Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Justin Baldoni

Actor, Director, Producer, Entrepreneur, and Changemaker

Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, producer, entrepreneur, and changemaker whose efforts are focused on creating impactful media and entertainment. He is the creator and director CW’s My Last Days, an uplifting documentary series about life as told by courageous people living with a terminal illness and, through his company Wayfarer Entertainment, the creator of Man Enough the dinner conversation series which dives into traditional masculinity. Baldoni made his feature film directorial debut with Five Feet Apart (March 2019, CBS Films and Lionsgate) which went on to become CBS Films’ third highest grossing film of all time grossing over $91 million worldwide. Following the success of Five Feet Apart and furthering his goal to create premium purpose-driven projects with global commercial appeal, Baldoni recently secured a $25 million development and production fund to produce content for his newly established Wayfarer Studios. In addition to Clouds (Disney+), Baldoni is set to direct Hold Back the Stars for Lionsgate. Justin also served as founder and chairman of The Wayfarer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way communities see and respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.