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”

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”

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?”

One Chicago Wednesdays are back soon. Here’s the new trailer

NBC has released a dramatic new trailer promoting the upcoming new season of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD.  This emotionally charged teaser brings together the cast of all three One Chicago dramas. With less than two weeks until the season premiere, we get our first look at scenes from the upcoming Season 10 of Chicago Fire, Season … Continue reading “One Chicago Wednesdays are back soon. Here’s the new trailer”

One Chicago is keeping us close to our favorites until season premiere

One Chicago has done a good job keeping us close to our favorite characters on Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. while being very careful not to reveal any spoilers before the season premiere. All three shows closed last season with nail-biting, cliffhanger finales and the One Chicago series has given us quite a … Continue reading “One Chicago is keeping us close to our favorites until season 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.”

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

NBC has released its first new teaser 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 in an emotionally charged teaser. In the new teaser, NBC weaves together clips from the most recent seasons of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD with a voiceover … Continue reading “NBC releases teaser for the new season of the One Chicago series”

It’s a wrap for the season on One Chicago

Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med officially wrap today for the season. Congratulations to the cast and crew. You are our heroes! 2020 was a hard year for everyone on the planet. Keeping our favorite TV shows on the air through these difficult times was a HUGE endeavor for all involved. While the actors … Continue reading “It’s a wrap for the season on One Chicago”

‘One Chicago’ fans, get ready for May Sweeps

May sweeps are here and that is good news for One Chicago fans. Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire will run new episodes every Wednesday in May until the finale on May 26. The Reel Chicago staff has been planning a One Chicago finale party. If you’re planning to do the same, here’s a … Continue reading “‘One Chicago’ fans, get ready for May Sweeps”

Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is building out its cast

Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD are about a month away from a wrap, but we know when they return next season there will be a few changes to the cast. The Dick Wolf One Chicago franchise is building out its cast. Chicago MedMargaret Colin is joining Chicago Med in a recurring role opposite Torrey DeVitto as Dr. … Continue reading “Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is building out its cast”

One Chicago named Top TV Programs of 2020 by Nielsen

We’re rounding out an otherwise abnormal year with some good news! Nielsen released its year-end ratings report, among which is a list of the top television programs of 2020. Included in the top eight most-watched television shows this year are four Wolf Entertainment shows: FBI, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. ALSO READ: 2020 … Continue reading “One Chicago named Top TV Programs of 2020 by Nielsen”

Filming continues as One Chicago enters Fall break

Following a delayed startup of the season, viewers welcomed the November 11th season premiere of One Chicago with great anticipation. With only two episodes aired, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med have paused for Fall break and will return Wednesday, January 6. Greetings from the cast of One Chicago and Wolf Entertainment. Filming continues … Continue reading “Filming continues as One Chicago enters Fall break”

New photos from One Chicago’s Premiere Night

Next week, TV’s highest rated night of drama returns to WMAQ NBC-5. Filming on One Chicago Night, which includes Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. has been underway at Cinespace Studios for approximately a month and a half now. With premieres scheduled for next Wednesday, November 11, NBC has provided Reel Chicago with new … Continue reading “New photos from One Chicago’s Premiere Night”

One Chicago, Law&Order, FBI encourage you to vote

With the 2020 election just weeks away, Wolf Entertainment gathered some of their cast members from Law & Order: SVU, One Chicago, and FBI together to remind you to get out and vote.  Check out the video below, featuring Mariska Hargitay, Chris Meloni, Jason Beghe, S. Epatha Merkerson, Zeeko Zaki, Missy Peregrym, Julian McMahon, Ice-T, Oliver Platt, and Taylor … Continue reading “One Chicago, Law&Order, FBI encourage you to vote”

NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more

NBC is celebrating a November to remember as America’s most-loved dramas make their highly anticipated season debuts the week of Nov. 9-13, including a two-hour premiere of This Is Us (Nov. 10) and all three Chicago series (Nov. 11). In addition, Law & Order: SVU (Nov. 12) will return for its record-extending 22nd season that same … Continue reading “NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more”

Celebrating the “Six Degrees of ‘One Chicago'”

In the fall of 2018, NBC began airing Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD back-to-back-to-back as a trifecta called One Chicago on Wednesday nights. The decision generated lots of enthusiasm and a little bit of curiosity among fans of the Dick Wolf franchises. Everyone seemed to wonder: would viewers have the time and inclination … Continue reading “Celebrating the “Six Degrees of ‘One Chicago’””

NBC cast and crew launch ‘One Chicago Inspire Youth’

One day on the set of Chicago Fire, as star Eamonn Walker sat in a makeup chair and listened to the news before filming a scene at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, he learned that a nine-year-old boy from the south side had been shot the night before. Shocked and horrified, he had never witnessed such … Continue reading “NBC cast and crew launch ‘One Chicago Inspire Youth’”

NBC’s “One Chicago” suite to film six additional episodes

Chicago’s record-setting year of television production just got more record-settinger Dick Wolf’s award-winning trio of Windy City-based dramas — Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med — will collectively shoot a half-dozen additional episodes for the 2018 season, according to recent reports. Chicago PD executive producer/director Eriq LaSalle announced the news to fans in an … Continue reading “NBC’s “One Chicago” suite to film six additional episodes”

Chicago Fire cast joins Cameo to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise

The Chicago Fire cast partnered with Cameo last week to raise money for Violence Prevention. For two days cast members Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso, Miranda Rae Mayo, David Eigenberg, Hanako Greensmith, Randy Flagler, Jimmy Nicholas, and Chris Mansa sent out video messages to fans in an effort to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise. Last … Continue reading “Chicago Fire cast joins Cameo to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise”

