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Published on June 7th, 2017 | by Paul Stroili


Chicago: Industry News 6/7/17

♦ It will be a full docket for the Midwest Independent Film Festival this Tuesday at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, with festivities beginning at 6 pm. From Chicago’s first look at the just-released C200 from Canon to panel on film distribution to the Chicago Premiere of Slamdance hit and critics’ pick DAVE MADE A MAZE, this year-round fest has something for everyone this Tuesday… READ MORE

♦ I hear NBC has made its decision on the remaining Chicago drama, opting not to renew freshman Chicago Justice for a second season. Flagship Chicago Fire as well as Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med were renewed earlier this month, while the decision on the newest and lowest-rated entry in the franchise, Chicago Justice, was tabled until after the upfronts… READ MORE

♦ The Cuban film Esteban launches the Chicago Latino Film Festival’s Reel Film Series tonight at the Instituto Cervantes Chicago. Esteban is the story of a musically gifted ten-year-old Cuban boy who dreams of becoming a professional pianist. His hopes contradict those of his mother, a divorced street vendor who urges him towards a more practical path… READ MORE

♦ Caryn Ruby, Erin R. Dooley and Mackenzie Horras spent over a combined 50 years in Chicago, each honing their comedy skills separately. Unaware of each other’s plans or goals, they all relocated to Los Angeles, only to finally discover each other and cook up a fun, light-hearted new 13-episode webseries called, Baked Goodes… READ MORE

♦ Netflix has canceled drama SENSE8 after two seasons. The series was created and directed by Chicagoans Lilly and Lana Wachowski and filmed in Chicago and at numerous locations around the country and internationally… READ MORE

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is an actor, director, producer and writer. He has written for Los Angeles Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, NY Blade Magazine, The LA Stage Alliance and Breakdown Services, among others. As a playwright, his work includes Straight Up with a Twist, My Dinner with Arlecchino and Cheese Louise. He lives in Chicago.

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