Call Sheet

Swanberg Comedy Sold to Orchard, Sony
Swanberg Comedy Sold to Orchard, Sony

Greetings from Park City! I just bumped into Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg (on my way out of the world premiere of his wife Kris's wonderful ...

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New Director Named for Michigan Film Office
New Director Named for Michigan Film Office

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jenell Leonard, of DeWitt, MI, as director of the Michigan Film Office. Leonard replaces Margaret O’Riley who ...

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Slamdance Showcasing Midwest Filmmakers
Slamdance Showcasing Midwest Filmmakers

Greetings from Park City! With the Slamdance Film Festival wrapping up tomorrow night, I thought I'd give you a look at the outstanding Midwest filmmakers ...

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Michigan Film Office Director Departs
Michigan Film Office Director Departs

While 2015 is off to a solid start with television and feature films shooting throughout the Midwest, our community is losing yet another one of ...

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Midwest Filmmakers Shine at Sundance
Midwest Filmmakers Shine at Sundance

Greetings from Park City! As the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing following Thursday's opening night festivities, I thought it would be good ...

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Fox Renews EMPIRE After Just Two Episodes
Fox Renews EMPIRE After Just Two Episodes

How do you get renewed for a second season after just two episodes? 1. Set a ratings record for Fox in your first episode. 2. ...

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CHICAGO FIRE Spinoff Back On?
CHICAGO FIRE Spinoff Back On?

If the news of EMPIRE being renewed by Fox for a second season wasn’t enough for you, NBC has announced that the CHICAGO FIRE spinoff ...

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Steinberg Leaving IL Film Office
Steinberg Leaving IL Film Office

"No!" That was my well-crafted immediate reply when my friend and (much more importantly) the exceedingly dedicated director of the Illinois Film Office Betsy Steinberg ...

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