Winters, Justin Trevor
Justin Trevor Winters… yes, he goes by all three of his names which seems a little extravagant… is the Co-Founder & CEO of Verified Labs, an award-winning team of Web3 producers, artists, and architects building the biggest and most unforgettable experiences in the Metaverse. He began his career in the entertainment industry representing writers and directors including Stuart Beattie, writer and creator of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Kathryn Bigelow, the first female director to win an Academy Award. What Justin didn’t realize is that when you’re surrounded by talent, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have talent, but he decided to pursue his own screenwriting career anyway. Lucky for him, his very first feature, Killing Winston Jones, a dark-comedy about killing yourself in order to leave a legacy, was produced and starred Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover and Jon Heder. He obviously peaked, and people began to think he was a much more accomplished writer than he actually was, which led to a full-time assistant professor position at Loyola Marymount, a top 10 screenwriting school mind you, and countless lectures at conferences and universities around the world. Did I mention he was nominated for an Outstanding Teacher Award? He didn’t win of course, but he’d blame that on “optics.” He currently oversees the vision and ongoing operations of Verified Labs. His goal is to create a virtual version of Universal Studios, and his five-year plan slash exit strategy includes a monumental acquisition and several Mai Tai’s on a beach in the Caribbean... or just the metaverse.
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