About Josselyne Herman-Saccio
Josselyne began her career in 1986 as a producer for Zanders Animation Parlor, where she produced animated commercials and developed animated television programming and films.
She moved into the interactive Television world as Director of Production ACTV Interactive TV where she supervised the production of 150+ episodes of original programming. She has produced 300+ commercials most of which she was a creative force in them as well.
She wrote and produced award winning programming for A & E's Biography, and was instrumental in designing marketing/branding and ad campaigns for many of her clients.
Josselyne then pursued her lifelong "dream" of being a songwriter and pop singer. She and her group Boy Krazy signed a record deal with Polygram Records and their hit song "That's What Love Can Do" soon replaced Whitney Houston's "I will Always Love you" as the #1 song in America. During her singing career she won the HINRG award for best vocal performance, the BMI award for most played song on the radio and joined the very exclusive club of artists whose first song went to #1 on the charts. (A club that includes Elvis and The Beatles).
Josselyne has spent the past 6 years as a personal manager for actors, writers, directors and recording artists. Her clients can be seen on Television programs such as, The Wedding Album, Rescue Me, all the Law and Orders, Jonny Zero, NYPD Blue, Court TV, WWE, Spike TV, TLC, Sopranos, Sex in the City, Ed, Voom, OZ, Starved, As The World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life To Live, as well as hundreds of films, commercials and Broadway shows.
Josselyne produced the feature films "Anne B. Real", starring Ernie Hudson and Carlos Leon, as well as "Tollbooth" starring Tovah Feldshuh and Marla Sokoloff. Josselyne also served as Music Supervisor and Post Production Supervisor for "Anne B. Real" which was released on Universal Home Video having already won dozens of film festival awards and being nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature under $500K. Anne B. Real was also nominated for the PRISM award honoring the Art Of Making A Difference and can be seen on Showtime, Starz and Cinemax. In 2004 she completed producing the film, "Caged", starring Chris Elliot and Carol Alt, it premiered on Showtime. Her film "The Making Of..." was completed in 2005. Josselyne is currently in post production on two features, "THE PACK" (www.thepack.info) starring Lucy Arnaz, Angie Martinez, Molly Culver, Zach Galligan and Carlos Leon, as well as THEY'RE JUST MY FRIENDS, featuring Lord Jamar, Malik Yoba, Thom Christopher, Bruce Altman and Al Snow, which is being release in theatres in September 2006. She is in pre-production on a film shooting in Hungary this summer MADNESS IS CATCHING starring Csaba Lucas and in development on several other features and television projects.
Following in her mother's footsteps (a veteran casting director in New York) Josselyne was also the casting director on her films ANNE B. REAL, CAGED, THEY'RE JUST MY FRIENDS and THE PACK, in additional to casting the WARNER BROTHERS film TWIST THE CAP: A TALE OF REDEMPTION (currently filming in New York).
With Josselyne's experience as a marketing and branding expert, a producer on the production side of the entertainment business, and her personal achievements as a globally known artist, Josselyne is distinguished as one of the few professionals who have been successful on the business, production and talent sides of the entertainment industry.
Additionally, Josselyne has led programs for Landmark Education, an international training and development company, for the past nineteen years, programs designed to inspire effectiveness and creativity in others enabling them to make their own dreams come true as well as make the world a better place.
Inspired by the fundraising efforts of her then 5 year old daughter Sophie, Josselyne produced the first annual live benefit gala for FAMILIES OF FREEDOM, a scholarship fund to benefit the children affected by 9/11. The show included Barry Manilow, Chevy Chase, Denis Leary, Gabriel Byrne, Joan Osborne, Hallie Eisenberg, and many others. After raising over $250,000.00 with the first event, she was instrumental in creating a second fund called Families of Freedom 2 which focuses on scholarships for businesses below Houston Street and their families.
The second annual event (which included Natalie Cole, Carol Kane, Robert
Loggia and others) raised over 6 million dollars.
Josselyne was subsequently honored as NY1's NEW YORKER OF THE WEEK for her fundraising efforts.
Currently in the midst of writing a book entitled "KNOCK EM ALIVE: AN ACTORS GUIDE TO CREATING THE CAREER OF THEIR DREAMS", Josselyne lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children and serves on the Board of Directors for her Manhattan co-op as well as a School Leadership Team member for her daughter's New York Public School.