CREATED BY: Marc Levin
DIRECTED BY: Mark Benjamin & Marc Levin
WRITTEN BY: Marc Levin & Mark Konkol
SERIES PRODUCER: Yoav Attias
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Robert Redford, Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin & Laura Michalchyshyn
CONSULTING PRODUCER: Nicholas Burnett
PRODUCER: Kara Rozansky
SENIOR PRODUCER: Jenner Furst
SERIES CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Mark Benjamin, Tony Hardmon & Daniel Levin
SERIES FILM EDITING BY: Pamela Scott, Anne Barliant, Jenner Furst, Pagan Danielle Harleman, James Lester, Jevon Roush, Ema Ryan Yamazaki
Chicagoland is an eight episode documentary series focusing on the political scene in modern day Chicago. The show used three camera crews to collect more than a thousand hours of footage of several notable Chicago figures doing their respective jobs in City Hall, within the school system, and at the Chicago Police Department.
The main focus of the show is Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, who has to deal with the realities of running a major American city that is facing financial difficulties and an escalating problem with crime.
Fenger High School principal Elizabeth Dozier attempts to run her South Side school while facing budget cuts and the often violent environment her students must content with.
Chicago PD Superintendent Garry McCarthy deals with gang activity, general crime, and security concerns during major events in the city.