Joy Chodan

Co-Publisher of Moonlighting Strangers & Chairman of the Moonlighting Reunion Campaign

I started the Moonlighting Reunion Campaign because I always wanted to see a reunion of Maddie Hayes and David Addison. I became a fan from the very first airing of the pilot in March of 1985 at the age of 7. Moonlighting has always been my favorite show and always will be. I have always felt like so many fans have, that the last episode (Lunar Eclipse) of Moonlighting was a disappointment. At the end, it did not resolve anything with Maddie and David's relationship and left the whole story of Blue Moon up in the air. When I first read in the paper that the networks were going to make a bunch of reunion specials, I knew this was a golden opportunity to try to create enough momentum for the campaign. Christie Taylor was the first person who believed in the project. She called me one night and told me about her idea for doing a Moonlighting fanzine. I had never even heard of a fanzine but the project sounded really interesting and fun.

My involvement in the campaign and fanzine also helped me discover a talent I possessed that I did not know existed. I have decided to pursue a career in public relations, marketing, and/or advertising. I have already begun to get my feet wet with the work I have done with this campaign. I graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Media Studies and minored in studio art. I contribute in the fanzine’s artistic style and design. The fanzine staff and I were honored to be a part of the Moonlighting Phenomenon featurette on Seasons 1 and 2 DVD. It has been a terrific and rewarding experience working with Lions Gate on the promotion of the DVDs through articles in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and US News and World Report.