Betsy Steinberg on the Set of Chicago Fire

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Interviewing Illinois Film Office Managing Director Betsy Steinberg was quite intriguing and enlightening, She shared a wealth of information about the films and TV series shot here in our beautiful city.

One of Ms. Steinberg’s primary responsibilities and biggest challenges is to create partnerships with those around the city and state that can help build an appealing atmosphere and environment to attract major Hollywood movie makers to Chicago. Due to her diligent work, Chicago has experienced a film revival in large part to a tax bill the state of Illinois passed to give filmmakers a 30 percent tax break on production costs.

Ms. Steinberg has been with the the Illinois Film Office for six years and has done a remarkable job on marketing our city to Hollywood studios and independent production companies.


About Irene Michaels

Irene Michaels is a publisher, celebrity insider journalist and former model/actress continuing to expand her ever-growing business with Her website provides readers with exclusive photos, interviews, videos and other content offering a unique Chicago perspective on the glamorous and exciting lives of the stars, social glitterati and the city’s most powerful people, while drawing attention to important causes and exciting events. Her TCW blog, “Powerful Partners,” offers an inside look at the exciting lives of influential men and women, and the talented writer is also involved in many philanthropic endeavors such as PAWS Chicago, De Paul Theater School, Better Boys Foundation, Parkways, Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, Joffrey Circle and Chicago Human Rhythm Project just to mention a few.