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“Comedy Is Heading into a Very Dangerous Place”: The Comedy Showrunners Roundtable

Alec Berg ('Barry' and 'Silicon Valley'), Pamela Adlon ('Better Things'), Whitney Cummings ('Roseanne'), Michael Schur ('The Good Place'), Amy Sherman-Palladino ('The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel') and Justin Simien ('Dear White People') deconstruct the role and fate of humor in a culture where 'outrage is a recreational activity.'

Produced By: Writer-Actress Lena Waithe Advises “Make Sure You Are Surrounded by Greatness”

Writer and actress Lena Waithe advised Hollywood hopefuls to find a talented peer group during the PGA's annual Produced By Conference.

Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Janelle Monae Set for Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Honorees include Danai Gurira, Tiffany Haddish, Tessa Thompson and Lena Waithe.

‘Dear White People’ Creator Breaks Down Final Scene, Potential Season 2

"I think Winchester [University], in a lot of ways, like this country, has to deal with the fact that there is an issue here," Justin Simien tells THR.

‘Dear White People’ Embraces the Trump Era in Its Move to the Small Screen

Creator Justin Simien tells THR how his Sundance hit turned into a Netflix series.

‘Dear White People’: TV Review | SXSW 2017

Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' transfers to series format without losing any of its satirical edge.

‘Dear White People’ TV Series Based on Movie a Go at Netflix

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

Working in Hollywood When You’re Not White: Three Players Reveal All

"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").

‘Dear White People’ Director Tackling Musical for Charles King’s Media Company (Exclusive)

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

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

The lineup also includes Richard Linklater and Dan Gilroy.

‘The Skeleton Twins’ Premiere: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Handle the Drama

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 carpet

The Poster for ‘Dear White People’ Stands Out In a Crowd

Justin Simien's Sundance favorite gets a new look