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When we think of movies, we think of the bright lights of Hollywood. But we have to remember what is in our own backyard with independent films and even blockbuster films made in Chicago.  Amy and her panel discuss the state of the independent film scene in Chicago, and the issues of diversity within the industry.

Amy is joined by:

Fawzia Mirza, actor, writer producer of ‘Her Story,’ ‘Signature Move’ and more

Matthew Aaron, Filmmaker, The Matthew Aaron Show

Mike McNamara, Actor (Chicago Fire), Filmmaker, Midwest Independent Film Festival

Jerry Vasilatos, The 48 Hour Film Project

Josh Chicoine. Co-Founder CIMMfest