Alex Pissios was born in Chicago land, and his parents were Greek immigrants. Alex runs cinespace Chicago film studios as its CEO and president. His father was a teacher, and Alex pissios also had the same passion for becoming a teacher. He studied English literature at Northern Illinois University. However, in 2003 he did not start teaching but developed a real estate company in the united center.
In 2008 there was a recession, and Alex Pissios and his partners in real estate almost lost everything. That’s the time that Alex decided to focus on different family businesses. Alex Pissios’s uncle Nick Mirkopoulos in earlier years had started a film and television production company. This studio was located in Canada, and it worked with great productions such as the Golden Globe-nominated and Best Picture Oscar-winner Chicago.
Pissios and his uncle Mirkopoulos bought 60 acres in 2011 from Ryerson steel complex located in Windy City’s neighborhood. The two created their film studio, cinespace Chicago and named it “Hollywood of the Midwest”. It was one of the biggest independent movie studios outside Los Angeles.
Cinespace has created more than 15,000 jobs opportunities for the North Lawndale neighborhood members. Apart from providing job opportunities, it has also provided educational opportunities. During Alex Pissios leadership, the film studio has been able to bring more than three billion dollars to Illinois and Chicago city. Alex is known in Chicago land and the community because of his work with various charity organizations. He has even volunteered and spent time with these neighborhood schools as a caregiver.