Breakfast Meeting January 18, 2020

Joseph Frankel is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Imaginary Courtyard Inc, a content marketing agency that places storytelling front and center to promote brands and individuals. An alumnus of the MFA Writing for Screen and Television program at the University of Southern California, Joe has worked as a writer, director and producer in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto.
His screenwriting credits include a four-hour television miniseries based on The Phantom comics, and
Steve Guttenberg: Frenchman an animated streaming series that is currently under development.
Joe has reviewed and developed thousands of screenplays for Universal Studios, The Mark Gordon Company, Stefanie Epstein Productions, and The Characters Agency. He brings the same passion for storytelling and audience building to all of his creative pursuits – whether writing screenplays or creating short-form advertising for clients. Joe has produced content for global brands including: Google, Penguin-Random House Books, MLB, Toys R Us, Southwest Airlines and Nintendo. As Executive Producer of content at Cineplex, Joe managed a team that wrote, directed, produced and programmed hours of monthly celebrity interviews, behind-thescenes
videos, and interactive video games that played on movie screens and digital channels across Canada. He is also the founder of the Zoom Student Film Festival and sits on the annual judges panel reviewing
submissions from students around the world.