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Cinespace pledges $50K to UC Comer Children’s Hospital

January 30, 2020

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios is proud to announce a five-year pledge of $50,000 to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital in support of the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit. The doctor’s “office on wheels” takes primary care to children in underserved communities on Chicago’s South Side.

Cinespace Film Studios Receives "Compadre of the Year" Award

January 11, 2020

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, located on the west side of Chicago and currently the second-largest film studio in the country, received the "Compadre of the Year" Award from the Little Village Chamber of Commerce and the Little Village Rotary Club.

Cinespace President Alex Pissios honored by SOS Illinois

December 13, 2019

Cinespace Chicago Film Studio President Alex Pissios received the Distinguished Community Leadership Award from SOS Children’s Villages Illinois during the organization’s Annual Meeting last week.

The Accidental Movie Mogul

December 10, 2019

The Hollywood-size saga of how Alex Pissios made Chicago a TV and film capital

Latinos Progresando Hosts Annual MEX Talks

September 26, 2019

Latinos Progresando Hosts Annual MEX Talks

Lights, Camera, Incubation Stage 18

June 15, 2019

An entertainment incubator called Stage 18 will take up shop at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, a nearly 52-acre film studio that boasts TV shows such as “Empire” and “Chicago Fire” as clients.

“Vice,” “The Dark Knight” star Christian Bale on using celebrity for good

May 02, 2019

“Vice,” “The Dark Knight” star Christian Bale on using celebrity for good

Alex Pissios of Cinespace and Sinai Hospital donate to school in Lawndale

March 28, 2019

Alex Pissios CEO of Cinespace and Sinai Hospital donate to school in Lawndale

Filmmaking Is Booming In Chicago, With A Record 520 Projects Shot Here Last Year, Emanuel And Pritzker Tout

February 28, 2019

Filmmaking Is Booming In Chicago, With A Record 520 Projects Shot Here Last Year, Emanuel And Pritzker Tout with some 13,000 jobs that were supported by the film industry in 2018, up from 5,000 in 2011, the city said.

Alex Pissios, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24th)

February 28, 2019

Cinespace Chicago Film Studio President Alex Pissios, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24th) walk through the studio, Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2019. Illinois film industry generated $473M in 2018.

Chicago TV production stays hot, with signs of more growth ahead

February 28, 2019

Dick Wolf’s three Chicago-shot shows were renewed for new seasons, and production space is being added. "I'm turning business away," says Cinespace President Alex Pissios.

Cinespace Expands Into Lawndale

February 28, 2019

TV, Film Biz Booms in Chicago as Cinespace Expands Into Lawndale. Alex Pissios with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. JB Pritzker in Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.

Enjoying Empire Close Up

March 18, 2019

Empire” shoots in Chicago at Cinesace Chicago Film Studios on the West Side. New York, however, is where the show is set and where Lucious Lyon (played by the Chicago born and Cleveland raised Terrence Howard) grew up and launched the record label from nothing with Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson).

Mirkopoulos Internship Program at Cinespace Studios Helps Chicago Youth

January 29, 2019

An internship program at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios is giving underserved young adults from the West Side an opportunity to find jobs, union memberships and more. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has the details.

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