Joy Lusco Kecken is a writer, producer and director. She has writing credits for the award-winning Television series, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Wire. In 1998, she co-wrote the 100th episode, season finale of Homicide, which TV Guide voted the Top Ten Best Show of the Year.
In 1999, she received the Individual Artist Award for Screenwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council, while winning the award previously in 1997 and 1995. She wrote and co-directed the short film, Louisville, starring Emmy award-winning actor Andre Braugher. The short won acclaim and awards throughout its festival run including Best Short from the New York Independent International Film Festival, a Jury Award from the Atlanta Film and Video Festival and the Lumiere Award from the New Orleans Film and Video Festival.
Joy's diverse cerdits include the Jim Sheridan directed 50 Cent biography movie, Get Rich or Die Trying. Her co-written feature narrative, Maker of Saints, will soon be in production, starring Erykah Badu. Joy was a Story Producer for the reality TV series, Random 1, which aired on the A&E channel. In 2007, Joy co-directed for "The Wire", her television directorial debut.