George Tillman, Jr. Overview

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Born: January 26, 1969

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tillman was inspired to make films of his own after seeing the film Cooley High. Tillman entered Columbia College where he majored in Film and Video. There he made the 30-minute short, Paula, which told the story of a 17-year-old, African-American single mother. It received numerous accolades and awards including the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Student Academy Award and the Black Filmmakers' Hall of Fame Award. Tillman graduated in 1991... See All


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