2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Justin Simien

writer/director Dear White People
Justin Simien (Director, Writer and Producer) was recently lauded as one of Variety's "10 Directors to Watch." He earned a Streamy Award nomination for the web series "INST MSGS," which was distributed by Revision 3. In addition to producing and directing online companion pieces for Participant Media's The Help, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Middle of Nowhere campaigns, he has also directed, written and produced for Take Part TV, Participant's funded YouTube channel.

Before entering the world of content creation, Simien worked as a publicist and marketing specialist for film companies such as Paramount Pictures, Focus Features and Sony Television.

Simien resides in Los Angeles.