Paramount TV Studios Ties Up with Dear White People’s Justin Simien


Paramount Television Studios has entered into a three-year overall deal with Justin Simien, the writer, director and producer behind the Netflix series Dear White People.

Under the terms of the partnership, Simien will develop premium series for multiple platforms through his production company, Culture Machine.

In 2014, Simien created the feature film Dear White People, which was adapted as a series for Netflix. The Netflix comedy-drama will wrap with a fourth and final season starting next month.

Simien said: “Backed by an enthusiastic dream team at Paramount Television Studios, I’m thrilled to have the resources to apply my passion for identifying and developing the stars, storytellers and artists of tomorrow on an exponentially larger scale.

“As our industry grapples to attract an evolving, increasingly diverse consumer base, Culture Machine is poised and dedicated to meet that demand.”