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”

Leo Burnett Chicago takes second place finalists tally for The One Show

Area 23 New York leads the way with the most finalists entries in The One Show 2022, followed closely by Leo Burnett Chicago. All finalists will win either Gold, Silver or Bronze Pencils or Merits, to be announced on May 19 during Creative Week 2022.   Area 23 New York has 48 finalists entries, including 13 … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago takes second place finalists tally for The One Show”

Havas Chicago celebrates Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary

Rather than looking back to celebrate Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary, Havas Chicago thought it would be a good time to look forward and think about ways to preserve the park for future generations. The agency came up with the concept of Inheritance Passes — a fundraising effort that launched this week and is seeking $1,500 donations … Continue reading “Havas Chicago celebrates Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary”

Chicago Med: pics & promo If You Love Someone, Set Them Free

There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled If You Love Someone, Set Them Free airing Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Rival gangs bring their war to Med. Will and Charles work with a teenage brain cancer patient who’s refusing treatment. Tensions run high … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo If You Love Someone, Set Them Free”

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’”

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 Fire: this week’s pics & promo ‘Dead Zone’

This week’s new episode of Chicago Fire titled Dead Zone is airing Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: A major security breach in the city’s computer networks forces Firehouse 51’s senior leaders to take matters into their own hands. Severide gears up for an arson investigation. Chicago … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo ‘Dead Zone’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘The One Next to Me’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled The One Next to Me is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Halstead’s past resurfaces when a former Army colleague is implicated in a deadly blast; as the FBI launches an investigation into … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘The One Next to Me’”

Creative Hustle brings Chicago’s most talented under one roof

Award-winning writer, producer, and actor Jay Davis (Not Another Black Movie, Choke On That: The Series, and Not Another Zombie Movie) presents Creative Hustle! This is a brand new show that brings creative entertainers of all kinds together on one platform to cultivate an unforgettable experience where you will leave with your stomach hurting from laughter, … Continue reading “Creative Hustle brings Chicago’s most talented under one roof”

ONE School opens applications for Fall in Chicago

Following a successful first year, ONE School, the groundbreaking free portfolio school for Black creatives, has opened applications for its Fall 2021 programs run out of Atlanta and Chicago. The results-oriented online program has already made a substantial contribution to adding diversity to the industry: six cohorts run out of Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and … Continue reading “ONE School opens applications for Fall in Chicago”

One Show: FCB Chicago wins eight Gold Pencils

FCB Chicago received eight One Show Gold Pencils this year.  They include four Golds with FCBX, Lord + Thomas and Current Global, all in Chicago, for the City of Chicago “Boards of Change” (three in Design, one in Digital Craft), three with FCB New York, Lord + Thomas, and Myles Beeson, both in Chicago, for Michelob ULTRA “Contract for Change” in Integrated, … Continue reading “One Show: FCB Chicago wins eight Gold Pencils”

Preview pics of this week’s Chicago Fire, ‘One Crazy Shift’

This week’s episode of Chicago Fire titled One Crazy Shift is airing Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. After sustaining yet another head injury in the last episode, it seems like the side effects might be more serious than the Casey (Jesse Spencer) is admitting. In Wednesday’s episode, even Gallo (Alberto Rosende) notices … Continue reading “Preview pics of this week’s Chicago Fire, ‘One Crazy Shift’”

‘OneChicago Day’ goes live Feb 10 on YouTube

If you’re an NBC OneChicago (Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.) fan then you won’t want to miss this virtual event tomorrow, Feb. 10 at 4 PM CST. One Day Chicago will go live. It’s described as a one hour fan event to include Actor-Guided set tours, cast trivia, social giveaways and more. Actor David Eigenberg, who … Continue reading “‘OneChicago Day’ goes live Feb 10 on YouTube”

‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone

A new special narrated by Geoffrey Baer, filmed from above, explores Chicago and its history from a new and breathtaking perspective. Imagine if you could soar, swoop, dive, and spiral through and around Chicago’s landmarks, neighborhoods, and suburbs – with a familiar voice providing engaging commentary along the way. CHICAGO FROM THE AIR, a new … Continue reading “‘Chicago From The Air’ WTTW special filmed with drone”

Chicago teams launch “We Are All One Home Team”

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in partnership with Chicago’s sports teams launched the “We Are All One Home Team” campaign to encourage the city’s youth to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow the latest public health guidelines to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy. Building on the City’s recent “We Are Not Playing” … Continue reading “Chicago teams launch “We Are All One Home Team””

Chicago one of Hub cities being considered for NHL

With a season completely dismantled on March 12 due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL is considering a plan that would bring the Stanley Cup Playoffs to NBC and the NBC Sports Network in late July and early August to replace the hole the now-canceled summer Olympics have left. During a 15-minute conference … Continue reading “Chicago one of Hub cities being considered for NHL”

Chicago agencies nab 89 finalists in One Show

FCB Chicago leads Chicago agencies with 31 The One Show 2020, finalists, including 28 on behalf of Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  Working with FCBXLord+Thomas, both Chicago, the agency has 16 for the organization’s “Most Dangerous Street”, and 12 with Lord+Thomas and The Mill, both Chicago, for “The Gun Violence Handbook.” Ogilvy Chicago with 27 including work for … Continue reading “Chicago agencies nab 89 finalists in One Show”

Show your love for #OneChicago with a tweet

This Wednesday night, Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago, which includes the dramas Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., ends their seasons prematurely this week due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 sweeping the world. That said, the shows are certainly not ending their seasons on a quiet note. Chicago Fire, which ends its 8th season, this week … Continue reading “Show your love for #OneChicago with a tweet”

