Chicago P.D. Casting News: Benjamin Levy Aguilar returns as series regular

As promised, Reel Chicago will continue to update you on any casting news on One Chicago this season and this one is exciting! Benjamin Levy Aguilar will return to Chicago P.D. as a series regular in Season 10. Deadline reports Aguilar is reprising the role of Dante Torres whom you might remember was introduced in … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. Casting News: Benjamin Levy Aguilar returns as series regular”

Who’s in and Who’s out on Chicago P.D. for Season 10

As Chicago P.D. prepares to begin filming Season 10 on Wednesday July 20, fans are wondering who’s in and who’s out this season.  Who’s in? You can expect all of our crime fighting heroes Trudy Platt (Amy Morton), Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), … Continue reading “Who’s in and Who’s out on Chicago P.D. for Season 10”

Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago P.D. extras casting info for Season 10

Reel Chicago received a Chicago Casting Alert from AuditionsFree for Chicago P.D. extras for Season 10. If you feel the desire to be included in one of the most watched TV series, here are all the details to get registered with the agency that is handling the casting for the Chicago P.D. extras, stand-ins, and non-speaking … Continue reading “Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago P.D. extras casting info for Season 10”

Power Book IV: Force casts stars from Chicago P.D. and The Chi

Power Book IV: Force welcomes four new cast members to the immensely popular STARZ series. You may recognize some familiar faces from the roles they played on two other popular Chicago series, Chicago P.D. and The Chi. Variety recently broke the news that the newest cast members are Carmela Zumbado, Miriam A. Hyman, Manuel Eduardo … Continue reading “Power Book IV: Force casts stars from Chicago P.D. and The Chi”

Chicago P.D. Finale pics & promo for ‘You and Me’

This week is the finale for Season 9 on Chicago P.D.  We have this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled You and Me, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. As if last week’s episode wasn’t shocking enough, prepare yourself for the season finale. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: After … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. Finale pics & promo for ‘You and Me’”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, House of Cards

This week Chicago P.D. has a new episode and we are just one away from the big finale. We have this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled House of Cards, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Something is not right and judging by the promo teaser Hailey (Tracy Spiridakos) takes a hard hit. Here’s … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, House of Cards”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Memory

We’re just three episodes away from the big finale. This week Chicago P.D. has a new episode and the following two episodes will have you staying home on Wednesday nights. We have this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled Memory, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Memory”

Chicago P.D. has wrapped for season 9

Chicago P.D. has wrapped filming for season 9. Along with the warmer weather comes summer hiatus for Chicago P.D., Med, and Fire. Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med have wrapped filming for the season this week. Chicago Fire will wrap on May 9. The shows will take a two week break before we can watch the … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. has wrapped for season 9”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Fool’s Gold

Chicago P.D. has a new episode this week. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled Fool’s Gold, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: After the murder of a wealthy Chicago man, Atwater and the team dig in to uncover the truth, suspecting … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Fool’s Gold”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, ‘New Guard’

Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled New Guard, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Halstead takes a new recruit under his wing during an investigation; the dynamics are challenging, however, and questions arise … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, ‘New Guard’”

Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode, pics & promo for ‘Adrift’

Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled Adrift, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Ruzek’s search for the daughter of an old family friend leads the team into a serious drug … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode, pics & promo for ‘Adrift’”

Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos makes dramatic Chicago River rescue

We’re taking you behind the scenes to show you how Tracy Spiridakos and stunt double Kelli Victoria Scarangello pulled off Chicago P.D.’s most challenging scene of the season. Chicago P.D. is making a splash with their upcoming Episode 9.13 Still Water. The episode begins with Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) chatting with Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) as … Continue reading “Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos makes dramatic Chicago River rescue”

Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge

Sources at Chicago P.D. confirm that the cast and crew have returned to filming after a brief break in production caused by positive Covid-19 testing. All are reportedly doing well and Reel Chicago spotted our Chicago P.D. cast and crews filming on a west side location this Tuesday. As we reported last week, there was … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge”

Chicago P.D. pauses filming due to positive Covid tests

Chicago P.D. is the latest TV series to fall victim to the Omicron variant Covid-19 surge, requiring a pause in production Thursday morning after a number of positive Covid tests were reported. Some of the cases were in Zone A, which includes the cast and those who directly interact with them. Our sources say that … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pauses filming due to positive Covid tests”

Chicago P.D. part II of Season 9 begins tonight

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Home Safe begins the second half of Season 9 airing Wednesday, January 5 at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. This episode marks their 2022 premiere date. In the promo for the premiere episode, Burgess feels it is time to set some boundaries with Ruzek to help protect Makayla. Here’s the … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. part II of Season 9 begins tonight”

Chicago P.D. recap of mid-season finale No Way Out

Not to be outdone by Chicago Med and Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. has gotten into the holiday spirit by gifting fans one of the most intriguing mid-season finales ever. The episode titled No Way Out begins at Roy’s grave where Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) is given a choice by Special Agent Walker North (Alex … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. recap of mid-season finale No Way Out”

Chicago P.D. releases teaser pics for the winter finale

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled No Way Out is the winter finale airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. This will be the final episode for Season 7 in 2021. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. return for their 2022 premiere date on Wednesday, January 5 It’s time to tie up loose ends … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. releases teaser pics for the winter finale”

Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. returns to the world of 4400

Worlds are colliding! Fans of the original series The 4400 will be delighted to see Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. return to the world of 4400, in the reimagined reboot of the 2004 USA series, which is now on the CW. While fans enjoyed Flueger’s portrayal of Shawn Farrell in the original series, he … Continue reading “Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. returns to the world of 4400”

Gwen Sigan promoted to showrunner on Chicago P.D.

Gwen Sigan, writer/executive producer of Chicago P.D. has been promoted to showrunner. Sigan has been with Wolf Entertainment for seven years. She worked as assistant to Matt Olmstead, the original showrunner of Chicago Fire and co-creator/original showrunner of Chicago P.D.. She became a writer on the show, then steadily advanced her position to executive producer … Continue reading “Gwen Sigan promoted to showrunner on Chicago P.D.”

Official photos of the Chicago P.D. cast for Season 9

Welcome back! The entire cast of Chicago P.D. has returned for Season 9. The season 9 premiere welcomed the start of the new season and the release of the official cast photos. The team returns with Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) fighting for her life as the team scrambles to find her kidnapper, and Sergeant … Continue reading “Official photos of the Chicago P.D. cast for Season 9”

First sneak peeks at Chicago P.D. season premiere titled ‘Closure’

We have the first sneak peeks of the upcoming Chicago P.D. season premiere titled Closure. Season 9, Episode 1 airing Wednesday, September 22 at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Judging by the title of the episode and the set photos, it appears that the premiere should provide resolution for Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari … Continue reading “First sneak peeks at Chicago P.D. season premiere titled ‘Closure’”

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. how they ended

After a difficult year due to the global pandemic, the One Chicago family should be congratulated for providing their loyal viewers with top notch storytelling, excitement and suspense in this latest season, which culminated in an incredible prime time event.  Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for the season finale of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, … Continue reading “Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. how they ended”

Chicago P.D. finale set pics & promo for ‘The Other Side’

Chicago P.D. season finale is this week, titled ‘The Other Side’ airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Chicago P.D. finale promises to keep us in suspense. Last week Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) was assaulted and taken in the final moments of the episode. Will we be left with another cliffhanger? We’re told “Yes!” The … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. finale set pics & promo for ‘The Other Side’”

