| May 17, 2012
| 12:30 PM
The three minute trailer for the upcoming NBC drama “Chicago Fire” features firefighters battling flames in a collapsing building, a firefighter receiving a “Pulp Fiction”-like needle through the chest, and two people sucking...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:33 AM
According to Andy and Lana Wachowski, most of their films are set in Chicago — although none have actually shot here.
When my colleague Chris Borrelli asked about this for a piece that ran in the Tribune last week, Lana Wachowski replied, "There...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Want to be a part of “Chicago Fire”?
The NBC firefighter drama currently filming in Chicago is looking for “artsy college students” for Friday, a male (African American and other ethnicities) between 13-28 for a bus scene in...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:10 PM
"I used to spend summers with Uncle Nick as a kid," Pissios, a former real estate developer, tells me. He hung around the Cinespace Toronto soundstages. "That's how this whole thing happened. A few years ago, I was building condominiums by the United...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:34 AM
This is not a political story.
This is a story about acting and the thin line between a performance and a public face. This is about aesthetics. Please do not read any ideological argument into the following or take what I am about to say as cynicism or...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:06 AM
It’s hard to predict all of the celebrities who will attend Lollapalooza this year. Unlike a major sporting event in Chicago, the stars in the Lollapalooza crowd aren’t just actors, musicians and athletes with local ties. They’re often...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:59 PM
It was a notable year for Chicago's film and TV industry, both for projects that came — and those that didn't. First, the good news. The city was home to four television series in 2012. That is an unprecedented number.
TV, however, is a fickle...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:30 AM
You knew it was only a matter of time before there would be cross promotion between the “Chicago Fire” TV show and the Major League Soccer club by the same name.
Eamonn Walker -- who plays Battalion Chief Wallace Boden on the upcoming NBC...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:30 AM
October's TV programming might be heavy on the Halloween-themed stuff, but that's not all the networks have to offer. "30 Rock" and "Community" return for their final seasons. "Happy Endings" is back, as well as a new season of "American Horror Story,"...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:46 AM
The cast and crew of NBC's “Chicago Fire” have learned that there are added bonuses to filming a firefighter drama in the Chicago area.
Taylor Kinney – who co-stars with Jesse Spencer and Eamonn Walker on the show – said the...