A message from the cast of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago

Even with the new normal of “social distancing,” the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to take its toll on Chicago and Illinois. Officials announced four more deaths related to the new coronavirus and 250 new cases, bringing the state’s death toll to 16 and the total number of cases since the start of the outbreak … Continue reading “A message from the cast of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago”

SEE UPDATE: the Chicago Latino Film Fest is postponed

Pepe Vargas, the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival sadly announced the postponement of the 36th annual festival. Due to the concerns for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the festival originally scheduled to open on April 16 through April 30 at AMC River East 21 Theatres, will be pushed to … Continue reading “SEE UPDATE: the Chicago Latino Film Fest is postponed”

Ordóñez joins FCB Chicago as Chief Creative Officer

Former BBDO leader brings big global brand ideas to life through innovation FCB today announced that Andrés Ordóñez has been brought on board as Chief Creative Officer of FCB Chicago, joining President Michael Fassnacht in leading the agency. Ordóñez will also work closely with Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle and join FCB’s Global Creative … Continue reading “Ordóñez joins FCB Chicago as Chief Creative Officer”

The Chicago Media Standards are a win for everyone

By ridding film sets of discrimination and harassment, we’ll all have more great content to choose from As soon as the Chicago Media Standards were unveiled at Stage 18 last Thursday night, they began making an impact that will eventually bring joy to everyone who loves movies. The Chicago Media Standards is a code of … Continue reading “The Chicago Media Standards are a win for everyone”

Clare Cooney’s “Runner” at Chicago Critics Film Festival

First-time filmmaker Clare Cooney’s award-winning short film, Runner, will screen at this year’s Chicago Critics Film Festival. It will open the shorts program on Sunday May 6th at 2:30pm at The Music Box Theatre. Runner is a psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses an accidental murder and must choose between intervention and her own … Continue reading “Clare Cooney’s “Runner” at Chicago Critics Film Festival”

Al Capone set to descend upon Chicago and the world

Just when Chicago thought we had gotten rid of infamous gangster Al Capone, we get pulled back in. Milo Gibson, son of Mel Gibson, is set to reprise the role made famous by Robert DeNiro in The Untouchables and Rod Steiger in Al Capone as he battles for control of 1920s Chicago’s criminal underworld as … Continue reading “Al Capone set to descend upon Chicago and the world”

Ogilvy promotes sanctuary status with #ChicagoIsOne

On May 22, The City of Chicago, along with Ogilvy Chicago, fired back a moving response to President Trump’s threats to take away funding for sanctuary cities, Chicago being one of them.

The fundraising campaign and website called, #ChicagoIsOne, seeks to remind Chicagoans that the immigrant story is everyone’s story.

 

ICG cites Chicago as one of 5 “great union locations”

Chicago’s ranking as a film city is a sometimes thing.  There have been times when Moviemaker Magazine, for example, has put Chicago on top of a list of the 25 best cities to live and work in one year, and then ignores it the next year in a similar compilation.

To compensate for past sins of omission, the current issue of the International Cinematographers Guild ICG Magazine cites Chicago as one of its five “Great [Union] Locations, where film commissions, vendors and residents love union crews.” 

MovieMaker Magazine rates Chicago number one!

“MovieMaker Magazine” has more than made up for having overlooked Chicago in past “best” lists by declaring it the country’s number one city for indie filmmaking in its ninth annual ranking of U.S. movie cities.

Making this unexpected pleasure even more sublime was the fact that our that town beat out the Big Apple, ranked three, and such incentive-happy cities as Shreveport, number four and Detroit, number 11.

They’re number one: Chicago’s first and only DI boutique blows out first year birthday candle

Nolo Digital Film partners Mike Matusek, Boris Seagraves and Joe Flanagan are celebrating the first anniversary this month of Chicago’s first and only DI-dedicated boutique.

With a record year of high demand under their belts, it’s clear that “digital intermediate” is finally on the map as producers and creatives embrace the term and its new wave of color correction techniques.

“We saw the future and it was about options and accommodating all formats,” says Matusek.

Without Oprah and Al Capone, Chicago would
no longer have a global brand to distinguish it

With many of Chicago’s ad agencies owned by foreign conglomerates, like car dealerships selling foreign brands, even the old “Made in America” is gone from so many products nowadays.

The effrontery to think that anyone in Paris, Canada or London care about us as ad entities is foolhardy.

We are thought of as far-flung income streams for their own expansion. Shortly, as they move into China and India, our importance will diminish and, hopefully, we will be outsourced to those countries to show them how Chicagoans do advertising.

DDB/Chicago sweeps the Mobius Awards with a spectacular win ? 7 prizes for Bud spots alone

It was DDB’s night all the way, winning big at the 2007 International Mobius Awards for Advertising held Jan. 28 in Hollywood.

The agency took home 15 awards, including two Best of Show awards, 13 First Place Mobius Awards and eight Second Place Certificates for Outstanding Creativity.

Seven First and Second prizes in non-broadcast categories went to five Chicago agencies.

Ten category winners emerged from among 36 nominees from 29 countries and entrants came from 35 countries.

Chicago adbiz scoring ONE item out of 370 year-end recaps in Ad Age confirms invisibility status

Chicago ad agencies have been increasingly and conspicously MIA in national trade publications. Either agency PR departments are out for coffee, or they are non-existent.

(Exceptions: the DraftFCB-Walmart fiasco reported everywhere, and Bernie DiMeo’s agency that regularly commands space in the Sun-Times ad column.)

Chicago’s absence on the national scene was again glaringly evident in Advertising Age’s Dec. 17 issue.