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

The month of May is absolutely flying by and One Chicago fans have been loyally watching Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med on Wednesday nights, each and every week this month. It’s hard to believe that we will have to say goodbye to all of our favorite characters for the summer in just a … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. season finale”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘The Right Thing’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled ‘The Right Thing’ is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: In ‘The Right Thing’ Voight (Jason Beghe) and the team pursue a ruthless crime ring whose business has hit close to home. As they dig deeper, … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘The Right Thing’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Safe’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Safe is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. In “Safe,” Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) takes the lead on investigating multiple home invasions. She gets caught up in the case and finds herself with boss Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and partner/boyfriend Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) on … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Safe’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Trouble Dolls’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Trouble Dolls is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The shocking murder of a young pregnant woman leads the team on a desperate hunt for the killer, revealing something even darker than expected. Burgess has … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Trouble Dolls’”

RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Due Process’

This week’s Chicago P.D., Due Process begins with Voight (Jason Beghe) participating in a press conference being held by Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker) where she talks about how she’s very proud of the process and her dedication to “transparency” and the “rule of law.” She’s questioned about accountability when a journalist mentions … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Due Process’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Due Process’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Due Process is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The team tracks down a crafty serial rapist; and in his quest for justice, Sergeant Voight finds himself resisting some familiar tendencies. Below are exclusive set pics and … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Due Process’”

RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Signs of Violence’

Chicago P.D. Signs of Violence aired on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and centered on Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) as she was triggered by a missing persons case which forced her to address her childhood traumas as she tries to navigate her relationship with her partner/boyfriend Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer). Chicago P.D. opens with Hailey and … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Signs of Violence’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Signs Of Violence’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Signs Of Violence is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Hailey Upton  (Tracy Spiridakos) tries to locate a missing family that has as a troubled relationship. That prompts Upton to think about her own family issues. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) is there to support her. … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Signs Of Violence’”

Waukegan native lands guest star role on Chicago P.D.

Jocelyn Zamudio, a Waukegan native, landed a guest star role on a Chicago P.D. this week. Jocelyn, who presently lives in Chicago, is a graduate of UIC where she majored in Theatre, minored in Law and Society, and was a student athlete on the cheer team. “This is far from an individual achievement. This is … Continue reading “Waukegan native lands guest star role on Chicago P.D.”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo “Impossible Dream”

This week’s episode of Chicago P.D. is titled Impossible Dream is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. We will be seeing more of Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) this week, and we might see more of Atwater’s backstory, since it takes place in a neighborhood that he’s familiar with. There’s also a hint that … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo “Impossible Dream””

‘Chicago P.D.’ releases photos from upcoming episode

NBC has released new photos from this week’s upcoming Chicago P.D. Season 8 Episode 6. Titled Equal Justice, Halstead and Ruzek try to infiltrate a crime ring and encounter a complicated situation. The team recruits an unlikely ally to help solve a murder. ALSO READ: Chicago Med showrunners talk Covid and favorite stories NBC‘s streaming … Continue reading “‘Chicago P.D.’ releases photos from upcoming episode”

Chicago P.D., The Chi, Director & Producer dies

David Rodriguez, a director and producer for series such as TNT’s Animal Kingdom, Showtime’s The Chi and Starz’s Power, has died. He was 50. Rodriguez died on Oct. 29 from complications from a stroke. He is known for his work as a director, producer, and writer in a myriad of film and television shows. He … Continue reading “Chicago P.D., The Chi, Director & Producer dies”

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

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, Chicago … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. starts up and filmed on location last week”

Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez receives Imagen nomination

Every year the Imagen Foundation celebrates positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. This year Lisseth Chavez, Chicago P.D. received the nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Television, and the Dick Wolf franchises have received four nominations. Often referred to as “The Latino Golden Globes,” the Imagen Awards, which was founded by legendary television producer Norman … Continue reading “Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez receives Imagen nomination”

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

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

“Chicago P.D.” star to host tonight’s BMAs

Awards season continues and if it’s December, it’s time for the 13th annual Best of the Midwest Independent Film Awards, aka “The BMAs.” If you are like Miriam and living on Mars and were not aware of the BMAs, the awards celebrate the finest in Midwest filmmaking, selected from an exceptional slate of films screened … Continue reading ““Chicago P.D.” star to host tonight’s BMAs”

Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming new season next week

The official filming start dates are set for the new season of the One Chicago franchise. Our cast and crew are back and preparing for the first day of filming next week. Chicago Fire begins on Tuesday, July 19. Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med begin filming Wednesday, July 20. Last season Chicago Med, P.D., and … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming new season next week”

NBC sets premiere dates for Chicago Fire, Med and P.D.

NBC has unveiled its fall premiere plan, setting premiere dates for more than a dozen new and returning series, including the entire slate of Dick Wolf’s franchise shows. Among those shows are the Chicago-produced dramas Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. Kicking off over a decade ago, the ONE CHICAGO franchise, co-created by Dick … Continue reading “NBC sets premiere dates for Chicago Fire, Med and P.D.”

Chicago Fire, Med, and P.D. rock the ratings this month

Chicago Fire, Med, and P.D. continue to rock the ratings this month since their return from a two week hiatus. The showrunners for the franchise have kept us at home in front of our TV sets on Wednesday nights as the ratings can attest. The shows have proven to be well-conceived, consistently well written, and … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Med, and P.D. rock the ratings this month”

Chicago Fire, Med and P.D. take a break for two weeks. Here’s a recap

One Chicago fans will have to be content with reruns as the shows take a break from new episodes for the next two weeks. NBC Universal has shared that new episodes for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD will air on Wednesday, April 6.  Back in February Steve Kern, head of scheduling for NBC, … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Med and P.D. take a break for two weeks. Here’s a recap”

Casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens for the holidays

In a special treat for the holidays, the casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens as they share some of their favorite holiday recipes in the One Chicago Holiday Cookbook. The book is filled with holiday recipes and family photos, along with the memories that make them special. From Hanako Greensmith’s … Continue reading “Casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens for the holidays”

Ratings are in for Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. premiere

It was a big night in the ratings for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. All three shows left us with cliffhanger endings in the season finale, creating lots of anticipation for the season premiere last night. One Chicago posted last night’s impressive ratings on Twitter for the “One Chicago Wednesday” premiere episodes of … Continue reading “Ratings are in for Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. premiere”

NBC releases new One Chicago promo poster for Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.

The timing could not be more appropriate for a Labor Day release of the new One Chicago promo poster for the upcoming season of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. NBC has released the new poster for the upcoming fall season of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med bringing together the casts of the One Chicago three hit dramas … Continue reading “NBC releases new One Chicago promo poster for Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.”

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

Welcome home! The cast and crew of Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med have returned for the new season and are prepping at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios to begin filming this week. Last season was a struggle to get through the new Covid guidelines, a delayed start to filming and a reduced number of only 16 … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming the new season”

Plans for Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med crossover episode

Never before has a franchise created such an in depth and cohesive interconnected universe such as the One Chicago Family that often sees the characters from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. crossing over between shows seamlessly and organically on a consistent basis. From the members of Chicago Fire dropping off patients and interacting … Continue reading “Plans for Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med crossover episode”

‘Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med’ Who’s in? Who’s out?

