Chicago film studio suing state, claims work given to rival

May 13, 2015 3:19 PM

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A film studio that has been in Chicago since 1979 is suing the state, accusing it of unfairly steering production work to a newer rival that hosts shows like "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D."

Chicago Studio City filed the lawsuit in federal court last week against the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The company says the department didn't allow it to bid for production opportunities given to Cinespace Chicago, which opened in 2010. Chicago Studio City says in cou...

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