Joanna has an MA from Glasgow University and for the past 25 years has worked extensively in production, project management and business development in the creative industries in London, Scotland and internationally.
She has worked with independent production companies including Portman Productions, Thin Man Films, Zenith Productions, Impact Pictures and Samuelson Productions; the BBC and other film and television organisations such as the British Film Commission where she was Head of Information prior to it becoming part of the UK Film Council. Whilst at the BFC, she worked closely with government organisations and with executives from the US studios to ensure that valuable inward investment productions could be brought, with ease, to shoot in the UK. This led to a spell of living in LA working at Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers to learn more about the US production model and methods from within.
Joanna then worked with The Moving Picture Company to develop and expand its feature film client base. Today MPC is a world-leading post production facility working on major international award-winning feature films.
After moving back to Scotland, Joanna designed and instigated the International Programme at The Research Centre with Channel 4, traveling with groups of independent producers to international territories to find ways of exploiting their programme rights internationally and forging new co-production partnerships.
In 2006, Joanna established Artem’s Scottish workshop and, subsequently, has managed all aspects of the company’s business activities there. She co-ordinates and oversees delivery of SFX projects locally and focuses on business development and marketing for the company more widely.
Joanna has presented live Children’s television. She was founding member of the New Producers Alliance and is a member of BAFTA.
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