Chicago Film Office
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington, Room 108
Chicago IL 60602
Rich Moskal, Director
Betsey Grais, Deputy Director
Yolanda Arias, Project Coordinator
2014 Holidays/Office Closed:
The Chicago Film Office, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, leads the city’s effort to attract and enhance the production of feature films, television series, commercials, documentaries and all forms of local screen entertainment. For filmmakers, it is a one-stop liaison for all City of Chicago production needs including permits, city services, and logistical support.
Audiences around the world travel Chicago’s streets through its portrayal in filmed entertainment. These compelling images help to generate tourism, promote international business, and establish a new global awareness of our landscape and culture. Adding to local favorites Ferris Buellers Day Off and The Blues Brothers, recent productions of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Contagion, The Dark Knight, and Public Enemies as well as numerous television series have led to Chicago being ranked among the most respected production centers in the country.
Since 1980,more than 1100 feature films and television productions have shot in Chicago contributing $2 billion in local revenue. Chicago attracts hundreds of commercials and photo shoots each year that are produced for both national and international clients.This growth industry provides quality jobs for thousands of Chicagoans and creates opportunities for hundreds of hometown businesses. This success would not have been possible without tremendous community support. Thanks to the spirited cooperation of residents, businesses and civic leaders, Chicago is truly a remarkable city for filmmaking.
Filmmakers: Help Steer this CAR
Chicago Artists Resource is adding film as a discipline to its site. CAR's mission is to build a creative marketplace for Chicago artists by providing access to jobs, opportunities and professional development. We figure you want to make a living at your craft, and you need money and exposure to do so. We've started a survey to find out what that means specifically for filmmakers.
Weigh in, submit your content. We'd love to have the people practicing film and video tell us what they need to help them focus on their work.
|Jan 21, 2014||City of Chicago Announces Another Record Year For Local Film and Television Industry|
|Oct 15, 2013||Producer/Writer Dick Wolf To Give Keynote Address At City Of Chicago’s First Film And Media Summit|
|Sep 27, 2013||City Of Chicago Announces First Chicago Film And Media Summit, October 20|
For information regarding internships in the Creative Industries Department – including the Film Office, please click here. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept resumes directly in our office. All materials must to be submitted directly to the City of Chicago Human Resources Department.