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Amy Amani: Newcomer Hitting It Big (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Mar 2, 2015 Hosted By: Max Timm

Amy is an American living it in Oxford, England with her husband and two sons. This is her 26th address to date, having lived in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Italy, and all over the US. Amy’s education & background are in theater, having received a degree from Northwestern University, and a more practical education from The Groundlings Theater in LA where she worked as their stage manager for 4 years. At that same time she worked as a PA at Regency Productions. She fled LA in 1994 and returned to her first love, live theater, where she acted, stage managed, built sets & costumes, and finally directed. Eventually she tried her hand at screenwriting with writing partner, Scott Gibson. They thought they could write a sequel to Northern Exposure, but instead wrote pilot about a small town filled with quirky people. No more than six months after finishing, it was optioned. Never again did they have it that easy. Several projects, many competitions, and two options later, Dazzleland – which was the TV Pilot category winner in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest - is in the capable hands of Mozark Productions.