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

Chicago International Film Festival Industry Days open for registration

The Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema / Chicago, announced this year’s Industry Days will be held October 13-16, 2022 during the Festival in downtown Chicago. Industry Days is the Chicago International Film Festival’s hub for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect, share ideas, and be inspired. This year’s edition will offer networking events, workshops, and master classes … Continue reading “Chicago International Film Festival Industry Days open for registration”

Clare Cooney’s Departing Seniors has begun filming in Chicago

Filming has begun in the Chicago area for the horror-comedy feature film, Departing Seniors with Chicago director Clare Cooney at the helm. Writer Jose Nateras announced on his official Instagram that principal photography began a few days ago. The post included a screenshot of a Deadline article announcing Ignacio Diaz-Silverio as the lead actor. Diaz-Silverio … Continue reading “Clare Cooney’s Departing Seniors has begun filming in Chicago”

Chicago Fire prepping to film at the historic Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge

Chicago Fire crews are busy prepping for a big scene to be filmed this week at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge. The historic landmark theater, designed by the firm of Zook & McCaughey, opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and movie house. Its five-story tower serves as an iconic image for Park Ridge, a … Continue reading “Chicago Fire prepping to film at the historic Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge”

Chicago made doc Let the Little Light Shine opens at Gene Siskel Center

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center will present the exclusive U.S. Academy Award-qualifying run of Chicago filmmaker Kevin Shaw’s critically acclaimed documentary feature, LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE, executive-produced by Oscar-nominated Chicago filmmaker Steve James. Chicago 2017: After closing down dozens of public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration set … Continue reading “Chicago made doc Let the Little Light Shine opens at Gene Siskel Center”

Havas Chicago launches new King Midas campaign for Moen

Havas Chicago launched a new creative campaign for the first-of-its-kind and completely touchless Moen Smart Faucet with Motion Control. The campaign is called King Midas and features a TV commercial, as well as a series of digital and social media ads. The work is a charming riff off the story of the mythological king who … Continue reading “Havas Chicago launches new King Midas campaign for Moen”

Lakefront Pictures announce completion of Chicago made film The Unseen

Chicago filmmakers Jennifer A. Goodman (also known as Jennifer Karum) and Ryan Atkins, co-founders of Lakefront Pictures, announced they have completed their Indie feature film The Unseen. The film stars RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Christian Stolte (Chicago Fire), Rebekah Kennedy (Law & Order and Criminal Minds), and Jennifer A. Goodman (Conrad, AMC unreleased show.) The … Continue reading “Lakefront Pictures announce completion of Chicago made film The Unseen”

Pahnke Chicago appoints Kate Black to President and Partner

Pahnke Chicago announced the appointment of Kate Black to President and Partner. Black will lead the independent creative agency’s growing roster of client business and apply her unique expertise to a concentrated new business push. She will collaborate with Susan Betteridge, Chief Creative Officer and Partner, to provide strategic and creative expertise for brands across … Continue reading “Pahnke Chicago appoints Kate Black to President and Partner”

FCB appoints Shannon McFarland as Chief Talent Officer of Chicago

FCB announced that Shannon McFarland has been named Chief Talent Officer of Chicago. As Chief Talent Officer, McFarland will partner with FCB Chicago Chief Executive Officer Kelly Graves and the leadership team to attract top talent, foster an inclusive working environment and build talent programs that champion the agency’s strategic vision.    “Shannon was a clear … Continue reading “FCB appoints Shannon McFarland as Chief Talent Officer of Chicago”

Chicago Fire: The inside story on the Severide and Kidd honeymoon cabin

We’re all waiting for the Chicago Fire Season 11 premiere to start off where the Season 10 finale cliffhanger left us. Who is the stalker outside the Severide and Kidd honeymoon cabin in the woods? As the season ended, Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) agreed to testify before a grand jury against drug dealer Thomas Campbell … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: The inside story on the Severide and Kidd honeymoon cabin”

Exclusive photos: Chicago Fire first day of filming Season 11

It’s official. Chicago Fire is back in town filming Season 11. The first location of the day was Firehouse 51, home of Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61 & Battalion 25. Truck 81 pulled out of the firehouse and headed to the second location at the City of Chicago Fuel Site 010 in … Continue reading “Exclusive photos: Chicago Fire first day of filming Season 11”

Who’s in and Who’s out on Chicago Fire for Season 11

After the Season 10 cliffhanger, Chicago Fire left us worrying about what’s in store for Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) as a stalker loomed outside of their honeymoon cabin retreat. With new characters like Jason Pelham (Brett Dalton) coming and going, fans are wondering who’s in and who’s out for Season 11.  … Continue reading “Who’s in and Who’s out on Chicago Fire for Season 11”

Action-thriller Alabama Girl to film in Chicago this winter

The upcoming action-thriller Alabama Girl will film in Chicago and Birmingham, Alabama this winter, according to Deadline. Alabama Girl is based on a poem by Shaquita Smith (NCIS:New Orleans, Gravesend), written in 2008 which addressed her traumatic childhood experience with abuse and abandonment. Inspired by her experiences, the film, written by Cassandra Mann (Tough Love: … Continue reading “Action-thriller Alabama Girl to film in Chicago this winter”

Check out how Chicago is represented in the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards

The nominations for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and you may be surprised to see how often Chicagoland is represented this year. Between The Second City alums, actors born in Chicago and shows set in Chicago, we’ve got the rundown on how our city can claim representation within the nominations.  Bob Odenkirk … Continue reading “Check out how Chicago is represented in the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards”

Chicago Med’s S. Epatha Merkerson to star in an episode of Poker Face

Chicago Med star S. Epatha Merkerson joins an already star studded cast of impeccable actors in Rian Johnson’s new murder mystery drama series Poker Face which will stream on Peacock TV.  Deadline reported that she and Judith Light will guest star in one episode of the series. Merkerson who has played Sharon Goodwin on Chicago … Continue reading “Chicago Med’s S. Epatha Merkerson to star in an episode of Poker Face”

Who’s in and Who’s out on Chicago Med for Season 8

When we last left our healthcare heroes in season 7’s finale And Now We Come to the End, we were left wondering which of our favorites would be returning for Season 8. Who might not return, and which, if any, newly introduced characters will be back for the season premiere on September 21? Here’s our … Continue reading “Who’s in and Who’s out on Chicago Med for Season 8”

Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago Med extras casting info for Season 8

Reel Chicago received a Chicago Casting Alert from AuditionsFree for Chicago Med extras for Season 8. If you feel the desire to be included in the filming of one of the most watched TV series, the agency that handles background casting for Chicago Med is currently looking to cast area locals who would like to work as paid background … Continue reading “Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago Med extras casting info for Season 8”

Chicago Casting Alert: Indie feature film ‘The Creep of Crooked Creek’

Reel Chicago received a Backstage Casting Alert for the Indie feature film: The Creep of Crooked Creek Production Description Casting The Creep of Crooked Creek, a small, independent, handheld-camera horror-comedy that leans hard towards cartoonish, 1970’s/1980’s Euro-horror. Production states: “Although our story takes place in modern-day Chicago, the vibe and aesthetic of this project is reflective … Continue reading “Chicago Casting Alert: Indie feature film ‘The Creep of Crooked Creek’”

Which Big Brother Houseguest will Reel Chicago be rooting for?

Tonight, the insane asylum that we all love will be making its return for a 24th season. And we can’t wait for all of the comedy, trauma, stress, secret alliances, showmances and arguing that comes with Big Brother. In case you don’t know, Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house … Continue reading “Which Big Brother Houseguest will Reel Chicago be rooting for?”

Chicago PD, Somebody Somewhere among Humanitas Prizes nominees

Humanitas has revealed the nominees for this year’s Humanitas Prizes, which recognize “television and film writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced way.” The award is given out in nine categories, including comedy, drama and limited series. This year’s nominees include Chicago-filmed projects Chicago P.D. and Somebody Somewhere. For the Best Drama … Continue reading “Chicago PD, Somebody Somewhere among Humanitas Prizes nominees”

Chicago series Somebody Somewhere leading the Dorian TV Nominations

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced its 14th Dorian TV Awards nominations for the best in all of TV, mainstream to LGBTQIA+ content. Leading the list of TV’s best, with five nominations each, is the HBO comedy Somebody Somewhere and the HBO Max comedy Hacks. Although set in small town Kansas, Somebody Somewhere is filmed in … Continue reading “Chicago series Somebody Somewhere leading the Dorian TV Nominations”

Former Blue Island hospital up for grabs as the next Chicago Film Studio

The shuttered MetroSouth Medical Center in the South Chicago suburb of Blue Island is tapped to get a new lease on life. The Florida real estate firm that holds ownership is preparing to repurpose the property by marketing it to sell as a film studio or hub for life science research. Lockwood Partners has hired … Continue reading “Former Blue Island hospital up for grabs as the next Chicago Film Studio”

Chicago series ‘The Bear’ premieres on Hulu. Here’s the recap

Hulu gave us a treat on June 23 when they dropped all 8 episodes of the premiere season of The Bear, filmed in Chicago, starring Jeremy Allen White, from one of Chicago’s most notable series Shameless.  Since Starz’s Sweet Bitter was canceled we have been experiencing a void in restaurant based dramedies. The Bear fills … Continue reading “Chicago series ‘The Bear’ premieres on Hulu. Here’s the recap”

Chicago Med star has guest role on new Chicago series The Bear

Chicago Med fans will be delighted to see that our beloved Dr. Daniel Charles, Oliver Platt makes a guest appearance in new FX/Hulu series The Bear. In the Chicago made series, Oliver Platt plays Uncle Jimmy, who may or may not be affiliated with organized crime. IMDb does not reflect this role so it is … Continue reading “Chicago Med star has guest role on new Chicago series The Bear”

Chicago’s Pravda Records celebrates 38 years with music festival

This weekend, Chicago indie label Pravda Records will celebrate 38 years of music with a two-day festival of live music performances from the label’s roster, outside of Sketchbook Brewing Co.  Chicago-based journalist, broadcaster and podcaster, James VanOsdol, will MC PravdaFest Weekend which will feature favorite current artists, surprise musical reunions, food trucks, a Pravda Pop-Up shop, and a … Continue reading “Chicago’s Pravda Records celebrates 38 years with music festival”

Chicago Riverwalk 2022 summer season events announced

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and DCASE spotlight a slate of engaging summer arts and recreational programming taking place on the Chicago Riverwalk, a magnificent urban space located on the south bank of the Chicago River. The award-winning, pedestrian-friendly Chicago Riverwalk stretches 1.25 miles from Lake Michigan to Lake Street offering restaurants, wineries and bars, live … Continue reading “Chicago Riverwalk 2022 summer season events announced”

SailGP names T-Mobile for title sponsor for US Sail Grand Prix Chicago

SailGP today named T-Mobile for Business the title sponsor for the Chicago debut of the world’s fastest growing global sports league: the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier, June 18 – 19. The collaboration follows recent news of the Un-carrier signing on as SailGP’s exclusive U.S. 5G provider. With this, T-Mobile will deploy its brand-new … Continue reading “SailGP names T-Mobile for title sponsor for US Sail Grand Prix Chicago”

Chicago Public Library hosts David Duchovny together with Peter Sagal

Chicago Public Library (CPL) announced that they will be hosting award-winning actor, writer, director, singer-songwriter and bestselling author David Duchovny at the Harold Washington Library Center June 14 at 6 p.m., in conversation with Peter Sagal, to discuss his new novella The Reservoir.  Books will be available for purchase and Duchovny will be available to autograph … Continue reading “Chicago Public Library hosts David Duchovny together with Peter Sagal”

Havas Chicago/Annex debuts adidas “Find Your Forum” campaign

Havas Chicago/Annex has launched a new campaign this week to celebrate THE OG premium basketball sneaker, the adidas Forum. A streetwear icon that rallied and propelled the burgeoning NYC streetwear community when it debuted in 1984, the classic and staple sneaker’s prolific history has served as the creative spark for the agency’s latest work. Adidas … Continue reading “Havas Chicago/Annex debuts adidas “Find Your Forum” campaign”

One Chicago’s cast interviewed on Conversations with Cast Instagram live

Although the 2021-2022 television season has come to a close, the Wolf Entertainment team has much more in store for viewers. They have jump started summer by giving audiences an all-access pass to the One Chicago, Law & Order, and FBI casts by bringing back their Conversations with Cast Instagram live series. “We saw the … Continue reading “One Chicago’s cast interviewed on Conversations with Cast Instagram live”

Former Chicagoan Niko Vitacco returns home for the filming of Guys Night

Former Chicagoan, actor/ writer/ producer, Niko Vitacco, will return home to begin filming in August on the feature film, Guys Night. As if he followed the advice of Hemingway and Mark Twain, to write what you know, Vitacco has a heartfelt memory of his youth that is bursting to be told. Drawing from his own … Continue reading “Former Chicagoan Niko Vitacco returns home for the filming of Guys Night”

The Chicago Fire beloved mascot, Tuesday, has passed away

Chicago Fire’s Station 51 lost a beloved member of the family shortly before the season finale aired. The Dalmatian known as Tuesday passed away last week. Tuesday’s trainer, Christine Mahaney, confirmed the dog’s passing via social media.  “As Tuesday’s trainer this may be the most difficult post I ever make. With the season 10 finale … Continue reading “The Chicago Fire beloved mascot, Tuesday, has passed away”

Live Screening for Big Teeth Small Shorts and a Reel Chicago discount

The Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival is back and hosting an in-person, live screening at Burning Bush Brewery the evening of Thursday, June 9th – with special discount for Reel Chicago readers! The short form film festival features truly independent filmmakers from across the globe – as well as some local Chicagoans – and gives … Continue reading “Live Screening for Big Teeth Small Shorts and a Reel Chicago discount”

Chicago Studio City adds state of-the-art stages in a major expansion

Phase one of a major expansion is near completion at Chicago Studio City, as three new state-of-the-art stages are being added to the campus. Phase two will include an additional 66,000 sq. ft. of new stage space next year. When completed, the expansion will add a total of 185,000 sq. ft. of new production space … Continue reading “Chicago Studio City adds state of-the-art stages in a major expansion”

Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 Audience Award Winners

The Chicago Film Critics Association, the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates the art of film and film criticism, today announces the Audience Award winners following the 9th Chicago Critics Film Festival.  Audiences selected Closing Night feature presentation I LOVE MY DAD as winner of the Audience Award for narrative features; the film screened to … Continue reading “Chicago Film Critics Association announces 2022 Audience Award Winners”

Leo Burnett Chicago wins 20 Gold Pencils in the One Show 2022

Leo Burnett Chicago was the top-scoring Gold Pencil winner in The One Show 2022, taking home 20 Golds, all for The Lost Class on behalf of Change the Ref. All Gold, Silver, Bronze Pencil and Merit winners were announced in advance of The One Show 2022 in-person awards ceremony on May 20 in New York, … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago wins 20 Gold Pencils in the One Show 2022”

