Joy Southers Bio

Joy is the founder of B-Listed Media Inc., a global company based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on facilitating the distribution of BIPOC independent films. They are a 2021 fellow of the Halcyon incubator for social entrepreneurs in Georgetown. B-Listed Media Inc. was recently appointed to The George Washington University’s School of Business Advisory Council’s Digital Marketing Program.

She has worked on many high-profile events for actors, politicians and world leaders—from inaugural events and political tv ads and conferences to prominent film festivals like Tribeca and Hamptons International Film Festival. On occasion, she has helped cast Netflix series and feature films like MINDHUNTER and RUSTIN, produced by the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions. In 2021, she was a contributor in a published anthology, Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President. As of 2022, she serves as the production coordinator for the USO’s Global Entertainment.

Originally from Pittsburgh, she received her B.A. in Media Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and Master’s in Organizational Management from Point Park University.