NBC just released the trailer for their new series The Playboy Club. A show about the Playboy Club Chicago in 1960. The creators of Mad Men are bringing their game to Prime time TV, and it looks pretty good. It’s filmed in that dark dramatic style much like Mad Men, but extra sexy.
A portion of the show was shot here in Chicago in front of the Original Playboy Club on 116 E. Walton St. Hopefully this show doesn’t suffer the same fate as The Chicago Code.
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Here’s the premier video for Chicago R&B Artist Taylor Mallory. Filmed by my former Columbia College Chicago classmate Cam Be. It’s also stars my home girl Tina Powell!
I had a blast last night filming with Jen Chicago for the Zombie Prom @ Vision Night Club. Saw some great costumes, and captured some great party footage of Jen and the Undead. Check out here website for all kinds of fun videos of events and activities around Chicago.
My condolences go out to the family and friends of NBC 5 sportscaster, Daryl Hawks, who was found dead in his Atlanta hotel room while on assignment covering the Bulls game. It’s a loss for the TV and Sports community here in Chicago.
I didn’t personally know Daryl, but friends say he had a passion for his job and had fun doing it. Which is seen in the video below with his fellow anchors @ NBC 5.
Rest in Peace Daryl.
This past Tuesday Il. Gov. Pat Quinn, and Nick Mirkopoulos broke ground on a new 48 acre state of the art film studio on the city’s West Side.
In an article by the Chicago Sun-Times, it details the Studio and the State’s plan to build the studio in order to attract more big time productions to roll into town. In turn creating an estimated 8, 000 jobs for the film and television community.
The first production being the forth coming TV Series titled “Boss” starring Kelsey Grammer as the “Mayor of Chicago”.
On the heels of Fox’s cancellation of their under-performing series, The Chicago Code, this is a sigh of relief for everyone in the Film/TV community.
It’s an exciting time for filmmaking in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune, and other media sources are reporting that Fox has pulled the plug on the Chicago based police drama. Because of low ratings the show will not be renewed for a 2nd season, but the final 2 episodes will air as scheduled.
It’s a very sad moment in Chicago production because that mean hundreds of jobs for actors and crew member disappear. Now I’ll admit, I haven’t seen anything past the pilot episode so I can’t really give an option on the quality of the show. However every episode is sitting in my DVR. I have been told it had a very slow start, but was picking up steam. Sad to see a big network production leave town, but that’s show business.