WBEZ | Jupiter Ascending http://www.wbez.org/tags/jupiter-ascending Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Local talent helped draw major studio productions to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/local-talent-helped-draw-major-studio-productions-chicago-108223 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Chicago filming.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Talent from local theaters and film schools helped draw the record number of major studio productions currently being filmed in Chicago.</p><p>Current film and television productions are expected to top last year&rsquo;s 2,200 jobs.</p><p>Rich Moskal is the director of the Chicago Film Office.</p><p>&ldquo;Episodic television needs to draw from local resources even more so than features based on oftentimes what are budget limitations,&rdquo; Moskal said. &ldquo;So their interest in hiring local crew people, department heads, technicians as well as actors is particularly high.&rdquo;</p><p>The local film and television industry made $184 million dollars in revenue last year.</p><p>Moskal says the films &lsquo;Jupiter Ascending&rsquo; and &lsquo;Transformers 4&rsquo; combined are expected to make more than 51 million dollars.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Lee Jian Chung is a WBEZ arts and culture intern. Follow him <a href="http://www.twitter.com/jclee89">@jclee89</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/local-talent-helped-draw-major-studio-productions-chicago-108223