Joanna Castle Miller is the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave and a producer for theater, film, TV, and new media. Her work has appeared on NBC, PBS, VH1, Food Network, A&E, and E! Entertainment.
In 2014, Joanna was assistant producer of the New York Philharmonic’s 2014 production of Sweeney Todd, starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and currently nominated for three Emmy Awards. Joanna has also worked with VH1 and Al Roker Productions on developing new series in both episodic and documentary genres. Her new media work includes the recently released Sorta My Thing.
A writer herself, Joanna has always been passionate about new work: At 17, she started Firstchance Forum – a non-profit production company focused entirely on new plays in and around the Mid-South region. She’s been helping to develop and produce new projects ever since.
Joanna grew up in Memphis, where the Big Apple bit her at a young age. She bit back by studying musical theater at NYU Tisch’s CAP21 studio before concentrating in dramatic writing and journalism at NYU’s Gallatin School, where she ran the New Play Series.
When she’s not writing and producing, Joanna enjoys spending time with the beach, long walks on her friends, and whiskey.
She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their dog Henry.