Joanne Fish, Director of Mr. Handy’s Blues

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Joanne Fish {Producer/Director}: Owner, Labor of Love Productions. In 2007 Joanne completed her award winning documentary on the “Queen of Rockabilly” Wanda Jackson. The film, entitled “THE SWEET LADY WITH THE NASTY VOICE”, won Best in Show at the Oklahoma City DeadCenterFilm Festival, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, and was an official entry at over 20 other film festivals. The documentary was acquired by Smithsonian Network as part of its premiere launch. Joanne has produced, written and directed more than 250 programs for network television, including A&E Biography, Modern Marvels, Lifetime’s Intimate Portrait, Rescue 911, and the History Channel Special about George Washington Carver for Black History Month. She won an Emmy award for "Class Acts" a documentary about Los Angeles’ first public High School of the Arts, and received seven Emmy nominations for her work.