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Joanna Pickering is an award nominated actress, writer, and activist represented by 3 Arts Entertainment. Her short play "Beach Break," in which she played a lead role, was a top five finalist broadcast for HBO's ITV 2018, aired on British radio in 2018 after debuting for “The Deunde Series” at the Bridge Theater, in New York. Joanna has written and performed for stage with Primitive Grace Theater ensemble from 2018 to 2020. In 2020, she was accepted into the National League of Professional Theater Woman. In October, 2020 "Pickering's Three Short Plays" showcased by The League at Julia's Reading Room with Christine Cirker (The Barrow Group Theatre) as artistic director, Lorca Peress (Multi Stages), Amanda Moresco (The Actors Gym) and Susan Izatt (The Actors Studio) directing and Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), Dan Lauria (Lombardi, The Wonder Years) performing. Her full play of "Beach Break" is in development with academy winning Bobby Moresco, and to be directed by Amanda Moresco at The Actors Gym. "Beach Break" has been awarded a scholarship to partner with Kelly Edwards, Vice president HBO as a series adaptation. Her film 'Boardwalk' screened at The Film Anthology Archives, NYC in 2018. It was nominated for best film and best suspense thriller at NYC Web Fest 2019. Joanna is a Screencraft Stage Play finalist as well as a cinematic short story finalist. Joanna has received scholarships for her plays with The Dramatist Institute, Margaret Atwood's agent Phoebe Larmore, Rohm literary agency, as well as writing grants from the Dramatist Guild, Actors Union, The Actors Fund, Sundance. Her screenplays for Nanking Road have been awarded top 15 marks of distinction from Touchstone/Disney's chief of production, David Kirkpatrick, and Jen Grisanti (of NBC writers on the verge). Her acting credits include Street Smart Series, her small role in Danny Boyle and Nick Moran’s ‘Creation Stories,' principal role in ‘Alice Fades Away’ with star cast, as well as independent films--The Baroness Elsa Von Freytag at The Whitney Museum, 2014, ‘Pelleas’ alongside Alice Eve (Star Trek) in The Incomplete History of Protest exhibition, and award winning film 'Four Keys'. Stage credits include performing Lady Macbeth and King Herod as well as Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. She speaks on Women in Film panels, is the jury president of NY2PARIS/NYIIF film festival, a 2019 advisory board member for The Chelsea Film Festival and a 2018 participant speaker for UN Create2030. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in pure Mathematics.

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