Illinois Now Ranks Among Top 5 States for Film, TV Production

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In 2017, film and television productions in Illinois generated $423 million for the local economy and close to 14,000 jobs.

Of those jobs, a record 53 percent went to women and minorities.

With prime-time hits such as “Empire” on Fox, Dick Wolf’s stable of productions for NBC (“Chicago Fire,” Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med”) and “Shameless” on Showtime, the film and TV industry in Illinois’ – particularly in Chicago – appears to be in robust health.

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