Justin Simien

Justin Simien is a TV and film writer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles. His feature directorial and screenwriting debut, Dear White People, won the Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent and was picked up by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. Simien won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, received the Gotham Awards' Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award along with a nomination for the Audience Award, and was named in Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” in 2013. His series adaptation of Dear White People is now heading into its fourth and final season, and his second feature, the New Jack Swing 1980s-set psychological thriller Bad Hair (Sundance Film Festival), will be released by Hulu this year.