Currently Screenplay Competition Coordinator for Women In Film and Television, Vancouver, award-winning screenwriter Joan Macbeth began writing comedy at the behest of her marriage counselor. Her first screenplay won second place in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest, was a semifinalist in Scriptapalooza and was later optioned by a Vancouver producer. "The Motherload" - an Alzheimer's comedy - was a winner at the Broad Humor Film Festival and Moondance International Film Festival and a finalist for best script at AOF and Big Bear Lake International Film Festivals. She worked with LA producer Michael Gruskoff (My Favorite Year, Young Frankenstein) on the script adaptation of Jennie Shortridge’s novel, "When She Flew" and was co-writer and executive producer on the documentary, "My Shanghai."
Next up will be her short film, "Honestly Charlotte" - co-written with Vancouver actress Stevie Jackson, and directed by Sarah Hedar. All set to hit the festival circuit just as soon as it is fixed in post.
A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, the writer describes herself as bi-postal.
Name: Joan Macbeth
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Unique traits: Dual citizen U.S. & Canada
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