD, is one of those people.  Daniel Kyri is a Jeff-nominated Chicago-born actor, writer/director, filmmaker, singer, and curator.  A … Continue reading “Zoom Interview: Chicago Fire’s Daniel Kyri”

‘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?”

‘Chicago’ encores finish #2 in total viewers

3+ An encore telecast of Chicago Med (0.5 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) joined with the episode’s original telecast on Nov. 6, 2019 (8.1 million) to total 11.9 viewers. A rebroadcast of Chicago Fire (0.5 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in … Continue reading “‘Chicago’ encores finish #2 in total viewers”

Trailer for Marcelle/Leonard webseries, ‘BETA’ drops

3+ Peanut Productions, LLC and M|Rising Creative in association with ESSDEE Productions have released the trailer for their new nine-episode webseries, BETA. The dramedy was created by and stars Carley Marcelle as the neurotic titular character and Adriana Leonard as her optimistic assistant Angelina Khoury, AKA “Lini.” The synopsis goes a little something like this … Continue reading “Trailer for Marcelle/Leonard webseries, ‘BETA’ drops”

‘Fire’ encore matches highest ratings since 2017

1+ Chicago Fire is well, on fire. Even in reruns. A rebroadcast of the beloved NBC series (0.6 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched the show’s highest rating for a rebroadcast since Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at 10 p.m. (0.7). Versus the previous week’s encore, Fire increased by +0.1 … Continue reading “‘Fire’ encore matches highest ratings since 2017”

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

3+ 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 … Continue reading “New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight”

Watch ‘Chicago Fire’ cast torch new music video

2+ There hasn’t been a new Chicago Fire episode since March 25 when S8 Ep 18, I’ll Cover You where we saw Severide (Taylor Kinney) teaming up with Seager (Ally Allo) and the OFI after a motel structure fire turned suspicious. We also saw the Firehouse 51 members become amateur sleuths following a Reddit post … Continue reading “Watch ‘Chicago Fire’ cast torch new music video”

Reel Chicago’s own Reel Woman, Laura Day

2+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 Reel Women During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready. She claims her mom named her after Twin … Continue reading “Reel Chicago’s own Reel Woman, Laura Day”

Thanksgiving break: holiday viewing suggestions

4+ From hip-hop snow angels to Lego parades, an adult-sized portion of casually-vetted Chicago content to help readers get the most out of the holiday Falling onto a couch in front of a TV is the final and most relaxing course of every good Thanksgiving meal. It pairs well with prime time football, Charlie Brown, … Continue reading “Thanksgiving break: holiday viewing suggestions”

Chi-made ‘the T’ wins Streamy for Best Indie Series

5+ “‘We are born scattered, then find each other.’ It is this reverse diaspora that led the two of us to work together” Creators Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri (Chicago — 22 October 2018) Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri’s original web series the T (Full Spectrum Features and OTV) wins Best Indie Series at the … Continue reading “Chi-made ‘the T’ wins Streamy for Best Indie Series”

Second City alums help launch ‘Studio B’ web series

4+ Genre-bending music web series that’s “so Chicago it’s basically deep dish pizza” will be released October 22 (Chicago — 16 October 2018) What happens when a group of talented Chicago musicians, actors, improvisers, stand-ups, songwriters, and DJs collaborate on a web series? You get STUDIO B, the three-episode workplace comedy of a struggling Chicago … Continue reading “Second City alums help launch ‘Studio B’ web series”

Chicago’s “Brujos” & “the T” nom’d for Streamy Awards

6+ A pair of Windy City web series take friendship and fantasy to unique, popular, and relevant levels (Chicago — 3 October 2018) Chicago-made series the T (Full Spectrum Features and OTV) and Brujos (Cinema Libertad, Full Spectrum Features, and OTV) have been nominated for Best Indie Series by the Streamy Awards. Produced by dick … Continue reading “Chicago’s “Brujos” & “the T” nom’d for Streamy Awards”

Digital Media Fund awards $100k to Chicago artists

3+ 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 … Continue reading “Digital Media Fund awards $100k to Chicago artists”

Chi Film Office announces 2018 Filmmakers in Residence

8+ The producing team of Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri has been selected to be the 2018 Filmmakers in Residence by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE). Commissioner Mark Kelly cited the pair’s “originality and commitment to telling stories” as significant factors driving the decision. Besides being a filmmaker, Cordelia is a “writer … … Continue reading “Chi Film Office announces 2018 Filmmakers in Residence”

Two local post houses finalists in AICE Awards Show

Out of the 59 entries from among some of the top post companies in the 12th annual International AICE Show, three editors from two post companies were selected as AICE finalists: Red Car’s Kevin O’Rourke, for Madison Museum of Contemporary Art spot and Utopic’s Ryan Gilbert and Joe Minich for NBC5’s “City,” both 60s.