Justine Bateman is a sophomore at UCLA, studying Computer Science.
Before her college experience, Justine worked as a writer, producer, actress, and director for many years. Her impressive resume in Entertainment includes the 80’s hit Family Ties, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set, Desperate Housewives, Californication, and many more.
Her work has earned her two Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, two Streamy Award Nominations (The Internet Emmys) and a Streamy Award.
In the Fall of 2007, Justine helped produce the very successful Speechless campaign in support of the WGA strike. Seeing the direction of Entertainment, she established a digital production company that later gave way to her current company, Section5 Inc.
Since that point, Justine has been sought after as an authority in the Digital Space for various conferences including The Cannes Lion Int’l Ad Festival, Digital Hollywood, NATPE, and The Branded Content Summit and has been involved creatively in a multitude of digital projects.
She acted in John August’s (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) web-series Remnants, Illeana Douglas’ (Cape Fear, Good Fellas) IKEA-sponsored web-series Easy to Assemble, and Anthony Zuiker’s (CSI creator) digi-novel series Level 26: Dark Prophecy.
She served as a producer on Easy to Assemble, creating Digital Components for Level 26, and co-writing an adaptation of The Clique for a Warner Bros web-series.
Justine also Co-Produces and Co-stars with fashion maven, Kelly Cutrone, in their internet talk show, Wake Up And Get Real.
Justine is also an advocate for Net Neutrality. Justine has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on its behalf and serves as an Advisor to FreePress.com.