FAN EXPO Chicago celebrates 50th anniversary with four day event

Dust off your spandex. In celebration of its 50th anniversary as the original and oldest comic con in Chicago, FAN EXPO Chicago is bringing four days of legendary celebrities, comic creators, voice actors and cosplayers to Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the biggest fandom experience in the midwest. Fifty years after Chicago Comic Con made … Continue reading “FAN EXPO Chicago celebrates 50th anniversary with four day event”

Chicago Fire has wrapped for the season

Chicago Fire has wrapped for the season. The cast and crew will be on hiatus for about 8 weeks. Chicago Fire had a difficult season to get through with a short shut down caused by positive Covid-19 testing, extending their shooting days beyond Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. If your’re like me, you’re wondering what … Continue reading “Chicago Fire has wrapped for the season”

Tommy Egan is back on the streets of Chicago in Power Book IV: Force

Joseph Sikora is as hot in Chicago as the recent weather. The Chicago born actor is no stranger to his current role as Tommy Egan on the immensely popular STARZ series, Power Book IV: Force. The star was born on Chicago’s North Side in an area known as Jefferson Park. He grew up there, and … Continue reading “Tommy Egan is back on the streets of Chicago in Power Book IV: Force”

The Chicago Film Society begins their 28th Season

The Chicago Film Society begins their 28th Season with screenings at NEIU and the Music Box Theater throughout the summer from May 11 thru August 31. See the full schedule and ticket information below. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SEASON FROM THE CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY Sometimes it feels like the state of cinema is one last … Continue reading “The Chicago Film Society begins their 28th Season”

Two feature debuts take top honors at Chicago Latino Film Festival

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced today the winners and runners-up for its Audience Choice Awards. The slate of 50 features and 36 shorts from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States, included an array of premieres, stories of underrepresented communities, and an increase in LGBTQIA+ films. Even though the festival is a non-competitive … Continue reading “Two feature debuts take top honors at Chicago Latino Film Festival”

Free Spirit Media announces premiere screening of Bermuda at IFA Chicago

Free Spirit Media announces its first in-person public screening in over two years. In association with IFA Chicago, Free Spirit Media presents the premiere of Bermuda, a short film written by Jasmine Ogunjimi and directed by Lorenzo Leyva on May 21, 2022. On the evening of her 25th birthday, Tomi Adebiyi is surrounded by half-packed … Continue reading “Free Spirit Media announces premiere screening of Bermuda at IFA Chicago”

Here’s what’s filming this week on the streets of Chicago May 9-13

Chicago Med and P.D. have both wrapped for the season. Chicago Fire will be filming their finale this week. It is promised to be the top finale of all times according to showrunner Derek Haas. The new start up this year is season one of Justified: City Primeval seen filming on Chicago streets as of … Continue reading “Here’s what’s filming this week on the streets of Chicago May 9-13”

Bally’s in River West wins the jackpot as Chicago’s first casino

Bally’s Casino is coming to Chicago. The city has chosen Bally’s Corporation to be the recipient of its sole casino license and the developer to create a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in Chicago on the site of the Tribune Publishing Center.   “I am proud to announce that Bally’s Corporation will create a world-class entertainment … Continue reading “Bally’s in River West wins the jackpot as Chicago’s first casino”

Justified: City Primeval begins filming Wednesday at Chicago Studio City

Justified: City Primeval has currently taken over the entire Chicago Studio City complex for the summer. The much anticipated show is a reboot of the two time Emmy winning FX Justified which aired for six seasons from 2010 through 2015. Episodes one and two will begin filming this Wednesday. The limited series based on Elmore … Continue reading “Justified: City Primeval begins filming Wednesday at Chicago Studio City”

Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates 50th birthday

The Chicago Botanic Garden has experienced extraordinary growth over the last five decades and it is marking its 50th birthday in 2022 with Flourish: The Garden at 50. Starting May 13 through September 25, members, visitors, and program participants are invited to celebrate 50 years of the Garden connecting people to the natural world. “What began as an ambitious vision to … Continue reading “Chicago Botanic Garden celebrates 50th birthday”

Chicago and Elisabeth Moss shine in the premiere episode of Shining Girls

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the premiere episode of the new Chicago series Shining Girls, titled Cutline Two-time Emmy winner, Elisabeth Moss is taking us on yet another suspenseful journey with Shining Girls on Apple+. The series, filmed in Chicago and at Chicago Studio City, is based on the 2013 novel by South African … Continue reading “Chicago and Elisabeth Moss shine in the premiere episode of Shining Girls”

DDB Chicago releases hilarious first spots for Orkin

The first Orkin campaign from AOR DDB Chicago is hilarious. The theme — The Best in Pests. When you have pests, call in a pro… the right pro. DDB Chicago uses humor to show the difference between a ‘pro’ and an Orkin Pro by bringing in professional Tennis pro Rianna Valdes to swat mosquitoes, Fishing … Continue reading “DDB Chicago releases hilarious first spots for Orkin”

Elevated Films Chicago holds free indoor event for 2022 Season Kickoff

Elevated Films Chicago is holding a free indoor film event to kickoff the 2022 season. They will be taking over the 17th floor Town Hall (which also happens to be an NBA-sized basketball court!) at 167 Green Street. Come check out that view! Become a Filmmaker program director, Liliane Calfee, will introduce the program and … Continue reading “Elevated Films Chicago holds free indoor event for 2022 Season Kickoff”

It’s a wrap for Chicago Med season 7

It’s official, Chicago Med has wrapped filming season 7. Now we just have to be patient while the show takes a two week break before they air the final push of the last three episodes of the season! This Wednesday fans will be treated to a rebroadcast of season 7, episode 8 and next Wednesday … Continue reading “It’s a wrap for Chicago Med season 7”

INTERVIEW: Chicago’s own Jane Lynch at home in the directors chair

Jane Lynch accepted a new challenge by jumping into the directors chair and joining a growing list of talented actresses who appear in front of, and behind the camera. What better place to hone her skills than her hometown Chicago where she not only directed the spots for the new Illinois Tourism campaign for STORY … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Chicago’s own Jane Lynch at home in the directors chair”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Like A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes 

There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled Like A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes airing Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Halstead and Asher work to save a surrogate’s baby; Charles cares for a patient on a hunger strike; Choi and Archer help a … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Like A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes “

Chicago Fire: New episode, pics & promo for Finish What You Started

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled Finish What You Started. The episode will air Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Firehouse 51 tackles a fire caused by a dropped jet engine, and one of their own is accused of a theft related … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: New episode, pics & promo for Finish What You Started”

Bye Bye Chicago world premiere at 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival

As the countdown for the 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival, presented by Corona Extra, begins, organizers unveiled the list of films that will receive their World, North American, U.S. and Midwest Premieres at the Festival, led by the locally produced Bye Bye Chicago. The Festival this year will feature two World Premieres, five North American … Continue reading “Bye Bye Chicago world premiere at 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival”

Looks promising that Jesse Spencer will return for Chicago Fire finale

Last season, on Chicago Fire’s milestone 200th episode, Jesse Spencer shocked fans by announcing that he was leaving the show. His character, Matt Casey was then written off the show by making a life-altering decision to move to Oregon for three years to help raise the teen sons of his deceased friend. During the episode … Continue reading “Looks promising that Jesse Spencer will return for Chicago Fire finale”

Special coverage of One Chicago Day 2022

The One Chicago franchise celebrated their much anticipated, annual One Chicago Day last week, where traditionally, cast members treat their fans to exclusive interviews, discuss their favorite scenes, and answers questions from the fans. If you’re a fan of NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. and you missed this once a year event, we’ve got you covered. … Continue reading “Special coverage of One Chicago Day 2022”

