Alex Pissios, CEO and President of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, is working to build the studio up in hopes of bringing approximately 15,000 high-quality film jobs to Illinois. Cinespace Chicago Film Studios is considered to be the midwest’s Hollywood and Alex Pissios is looking to revitalize the industry by revitalizing neighborhoods and bringing more jobs to the area. The film studio has is responsible for ushering in billions of dollars into Illinois. The Cinespace Chicago Film Studios has created over 40 popular productions such as Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Shameless, and Empire. The studio has 32 sound stages. There is also office space and other spaces that help support the productions.
Alex Pissios, along with IFA, are celebrating the growth the film industry has experienced in the Chicagoland area. The local community, creatives, the arts, and filmmakers all attended the Fall Into Film Block Party event, which is held annually. The event, which was held on Saturday, October 23rd, took place at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. The event featured live music, popular food trucks, and a virtual silent auction. The event was put in place by Acheron and Wintrust Productions. The event could not have taken place without the efforts of the organizations. The event was initiated because the IFA believes the film community needs support in order to succeed and thrive in the city of Chicago. The IFA is a nonprofit organization that helps to provide resources to keep a sustainable film industry while supporting independent creators.