Chicago editing pioneer Bob Sinise is AICE Hall of Fame inductee during May 17 Awards Show here

The International Assn. of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) will induct Chicagoan Bob Sinise (yes, Gary’s father) into its Hall of Fame at the annual awards ceremony at Navy Pier May 17.

Sinise started Chicago’s first independent editing shop in the ?60s at a time when the entire film industry?especially commercials?was undergoing a seismic change.

His induction will follow ten category awards to winning spot entries submitted by members of AICE’s nine chapters, including one in Toronto, said local AICE chapter president Tom Duff, president of Optimus.

Arriflex taps Fletcher Chicago one of only three U.S. reps for its new Arri D-20 digital camera

Even before officially being named Midwest representative, Fletcher Chicago rented the revolutionary new Arriflex D-20 on two commercials and two features are lined up for rentals.

Four years in development, the D-20 is a high-end film-style digital camera that acts like a film camera but records with immediate digital acquisition.

It’s the first digital camera produced by ARRI, the leading German manufacturer known for its high-end motion picture equipment.

Chicago’s comedy bones to tickle with first ever Comedy TV Pilot Competition ? March 27 deadline

The Chicago Comedy TV Pilot Competition, designed to embellish Chicago’s stellar reputation for comedy, will bow at the Music Box Theatre next July.

Presented by Wits’ End Productions and the Chicago Film Office, the competition will be judged by savvy jury of Hollywood TV show executives and offer a sizable cash prize.

Deadline is March 27, which gives filmmakers and producers ample time to turn their ideas for TV shows into pilots, said Marion Sours, founder/director of Wits’ End.

Only one Chicago agency scores a Mobius Award for TV; nine local agencies win prizes

Entrants from 25 countries won 48 Mobius Awards for television and 30 Certificates and of these, only ONE Chicago ad agency took home a TV prize.

Lou Beres & Associates won a Second Place Certificate for Technique: Sound Editing/Sound Effects, for “SkipdrR” for Digital Innovations; Run Spot Run Film was the production company.

The 35th annual Mobius Awards gala takes place Feb. 10 at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles, when Best of Show winners will be announced. The show awarded 136 Mobius First Place prizes and 143 Second Place Certificates.

Chicago at Park City: seven films, one seminar at Sundance and Slamdance 2006 film festivals

At least seven films and one seminar with local ties are playing at the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals that run concurrently in Park City, Utah.

Three of the 16 features in Sundance’s Dramatic Competition are by onetime locals, and one more, Brian Jun’s “Steel City,” was shot in downstate Alton, Ill.

Former Chicagoans Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley launch their feature doc “Wordplay” at Sundance. And Justin Hayward plays his short “Divorce Lemonade” there.

Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh’s doc “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” premieres at Slamdance.

Someone has to get those brands on the screen;
in Chicago the go-to man is George Simkowski

Stories of the little-known business of product placement were spotlighted on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable in the person of Chicago’s George Simkowski of Let’s Go Hollywood.

Placement pioneer Simkowski got into the business years back when he was ad manager of Webcor phonographs and tape recorders, and an MGM producer called to use a tape recorder as a prop.

“And I said, ?what’s a prop?'” he recalls.

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”

Cannes Lions: FCB Chicago, FCB India, Kinnect win big

Last night at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for 2022, FCB India, FCB Chicago and Kinnect won two gold, two silver and two bronze Lions for their campaign #Chatpat in the Social & Influencer, Media and Direct categories. The three came together to create and recruit SOS Children Villages, India’s first brand ambassador … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: FCB Chicago, FCB India, Kinnect win big”

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”

Optimus promotes Ariana DeSimone to Editor

Optimus announced that Ariana DeSimone has been promoted to editor. The latest addition to the leading production and post house’s growing editorial team, Ariana brings creativity, passion, and a relentless work ethic to her role. From her first day with Optimus as a summer intern in 2016, she worked tirelessly, seized creative opportunities, and impressed peers and clients alike. Now, … Continue reading “Optimus promotes Ariana DeSimone to Editor”

Chicago to become Mars Wrigley’s largest innovation hub in the world

Mars Wrigley broke ground on a new, best-in-class, global research and development hub adjacent to the company’s existing Global Innovation Center on Goose Island. Leaders from Mars as well as key Chicago stakeholders, including Michael Fassnacht, CEO, World Business Chicago, and Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., gathered together to commemorate the milestone for the company. This multimillion-dollar investment will … Continue reading “Chicago to become Mars Wrigley’s largest innovation hub in the world”

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”

Chicago native Keke Palmer shines in Disney’s new film ‘Lightyear’

The much-anticipated animated Disney/Pixar film Lightyear arrives in theaters this week and Chicago actress Keke Palmer is among the new crew who is now headed “to infinity and beyond!” Lightyear is the backstory of Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, who was made famous in the Toy Story movies. Palmer voices and plays Izzy Hawthorne, a teenager … Continue reading “Chicago native Keke Palmer shines in Disney’s new film ‘Lightyear’”

University of Chicago celebrates Juneteenth with special events

This year, members of the University of Chicago community have organized events to celebrate Juneteenth, the annual celebration that is now in its second year as a U.S. federal holiday. Juneteenth traces its origins to the reading of “General Orders No. 3” in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865—which brought news of freedom to enslaved … Continue reading “University of Chicago celebrates Juneteenth with special events”

Havas Chicago releases Just Like Me spotlighting Black creatives

In a new documentary titled Just Like Me, created and directed by Havas Chicago senior art director TTK Harris, the agency aims to spotlight the contributions Black creatives make to culture, expose the challenges many face simply because of the color of their skin and reinforce the importance of representation in advertising and design.  Just Like Me … Continue reading “Havas Chicago releases Just Like Me spotlighting Black creatives”

