Genie Joseph is the immediate past president of Independent Film Arizona (IFA) and CEO of Hawaii Movie Studios. She has written over a dozen screenplays and some of her feature films have won international awards. She was co-producer of “Beyond the Break” for Nickelodeon, which shot three seasons in Hawaii, where she also ran the student film intern program with Searider Productions in Waianae. She was host of “The Genie Show”, which focused on positive perspectives, personal growth and humor. As a staff producer at KITV four, she produced hundreds of TV commercials. Born in the theater, (her mother was an actress on “The Sopranos”) she did Children’s Theater in San Francisco and New York City, studied Improv Comedy at the prestigious Magnet Theater in New York City and at Laugh Track Theater in Honolulu, where she performed with the group Morphogenic Fields.