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  1. 'Dear White People' TV Series Based on Movie a Go at Netflix

    10:00 am 5/5/2016

    Justin Simien will write the 10-episode comedy series as well as direct the premiere installment.Read more

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  2. Working in Hollywood When You're Not White: Three Players Reveal All

    12:25 pm 1/27/2016

    "The system works to my disadvantage for no other reason than that I am a person of color." So says 'Dear White People' writer-director Justin Simien, who, along with veteran producer Stephanie Allain and 'Master of None' showrunner Alan Yang, let THR in on their heartfelt, sometimes funny dialogue (and why the word "minority" is "the worst word"). Read more

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  3. 'Dear White People' Director Tackling Musical for Charles King's Media Company (Exclusive)

    9:01 am 10/22/2015

    Justin Simien will write and helm the untitled project about race and culture for King's new venture, Macro.Read more

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  4. Ava DuVernay to Speak at Film Independent Directors Close-Up Series

    1:56 pm 1/13/2015

    The lineup also includes Richard Linklater and Dan Gilroy.Read more

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  5. 'The Skeleton Twins' Premiere: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Handle the Drama

    9:57 pm 9/11/2014

    The former 'SNL' stars jump the genre gap, and writers Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman discuss their real-life inspirations for the comedy-drama on the red carpetRead more

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  6. The Poster for 'Dear White People' Stands Out In a Crowd

    2:22 pm 9/8/2014

    Justin Simien's Sundance favorite gets a new lookRead more

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  7. 'Dear White People' Trailer: Student Election Creates Tension (Video)

    9:41 pm 7/22/2014

    The first full trailer has been released for the race-relations satire, hitting theaters on Oct. 17.Read more

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  8. 'Dear White People' Trailer

    11:59 am 6/19/2014

    Justin Simien's comedy is about four black students at an Ivy League school dealing with their dominantly white classmates. The film is set to hit theaters on Oct. 17. Read more

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  9. 'Dear White People' Teaser Pokes Fun at 'The Butler,' 'The Help' (Video)

    11:29 am 6/19/2014

    The Sundance-premiered satire centers on black students on a contemporary college campus.Read more

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