Leo Burnett Chicago and FCB Chicago among wins at ANDY Awards

The International ANDY Awards has unveiled this year’s winners and for the first time an independent creative agency, Canada’s Rethink, received the competition’s highest honor, a GRANDY, for its work for Kraft Heinz Canada. The best in show kudo–which shines a light on the power of the idea and the execution of craft–was bestowed upon … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago and FCB Chicago among wins at ANDY Awards”

Filmed in Chicago ’61st Street’ premieres on Sunday 4/10

61st Street — the AMC two-season television event with eight episodes per season is set to debut on Sunday, April 10, at 9 pm CT on AMC. The Michael B Jordan series was filmed last year at Cinespace and exterior Chicago locations. Here’s the official information that AMC has made available for Sunday’s Season 1 Episode 1: Moses … Continue reading “Filmed in Chicago ’61st Street’ premieres on Sunday 4/10”

Comedian Negin Farsad brings her newly minted hour to Chicago

Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American Muslim comedian bringing her newly minted hour to Chicago! She is no stranger to the city as she is a regular panelist on the beloved NPR/WBEZ show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.  Farsad presents an evening of standup-comedy-meets-TEDTalk-meets-ethnic-lady. She cycles through her life as an Iranian-American Muslim, married to a black … Continue reading “Comedian Negin Farsad brings her newly minted hour to Chicago”

Reel Women: Angie Gaffney, Executive Director at IFA Chicago, film producer

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Angie Gaffney are making “Herstory.” Strong, confident, capable, Angie Gaffney is a true renaissance woman … Continue reading “Reel Women: Angie Gaffney, Executive Director at IFA Chicago, film producer”

REEL WOMEN: Rebecca Considine of SpeedPro Chicago Loop

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Rebecca Considine are making “Herstory.” Alongside her partner Eric Lazar, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Rebecca Considine of SpeedPro Chicago Loop”

Lynn Osmond tapped as first woman to helm Chicago’s tourism agency

Lynn Osmond has been appointed as the new President & CEO of Choose Chicago. Osmond, the first woman to helm the city’s tourism agency, was most recently the President & CEO at the Chicago Architecture Center.   “Lynn Osmond’s thorough experience leading the Chicago Architecture Center will be a great asset to Choose Chicago—and we’re proud … Continue reading “Lynn Osmond tapped as first woman to helm Chicago’s tourism agency”

Merri Dee Chicago’s homegrown broadcasting legend has passed at 85

American philanthropist and former WGN-TV (Channel 9) television journalist, who survived a kidnapping and murder attempt, Merri Dee passed away at age 85. Her death was confirmed Wednesday by a statement shared by WGN,  “Chicago’s Very Own, Merri Dee, was a one-of-a-kind legend. From WGN staff announcer to hosting parade telecasts, telethons and even the … Continue reading “Merri Dee Chicago’s homegrown broadcasting legend has passed at 85”

Here’s what’s filming on the streets of Chicago for the week of March 21

Chicago continues to be a busy hub for filming features, tv and streaming content, documentaries, and commercials – to the dismay of some and the delight of others. Overall, residents learn to accept the negatives with the positives if they want to live in a city so iconic that it has become a major powerhouse … Continue reading “Here’s what’s filming on the streets of Chicago for the week of March 21”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Closer’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Closer, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: When a young man is shot outside the Cárabo Bakery, the team works to connect the shooting to bakery owner Javier Escano, who … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Closer’”

Chicago broadcaster Bob Ramsey passed away suddenly at age 65

Retired Chicago broadcaster and Southern Illinois University alum Bob Ramsey passed away suddenly at age 65 on Tuesday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California at age 65. According to friends, Ramsey succumbed to complications while awaiting a liver transplant, Robert Feder reported.  After graduating from Southern Illinois University in 1979, Ramsey started his … Continue reading “Chicago broadcaster Bob Ramsey passed away suddenly at age 65”

Troy Pryor relaunches ISA Chicago with International Women in Screenwriting

Creative Cypher Founder and Executive Producer Troy Pryor relaunches the International Screenwriters Association (ISA) Chicago chapter and kicks off Women’s History Month with an all women panel ‘International Women In Screenwriting’. Powered by Cypher Latino, a new extension of Creative Cypher, the panel will consist of Latina panelists Director and writer Lauryn Lugo and moderator … Continue reading “Troy Pryor relaunches ISA Chicago with International Women in Screenwriting”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Gone’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Gone, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The unit scrambles to search for one of their own who is in grave danger. Below are exclusive set pics and the promotional spot that … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Gone’”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Things Meant to be Bent Not Broken

There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled Things Meant to be Bent Not Broken airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan’s cop instincts come to life when he suspects his patient may be a drug dealer. Will must … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Things Meant to be Bent Not Broken”

Chicago Fire is about to see some new cast members in Season 10

Warning: Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for Chicago Fire episode S10 E14, ‘An Officer With Grit’ which aired Mar 2, 2022. After the events transpired on Chicago Fire episode 14, An Officer with Grit,when Lieutenant Pelham (Brett Dalton) admitted to Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) that he had made the decision to transfer to … Continue reading “Chicago Fire is about to see some new cast members in Season 10”

Chicago Filmmakers announces competition programs for Onion City Festival

Chicago Filmmakers announces the competition programs for the 32nd Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, which will take place March 31 to April 3. The five competition programs will feature 35 short films exploring themes of digital media production, politics of memory, and the value of physical spaces from the United States, France, Canada, South … Continue reading “Chicago Filmmakers announces competition programs for Onion City Festival”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Blood Relation’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Blood Relation, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The team searches for a brutal killer with a signature modus operandi; Burgess and Ruzek double down in their fight to retain custody of … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Blood Relation’”

Chicago Irish Film Festival returns with in-person and virtual screenings

The 23rd annual Chicago Irish Film Festival (CIFF) returns to offer the best features, shorts and documentary films from The Land of Storytelling. This year’s festival is a Hybrid Event with in-person events at Theater on the Lake, The Logan Theatre and Society for Arts from March 3-6, as well as an online format with … Continue reading “Chicago Irish Film Festival returns with in-person and virtual screenings”

25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival begins this week

As the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center prepares for its 25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF), they pause to pay tribute to the people of the Ukraine. Our thoughts and hearts turn to Ukraine as we prepare to open our 25th EU Film Fest: Ways to Help … Continue reading “25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival begins this week”

The Chicago Auto Show featured the debut of an array of vehicles

The 2022 Chicago Auto Show concluded its 10-day run at McCormick Place on Presidents Day. This month, eager attendees traveled to McCormick Place to get a look at the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and EVs, including a brand-new indoor electric vehicle test track which featured a variety of new models.  Despite facing ongoing hurdles of … Continue reading “The Chicago Auto Show featured the debut of an array of vehicles”

Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘Reality Leaves a lot to the Imagination’

Chicago Med is back with new episodes. Here are the pics and promo for the new episode this week titled Reality Leaves A Lot To The Imagination airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan and Archer diagnose a pregnant woman with a … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘Reality Leaves a lot to the Imagination’”

Will there be a One Chicago crossover event this season?

One Chicago is known to have one night each season when Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. all come together in a three hour epic crossover event, sharing one storyline, with key characters ‘crossing over’ into all three shows.  However, the past two years have been difficult on all of us as we navigate … Continue reading “Will there be a One Chicago crossover event this season?”

FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION – an intimate look at segregation in Chicago

Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America, and it comes at a cost. The Metropolitan Planning Council found that segregation costs the region $4.4 billion in lost income, 83,000 fewer bachelor’s degrees, and about 200 lives cut short by homicides every year. Throughout 2022, WTTW’s FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION initiative will put a human … Continue reading “FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION – an intimate look at segregation in Chicago”

Lots of vehicles making their debut this week at the Chicago Auto Show

What a week! Super Bowl, Auto Show, and Valentine’s Day. Can we get all this done? Automotive manufacturers, exhibitors and enthusiasts from all over the world are revving up for the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, running Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place. The show is open each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for the final day … Continue reading “Lots of vehicles making their debut this week at the Chicago Auto Show”

Battery expands to Chicago, with Pat Dunneback and Jessie Wang

Battery, the Los Angeles-based creative agency under Havas Creative Group, is expanding into Chicago. The team welcomes Pat Dunneback and Jessie Wang, who will serve as introductory members of the Chicago lineup as they look to continue strengthening Battery’s presence for its client partners in the Midwest. As group brand director, Dunneback will lead as … Continue reading “Battery expands to Chicago, with Pat Dunneback and Jessie Wang”

Our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Chicago films

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and with the global pandemic, many couples are choosing to stream movies at home “and chill”. There are many romantic movies filmed in the windy city and we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the top ten best romantic films set in Chicago that you can … Continue reading “Our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Chicago films”

COX + Picture North + FCB Chicago sending hugs in new campaign

COX Communications teams up with FCB Chicago and Picture North to show how technology can provide new ways of connecting. What does a hug mean? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way people think about hugs has drastically changed. As lockdowns have come and gone, there has been a collective strain on relationships, forcing citizens across … Continue reading “COX + Picture North + FCB Chicago sending hugs in new campaign”

In memory of Chicago designer Adé Hogue TDC renames BIPOC program

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, has renamed its annual BIPOC student scholarship as the Adé Hogue Scholarship, in memory of the talented young designer.   Adé Hogue Scholarship The organization has renamed its TDC Superscript Scholarship recognizing BIPOC students studying type design at a US college or university as the Adé Hogue Scholarship, in commemoration … Continue reading “In memory of Chicago designer Adé Hogue TDC renames BIPOC program”

EnergyBBDO campaign demonstrates Chicago’s influence around the world

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot just announced the launch of the “Chicago Not in Chicago” campaign to show how Chicago has inspired so many other iconic cities around the world. Developed by EnergyBBDO, this will be the first local campaign from a major metropolitan world-class city. “Chicago is truly a trailblazing city of firsts. We were … Continue reading “EnergyBBDO campaign demonstrates Chicago’s influence around the world”

Life imitates art with a daring real-life rescue on the set of Chicago Med

Three Chicago Med crew members make a daring real-life rescue. If you are lucky enough to know a fireman or first responder, then no doubt you have witnessed a rare breed, and the abundance of compassion that calls them to duty. The call to save lives does not end when they clock out and leave … Continue reading “Life imitates art with a daring real-life rescue on the set of Chicago Med”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Protect’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled To Protect, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. As the promo suggest, the team works together to identify the head of the brutal Los Temidos gang. While Voight dives deeper into his informant Anna Avalos, his choice could have life-threatening consequences when … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Protect’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Lies’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Lies is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Voight employs his new informant to help solve a tricky drug trafficking case. Atwater, who once again struggles to reconcile his personal and professional life, reaches a decision.  Below are … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Lies’”

Jayson Szott joins Iris Chicago as Executive Creative Director

Iris Chicago welcomes their latest addition to the team, renowned creative, with a highly enriched background, Jayson Szott, as the new executive creative director.  The hire is part of the exponential growth happening across Iris North America through a series of high profile account wins for the agency, including being named Bentley Motors agency of … Continue reading “Jayson Szott joins Iris Chicago as Executive Creative Director”

Keanu Reeves to film miniseries The Devil in the White City in Chicago

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) is reportedly in talks to star in his first official television role ever in the miniseries The Devil in the White City. According to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will executive produce. The limited series, based on the 2003 novel by Erik Larson is set in Chicago in … Continue reading “Keanu Reeves to film miniseries The Devil in the White City in Chicago”

Power of the Dog, Dune lead Chicago Indie Critics noms

The Chicago Indie Critics have announced the nominees for their sixth annual film awards. Leading all films with nine nominations is Netflix’s The Power of the Dog, directed by Best Director nominee Jane Campion. The dramatic western also received nominations for Best Studio Film, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee, Best Supporting … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Dune lead Chicago Indie Critics noms”

The Best of Reel Chicago interviews in 2021

Human beings are social animals. Personal contact and social interaction with others is simply essential. In opposition, Covid created lock downs, quarantines and generally created a need to rethink how we communicate with each other. Because communicate, we must. Although we all had hopes for 2021, it has pushed, provoked, squished and forced its way upon us … Continue reading “The Best of Reel Chicago interviews in 2021”

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 … Continue reading “Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021”

The Best of Chicago Advertising in 2021

So, here we are at the end of another year. In 2021, we experienced more freedom from the pandemic during the spring and summer as cases lowered, but here we are, back in a kind of partial quarantine as the omicron variant spreads. While many businesses asked their teams to return to the office, advertising … Continue reading “The Best of Chicago Advertising in 2021”

Jeff Dickerson longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter passes away at 44

Chicago native and longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson passed away on Tuesday of colon cancer complications at age 44.  Dickerson’s wife, Caitlin, died two years ago from melanoma, tragically at the very same hospice care facility where he passed away. Caitlin Dickerson had undergone treatment for melanoma and its complications for eight years … Continue reading “Jeff Dickerson longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter passes away at 44”

Chicago will ring in the new year with largest fireworks display ever

Chicago will be welcoming the new year with the largest fireworks display ever. A 1.5-mile-long free fireworks display will begin at midnight and can be viewed along the Chicago River from Wolf Point near the Franklin/Orleans Street bridge to the east of Columbus Drive to Navy Pier. For public safety, the Riverwalk will be closed early … Continue reading “Chicago will ring in the new year with largest fireworks display ever”

Chicago Fire fans should be worried about the future of Kidd and Severide

Kidd and Severide spoiler alert! Do not read if you have not watched the mid-season finale of Chicago Fire! Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) finally returned home to the apartment she shares with Severide (Taylor Kinney), very briefly during the last few seconds of the mid-season finale. The question remains, after almost ghosting Severide and … Continue reading “Chicago Fire fans should be worried about the future of Kidd and Severide”

Filmed in Chicago, Station Eleven is a hit on HBO Max

Station Eleven, a ten-episode limited series drama filmed in Chicago, premiered last Thursday on HBO Max. No, it’s not just another sensational tale of global pandemic. Station Eleven, receiving a whopping 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, is based on the international award winning bestseller of the same name, by Canadian novelist Emily St. John Mandel. A … Continue reading “Filmed in Chicago, Station Eleven is a hit on HBO Max”

Plans for Brett and Casey in the second half of Chicago Fire

During the 200th episode of Chicago Fire, after nearly 10 years and 200 episodes, Jesse Spencer‘s character Matthew Casey made a life-altering decision to move to Oregon, which led to him being written off of the series. The character Matt Casey decided in the episode prior that he was going to leave Chicago because he … Continue reading “Plans for Brett and Casey in the second half of Chicago Fire”

Havas Chicago launches attack on negative news with Good News campaign

Havas Chicago has launched The Good Neighbor News campaign that is all about spreading positive news in a time where negative news is thriving. According to Pew Research Center, over 70% of Americans suffer from negative news fatigue. To combat, The Good Neighbor News campaign included a Time Square activation which features a constant scroll … Continue reading “Havas Chicago launches attack on negative news with Good News campaign”

