PHOTO BOOTH: Pilot Showcase at the Midwest Independent Film Festival

PHOTO BOOTH: Pilot Showcase at the Midwest Independent Film Festival

The prestigious New York TV Festival (NYTVF) considers thousands of the best pilots from all over the world for its annual festival. This year, FIVE Midwest-made pilots - four out of Chicago - were selected. Tuesday at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago, attendees enjoyed all five pilots and met the creators at their annual Midwest Pilot Showcase.

Meanwhile, the fest's popular Producers Panel, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. right in the theater just before the pilot showcase, also had a focus on television, with EMPIRE Co-Executive Producer Loucas George, CHICAGO FIRE Producer Todd Arnow and former OPRAH Producer Marci Hughes headlining the panel.

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