Global businesswoman and entrepreneur Joan Dangerfield serves as Chairman of a new soon to be announced immersive exhibition technology company currently developing multi-use entertainment venues intended to reinvent the live concert experience in strategic markets around the world.
Dangerfield is also co-founder and managing partner of The Opus 73 Group, a privately held consulting firm specializing in research, strategic planning, and investment promotion services to the Chinese Government. Specializing in the entertainment and media industry, Opus 73 leverages its global resources in the fields of entertainment, media, sustainable development, real estate development, technology, marketing, and event planning in order to implement and achieve its client’s goals.
Dangerfield is also President of Xis International, Dangerfield Entertainment, and Paper Clip Productions.
Prior to establishing Xis International, Joan spent 20 years running her global floral distribution company, Jungle Roses, and was the recipient of the United Nations’ “Business of the Future Award” for her business concept.
In 1993, the Utah native married legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield. In 1995, she developed a website for her now-late husband, earning him the distinction of the first celebrity to have his own official site. He was later listed as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People On The Internet” by Website Magazine – ahead of Bill Gates and Al Gore.
After his passing, Joan produced a 2-hour documentary about Rodney’s life for A&E. And she is currently in the process of developing a feature film based on her late husband’s bestselling autobiography “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me.”
Joan’s philanthropic passions involve her in a number of worthy causes. She has served on the board of UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery since 2004 as well as the board of American Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem for five years. She is also affiliated with such organizations as American Cinematheque, Creative Coalition, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, and the International Festival & Event Association.