Chicago Fire mid-season finale recap Winterfest is full of surprises

In the spirit of giving, the One Chicago franchise has gifted fans with Christmas episodes of all our favorites including our heroes on Chicago Fire, with a very special surprise! The Chicago Fire episode titled Winterfest begins with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) looking at his text messages before soberly leaving his home to go to … Continue reading “Chicago Fire mid-season finale recap Winterfest is full of surprises”

Chicago Med recap of winter finale ‘Secret Santa Has a Gift for You’

It’s that time of year again! Decorate the tree, get a nice cup of cocoa, and cozy up on the couch to watch the One Chicago dramas presenting their holiday episodes. Chicago Med did not disappoint with their final episode before holiday hiatus. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. will return with new episodes on Wednesday, … Continue reading “Chicago Med recap of winter finale ‘Secret Santa Has a Gift for You’”

Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the holiday spirit to Chicago

19 Wrigleyville businesses transform into holiday themed spots for everyone offering picture-perfect moments, movies, food and drink specials and more. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of one of Chicago’s favorite holiday celebrations, Wrigleyville Wonderland, running now at select venues through the end of February. Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the Holiday spirit … Continue reading “Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the holiday spirit to Chicago”

Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

Congratulations nominees and winners! There were 71 categories this year with 80 award winners. The 63rd Annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, held on Sunday evening was a well produced virtual presentation hosted by comedian Pat McGann who paid tribute throughout the evening to the hosts of the past. Bob Newhart dropped by virtually for a delightlful … Continue reading “Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards”

Chicago Med final episode in 2021 Secret Santa Has A Gift For You

Chicago Med has a new episode titled Secret Santa Has A Gift For You airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  This will be the final episode for Season 7 in 2021. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. return for their 2022 premiere date on Wednesday, January 5 With more than one character keeping … Continue reading “Chicago Med final episode in 2021 Secret Santa Has A Gift For You”

Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel

Filmed on location in Chicago, Disney Channel Original Movie Christmas Again, premieres on Disney Channel and Disney+. Christmas Again was directed by Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain) and written by Doan La (Black Friday). Andy Fickman also serves as an executive producer with long-time producing partner Betsy Sullenger (Liv & Maddie). Disney Channel fan-favorite Scarlett … Continue reading “Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel”

List of nominees for the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Dec 5

The 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards will be a virtual presentation held on Sunday, December 5 at 7:00 pm. Comedian Pat McGann, the South Side Chicago native who hosted the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2020, returns to emcee the show this year and legendary Bob Newhart is expected to make a guest appearance. The virtual presentation … Continue reading “List of nominees for the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Dec 5”

Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola awarded NewNarratives inaugural grant

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by WarnerMedia OneFifty, has announced the final selection of its NewNarratives artist grant program. Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola has been awarded the NewNarratives inaugural grant for 2021. The program is committed to identifying one winner who would be awarded a grant ranging between $10,000 and $100,000, to be determined based … Continue reading “Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola awarded NewNarratives inaugural grant”

Chicagoan Margaret Lebron chosen for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program

ViacomCBS announced the seven writers selected to participate in the ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program for 2021-2022. Currently in its 18th year and helmed by the ViacomCBS Office of Global Inclusion, the program provides mentorships, access and opportunity for writers. The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with ViacomCBS executive mentors, who help them develop a new piece … Continue reading “Chicagoan Margaret Lebron chosen for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program”

City of Chicago announces return of the Kathy Osterman Awards

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the return of the Kathy Osterman Awards, which will recognize City Employees across various departments who exceeded expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award luncheon, the first since 2014, will honor employees who demonstrated integrity, innovation, leadership, teamwork, mentorship, and compassion during the city’s response to COVID-19. Ten winners and … Continue reading “City of Chicago announces return of the Kathy Osterman Awards”

Chicago Fire: our favorite moments in Season 10

Chicago Fire is in the middle of Fall hiatus until December 8 when a new episode drops. This break gave us an opportunity to share our favorite moments in Season 10 so far. From the onset of Season 10, Fire has been packed with surprises. From being uncertain if our team would survive being trapped … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: our favorite moments in Season 10”

Composing duo Robl + Sutta score Chicago film Grasshoppers

The composing duo Robl + Sutta recently scored the original soundtrack for Grasshoppers, award-winning filmmaker Brad Bischoff’s directorial feature film debut. The emotionally charged drama recently made its world premiere as an Official Selection of the 18th Annual Bend Film Festival. The director, Brad Bischoff is a native of Chicago and the film was shot the in the … Continue reading “Composing duo Robl + Sutta score Chicago film Grasshoppers”

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns with hundreds of talented performers

This year marks the 87th year of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade with hundreds of talented performers from near and far. Several hundred thousand Chicagoans and visitors are expected to line the streets in celebration of this time-honored event.  On Thursday, November 25, the free, family-friendly event will kick off at 8 a.m. on the corner … Continue reading “Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns with hundreds of talented performers”

Chicago made Christmas with Felicity premieres on AMC+ on Thanksgiving

The family-friendly holiday movie Christmas with Felicity, directed by award-winning, Chicago-based filmmaker, Jack C. Newell (Monuments), will premiere on AMC+ Thanksgiving Day, November 25.  While Christmas with Felicity is primarily set in the fictitious Wisconsin town of Aspen Grove, the majority of the film was shot on location in Historic Downtown Long Grove and included … Continue reading “Chicago made Christmas with Felicity premieres on AMC+ on Thanksgiving”

Disney in Chicago with BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Happy kids of all ages will return to Michigan Avenue on Saturday, November 20 for 30th Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. This official start to the holiday season is produced by The Magnificent Mile Association. The festive, free weekend filled with family-friendly fun culminates with the memory-making parade as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World … Continue reading “Disney in Chicago with BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival”

Cindy Williams in Chicago with one-woman show Me, Myself & Shirley

Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series, Laverne & Shirley, Cindy Williams will take to the national stage starring in Me, Myself & Shirley, a one-woman show, for a limited US tour across nineteen cities beginning in January 2022. Produced by Duggan & Zucker Entertainment, the legendary star of the … Continue reading “Cindy Williams in Chicago with one-woman show Me, Myself & Shirley”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan’s loyalty to Med and the police department is challenged when an old family friend and veteran cop exhibits … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Fractures’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Fractures is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: As the team investigates the stabbing of a father with two young daughters, they begin to suspect there is more to the story than meets the eye. The … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Fractures’”

Sandra Alfaro is the latest addition to the DDB Chicago team

DDB North America today announced that Sandra Alfaro has joined DDB Chicago as Head of Business Leadership. Alfaro will oversee leadership and growth for the region’s largest office, reporting directly to DDB Chicago CEO Andrea Diquez. Alfaro’s appointment follows the addition of Milo Chao, who joined as Chief Strategy Officer in September. Diquez said, “We are focused on building … Continue reading “Sandra Alfaro is the latest addition to the DDB Chicago team”

Brett Dalton added to Chicago Fire cast after Jesse Spencer’s departure

Brett Dalton has been added to the Chicago Fire cast in a recurring role as interim Lieutenant  Jason Pelham after Jesse Spencer’s departure from the series. Dalton made his debut in this week’s episode. As Reel Chicago reported in October, during the 200th episode of the series Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) made a “life-altering decision” … Continue reading “Brett Dalton added to Chicago Fire cast after Jesse Spencer’s departure”