Wrangler becomes denim sponsor of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival

Wrangler, one of America’s most recognized denim labels, will serve as the exclusive denim sponsor of three music festivals in honor of celebrating a milestone 75 years with music fans. The sponsorship kicks off with “75 Days of Summer”, a sweepstakes offering 75 days of prizes to destination music festivals Lollapalooza in Chicago and Berlin, and … Continue reading “Wrangler becomes denim sponsor of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival”

Chicago Filmmakers announces tuition-free Workforce Training Program

The non-profit media arts organization Chicago Filmmakers has announced it will offer a new tuition-free Chicago Filmmakers’ Workforce Training Program. The brand new educational program is supported in part through funding from the Illinois Film Office through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Walt Disney … Continue reading “Chicago Filmmakers announces tuition-free Workforce Training Program”

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”

IFA Chicago Happy Hour celebrates Pride in Chicago Film Industry

IFA is switching things up with this regular brunch series by making it a happy hour event. In celebration of Pride Month, please IFA invites you join in with other local, brilliant filmmakers and creatives for some intentional networking, tasty drinks, light appetizers and a special drag show performance by The Lady Ivory & Valentine … Continue reading “IFA Chicago Happy Hour celebrates Pride in Chicago Film Industry”

Julia Roberts & George Clooney’s ‘Ticket to Paradise’ briefly in town

Ticket to Paradise, the Julia Roberts and George Clooney rom/com is in town today and tomorrow, filming plate shots on Irving Park Road. Plate shots are background images, without the actors, filmed by a second unit team. Ticket to Paradise primarily filmed in Australia and is currently in post production. The film is said to … Continue reading “Julia Roberts & George Clooney’s ‘Ticket to Paradise’ briefly in town”

Havas Chicago’s newest wins, work, and hires

Havas Chicago announced the appointment of Lance Koenig as the creative agency’s newest chief strategy officer. The appointment comes on the heels of a series of five new business wins for the agencies Annex and Havas Chicago teams, including creative campaigns for community partners including The Museum of Science and Industry, Moors Brewing, Choose Chicago and The City of Chicago, alongside national … Continue reading “Havas Chicago’s newest wins, work, and hires”

Chicago filmmaker Michael Smith premieres fourth feature at Siskel Center

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center will co-present the world theatrical premiere of Chicago filmmaker Michael Smith’s fourth feature film, Relative. Screenings will be held at the Film Center on Friday, June 10 at 7pm; Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm and Thursday, June 16 at 8:15pm. Each screening will … Continue reading “Chicago filmmaker Michael Smith premieres fourth feature at Siskel Center”

AIDS Garden Chicago officially opens on the lakefront

State and local government officials including Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Governor JB Pritzker joined members of the LGBTQ+ community at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the much-anticipated AIDS Garden Chicago. Located at Lake Shore Drive and Belmont Avenue, AIDS Garden Chicago is the city’s first public park to memorialize the early days of Chicago’s HIV … Continue reading “AIDS Garden Chicago officially opens on the lakefront”

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”

Somewhere in America marks Chicagoan Brian Schodorf’s sixth feature

Somewhere in America, produced by Chicago based media company Schodorf Films, marks Chicago/Midwest Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, Brian Schodorf’s sixth feature length project. Long before the stunning flashpoint that led to a Donald Trump Presidency and ultimately the Capitol siege on January 6, Director, Brian Schodorf set out through the heartland of the nation during one … Continue reading “Somewhere in America marks Chicagoan Brian Schodorf’s sixth feature”

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”

Behind the scenes of Chicago Fire. The Severide and Kidd wedding

At last! The Severide and Kidd Wedding. The Chicago Fire Season 10 finale had it all, a birth, a death, a wedding, and a cliffhanger. The showrunners promised us it would be the best finale yet and they did not disappoint. If you’re a fan, you know the long-awaited wedding was planned for the finale … Continue reading “Behind the scenes of Chicago Fire. The Severide and Kidd wedding”

Leo Burnett Chicago named Top Global Agency in Creative Rankings

A stellar year for Change the Ref’s The Lost Class earned Leo Burnett Chicago the distinction of the number one agency in the world, according to The One Show 2022 Global Creative Rankings. The Lost Class also propelled Hungry Man and Bryan Buckley to the number one ranking for production companies and directors, respectively. Overall, … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago named Top Global Agency in Creative Rankings”

Miller Lite and DDB Chicago introduce Beercoal to ‘Lite’ up summer grills

Summer is the season of beer. Warmer temps make cold ones a no-brainer from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, but not all light beers are created equal, and not all grill owners are BBQ masters. Miller Lite is bringing its iconic beer taste where it belongs – the grill. Introducing Miller Lite Beercoal, the … Continue reading “Miller Lite and DDB Chicago introduce Beercoal to ‘Lite’ up summer grills”

Chicago Med Finale pics & promo for And Now We Come To The End

The Chicago Med finale is this Wednesday.  Chicago Med ends Season 7 with lots of surprises in the final episode titled And Now We Come To The End airing Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Will and Hannah clash over a patient in need of a kidney transplant. Crockett … Continue reading “Chicago Med Finale pics & promo for And Now We Come To The End”

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 Fire: Finale pics and promo ‘The Magnificent City of Chicago’

We have exclusive photos of the filming of the Severide and Kidd wedding and we will post them immediately following the airing of the episode on Wednesday night. Chicago Fire has completed another season and this finale will top them all. Bring out the box of tissues. This promises to be an evening of smiles and tears … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: Finale pics and promo ‘The Magnificent City of Chicago’”

