Justine Bateman

marlene lopez

Writer/director/producer/actor Justine Bateman has an impressive résumé that includes Family Ties, Satisfaction, Arrested Development, and many more. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe and two Emmy awards. Her film producing credits include Easy to Assemble with Illeana Douglas and Jared Drake’s Z. Bateman wrote her directorial film short debut, Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and her follow-up film short is the drama Push. An advocate for net neutrality, Justine holds a degree from UCLA in computer science and digital media management. Her writing has been published by Dame, Salon, and McSweeney’s. In Fame (Akashic Books) Bateman examines this contemporary obsession, fed by entertainment shows, magazines, websites that report the latest sightings, heartbreaks, and triumphs of the famous to a seemingly insatiable public. Actor and author David Duchovny writes, “Justine Bateman, in a voice both empathetic and take-no-prisoners, has produced a fascinating look at the psychology of present-day fame.”