Joy Gorman Wettels

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Joy Gorman Wettels (born October 26, 1973) is an American television producer and partner at American Entertainment Company Anonymous Content.[1] She is the executive producer of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and the Apple series Home Before Dark.

Early life[edit]

Gorman Wettels grew up in Yonkers, New York. She enrolled at Barnard College at Columbia University and joined the college's revue The Varsity Show.[2] After spending her post-college years working in casting and development, Gorman became a manager in 2002, with two young clients, Dana Fox, and Brian Yorkey whom she had met through The Varsity Show:[3]


Gorman Wettels is a partner at Anonymous Content[4] and executive producer of the Netflix/Paramount series 13 Reasons Why,[5][6] and is featured in the after show Beyond the Reasons.[7] Gorman Wettels is also Executive Producer of the Apple/Paramount TV series,[8] Home Before Dark, inspired by the life of Hilde Lysiak, a 9-year-old investigative journalist. She developed the show from inception with Dana Fox, Dara Resnik, and Jon M. Chu, who directed.[9][10][11] She is currently in production on a multi-part follow up series based on the docu-series Eyes on the Prize[12] in partnership with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.[citation needed]

Gorman Wettels has also produced The Meddler (2015) for Sony Pictures Classics,[13] and Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (2012) for Focus Features.[14] Gorman produced the documentary This is Personal which premiered at Sundance in 2019.[15] Produced with Rebecca Walker, it is a portrait of intersectional feminism starting at the 2017 Women's March.

Gorman Wettels is a member of the Producers Guild of America[16] and the Television Academy.[17]


13 Reasons Why received 2018 Television Academy Honors for advancing social change.[18] On behalf of the 13 Reasons Why team, she's accepted a Sentinel Award,[19] Television Academy Honors and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award.[20] Joy has been awarded The American Legion Hollywood Post 43 Patriot Award, for service to veterans and Hollywood.


Title Year Role
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 Producer
Adult World 2013 Producer
The Meddler 2015 Producer
13 Reasons Why 2017–2020 Executive Producer
This is Personal 2019 Producer
Home Before Dark 2020–present Executive Producer
Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground[21] 2021 Executive Producer
Eyes on the Prize[22] Upcoming Executive Producer
I'll Be The One[23] Upcoming Executive Producer
Untitled Elaine Welteroth Project[24] Upcoming Executive Producer
Wifey[25] Upcoming Executive Producer
Overlooked[26] Upcoming Executive Producer


  1. ^ "Joy Gorman Wettels". December 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "The MOMS, Kmart & Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter Hosted a MAMARAZZI® Screening Event Celebrating New Film The Meddler". Influencer Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  3. ^ Shannon Miller, Liz. "'13 Reasons Why' Producer on Why There Had to Be a Season 2, and the Potential for Season 3". Indie Wire. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Low, Elaine (April 3, 2020). "How 'Home Before Dark' is Anonymous Content's Bid to Put Social Impact Front and Center". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  5. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (May 23, 2018). "'13 Reasons Why' Producer on Why There Had to Be a Season 2, and the Potential for Season 3". IndieWire. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Yang, Rachel (October 4, 2018). "'13 Reasons Why' Producers on the Series' 'Eerie' Similarities to Brett Kavanaugh Hearings". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons". Netflix. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  8. ^ White, Peter (January 19, 2020). "'Home Before Dark': Apple Confirms Second Season Renewal As Producers Plot 'Super Bingeable' Young Detective Drama – TCA". Deadline. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  9. ^ Ferguson, LaToya (April 6, 2020). "'Home Before Dark': Making a Family-Friendly Mystery-Thriller for Apple TV+". Indie Wire. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  10. ^ Hermanns, Grant (April 23, 2020). "CS Video: Home Before Dark Interviews With Hilde Lysiak & More!". Coming Soon. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Home Before Dark Interview | Creators and Hilde Lysiak". Black Girl Nerds. April 20, 2020. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  12. ^ Petski, Deniese. "'Eyes On The Prize': Civil Rights Docuseries, Special, Follow-Up Series Set At HBO Max & HBO". Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  13. ^ Nonemaker, Elizabeth (April 29, 2016). "How Lorene Scafaria used Susan Sarandon to break Hollywood barriers with 'The Meddler'". The Frame. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  14. ^ "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Cast & Crew". Focus Features. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  15. ^ Harvey, Dennis (January 27, 2019). "Sundance Film Review: 'This Is Personal'".
  16. ^ "NEW MEMBERS - Producers Guild of America".
  17. ^ "How and Why". Television Academy.
  18. ^ "2018 TELEVISION ACADEMY HONORS RECIPIENT: 13 REASONS WHY". Emmys.Com. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  19. ^ Yang, Rachel (October 4, 2018). "'13 Reasons Why' and 'One Day at a Time' Among Honorees at 2018 Sentinel Awards".
  20. ^ "Mental Health America Announces Winners of 2018 Awards". Mental Health America. May 3, 2018.
  21. ^ Jackson, Angelique. "How the 'Eyes on the Prize' Companion Doc 'Hallowed Ground' Fills in the Gaps of Black History (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Variety. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  22. ^ Porter, Rick. "'Eyes on the Prize' Heads to HBO Max With New Companion Special". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  23. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr (January 29, 2020). "HBO Max Wins 5-Bidder Auction For YA Novel 'I'll Be The One,' Focusing On Bisexual Korean-American Teen's Star Dreams". Deadline. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  24. ^ Rick, Porter. "Paramount TV Studios, Anonymous Content Nab Ex-'Teen Vogue' Editor's Memoir for TV (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  25. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 6, 2020). "Frankie Shaw to Develop Judy Blume Novel 'Wifey' as HBO Limited Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  26. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 21, 2018). "'Overlooked' Female Anthology Series Based On NY Times Obituaries Feature Set At Anonymous Content & Paramount TV". Deadline. Retrieved May 19, 2020.