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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Chicago's Web Series Scene Is Flourishing

Chicago's Web Series Scene Is Flourishing

WDCB's Gary Zidek takes a closer look at the diversity that's emerged within Chicago's web series community.

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 Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, founder & head of development for Open Television

Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, founder & head of development for Open Television

"I saw a need for a platform that specifically focused on people who were excluded from Hollywood, so thinking not just about representing black people, not just representing queer people, or not just representing Asian people, but all of those identities together" - Dr. Aymar Jean Christian on the inspiration for Open Television.

 

The creators behind an eclectic mix of Chicago-based web series participated in a post-screening Q-and-A during the opening night of the Chicago International Television Festival.

 WOKE TV Q-and-A session at Chicago International Television Festival

WOKE TV Q-and-A session at Chicago International Television Festival

The new comedic series, KAPPA FORCE, was among the Chicago-based projects to screen at the Chicago International Television Festival's WOKE TV event.

 Image from the Chicago-based web series, KAPPA FORCE

Image from the Chicago-based web series, KAPPA FORCE

The real life story of two women becoming friends inspired the new web series VELVET.

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VELVET and THE EXQUISITE CORPSE will be screened at a special event at the Chicago Cultural Center on Wednesday March 28.

And the personal experiences of two young Chicagoans is at the heart of the new web series THE T. 

 Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri, co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of THE T

Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri, co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of THE T

This is just a small sampling of the new web series being created in Chicago. Lots of cool projects are being developed and produced here. 

Head over to weareo.tv to check out Dr. Aymar Jean Christian's platform.

Pianist Greg Spero Ready For Next Challenge

Pianist Greg Spero Ready For Next Challenge

Film Review: UNSANE

Film Review: UNSANE