Jennifer Hudson stars in latest film by Columbia College alumni

March 28, 2013 2:36:01 PM PDT
Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks star in the upcoming movie from two filmmakers who got their start at Columbia College.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete features music from Alicia Keys.

Columbia alumni George Tillman and Bob Teitel say, in Hollywood, you can always tell a Chicagoan because they work so hard and are so proud of being from Chicago. That's why they give the city a starring role any time they can.

Last week, Teitel had a party at his Los Angeles home for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, with guests including Jim Belushi, Joe Mantegna and Jeff Garlin. The governor is a big supporter of incentives to bring film production to Illinois.