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Joan Mao

Joan Mao

Producer

MARTYRS
MINE
THE CRUCIFIXION
THE EXPENDABLES

What I’m Looking For:

HORROR, THRILLER, COMEDY, ROMANCE and ROMANTIC COMEDY content in the FEATURE FILM and SCRIPTED TV formats

About Me:

Joan Mao is an independent producer with over ten years of experience working as a development executive working on hit films such as ANNABELLE, THE EXPENDABLES, and OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN.

She was formerly the Vice President of Production & Development at the Safran Company, where she produced MARTYRS alongside Jason Blum of Blumhouse, the Nicholas Sparks Romance, THE CHOICE, and also acquired a Stephen King property.

Before Safran, Mao was the Director of Development at Millennium Films where she brought: HIGH-VALUE TARGET, a Jason Statham vehicle picture, and THE STRATEGIST. Mao has a passion for story-telling and has a knack for finding and developing strong material.

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