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Chicago Film History


The following feature films and television series were shot on Chicago streets and in our neighborhoods.

 


Made In Illinois

Illinois has had a rich and long film history. Click here to see the movies that featured Illinois cast, crew and locations.

 


Press Clips

Estimated nearly $500 million spent by film and TV crews in Illinois last year
Chicago Tribune
January 20, 2017

 

Here's A Map Of Filming In Chicago In 2016, A Year The City Was A TV Star
DNAinfo
January 6, 2017

 

He's the guy who said no to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Crain's Chicago Business
August 4, 2016

 

Illinois estimates $330 million spent by TV and films in 2015
Chicago Tribune
February 2, 2016

 

Etiquette on the set! How to behave when TV cameras are rolling
Chicago Tribune
September 30, 2015

 

The Stuntman
Want to send a bus tumbling across lower Wacker? Set someone on fire? Find a guy to plunge eight stories onto Lake Shore Drive—backward? Easy. Just call Rick LeFevour.
chicagomag.com
March 19, 2015

 

Here’s Just How Successful Empire Was
chicagomag.com
March 19, 2015

 

With 'Empire' And NBC Series, Chicago Takes Over Primetime
forbes.com
March 18, 2015

 

Chicago plays starring role in Andy and Lana Wachowski’s space epic ‘Jupiter Ascending’
Chicago Sun-Times
February 4, 2015

 

Hollywood in Your 'Hood: See Where Crews Filmed in Chicago in 2014 [MAP]
DNAinfo
January 14, 2015

 

Casting calls in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2015

 

Meet The Man Who Saved ‘Chicago Fire’ — And Many Lives Over Long Career
Chicago Sun-Times
December 2, 2014

 

Chicago neighborhoods see lots of filming action
WBEZ
November 14, 2014

 

Photos: Uptown Chicago Makes A Convincing Gotham City
chicagoist.com
November 14, 2014

 

'Batman v Superman' transforms Uptown into Gotham City
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2014

 

Street closures in the Loop because of 'Batman v. Superman'
RedEye
November 7, 2014

 

Sighting: Henry Cavill in Chicago for 'Batman v. Superman'
Chicago Tribune
November 2, 2014

 

Eight things I learned during my 'Chicago Fire' set visit
Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2014

 

'Divergent' sequel, 'Insurgent,' films along Chicago River
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2014

 

Chasing places - Searching for a particular Chicago spot? Location scout Kate Levinson knows where to look.
RedEye
October 6, 2014

 

Downton Abbey' star filming indie in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
September 18, 2014

 

Netflix Show 'Sense8' Takes Over SuperDawg
DNAinfo
August 8, 2014

 

Big TV, film production season is underway
REEL Chicago
August 7, 2014

 

'Sinister 2' to film in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2014

 

Netflix's 'Sense8' begins filming in Chicago this week
Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2014

 

Five summer movie events that don’t involve superheroes or megaplexes
The Chicago Maroon
June 2, 2014

 

Studio Becomes Celebrity Hot Spot Amid Chicago Film Boom
DNAinfo
April 9, 2014

 

Top Makeup Artists Getting Plenty Of Film Work In Chicago (Video Clip)
Yahoo.com
April 2, 2014

 

Sophia Bush Dishes on 'Chicago P.D.,' Favorite Restaurants, Winter Beauty
DNAinfo
February 11, 2014

 

Why TV producer Dick Wolf likes filming in Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business
March 6, 2014

 

Cinespace plans backlot expansion for filming possibilities
Chicago Tribune
January 30, 2014

 

Chicago's #1! Best place for filmmakers to live and work
Reel Chicago
January 23, 2014

 

2013 Sets Record For Chicago Production
Screen Magazine
January 22, 2014

 

2013 film revenues of $358 million set a new record
Reel Chicago
January 21, 2014

 

Chicago sets new record for film, TV production in 2013
Chicago Tribune
January 21, 2014

 

Chicago reaps record film revenue in 2013 (PDF)
Chicago Sun-Times
January 21, 2014

 

Action! Illinois film and TV business doubled in 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
January 21, 2014

 

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2014 Top Big Cities: #1. Chicago
MovieMaker
January 17, 2014

 

Nine Questions for Dick Wolf
Chicago Magazine
January 10, 2014

 

Dick Wolf: On New Chicago Franchise & How He Learned to Love Serialized Drama
TV Guide
October 30, 2013

 

Producers say movie-making has never been better in Chicago
Motion Picture Association of America
October 20, 2013

 

The Dark Knight helped spawn a filmmaking boom in Chicago
FOX 32 News
October 17, 2013

 

The Dark Knight helped spawn a filmmaking boom in Chicago
A.V. Club
October 17, 2013

 

Photos: 'Transformers 4' filming in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
September 28, 2013

 

"Transformers 4" Kicks Off Chicago Filming
NBC 5 Chicago
August 23, 2013

 

Video/Q&A: 'Drinking Buddies' director Joe Swanberg
Crain's Chicago Business
August 20, 2013

 

Hollywood Cranks Up Film, TV Shoots In Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business
August 19, 2013

 

What Hollywood Productions are Filming in Chicago?
WGN 720

 

How Chicago's film industry transforms good year into great year
Crain's Chicago Business
May 14, 2013

 

TV and movie crews spending more time filming in Chicago
WBEZ
April 4, 2013

 

'Boss' brings work to Chicago film industry during tough year
Crain's Chicago Business

Friday, August 17, 2012

 

Chicago Tease - Cubs Win World Series Commercial Scene by Scene

 

View the online photo gallery
RedEye
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

 

Chicago is 'Boss' star Troy Garity's kind of town
RedEye
December 1, 2011

 

Five Film Picks + Rich Moskal’s Weekend Plans
Chicago Magazine
July 27, 2011

 

Kelsey Grammer, the Boss of Chicago
Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2011

 

State banking on new film complex to improve on record year
Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2011

 

Latest Superman movie arrives in the nick of time
Crain's Chicago Business
March 28, 2011

 

The badge becomes her honor "Code"
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2011

 

Area Code
Jennifer Beals returns to 312 in Fox's new series

Time Out Chicago
February 2, 2011

Chicago Code Hits Home (PDF)
Chicago Sun-Times
February 2, 2011

 


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July 26, 2011

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