Edwards' "Sullivan" confronts legacy, corruption in Irish construction empire

Gregory Edwards shoots his debut feature “Sullivan” this June.

Pilsen filmmaker prepping HD feature for production in Mexico and Chicago

Dalia Tapia (center) and her crew will shoot the HD feature “Princesa Tarazca” in Mexico and C

Deaf Dog ramps up record production with exclusive new Focusrite console

Deaf Dog’s new Focusrite console is one of only eight in the world John Ovn

First daytime network reality show to shoot in Chicago this month

“Starting Over,” the first network daytime reality series, shoots in Chicago through the end of the year.

Backyard plants Seed for future growth

Seed, a new L.A.-based commercial company, is the joint venture of Backyard partners Roy Skillicorn and Blair Stribley and Science+ Fiction founders Steve Mendelson and Kevin Townsend. Their focus is developing young directorial talent for commercials and programming content. Backyard COO Dan Bryant is Seed’s executive producer. Seed starts s

The ultimate insult to filmmakers: TV movie on Bush made in Canada

First “Chicago” was filmed in Toronto. Then the cable story of dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker and mayor Rudy Giuliani. And now ? from the people who should know much, much better comes, are you ready? ? a TV movie on George W. Bush. “The Big Dance,” which makes a 9/11 hero of Bush, was shot on a Toronto s

Manuel producing as a one-stop shop

Spot producer Darryl Manuel finishing post on a doc about his musician father-in-law.

REELSCENE: News and Notes

WHEN THE WHITE SOX didn’t want to step up to the plate, Chicago lost a $30 million feature for this year. We heard Sox management sniffed that the club was in the baseball business and not the movie business when producers said they’d like to film “M

"Lizzie" director launches Indiefest film market

“Lizzie” director Lee Alan is launching Indiefest, the

Play ends with raves

Actor John Mossman wants to return to filmmaking after a 3-month run of “After the Fall”

Ed Asner, Judge Reinhold to star in Downstate producer's feature

Robin Peters is producing the feature “The Crab Orchard” in Champaign this June.

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