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Alex Diamond learns from Chicago P.D. work for filmmaking future
  Assistant Director Alex Diamond jokes that his professional abbreviation, “A.D.,” should really stand for “Anxious Director.” “We always have to think of what could go wrong, and what could be an issue,” explained Diamond, a graduate of Columbia...

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For "Chicago Fire" stylist Steykine Wills, the main job is about helping to build characters
  Chicagoan Steykine Wills, a hair stylist who works full-time for the locally-produced television drama Chicago Fire, sees helping to create characters as a central part of her job. “Depending on if a character appears disheveled, for example, we...

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Chicago Made brings film and TV production opportunities to residents
Chicago is continuing to boom as a center for film and television production. Last summer alone, some 15 productions added nearly $700 million to the city’s local economy. This was due to filmmakers, studios, and networks taking advantage of tax i...

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Spring Concert Guide
The past 2 years have been a challenging time for all of us, especially musical artists who have not been able to perform in front of live audiences. For many artists, COVID has been a time to reflect on the state of the world and create art accor...

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Nina Escobedo: Bringing a passion for costumes to Chicago’s TV and film industry
Nina Escobedo credits her grandmother for sparking the childhood interests that ultimately led to her becoming a professional costumer working in Chicago. “My grandmother taught me to sew at the age of four,” recalled Escobedo. “It started with bu...