George Tillman, Jr. is a critically acclaimed screenwriter, director, and film producer who has been involved in powerhouse projects like BARBERSHOP, SOUL FOOD, MEN OF HONOR, and NOTORIOUS. In addition to directing features, Tillman has directed numerous television projects including Starz’ POWER, Netflix/Marvel’s LUKE CAGE, and NBC’s dramedy THIS IS US.
Tillman’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed THE HATE U GIVE that opened to rave reviews in October 2018. The HATE U GIVE is the adaptation of The New York Times’ young adult best-seller novel THE HATE U GIVE (THUG) written by Angie Thomas, which was released by 20th Century Fox. The story follows a 16-year-old African American girl struggling to find her voice after the horrific shooting death of her friend by a white police officer.
Most recently, Tillman directed the pilot for the highly successful TV show FOR LIFE on ABC, which is a legal and family drama about an imprisoned man who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. The show opened to rave reviews and received the highest audience testing scores ABC had ever received. Currently, he is in pre-production for a new film with Sony and is set to move into production for this movie in 2021.