Cinespace announces 2019 production lineup

From Winger Marketing - Aug 6, 2019


Chris Rock stars in “Fargo” on FX

The largest film studio in the Midwest prepares for

a busy season of hit shows with 13 new interns


Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, based on the west side of Chicago, and currently the second-largest film studio in the country, welcomes back many popular series and announces several new television shows now filming at its campuses.

The start of filming season also marks the fourth group of television production Interns from CineCares Foundation now beginning work on network productions.

New programs filming at Cinespace Chicago include Utopia, an Amazon Studios production written by acclaimed author Gillian Flynn; Fargo, an FX production in Season 4 and starring Chris Rock; and Genius: Aretha Franklin, the third season of the National Geographic series.

Returning series filming at the Chicago campus include Chicago Fire, Season 8; Chicago P.D., Season 7; Chicago Med, Season 5; Empire, Season 6 (final); and The Chi, Season 3.

2019 CineCares crew

This season, CineCares’ interns will take on various production roles on Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Empire. Jobs include work in the Location, Prop, Grip, Electric, and Camera departments.

Each of the 13 interns was selected from a competitive group of 35 who were referred by CineCares Foundation’s community partners. The rigorous selection process considers young adults ages 18 – 26 who come from underserved neighborhoods, including North Lawndale and the surrounding areas in close proximity to Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.

“There is no doubt that Chicago has become a top choice for production companies and studios for projects. Cinespace Chicago has built a reputation for providing studios with excellent facilities and access to exceptional pre and post-production workers and businesses,” said Alex Pissios, president and CEO of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. “I’m very proud of the reputation we have built and the jobs that we have created in the past eight years,” he added.

CineCares Foundation, a non-profit arm of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, continues to collaborate with NBCUniversal, Dick Wolf Productions, Fox and I.A.T.S.E. Local 476 this season to provide job training and work opportunities to the fourth group of young adults aspiring to work in film.

Interns participate in a 24-week, intense, training program that can provide them with opportunities to become members of Chicago’s professional film community.

For more information on programs filming at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios or for information on CineCares Foundation, please visit or






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