Nikki Stier Justice
Visiting Assistant Professor
Digital Media Business Strategies | Storrs
Areas of Research/Artistic Focus: Digital Distribution, Producing, Transmedia Storytelling, Digital Film/Video Production, Story Development, Digital Strategy
Nikki Stier Justice is an independent producer and seasoned entertainment executive with a background in film production and distribution. She started her career at 20th Century Fox working in feature film development/production on projects including The Maze Runner and Ford v. Ferrari. In 2014, she moved to start-up production company Good Deed Entertainment (GDE), where she helped grow the company into a multi-million dollar studio. As Chief Operating Officer she oversaw development, financing, production, distribution, corporate branding and marketing on a slate of 7-10 releases a year.
Ms. Justice has produced multiple projects including latino thriller, Coyote Lake, starring Camila Mendes and Adriana Barraza, as well as horror anthology Nightmare Cinema from acclaimed directors Joe Dante, David Slade, Mick Garris, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues. In 2017 she helped launch the distribution arm of GDE by bringing in the Oscar® nominated Van Gogh biopic, Loving Vincent. She has overseen the release of 30 films including All Nighter, Extra Ordinary, Journey’s End, Tell It to the Bees, Lucky Grandma, To Dust and This Changes Everything.
As a producer, distributor and instructor, Ms. Justice’s focus is on films from diverse voices that are designed to transform viewer opinions, influence change and successfully recoup production costs.