His first feature film as a First Assistant Director was Steven Spielberg's Jaws
, followed by The Bingo Long Traveling Allstars and Motor Kings
, Slapshot, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Bronco Billy
, and Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder.
Joyner served as Unit Production Manager on Two Minute Warning, Jaws II, More American Graffiti, The Last Married Couple in America, The Blues Brothers, Walking Tall, Starman, Poltergeist II, Against All Odds, Grandview USA, Tough Enough
, and Tender Mercies
. He was Executive Production Manager at Walt Disney Pictures from 1985 to 1987, supervising films such as Ruthless People, The Color of Money, Outrageous Fortune, Tin Men, Good Morning Vietnam
and Three Men and a Baby
. From 1990 to 1996 he was Vice President, Feature Production at Warner Bros., supervising the production of films like The Client, On Deadly Ground, Doc Hollywood, Point of No Return,
and The Bodyguard
Tom Joyner served on the DGA's AD/UPM Council from 1974 to 1975, then again from 1984-1985. From 1988 to 2000, he served as an AD/UPM Council Member or Alternate and has served on six AD/UPM committees, as well as the DGA Negotiating Committee. In 1999, Tom Joyner received the DGA's Frank Capra Achievement Award in recognition of his career achievement and service to the Directors Guild of America.