Banff: 'Dear White People' Creator Justin Simien, Kristin Kreuk Set for Master Classes (Exclusive)

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Simien and series star Logan Browning will talk about bringing the 2014 feature to the small screen on Netflix.

The Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday unveiled plans for master classes next month conducted by Dear White People creator Justin Simien and actress Kristin Kreuk.

Simien, who turned his 2014 feature about college race relations into a Netflix comedy, will be joined in Banff by series star Logan Browning and Kerri Hendry, senior vp current programming at the Lionsgate Television Group, which produces Dear White People.

Kreuk, the former Smallville and Beauty and the Beast star, is headed to the Canadian Rockies to discuss Burden of Truth, a Canada-made drama in which she plays a big-city lawyer who returns to her hometown and finds herself fighting for justice for a group of sick girls.

Banff earlier announced master classes for Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly, while Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of Property Brothers, will discuss how they built a global TV franchise.

The Banff World Media Festival is set to run June 9-12 in the Canadian Rockies.