THE ARTSIDERS® Nationwide DVD Release: March 10th, 2009!

If you missed the limited edition DVD pre-release of Chris Olsen’s THE ARTSIDERS® on NOVEMBER 25th, 2008, have no fear! The EMMY®-Nominated “Origins” edition DVD (containing both the half-hour PBS broadcast edition and the original full-hour Director’s Cut edition) is getting a nationwide release March 10th, 2009! Support The Arts, and pre-order your copies today […]

NEWS GAZETTE – “Champaign native’s documentary back on WILL; DVD next”

New CHAMPAIGN NEWS GAZETTE article on THE ARTSIDERS® and the upcoming upcoming broadcast on PBS/WILL-TV! (Written by: Melissa Merli, Published on 1/6/2009) “Champaign native’s documentary back on WILL; DVD next“

Introducing “ARTSIDERS® RAW”

After every intense shoot and hardcore editing session, we are left with dozens of hours of amazing footage that may never see the light of day in future episodes of THE ARTSIDERS®…  Fact is, it’s been driving us a bit cracky, so we’ve decided to jam some of our favorite gems together and post ’em online.  Check out the […]


Hey Hey Hey! Guess what’s coming back to the airwaves in January? That’s right… The first episode of Chris Olsen’s The Artsiders® returns to PBS/WILL-TV on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 9:30 PM! Check back HERE for more info!

Heading to the 2008 (Midwest) EMMYs!

Kai Harding filmmaker Chris Olsen received two nominations September 9th 2008, at the 50th annual Midwest Emmy Awards Nomination Party, held on the 16th floor of Trump’s Chicago Hotel and Tower. The event, hosted by renowned film critic Richard Roeper, recognizes excellence in broadcasting achievements for the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts […]