Joy Southers

Joy Southers is a freelance creative who wears many production hats: producer, talent coordinator, casting associate, and project manager, to name a few. Originally from Pittsburgh, she received a B.A. in Media Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in Organizational Development from Point Park University. Working as a production coordinator after university, she developed a passion for working behind-the-scenes. She has spent the last four years in D.C. learning the industry’s ins and outs before producing her first creative project. Joy has worked on scripted series, documentaries, commercials, international film festivals, inaugural events, and political conferences. One of her proudest moments was in the role of casting associate, where she and a small team cast hundreds of people of color as background actors for an award-winning Netflix show. Joy is a storyteller at heart. She is a 2016 Digital Content Fellow of Barack Obama’s digital grassroots organization in Chicago. In 2021, she was among 100 women to contribute to the recently published book “Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President.”