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  • iO Chicago's move is more than a new address

    iO Chicago's move is more than a new address
    This weekend, Charna Halpern's iO Chicago, once known as ImprovOlympic before the pesky International Olympic Committee decided to enforce its trademark, makes its final exit from the scruffy strip of Clark Street bars just south of Wrigley Field. The...
  • Emmy Scorecard: Ryan Murphy Productions Nabs More Noms Than Most Studios

    Ryan Murphy loves it when people who work on his shows are recognized in kudos races. He was rolling in clover on Thursday with an eye-popping 34 Emmy noms garnered by his Ryan Murphy Prods. banner. The haul primarily came through big showings from FX'...
  • Trailers Have Become as Big as the Films They Promote

    In the Dark Ages, i.e. pre-Internet, you had to schlep to a local cinema to watch a trailer, and then wait for weeks -- or even months -- to buy a ticket to the actual movie. But today, you can just go online, anytime, anywhere, and check out a trailer,...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • Jason Sudeikis in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig in Heist Movie

    Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig in Relativity's untitled armored car project, formerly known as "Loomis Fargo." The movie, to be released Aug. 14, 2015, is set to begin production in July with Jared Hess...
  • Directors picked for 'Taliban Shuffle' movie with Tina Fey - report

    Directors picked for 'Taliban Shuffle' movie with Tina Fey - report
    Having wrapped the Will Smith movie “Focus” for Warner Bros., John Requa and Glenn Ficarra have signed on to direct “The Taliban Shuffle” for Paramount and producer Tina Fey, TheWrap has learned. Fey will produce through her...
  • FXX Orders 'Man Seeking Woman' Starring Jay Baruchel

    FXX has ordered 10 episodes of "Man Seeking Woman," a new comedy starring Jay Baruchel from former "Saturday Night Live" writer Simon Rich. Described as a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, the series centers on Josh...
  • Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

    Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
    The upcoming Marvel adaptation of “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd will also feature Chicago theater actor-turned-filmmaker David Dastmalchian, whose semi-autobiographical indie “Animals” (which examined addiction with a sly and...
  • FXX orders modern dating comedy 'Man Seeking Woman'

    FXX orders modern dating comedy 'Man Seeking Woman'
    FXX has ordered a 10-episode first season of a new comedy series "Man Seeking Woman" starring Jay Baruchel, who may sound familiar to anyone who's a fan of the "How to Train Your Dragon" films — he voices Hiccup. In the new series, created by...
  • Culture Drives Laughs in Today's Comedy Offerings

    From "All in the Family" to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" to "Seinfeld," comedy has always lived in the zeitgeist of the culture, and if there's one series that satirizes society's ever-expanding love-hate relationship with modern technology, it's HBO's...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Emmy Creative Arts: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' Editors are a Cut Above the Rest

    Balancing tension and payoff, unease and release, misdirection and revelation for the span of a 90-minute film is never easy for an editor. But keeping viewers' fingernails well-bitten over a 60-minute TV episode -- frequently with commercial...