GOOD IN THE ROOM, AT HOME IN A BAY
STRONG ON THE PAGE, calm in the field
My broad experience in entertainment is united by a common link: storytelling. Whether I’m writing and producing TV spots and trailers for Pixar’s latest, leading a documentary crew 13,000 feet up in the Andes, or writing an original 1 hour romance for Lifetime, I always stay focused on these story basics:
- what are we trying to say?
- to whom?
- what’s the simplest, most surprising, and most effective way we can say it?
I’ve done a lot. I’ve got more than 12 years experience as a writer/producer in motion picture advertising, including over 8 on staff at a busy, award-winning agency. Recently I’ve been the Creative Director for a film and television production company, a role which had me regularly pitching and revising a wide range of projects and working with writers and producers to make scripts better. We also made a corporate doc in Peru and designed an 11 course online film school curriculum.
I’ve worked in documentary, closely with Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim, and through it all, I’ve continued to write my own material. I’ve been heard on This American Life, performed stand-up all over LA, and summer 2015 I had an original 1 hour romance produced by Lifetime online.
Through all of these experiences, I’ve learned story, inside out, backwards and forwards. And I love nothing more than working alongside smart, talented people to bring stories to life;pleased to meet you.
A LITTLE ABOUT MY LIFE
I live in the Silver Lake neighborhood in LA with a romantic midwestern fella.
I like old movies,
I always vote,
and adore this wonderful 7 year-old girl in Brooklyn who calls me "Aunt Amanda,"
even though we're not related.