Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana is a Producer / Writer / Director who enjoys a career in television production, film and promotion in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with honors from California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Film, and has worked for ABC, NBC, CW, UPN network, PBS, E! Entertainment, and Black Entertainment Television (BET). Her producingand writing career began at PBS when she produced and wrote over 60 on-air promos and original programming for PBS including the show Bill Moyers - "Moyers on Addition: Close To Home in LA." Joyce also worked as a Managing Coordinator for (BET) Black Entertainment Television's: “Comic View,” “The Way We Do it,” and “Holla,” hosted by comedian Sheryl Underwood from CBS's "The Talk." She has worked as a producer, writer and copy editor for E! Entertainment Television’s, E! News and E! Online.
In 2001, Joyce launched her film production company, Flatcat Productions, LLC, in the city of Los Angeles. FCP’s mission is to develop, produce and complete independent film and television projects for distribution. FlatCat Productions understands and supports the independent filmmakers logic and focuses on developing partnerships that help filmmakers achieve the most creative and well-produced project.
Fitzpatrick has been a producer and writer of comedy sketches with the CW/UPN network show "The NEWZ"; the award-winning comedy "Animal Control TV," and the animated shorts: “Chinese, Chicken and Checks,” “Black Exploitation Sunday: Halloween Special” and “Black Exploitation Sunday.”
Joyce also produced several short films and web series: "Film Permit Police," "Mother's Day," "Waiting For Supermen?!," “Kill Me,” and "Go With the Fro." Her most recent directed short is about a young girl’s acceptance into a new neighborhood called “Welcome to the Neighborhood.” She has also directed, produced and written several award-winning documentaries: “Discovering Mary” about the life and times of Mary Fields or “Stagecoach Mary,” the first black female mail carrier/stagecoach driver in the west; the heart-warming story about a women's journey through Cancer Diagnosis and recovery while living in Malaysia, "Sunshine, Noodles and Me," to her current project in production, "The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, about the rise and fall of the premier, all black, state-of-the-art hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She has also co-Directed, Co-Produced and written other award-winning projects: the Sci-Fi adventure "Identity Confirmed"; the hilarious mock reality-tv comedy, "Animal Control TV."
Joyce has also written several screenplays. Her comedy feature, “An African-American in Paris,” won 1st place winner at the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), and her science-fiction/thriller "Feeding Time," is currently represented by The Gersh Agency (TGA), a talent and literary agency.