Justin Simien


Justin Simien​ burst onto the scene in 2014 as the ​writer/director of the critically​-​acclaimed ​​film, "Dear White People," which earned him the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance ​and the Independent Spirit​ Award​​'s "Best First Screenplay" honor. Helmed by Simien, Dear White People, the series, launches in 2017 on Netflix.

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