Dee Rees' debut feature, <em>Pariah</em>, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won several accolades including the John Casavettes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards; “Breakthrough Director” at the 2011 IFP Awards; and the GLAAD Media and NAACP Image Awards. Dee is an alumna of New York University’s graduate film program and a Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Lab Fellow. <br />
She has been named a United States Artist Fellow for her work and is currently in development on a new HBO television series as well as an adaptation Toni Morrison's latest novel, <em>Home</em>. Dee interned on Spike Lee’s films <em>When The Levees Broke</em> and <em>Inside Man</em> and earned an MBA from Florida A&M University.