Before the pandemic ground the production of TV shows, commercials, and movies to a halt, Alex Pissios led the second-largest studio space in North America. Conespace has studios in Chicago and Toronto, with Netflix turning its Canadian campus into its production hub. The pandemic has stalled production for several productions, but Alex Pissios refused to let the studios remain shuttered.
Alex Pissios has always had a philanthropic fervor. The mobile medical unit operated by the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital benefitted to the tune of $50,000. The entrepreneur remained positive during the pandemic and converted some of the available space in his studios to a food storage location. Chicago’s food depositary used 20,000 square feet of the Cinespace Chicago location to store supplies.
Alex Pissios is always open to rewarding those in the community who have achieved success. During the pandemic, Cinespace hosted a meal for 200 frontline healthcare workers as a sign of appreciation. Pissios remains hopeful the reopening of the production sector in Chicago will bring renewed success to Illinois.
The sale of Cinespace Studios to a private equity firm will bring down the curtain on the work of Alexi Pissios and his family. The former head of production at Netflix, Eoin Egan will take over as CEO of Cinespace. Alex Pissios is not quite done in the entertainment sector because he will remain in a consultancy role at Cinespace to ensure a smooth transition to the new owners.