CHICAGO (CBS) — State officials said Friday the television and film industry spent a record amount of money in Illinois last year, creating more than 2,200 jobs.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West Side, crews were working on the film Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Aaaron Eckhart and Ray Stevenson.
“It’s the largest feature film to ever shoot in Illinois. They actually use full stages and locations. In the past, what the issue was in Chicago, they would come and shoot a lot of locations, and then leave,” Cinespace President Alex Pissios said.