Film Independent's Directors Up Close Presents "Justin Simien: Storytelling Across Platforms"

Writer-director Justin Simien, whose debut feature Dear White People premiered at Sundance last January and hit theaters in the fall, was working as a publicist over five years ago when one day he got an urgent call to go meet with some executives in the […]

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Factual television is anything but factual these days. It’s a euphemism for reality TV, tall tales of truthiness spun by networks like A&E, Discovery, truTV and History. I attended Documentary 2.0 at the Realscreen Summit this January, a panel on the future of documentary put […]

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A little over a week ago, Best First Screenplay Spirit Award winner Justin Simien told the revelers at the ceremony that he started writing Dear White People “as an impulse because I didn’t really see my story out there in the culture.” Simien went on […]

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