CW cancels 4400 after just one season

CW has pulled the plug on 4400 after just one season. Filmed in Chicago last summer, 4400 was a reboot of the 2004 science fiction television series The 4400, which was also canceled in 2007 after just 3 seasons. The show starred Brittany Adebumola, Joseph David-Jones, Ireon Roach, TL Thompson, Jaye Ladymore, Derrick A. King, Khailah … Continue reading “CW cancels 4400 after just one season”

FCB appoints Mollie Partesotti as Chief Strategy Officer of Chicago

FCB today announced that “strategic powerhouse” Mollie Partesotti has been named Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Chicago. As the CSO, Partesotti will partner with FCB Chicago President Kelly Graves and Chief Creative Officer Andrés Ordóñez to evolve the agency’s strategic offering, deliver innovative and timeless ideas for clients across all disciplines, and cultivate a dynamic … Continue reading “FCB appoints Mollie Partesotti as Chief Strategy Officer of Chicago”

Premiere of Chicago-based doc SKATE OR DIE at the Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre and Flyback Productions present the Chicago Premiere of director Ryan Ferguson’s Chicago-based skateboarding doc SKATE OR DIE, with Cast and Crew Q&A, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 4:15pm. Filmed over several years, SKATE OR DIE is a riveting documentary feature that is making its long-awaited, hometown, theatrical premiere. The film … Continue reading “Premiere of Chicago-based doc SKATE OR DIE at the Music Box Theatre”

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”

Filmed in Chicago: Bleed American picked up by Cow Lamp for distribution

Chicago Director, Tre Manchester announces that his indie feature, Bleed American has been picked up by Cow Lamp Films in Chicago for national distribution, with a release date in three weeks on Tubi and Amazon. The coming-of-age story was inspired by Manchester’s memories of growing up in Northwest Indiana. “In my hometown, upper class kids would … Continue reading “Filmed in Chicago: Bleed American picked up by Cow Lamp for distribution”

Chicago Med: pics & promo for Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth

Just one more episode until the Chicago Med finale. There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth airing Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan and Ethan treat a patient shot during a drug raid. Charles and Vanessa work together … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo for Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth”

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 Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo Last Chance

We have a few exclusive photos of the Chicago Fire cast and crew at work while filming a scene in this episode titled Last Chance and we have the promo photos released by NBC. We’re just one episode until the big finale. This episode will air Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC. Judging by the Chicago … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo Last Chance”

Critically acclaimed The Alien Report lands here for a one day sneak peek

If you’re a UFO enthusiast, this is one opportunity not to be missed. Experience an alien encounter in a sneak peek of The Alien Report screening at the Patio Theater. Chicago-based filmmakers Patrick Donnelly and Kevin Schroeder are offering audiences a sneak peek of their critically acclaimed, soon-to-be-released UFO movie, The Alien Report, at Chicago’s … Continue reading “Critically acclaimed The Alien Report lands here for a one day sneak peek”

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”

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”

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 Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo Halfway to the Moon

We’re getting close now. Just three more episodes until end of season. Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled Halfway To The Moon. 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: A family friend asks Herrmann for some advice on opening … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo Halfway to the Moon”

Tech group bets $4 million on Chicago as next big film production town

Startup tech company, SHOWRUNNER has announced that venture capitalists from coast to coast have invested $4 million to fund its film production technology. They’re betting that Chicago will be the next big film production town—and that their technology will make billion-dollar waves in the entertainment industry. The company’s software tools aim to help both industry giants and independent creators … Continue reading “Tech group bets $4 million on Chicago as next big film production town”

Chicago native, longtime character actor Mike Hagerty, has died at 67

Mike Hagerty, longtime character actor, best known as Mr. Teeger the building manager on Friends, passed away suddenly at 67. Hagerty was born in Chicago and got his start in acting at Second City. He has a long list of credits, having appeared in episodes of Cheers, Boston Legal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Community, CSI, Curb Your … Continue reading “Chicago native, longtime character actor Mike Hagerty, has died at 67”

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”

Mayor’s new Chicagwa Water campaign offers Chicago water in a can

The City has a new branding campaign to promote Chicago’s water quality in honor of National Drinking Water Week. Chicagwa. Lake Michigan water on a can. Area artists were asked to create label art to be used on cans of Chicago drinking water. A limited run of the Chicagwa cans has been produced all to … Continue reading “Mayor’s new Chicagwa Water campaign offers Chicago water in a can”

Chicago Filmmakers is offering a free Illinois Tax Incentives Seminar

Chicago Filmmakers is offering a free in person seminar on Illinois tax incentives for independent productions, co-presented with the Illinois Film Office and Full Spectrum Features. Followed by an info session for the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund. There are many reasons to film in Illinois – diverse communities and locations, Chicago sights and architecture, talented … Continue reading “Chicago Filmmakers is offering a free Illinois Tax Incentives Seminar”

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”

Jesse Spencer comes home to Firehouse 51 for Chicago Fire finale

Jesse Spencer will officially be back at Firehouse 51 for the Chicago Fire season 10 finale. Last season when Jesse Spencer announced that he was leaving the show, we suspected that he would be back as Best Man for the wedding of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo). The showrunners Derek Haas and Andrea Newman have … Continue reading “Jesse Spencer comes home to Firehouse 51 for Chicago Fire finale”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Moen launches World Water Day campaign by Havas Chicago

Continuing its ongoing efforts to help one of Earth’s most precious resource – water – Moen is launching a new awareness and conservation effort on World Water Day through their CSR Mission Moen. The campaign, created in partnership with creative agency  Havas Chicago, showcases the kitchen and bath company’s commitment to save one trillion gallons of water … Continue reading “Moen launches World Water Day campaign by Havas Chicago”

