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Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, one of the largest film studios in the country, announced an agreement with Netflix to film ten episodes of the musical drama Mixtape, starring Jenna Dewan, Callie Hernandez and Madeleine Stowe.
The show, originally piloted on Fox, but was not picked up to series — although it was reported to be an internal favorite. Mixtape will begin filming the series ordered by Netflix in February of 2019 at Cinespace with most of the original Fox pilot cast to continue.
Mixtape is reported to be a romantic musical drama that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds.
“Adding Netflix to our roster of production companies and networks at Cinespace is exciting,” said Alex Pissios, president of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. “More shows choosing to film in Chicago means more opportunities for people to stay in Chicago and make a living in the film industry.”
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The series is the creation of Joshua Safran, who will also executive produce and write for the show. Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Ali Krug will also executive produce. Annapurna Pictures will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. This is the first series for Netflix to film at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.
Cinespace is a family-owned company specializing in the development, management and operation of studio space and support facilities for the film, television, and digital media production industry. With 31 sound stages on its main campus located in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood and additional studios currently under construction at 31st and Kedzie, Cinespace is one of the largest film studio in the country. Since opening in 2011, Cinespace has generated more than 16,000 new jobs, including several that started out as internships offered by the CineCares Foundation, a community-based internship program partnership with Wolf Films, NBCUniversal, FOX, and Studio Mechanics Union Local 476 last year. Besides film production, the campus is home to a number of related businesses including AbelCine, Cinelease, Keslow Camera, and Periscope Post & Audio.
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