Amy Fox is an acclaimed writer and educator, and a passionate advocate for elevating women’s voices in the arts and the workplace. She is currently a Co-Producer on The Conners on ABC, where she gets to joke about depressing things and write for one of the best casts on television. Amy wrote the screenplay for Equity, a financial thriller about women on Wall Street, which stars Anna Gunn and James Purefoy. Equity premiered at Sundance 2016 and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. Amy enjoys public speaking and values mentorship and community. She was a screenwriting professor at NYU's Graduate Film School for over a decade, and has served as a mentor in the Meryl Streep Women's Lab and The Sundance Collab Program. Amy started her career as a playwright in New York in the Ensemble Studio Theater's group, Youngblood, at a moment in time when meetings were arranged by messages left on things called answering machines.
Amy recently lured her husband and two children away from their home in Brooklyn with the promise of a sunnier life in Los Angeles. Turns out they miss snow and rain, but they do acknowledge that palm trees and the beach are pretty great. Amy misses New York too, but having grown up in Colorado, feels right at home in a place with beautiful mountains and no decent bagels.
Amy serves as a mentor and script consultant for writers and filmmakers. She was on the full-time faculty of NYU's Graduate Film Program for 13 years, and has appeared as a speaker or guest artist at:
Please reach out if you would like Amy to speak to your organization. She has spoken on topics including: gender parity and inclusive representation in media, gender parity in the workplace, arts and activism, the creative process, getting started as a writer, the craft of screenwriting, and building a career as a writer.