HBO launches LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: SANCTUM, VR

2+ To celebrate the highly anticipated new series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, HBO has announced Lovecraft Country: Sanctum, a series of exclusive virtual reality events transporting invited guests into a world inspired by the show. Join LOVECRAFT COUNTRY’s Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams For A Groundbreaking Virtual Experience. The series airs Sundays at … Continue reading “HBO launches LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: SANCTUM, VR”

What reviews say about ‘Lovecraft Country’

0 The wait is over. Lovecraft Country, which was filmed at Cinespace Studios, premiered Sunday night on HBO to 760,000 viewers, the best since Watchmen. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his … Continue reading “What reviews say about ‘Lovecraft Country’”

Meet ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ showrunner Misha Green

2+ HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which was filmed at Cinespace Studios, debuts on August 16. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago … Continue reading “Meet ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ showrunner Misha Green”

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Upcoming Episodes

2+ From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, HBO’s new drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Based on thenovel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his … Continue reading “LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Upcoming Episodes”

‘Lovecraft Country’ cast talks family atmosphere

1+ This year’s web-based San Diego Comic-Con featured a panel for HBO’s new series Lovecraft Country, from industry giants JJ Abrams and Jordan Peele, among others. H. P. Lovecraft, whose work inspired the surreal horror aspects of the show, was a prolific writer of unsettling pulp fiction in the early 1900’s.  The show, based on … Continue reading “‘Lovecraft Country’ cast talks family atmosphere”

HBO debuts ‘Lovecraft Country’ filmed at Cinespace

2+ Filmed at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, HBO’s new drama series from J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele and showrunner/executive producer Misha Green, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY debuts Sunday, August 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series … Continue reading “HBO debuts ‘Lovecraft Country’ filmed at Cinespace”

Watch trailer for Peele and Abrams’ ‘Lovecraft Country’

2+ HBO’s new drama series, Lovecraft Country, which had a large portion filmed at Cinespace Studios debuts this August. The series, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to … Continue reading “Watch trailer for Peele and Abrams’ ‘Lovecraft Country’”

Lovecraft gets the unimaginable from Framestore

1+ Behind the Scenes: Lovecraft Country calls on the visionaries of Framestore to bring to life all the creatures and mythos that would need to be realized. When the team adapting Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country for television started to take stock of all the creatures and mythos from the works of Lovecraft that would need … Continue reading “Lovecraft gets the unimaginable from Framestore”

‘Candyman’ pushed to 2021, Nia DaCosta explains why

1+ With Tenet’s muted box office and Warner Bros‘ decision to move Wonder Woman 1984 to December 25, other studios are beginning to take note. Universal has decided to push the Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-helmed reboot of Candyman to an undisclosed date in 2021. Many fans were hoping the Chicago-produced film would find its way … Continue reading “‘Candyman’ pushed to 2021, Nia DaCosta explains why”

Michael B Jordan’s 61rst Street is on campus at Cinespace

5+ Cinespace Chicago Film Studios‘ president, Alex Pissios has confirmed that the Michael B Jordan AMC drama series 61rst Street is on campus and they will begin shooting in 2021. 61st Street, which has been ordered as a two-season television event series with eight episodes per season, is a propulsive courtroom drama that follows Moses Johnson, … Continue reading “Michael B Jordan’s 61rst Street is on campus at Cinespace”

Gary Sinise to receive LMGI Humanitarian Award

3+ Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise will receive the esteemed Humanitarian Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards. Celebrating the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First,” the 2020 Awards will honor the exemplary commitment that Sinise and his foundation have made to give back to those who sacrifice for our nation and create … Continue reading “Gary Sinise to receive LMGI Humanitarian Award”

‘John Wick’ directors help out with ‘Matrix 4’ stunts

2+ When the Wachowskis’ The Matrix premiered in 1999, it gave film audiences some of the most ground-breaking, jaw-dropping action sequences of the time. Who can forget in the opening minutes, Trinity (played by Carrie-Anne Moss) springing into the air, freezing and the camera spinning around her? Even if the subsequent sequels were not as … Continue reading “‘John Wick’ directors help out with ‘Matrix 4’ stunts”

REEL WOMEN: Christina Varotsis, producer, UPM

9+ 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. Christina has produced a wide variety of studio … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Christina Varotsis, producer, UPM”

‘61st Street’ to begin shooting at Cinespace this April

7+ AMC announced today from the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour that Emmy Award-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country, Genius) will star in its upcoming thrilling courtroom drama 61st Street, from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of, Your Honor) and executive-produced by Michael … Continue reading “‘61st Street’ to begin shooting at Cinespace this April”

Film Office Director Rich Moskal: a tough act to follow

7+ The man who arranged gunfights on the el, demolition in the loop, and “Transformer” battles on Wacker Drive explains how the CFO got it done Rich Moskal helped to present the Windy City as a place of beauty, romance, destruction, and chaos in more than 5,000 films, TV shows, web series, and commercials while … Continue reading “Film Office Director Rich Moskal: a tough act to follow”

Cinespace adds new Chicago facility

7+ Each of the 31 stages on the 1.5 million sq.-ft. original campus are booked, so the studio had to expand. “It’s a good problem to have,” says President Alex Pissios.   Chicago Cinespace Film Studios expanded its West Side campus by arranging to purchase a former steel factory at 3355 W. 31st St. last … Continue reading “Cinespace adds new Chicago facility”

Insiders reveal how to break into TV and radio

5+ “The goal is to help (attendees) believe in themselves and give them the tools to get there.” Alicia Samaan   Alicia Samaan of 4 Star Casting and Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club is hosting a panel titled How to Break into the TV and Radio Industry. The event takes place on Sunday, July 1st at … Continue reading “Insiders reveal how to break into TV and radio”

Chicago records unprecedented TV production in 2018

6+ Four new shows filming this summer and fall increase Windy City TV production to a record ten series   Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Film Office at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced ten shows will film this summer and fall in Chicago. This includes filming for four new … Continue reading “Chicago records unprecedented TV production in 2018”

Peele and Abrams bring new HBO series to Cinespace

5+ Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are bringing their new HBO series to Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. Titled Lovecraft Country, the series is based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name. According to IMDb, the story is about “a young African-American (who) travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his … Continue reading “Peele and Abrams bring new HBO series to Cinespace”

Chicago’s Cinespace Studios to add outdoor backlots

8+ Chicago filmmakers have longed dreamt about turning Chicago into a Midwest Hollywood. Now, Cinespace Studios‘ president, Alex Pissios, has taken the steps to make that dream a reality. What has been in the works for two years came to fruition this past Wednesday when City Council passed an ordinance allowing the 1.45 million sq. … Continue reading “Chicago’s Cinespace Studios to add outdoor backlots”