Joy Michelle Moore
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BiographyNew York City, New York, USA
Born in the New York City borough of Manhattan in December 1965, Joy Ferro grew up in Queens, training to become a professional ice skater. Even then she was already trying her hand in filmmaking by producing a student film, "An Episode Of Charlie's Angels", in which she also played the Jaclyn Smith character. In 1984, after three years of acting classes with Samantha Harper-Macy, Paul Michael Glaser and others, she began putting her acting skills to work in a dozen films and television shows. In 1988 she graduated from University of California-Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Sociology and Nursing. Read more... early 1989 she married her college sweetheart, Michael, and in 1990 had a baby boy. She and her son left Los Angeles in 1994 for Arizona, where she changed her name to Joy Moore and began working with the Sedona Cultural Park Board to create the Sedona International Film Festival. In 1996 she single-handedly built a management business representing Hollywood filmmakers, which expanded from one client to 12 in less than three years. She continues to work Hollywood and New York from her office in Arizona, where she bought her own home and is raising her son. Moore & Associates is branching out from business management into packaging scripts and producing movies. For years, Joy has been negotiating contracts and film deals with some of the biggest producers and directors in the business, such as Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Gus Van Sant, Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Raimi, to name a few, some of whom she has known since she was in diapers. At the tender age of she attended the Cannes Film Festival for the debut of O Lucky Man! (1973) with the film's director, Lindsay Anderson, and her father, highly respected film director, producer and title designer Pablo Ferro, who was working with Stanley Kubrick on A Clockwork Orange (1971) at the time. Although only eight years old, Joy was a special guest at the premiere and the glitzy after-party, with Kubrick, Anderson and the entire cast catering to her as if she were a modern day Shirley Temple. Joy's eclectic background allows her a unique behind-the-scenes perspective into the film business. She has been able to merge the dedication she developed during her ice skating years, along with her insider's view of the business to create a winning combination at her company JMA Management. She is working the business in Los Angeles and continues to be a driving force for her clients.