Writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. will be honored with a Career Achievement Award at the 17th Annual Black Perspectives Tribute on Friday, October 11 at
this year’s  49th annual Chicago International
Film Festival

, who stars in Tillman’s latest film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, which will screen at at CIFF as well, will also be on hand for the gala red carpet tribute.

Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International
Film Festival Michael Kutza, in announcing
the award said, that as a producer, George Tillman, Jr. has played an important role
in opening the doors of Hollywood to a new generation of African-American
filmmakers and artists.

He also added that: As a writer and director, Tillman has told
funny, inspiring and heartbreaking stories that capture the energy and
complexity of the African-American experience. We are pleased and honored to
present him with this award and we are also delighted to welcome back past
Black Perspectives honoree Jennifer Hudson to the Festival. Hudson shares
Tillman’s deep love for this city. I am quite sure this evening will be special
for both of them.

Congratulations to George Tillman. Very well deserved!