Tillman & Teitel will brighten the winter scene
by bringing their latest feature back to Chicago

WRITERS STRIKE NOTWITHSTANDING, loyal-to-Chicago homies director George Tillman and producer Bob Teitel will shoot their next feature, called “Humboldt Park,” here in February.

Tom Busch returns from L.A. where he presently lives to produce, as he has for all of Tillman-Teitel’s State Street movies filmed here in the past.

It’s a family drama, not unlike their original 1997 “Soul Food” hit, but centered around an Hispanic family. No star signed as yet.

EXPECT A FULL HOUSE for the Nov. 15 AICP show, when it unspools the year’s best in the art and technique of the commercial at the Chicago History Museum.

Festivities start with drinks and appetizers at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 screening and 7:30 reception. Tickets are $150 and you’re invited to wear creative black tie.

OPTIMUS PRESIDENT TOM DUFF was elected international AICE president at the Nov. 8 international board meeting in Boston.

New officers serving a two-year term are VP Bob Cagliero, executive producer of 89 Editorial, New York and Santa Monica; secretary Craig Duncan, VP/general manager of Griot Editorial, Detroit and treasurer Mary Beth Odell, co-founder and general manager of Rooster Post, Toronto and currently AICE Toronto chapter president.