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 the personal accomplishments of one of our own, Reel Chicago gave the Chicago production and advertising community a voice.

We promise to continue to bring you the best of what is going on in advertising, film, TV, music and more.

REEL CHICAGO top 21 stories for 2021:

21. Cinespace Studios has sold for $1.1B to TPG Real Estate

Although this was breaking news nationally, Reel Chicago was the only publication to reach Alex for his response. “It’s a done deal!” The Chicago film community, the recipients of the CineCares Foundation, the Pilsen neighborhood, the City of Chicago, and State of Illinois owe a huge debt of gratitude to Uncle Nick Mirkopolous, Alex Pissios, and the entire Mirkopolous family for having the foresight, determination, talent, expertise, faith, and vision to raise up the Chicago film industry. Thank you Alex for always taking my call. You will be sorely missed.

20. Think you know everything about Groundhog Day?

19. The CW reboot ‘The 4400’ to shoot in Chicago area

18. Macaulay Culkin living life to its fullest

17. Miller Lite introduces Beernaments, drinkable ornaments

16. Handmaid Tale’s Moss to shoot new series in Chicago

15. Michael B. Jordan’s ’61st Street’ filming at Cinespace

14. Kerrygold embraces family moments in new Xmas spot

13. Anthony Michael Hall & Debbie Gibson to film in Chicago

12. After 11 seasons Chicago says goodbye to Shameless

11. NBC releases teaser for the new season of the One Chicago series

10. Take a virtual tour of the infamous Gallagher house

9. Mill Chicago’s Hilbert fired for insurrection tweets

8. Our Top 10 list of the best TV shows set in Chicago

7. Cinespace is up and rolling with 4 new series and more

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

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

4. The Chi producer plans $60M film studio on South Side

3. The Bear: Production begins around Chicago

2. Chicago Med: How Season 7 deals with major cast changes

1. Exclusive photos of Chicago Fire first day of filming

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