Joseph F. Panicello has thus far produced 11 screenplays and 6 books. The screenplays are: Vindicated, The Fighting Amphibians, The Wheeler Dealer, The Dealer (same as Wheeler except no flashbacks), The Sicilian Norseman, Brian’s Comet, A Man of Destiny, and TV series: The Winthrop Murder, If No War on Terror, The Mirror Man and Supernatural Girl.
Joe was interviewed on April 28, 2005, by Hostess Wyn Walder for one-half hour on her Adelphia Cable TV talk show, “A Better World.” He discussed his screenplays, his books and how he got started in writing.
Joe is the President of the National Writer’s Association/LA Chapter, a member of the LA/Screenwriter’s Group, The American Screenwriters Association, The American Legion, The United States LST Association, The U.S. Naval institute and The Navy League of the United States.
Joe is a World War II veteran serving in the Navy on LST 533 for two of his three years of enlistment. He has two older brothers who served in the Army, Carl and Thomas. Tommy was wounded in the battle of the Bulge and has since passed on.
Prior to his writing career, Joe maintained a successful 40 year career as an Electronic Engineer and Manager for Lockheed Aerospace and Bell Telephone Laboratories. He received his college education under the GI BILL from Rhodes Prep. in New York City in 1950, at RCA Institute in Advance Technology in 1952, and at Newark College of Engineering in New Jersey in 1959.
Joe was born in Queens New York on October 31, 1927. He was married for 30 years to his late wife, Rose, and is now married to his lovely wife Barbara. Joe has three daughters, Jo Ann, Marie, and Teresa and six grandchildren.