Joanne Zippel and Zip Creative provide
creative career coaching and development, helping artists in the entertainment industry strategically and authentically develop their career, their life and their projects to produce the remarkable work of their vision.
Doing the Work of Your Passion is a Triple Win
Hello, I’m Joanne Zippel.
Is it sometimes daunting to think about doing the work of your passion or even to get clear on what you really want to do at this point of your career? With so much change in our industry and the negative messages that can surround us—”no you can’t,” “it’s too hard,” “why even try?”—it’s easy to shortchange yourself, your career and the life you want to live.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have a clear vision of what you really want for your career and life with confidence, pursue the work of your passion and be the CEO of your creative career. It’s a Triple Win!
Joanne understands the challenges creative artists face.
25+ years as a producer, manager, creative career coach and entrepreneur in the entertainment industry working with hundreds of artists
Creative Career Coach for New York Women In Film and Television (NYWIFT)
Active Producer in the entertainment industry
Entertainment marketing and promotional consultant representing over 300 Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre productions
Trained as a career and life coach with an emphasis on gaining clarity about what you love and are meant to do and taking practical actions to create the work and life you want to live.
“I needed somebody to help me both focus and find my direction. The truth of the matter is in working with Joanne the universe opened and the collaborators have made an appearance -I’ve got four plays in various stages of development now working with four different directors.”
Playwright and Author
“Working with Joanne has been a pivotal part of my career development. As a writer/director, there’s growing in the craft and also growing as an entrepreneur. Building a career in the arts is challenging; it has helped me tremendously to have Joanne journeying alongside me.”
Madeline M. Johnson
“For me as a writer, not having a “team” to talk with is among the most difficult challenges. Networking creative people who might benefit from being in touch is a hallmark of working with Joanne as a coach. Another is having a supportive, yet frank source of feedback, not just for my creative work but also for work-related dilemmas or decisions.”
Screenwriter, Playwright, Librettist
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More About Joanne Zippel As A…
As a producer Joanne’s current projects include Executive Producer of the award-winning romantic comedy Bite Me by Writer-Actor-Producer Naomi McDougall Jones, and Director-Producer Kerstin Karlhuber’s upcoming drama Rear View Mirrors shooting fall 2021 in Texas.
Joanne represents the English language translation of the Batchelder award winning Cry, Heart, But Never Break by acclaimed Danish author Glenn Ringtved translated by American author and playwright Robert Moulthrop.
Joanne has worked with playwright-screenwriter-director David Simpatico (stage adaptations of Disney’s High School Musical and High School Musical 2 and the award winning musical drama, The Screams of Kitty Genovese, writer-director Jeffrey Jackson (Frankenstein: The Musical, White Collared – first prize in the Santa Barbara FF screenplay competition) and Children’s Letters to God (based on the best-selling book by Stuart Hample with music by David Evans and lyrics by Doug Cohen).
In the theatre, Joanne produced the critically acclaimed Jenifer Lewis on the Couch, a one woman musical comedy starring Jenifer Lewis in New York and Toronto and Just So, a musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories Off-Broadway.
For five years she was the producer for The Actor’s Producing Company where she produced new plays, readings and workshops bringing together over a hundred actors, directors and playwrights to develop new work including such artists as, Paula Vogel, David Edgar, Don Rifkind, David Ives, Stuart Ross and Quincy Long.
She produced and directed the short documentary film Art in Fashion interviewing teen/tween girls about their personal style. Joanne produced Equality Now’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Gramercy Theatre featuring Meryl Streep, Alanis Morissette, Kate Clinton, Sarah Jones, Lillias White, and Gloria Steinem sponsored by Marie Claire Magazine.
Entrepreneur and Consultant in Entertainment Marketing
Joanne Zippel founded Advance Entertainment New York, the first exclusive marketing service for commercial theatre representing over 300 Broadway & Off-Broadway shows and other entertainment events including such hits as Titanic, Rent, Tommy, How to Succeed in Business… Moon Over Buffalo, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, City of Angels, M. Butterfly, Stomp, Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolias, Other People’s Money and Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.
As an entertainment marketing and promotional consultant for Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre productions she developed and implemented television, radio and print promotions for commercial theatre productions. Selected shows include: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, The Goodbye Girl, Hello Muddah Hello Faddah, Back to Bacharach and David, David Ives’ All in the Timing, Charles Busch’s You Should Be So Lucky, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Pirate Queen.
Prior to her involvement in theatre, Joanne was the Director of Corporate Development for the New York City Chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. There, she produced large-scale fundraising events such as The Women’s Tennis Association Dinner at the Plaza Hotel and Walk-America involving Fortune 500 companies such as Playtex, Sony and Family Circle Magazine. She was a corporate and media sponsorship consultant for DV Walk/Run To End Domestic Violence, an annual event in New York City’s Battery Park sponsored by Verizon Wireless and WCBS-TV
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