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Alison Joy

Brooklyn, New York US
Available for Full Time
Available for Freelance
Producer, Story Producer, Writer


Alison Joy is an award-winning Brooklyn-based producer of nonfiction stories. She began her career developing documentaries at Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions for Netflix, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ESPN, Nat Geo, AMC, Vice, and Discovery — most notably, collaborating with chef and writer Samin Nosrat to adapt her bestselling book "Salt Fat Acid Heat" into a hit Netflix series. Alison then spent six years at The Documentary Group, first as Director of Development, overseeing a slate of projects for Netflix, HBO, CNN, Freeform, Hulu, Discovery+, MTV Entertainment, Quibi, and VICE. In her last year at TDG, she moved into a staff producer role, overseeing a slate of features, shorts, and podcasts. Credits include "The Spiritual Exercises" for NYTimes Op-Docs (Producer), "My Wild" for REI Co-Op Studios (Director/Producer), Light Darkness Light for VICE Studios (Co-Producer), and the narrative nonfiction podcast "Svetlana! Svetlana!" for iHeartRadio (Writer/Producer/EP). Alison is currently a freelance producer, collaborating with leading documentary production companies including TDG, Part2 Pictures, and Story Syndicate. She aims to tell compelling and diverse character-driven stories that push the form of documentary storytelling.