Archive for the 'Broadcast Dates' Category

Grab snacks and dig DA BIG ZIP

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

We veer off the normal story beats in central Illinois to visit with Nick Alonzo and company up in Chicago, whose new flick DA BIG ZIP plays virtually this afternoon at 3 p.m. Take in an ultra indie today! Tickets cheap!

L’episode un C-U: PEORIA plays TV

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

In the first part of our limited series on independently-produced dramatic television in central Illinois, we peek at the progress being made by PEORIA creator Michael Mcgruder and his personnel.

Kids’ vids preserve Pens to Lens

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

When life hands you lemons, make the best movies possible with limited means! This is the lesson behind the children-led Pens to Lens show that premiered virtually at Facebook on August 15, 2020.

Online panel will talk indie filming

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The Central Illinois Film Commission wants to tell you about how filmmakers make it happen in downstate Illinois. Interested in inside knowledge? There’s a Zoom event on Saturday afternoon for that!

COUNTRY to encore on WILL-TV

Friday, March 6th, 2020

It has been a long while since a feature-length project has emerged from the WILL-TV studios in Urbana, so we welcome ILLINOIS COUNTRY with open arms. It airs tonight, March 6, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

WILL-TV to run topical indie docs

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

The WILL-TV documentary digest REEL MIDWEST finally returns tonight, January 30, 2020, with STATEVILLE CALLING, a look at determined efforts to reform the Illinois criminal justice system.

Critics voice their ideas in videos

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

As movie critics gravitate to on-line podcasts and videos to offer their opinions, several teams in Champaign-Urbana have continued the tradition of televised debate. We share a few examples with you.

Africa focus of NOW! artist’s films

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The Urbana Public Television/Urbana Public Arts Program series ART NOW! returns to filmmaker territory with an episode on Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo, a Burkina Faso native recently settled in Champaign.

Duo goes home in ILL new series

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

“To be or not to be about Champaign, IL” is not the question here. “To be or not to be a funny show called CHAMPAIGN ILL and starring Adam Pally and Sam Richardson” is the more accurate query.

Indie films find home at WILL-TV

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced a new program to air on WILL television that will showcase films about the Midwest experience, REEL MIDWEST.