Joel is a writer-producer, and partner in TV development group Council Tree Productions. He has developed projects for Ovation TV, TNT, Decades TV and FOX Studios, among others. His amazon bestselling fantasy saga with co-author Steve Hillard, "The Chronicles of Ara," was developed by Ovation TV for an 8-hour miniseries in 2015. Joel is represented by manager Jon Levin at ROAR.
Upcoming film projects on Eisenberg’s development slate include the Alzheimer's-themed "January Rain," as co-writer and producer, and "Louis vs Schmeling," a boxing biopic to be directed by Bill Duke. Joel is also Executive Producing "Then Again," an "Inside the Actor's Studio"-type talkfest focused on classic television, for Decades Network, a CBS and Weigel Broadcasting station.
For other networks, Joel continues to develop several projects based on various pop-culture brands, including for TNT. "Letters from a Drugstore Cowboy," based on the unpublished writings of James Fogle - the inspiration for the film, "Drugstore Cowboy" - was optioned to FOX Studios in 2013.
In 2010, Joel Executive Produced “April Showers,” a film about the Columbine school shooting scenario, written and directed by a survivor of the tragedy. Following its theatrical and initial DVD platform, “April Showers” went on to receive a special commendation from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Joel has been writing professionally since 1986 in varied media, starting as a columnist for a series of national professional wrestling and martial arts periodicals, and segueing to independent feature film assignments. Joel has written or co-written several feature films, including the multi-award-winning drama “Out of the Black,” winner of over a dozen U.S. film festival awards. Joel has written or contributed to several books, including “How to Survive a Day Job" (a motivational tome of celebrity interviews) and "Tales of the Dead." He has successfully marketed various projects to Public Television supporters for national and local program funding, including “California’s Gold” with Huell Howser, “American Playhouse,” Masterpiece Theater” and “The Puzzle Place.”
In 2004, Joel, a book collector, was hired by a private party to identify, organize and archive a substantial lot of unidentified handwritten materials. These materials were soon verified as original John Steinbeck writings considered “lost” to history, and have been since referred to by a noted historian as “one of the most important literary discoveries of the century.”
In 2005, Joel co-founded All Cities Media, an entertainment-centric networking group hosted within Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, Sunset-Gower Studios and more.
Joel supports Special Education programs and worked as a teacher for at-risk youth, including gang members, drug abusers and victims of physical abuse, in such avenues as Creative Writing. He is an in-demand speaker who offers his seminars, "How to Network Your Book into a Film or TV Deal" and "Catching the Muse: How to Claim Your Artistic Spirit" to conferences nationwide.