Magazine article Screen International

'Dear White People' Writer-Director Justin Simien in Lionsgate Pact

Magazine article Screen International

'Dear White People' Writer-Director Justin Simien in Lionsgate Pact

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Creative joins talent roster that includes Paul Feig, Eugenio Derbez.

Justin Simien

Lionsgate has signed an overall television deal with Justin Simien, writer-director of the Dear White People feature and creator of its TV series spin-off.

The deal, under which Simien will develop and produce original programming for the Lionsgate Television Group, comes after the Dear White People series, produced by Lionsgate Television and Homegrown Pictures for Netflix, was renewed for a third season.

Simien joins a roster of TV talent at Lionsgate that already includes Dear White People showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Courtney Kemp, Paul Feig and Eugenio Derbez and Ben O’Dell. …

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