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On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Uptown Magazine celebrated its 2019 “Uptown Honors Hollywood” pre-Oscar gala presented by Lexus. Co-hosted by Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer, the event honored two of Black Hollywood‘s influential visionaries: director Tim Story and director, screenwriter and producer George Tillman Jr. Collectively, both men have notable box office film credits, including Shaft, Mudbound, Barbershop, Soul Food, Think Like A…

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Writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. He became inspired to make films on his own after seeing Cooley High and Taxi Driver. In 1994, Tillman wrote and directed his first feature film, Scenes for the Soul. Shot entirely in Chicago using local talent and resources, the film caught the attention of Doug McHenry and…

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A-list stars are descending upon Park City, Utah for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Singers and actress Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys have teamed up for the movie titled The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, a heart wrenching and coming-of-age film.  The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete follows two inner city youths – an ambitious 14-year-old…

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