Joseph B. Wallenstein
Director, Production
USC School of Cinematic Arts

    Years of hands-on filmmaking experiences as supervising producer; producer; director; writer; author; lecturer; mentor; teacher; consultant.

  • Member of

    Directors Guild of America (DGA), Writers Guild of America (WGA), and Alumni member – Television Academy of Arts and Sciences


    Bachelor of Business Science, New York University; "Television, Motion Picture and Radio, Production and Direction (TMR, Production and Direction)"

Flynn & Miranda: Right of Silence
Published by TrineDay

He was an anonymous criminal, taken from his home, kept in prolonged custody, denied legal counsel and tricked into confessing. Just another guy lost in the system, …until his name became a verb. “Mirandize.”

This is the story of how two people from two very different worlds came together in one blazing moment of legal history, … and how that moment changed the lives of all Americans. CLICK FOR VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR.

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Flynn and Miranda

Flynn & Miranda: Right of Silence

Joseph B. Wallenstein
9781634243100, $19.95, PB, 200pp

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Synopsis: A deftly crafted and simply riveting historical novel based upon real events that would have a major impact on the American criminal justice system, "Flynn & Miranda: Right of Silence" by Joseph B. Wallenstein is the inherently fascinating and dramatic story of how two men from opposite ends of the human social spectrum would come together in one blazing moment of legal history -- and how that moment changed their lives and the lives of all Americans.

Critique: The stuff of which major motion pictures are made, Joseph Wallenstein’s new novel, "Flynn & Miranda: Right of Silence", is an especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Flynn & Miranda: Right of Silence" is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.49).

Editorial Note: Joseph Wallenstein is member of the Directors Guild of America as well as a member of the Writers Guild of America West and expert in all aspects of physical production, scheduling, budgeting, location filming, stage work, union, and non-union shows. He also oversees and administers all aspects of filming by the more than 700 students making over 1500 films each year at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His tri-annual safety seminars are a unique and highly sought after facet of Cinematic Arts education. Joe is known for consulting, lectures, seminars, and personal appearances - as well as an accomplished author.

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