Joanna Rudnick
Joanna rudnick

Joanna Rudnick is an Emmy-nominated director and producer. In her directorial debut "In the Family" (POV|PBS), produced by Kartemquin Films, she told her personal story about coming to terms with learning that she had a BRCA mutation that greatly increases a woman’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The film was the first to cover the world of predictive genetic testing via a vérité treatment, and was screened as part of the successful effort to pass the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act (GINA) as well as challenge gene patenting, a case that went to the Supreme Court. Her producing credits, among others, include: "Bill T. Jones: A Good Man" (American Masters | PBS); "Crossfire Hurricane" (HBO); duPont-award winning Hard Earned (Al Jazeera America) and "Robert Capa in Love and War" (PBS, BBC) which premiered at Sundance and was the presenting film for the 2003 Emmy award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. Joanna also directed "On Beauty" (Shorts TV), winner of the audience award for best short at he Chicago International Film Festival and "Brother" (Independent Lens | PBS), an animated, short documentary about opioid addiction. Joanna has a master's degree in science, environmental and health journalism.