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 A globally-hired, award-winning writer for film & TV, 
I write dynamic stories about misfits and miscreants as they struggle to find their place in unfamiliar or unforgiving worlds.

A multi-award-winning screenwriter and producer for film and TV.


My work has been optioned and contracted for hire by producers in both the US, UK, and Australia, and have over a dozen projects in various stages of development.  I also write and develop projects through my own company, Pure Moxie Productions, LLC.


I'm also a part of Disney’s Creative Talent Development & Inclusion team (CTDI) which connects creative talent with diverse stories to opportunities across Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE).


As the Creative Executive for London Angel Films (UK), I am responsible for the development of the company’s slate of films working closely with the Production team reading, providing coverage, and rewriting scripts to ready them for production.


My scripts have placed in numerous, prestigious award competitions including PAGE Awards, Final Draft’s BIG BREAK, Austin Film Festival, London Film Awards, New Hope Film Festival, and is a Torino ScriptLab selection, one of only eight projects in the program.

A highly collaborative writer, I can take your concept or novel and adapt it for the screen.

Writing samples are available upon request.

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April 2020 - Named Creative Executive for London Angel Film (UK, AUS)


Austin Revolution Film Festival

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Inducted into the Indie International Filmmakers Hall of Fame

"JoAnn is a reliable screenwriter and collaborator. I have worked with her on TV and film projects and our collaboration was inspiring and fruitful. She is a pluralistic writer, full of ideas, very organized, and she delivers to deadlines. Her open mind and collaborative nature make her a pleasure to work with and an effective associate.

I always trust that JoAnn will listen, incorporate notes, and deliver a better new version of a screenplay. This makes her a trusted team member that I always want to have in my teams of writers."

-Natasha Markou, Film Associate Producer/ A Mouthful of Air at Maven Pictures

" There are many writers to choose from, but those that are exceptional and can deliver are rare. Joann is always, dependable. 
As producers know, choosing a writer is risky, and I feel comfortable in recommending Joann in hiring her for your projects I will be employing her to do many more films with us once we move forward."
- Jason Cook, C.E.O and producer of The Way Forward Productions ltd 

"JoAnn’s screenwriting skills impressed me time and again, more than enough to recommend her as, “the director's best-kept secret.” Writers who can follow through and complete a script without conflict are hard to find. Outstanding writers who can deliver something like this are extremely rare. I intend to hire JoAnn on additional projects and encourage any director or producer to do the same. Five Stars."

- Eric Papa, Papa Productions

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