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Lionsgate Buys STC-Influenced Sundance Hit

By on April 10, 2014 in Success Stories
Justin Simien

Justin Simien

Congrats to young filmmaker Justin Simien, whose Dear White People has been acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. As reported in The Guardian: “When it came to writing the story, Simien researched screenplay books to try and understand what kind of film he was writing and how it should be told, including Save The Cat, by screenwriter and producer Blake Snyder. ‘The thing that’s great about a Save The Cat-kind of a book is that it really does help you to figure out what genre your movie is,’ he said.” Simien, repped by WME and Oasis Media Group, was one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch in 2014.

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  1. Tim Lyons says:

    Congrats Justin!!!!!