Joel is the Founder and Executive Creative Director of The YEARS Project. He was the showrunner and series director of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, the Emmy Award-winning TV series on climate change. The series was executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the late Jerry Weintraub—and featured an ensemble cast of A-list celebrities and journalists who traveled the globe to tell the story of climate change.
Joel now serves as the director of YEARS’ short-form video campaign, the videos of which have been seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Joel sets strategy for the company and determines the creative direction of the enterprise. Before creating The YEARS Project, Joel was a field producer at 60 MINUTES, working with Scott Pelley, Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, and the late Ed Bradley. Before working at 60 MINUTES, he directed and produced music videos, short films, and commercials in Los Angeles and San Francisco.