DEE REES began studying business and then went on to get her MFA from NYU. She interned for Spike Lee before making her first feature film Pariah (2011) based on the short she directed of the same name. The film premiered at Sundance and she then went on to write and direct the Emmy award winning HBO film Bessie (2015).
She is currently developing a television series with Shonda Rhimes.
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‘Bessie’ Director Dee Rees on Bessie Smith’s Ferocity and Facing Prejudice
‘Bessie’ Director Dee Rees Follows Up With ‘Empire,’ A Zadie Smith Project And, Possibly, A Western – Emmys
Focus Features – Pariah