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 filmmakers premiere their first feature ‘That Night’

Broken Bulb Productions, a new Chicago film production company, premieres their first feature film, That Night, on Saturday, April 30th at Logan Theatre.  The comedy, written and directed by 26-year-old Lisle, IL native Zachary Trussell, is about a drunken night with friends that gives a struggling artist the opportunity to advance his career and win back the love … Continue reading “Chicago filmmakers premiere their first feature ‘That Night’”

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”

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”

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”

Chicago based Spoltz Productions screens its first LGBTQ+ musical

Spoltz Productions, a Chicago based independent production company specializing in film, audio, and digital media productions, announced that it will be screening its first LGBTQ+ musical film at film festivals later this year. Written and directed by Mike Spears, the gay romance Good Enough: A Modern Musical centers around two college seniors – Jamal and Trevor – who encounter challenges regarding their different backgrounds, … Continue reading “Chicago based Spoltz Productions screens its first LGBTQ+ musical”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Judge Not, For You Will be Judged 

There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled Judge Not, For You Will be Judged airing Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Archer and Asher clash over a patient with close ties to Goodwin; after a patient is shot during a home invasion, Scott and … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Judge Not, For You Will be Judged “

Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo for What’s Inside You

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled What’s Inside You. 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 must band together when one of their own is taken hostage. Below are set pics that NBC has put together for … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo for What’s Inside You”

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’”

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”

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”

Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo for Keep You Safe

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled Keep You Safe. The episode will air Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Severide and Kidd work with CPD regarding a suspicious car wreck. Hawkins and Violet’s relationship is in jeopardy. Chloe and Cruz adjust … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo for Keep You Safe”

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”

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’”

Haven Chicago accepting submissions for first annual Festival Au Cinema

The first annual Festival Au Cinema is Haven Chicago‘s platform for emerging and visionary media artists staking their claim in the future of storytelling, defying traditional conventions of genre and form. This new initiative aligns with Haven’s overall organizational mission to embolden visionary artists to practice and hone their craft by providing an equitable haven … Continue reading “Haven Chicago accepting submissions for first annual Festival Au Cinema”

38th Chicago Latino Film Festival screens two films at Instituto Cervantes

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced two special screenings at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St.: Nicolás Postioglione’s feature debut Immersion on Sunday, April 24th and the U.S. Premiere of Javier Espada’s new documentary Buñuel, a Surrealist Filmmaker on Thursday, April 28th. Both events start at 6 p.m. with a reception preceding the screening … Continue reading “38th Chicago Latino Film Festival screens two films at Instituto Cervantes”

Moen commits to saving one trillion gallons of water by 2030

Continuing its ongoing efforts to help one of Earth’s most precious resource – water – Moen is launching a new awareness and conservation effort on World Water Day through their CSR Mission Moen. The campaign, created in partnership with creative agency Havas Chicago, showcases the kitchen and bath company’s commitment to save one trillion gallons of water … Continue reading “Moen commits to saving one trillion gallons of water by 2030”

Chicago Latino Film Festival Opening Night and Centerpiece screenings

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival, presented by Corona Extra, announced today its selections for their Opening Night and Centerpiece screenings at ChiTown Movies Drive-In, 2343 S. Throop St.  The Festival opens Thursday, April 21st with Abner Benaim’s heartbreaking tale about Panama’s class and racial divides, Plaza Catedral. The Festival’s Centerpiece selection, Ángeles Cruz’s feature … Continue reading “Chicago Latino Film Festival Opening Night and Centerpiece screenings”

Chicago Latino Film Festival late night screenings and closing film

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival, presented by Corona Extra, announced its selections for their Closing and Late Night screenings at ChiTown Movies Drive-In, 2343 S. Throop St., Saturday, April 30th.  The Festival closes with the Midwest premiere of Chilean director Francisca Alegría’s feature debut The Cow who Sang a Song into the Future starring … Continue reading “Chicago Latino Film Festival late night screenings and closing film”

OddMachine welcomes Marcus K. Jones to its directorial roster

Chicago and LA based Production and Post company OddMachine has welcomed a new talent to its Directorial roster: New York based Director Marcus K. Jones. Jones brings a bevy of sharp and sophisticated fashion and beauty work. OddMachine, a full-service company specializes in unconventional solutions to creative challenges, celebrated their 13th anniversary last December. “We … Continue reading “OddMachine welcomes Marcus K. Jones to its directorial roster”

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”

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”

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”

NBC Chicago to air The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child

NBC Chicago’s one-hour special, The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child, will air Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. The program is an extended version of NBC Chicago’s documentary that debuted exclusively on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire in February. The broadcast special will include extended interviews and bonus scenes retelling the chilling … Continue reading “NBC Chicago to air The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child”

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 Critics Film Festival announces first seven films selected for 2022

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates the art of film and film criticism, announces today the first seven films selected for the 2022 Chicago Critics Film Festival.  First titles include highly anticipated films like the Chicago premiere of Cooper Raiff’s CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, starring Raiff and … Continue reading “Chicago Critics Film Festival announces first seven films selected for 2022”

Chicago Humanities Festival hosts Molly Shannon and Jonathan Van Ness

Chicago Humanities Festival will host two separate events at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance: the first with comedian Molly Shannon and the second with Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, on Wednesday, April 13th. At 6 PM on April 13th, Molly Shannon will sit down to talk about her memoir, Hello Molly! Shannon is best known for her … Continue reading “Chicago Humanities Festival hosts Molly Shannon and Jonathan Van Ness”

