Joel Eisenberg

18543 Devonshire St. #167
Northridge, CA 91324

Phone: 818 891-2223
Cell: 818 421-5608

Email: jeisen7893@aol.com


Member:
Media Group

Moderator:
Media Group

Professional Service:
Producer

BUSINESS BIO:
Joel Eisenberg is an avid movie buff, loves horror novels, swears he is going to win an Oscar one day for Best Screenplay and wishes he never gave up on those Karate classes years ago. He ran the LA Marathon (and completed the course) in 2005, celebrated at Taco Bell and temporarily lost his Eye of the Tiger (aka went downhill from there). Now 43 and 20 pounds above his glory weight, he promised his wife that he'll complete the 2008 LA Marathon, or he'll buy her a new Lamborghini.

Otherwise, Joel is an entrepreneur, a writer and teacher. He has been writing professionally since 1986 in varied media, starting as a columnist for a series of national sports-entertainment periodicals, and segueing to independent feature film assignments. Joel has written or co-written several full-length screenplays, many on assignment or optioned from spec, sold or produced, including the multi-award-winning drama "Out of the Black," starring Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland, Tyler Christopher, Sally Struthers and Dee Wallace Stone. He is the former Director of the San Diego Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and has written numerous marketing plans and sponsorship proposals for businesses nationwide.

Joel has written or contributed to several books, including "How To Survive A Day Job," "Tales of the Dead" (a republication of the long-lost book of German ghost stories that inspired Mary Shelley to write "Frankenstein") and "Championship Networking." He has written promotional copy for finance firms New York Credit and the All-Cities Resource Group, and was a major contributor to the acclaimed finance guide, "The Game of Credit." He has written over thirty commercial media spots through advertising agency Image Display Group, for such clients as "McDonalds." Joel has also worked in production finance, raising millions of dollars in development funds for features including "The Dark Mist," narrated by Charlton Heston, and "Lancelot: Guardian of Time." He has successfully marketed various projects to Public Television supporters for several million dollars in national and local program funding, including "California's Gold" with Huell Howser, "American Playhouse," Masterpiece Theater" and "The Puzzle Place."

In 2004, Joel was hired by a private party to identify, organize and archive a substantial lot of original handwritten John Steinbeck materials, referred to by a noted historian as one of the most important literary finds of the century. The archive is scheduled to be sold at auction in mid-2007.

Joel attributes his marketing acumen to on the job training being an independent filmmaker and publisher. He supports Special Education programs, and worked as a teacher for at-risk youth, including gang members, drug abusers and victims of physical abuse, in such avenues as Creative Writing. He is an in-demand speaker who has spoken for arts and educational organizations nationwide, on topics as diverse as Maverick Career Strategies For Creative Artists, and Self-Perpetuating Marketing For The Busy Entrepreneur. He is proud to disclose that all of his speaking engagements are based on personal experiences.