Netflix has given a series order to “Dear White People,” an adaptation of writer and director Justin Simien’s 2014 feature film of the same name. Simien will write all 10 half-hour episodes and…
Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec “Make a Wish” with Anthony Mackie attached to star and “Dear White People” director Justin Simien on board to direct. The spec was written by Zach Frankel and…
Justin Simien's Sundance-awarded campus comedy “Dear White People" has made a real buzz at Stockholm, with screening sold out and additional screenings added during festival's last weekend. Since its…
Starting at the Sundance Film Festival, "Dear White People" director Justin Simien spent most of the year promoting the comedy-drama on the festival circuit — where he's still amazed over the…
After generating plenty of buzz at Sundance earlier this year, the new trailer for Justin Simien’s "Dear White People" continues to ask pointed questions of Hollywood, offering some food for…
Wednesday’s Los Angeles premiere of “Dear White People” evoked a mix of raucous laughter and uncomfortable silences on the next-to-last night of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The screening at L.A…
Justin Simien's lively and articulate comedy proves better at rattling off ideas than it does squeezing them into a coherent narrative frame.
"Remember when black movies didn't necessarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig?" With that pointed query, Justin Simien kicked off his successful Indiegogo crowd-funding push.
At a time when many have criticized the entertainment industry for the absence of female directors, it's worth noting that five of the 11 directors on the list (one entry consists of a pair) are…
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