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 Med: pics & promo May Your Choices Reflect Hope, Not Fear

There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled May Your Choices Reflect Hope, Not Fear airing Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Halstead helps a patient with long-haul COVID-19 symptoms; Taylor reflects on her dating life when she learns that a patient’s daughter is … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo May Your Choices Reflect Hope, Not Fear”

Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for Hot and Fast

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled Hot and Fast. The episode will air this Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Chicago Fire 10×16 Hot and Fast Season 10 Episode 16 Promo – Cruz forms a bond with a young immigrant boy … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for Hot and Fast”

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”

What new series are setting up in Chicago and what’s leaving

What do HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Apple TV, Netflix, NBC/Uni, Sony, Disney, AMC Studios, Showtime, STARZ all have in common? They’ve all moved into town, setup shop, and made themselves a home in Chicago to shoot a tv series. I’ve lived through the ebb and flow of the Chicago film industry since the mid 80s. This … Continue reading “What new series are setting up in Chicago and what’s leaving”

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”

Jay’s Chicago returns for a fifth season on WTTW

Chicago is full of creative and passionate people. On JAY’S CHICAGO, Jay Shefsky introduces us to some fascinating people who live and work in Chicago. Returning for a fifth season on Thursday, March 24 at 8:30 pm on all WTTW platforms, JAY’S CHICAGO shines a spotlight on ordinary people who do extraordinary things – from … Continue reading “Jay’s Chicago returns for a fifth season on WTTW”

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”

More Severide stunts this week on Chicago Fire in The Missing Place

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled The Missing Place. The episode will air this Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Following an injury in the aftermath of an industrial fire, Severide and Seager work together to investigate an anonymous tip. Kidd … Continue reading “More Severide stunts this week on Chicago Fire in The Missing Place”

38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announces first wave of titles

38th Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) April 21 – May 1, announces the first wave of titles from close to 100 feature and short length films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States confirmed for the event.  This first round of titles includes two films fresh out of the Sundance Film Festival: Eva … Continue reading “38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announces first wave of titles”

Chicago Fire, Med and PD will move from Hulu to Peacock

The news is official, shows like Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Saturday Night Live, and The Voice will be moving to Peacock exclusively in the fall as the streaming giants are once again shuffling their content. NBC Universal has terminated its agreement to license shows to Walt Disney controlled Hulu and intends to move … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Med and PD will move from Hulu to Peacock”

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”

Connatix opens Chicago office and hires digital advertising veteran

Connatix, a leading video technology company for publishers and advertisers, announced the hiring of Mike Renfro as Head of the Midwest Region. Renfro is tasked with establishing a new office in Chicago for Connatix, servicing the company’s existing and new agency and client partnerships. A strategic marketing, sales, and ad tech professional, Renfro joins Connatix … Continue reading “Connatix opens Chicago office and hires digital advertising veteran”

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 Med: pics & promo ‘All The Things That Could Have Happened’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled All The Things That Could Have Happened airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Goodwin assigns Med’s new compliance officer to a patient with a long-hauler COVID condition; Maggie helps Halstead treat a patient … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘All The Things That Could Have Happened’”

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 Fire: this week’s pics & promo for An Officer with Grit

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled An Officer with Grit. The episode will air this Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Chief Hawkins goes above and beyond to help Brett and Violet with a problem; Kidd pursues an open lieutenant position; … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for An Officer with Grit”

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”

JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is In-Theater and Online

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival’s 9th annual Spring Festival, running March 10 – 27, includes 18 films streaming online and in-theater that are largely about relationships. These relationships are at the core of the film line-up that ranges from light-hearted rom-coms such as One More Story to family discoveries of loss and rebirth in … Continue reading “JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is In-Theater and Online”

Hard Rock launches burger inspired by brand ambassador Lionel Messi

Hard Rock Cafe announces the global launch of its brand-new menu item – the Messi Burger – as the latest innovation in Hard Rock International’s LIVE GREATNESS campaign in partnership with global soccer legend Lionel Messi. Starting today, this culinary delight, crafted by Messi himself, is now available for fans to order at Hard Rock Cafe … Continue reading “Hard Rock launches burger inspired by brand ambassador Lionel Messi”

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”

Chicago’s own Jennifer Hudson named entertainer of the year

Chicago’s own Academy award winning actress and Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, Jennifer Hudson was named entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards which highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. Not only did she accept the top honor of the evening, but she also won Outstanding Actress in … Continue reading “Chicago’s own Jennifer Hudson named entertainer of the year”

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”

One Earth Film Festival calls on audiences to Turn the Tide on climate crisis

One Earth Film Festival returns March 4-13, 2022 for its 11th festival season with 17 thoughtfully curated film events that will be streamed online, with a number of in-person screenings at Chicago-based venues. The 2022 Festival kicks off with its annual opening night launch party on Friday, March 4 that will offer both live and … Continue reading “One Earth Film Festival calls on audiences to Turn the Tide on climate crisis”

Chicago mourns the death of actress Lindsey Pearlman

Chicago friends, family and co-workers were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of actress Lindsey Pearlman last week when she was found deceased in her car near a popular Los Angeles hiking trail. Lindsey was just 43 years old and had been reported missing a few days prior to the heartbreaking discovery. Full story reported … Continue reading “Chicago mourns the death of actress Lindsey Pearlman”

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’”

Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for Fire Cop

Chicago Fire is back after their winter break with a new episode. Here are the pics and promo for the new episode titled Fire Cop. The episode will air this Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Severide and Seager team up to investigate a fire … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: this week’s pics & promo for Fire Cop”

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”