Amy Fox is an acclaimed screenwriter, playwright and educator, and a passionate advocate for elevating women’s voices in the arts and the workplace. Most recently she wrote the screenplay for Equity, the female-driven Wall Street film which premiered at Sundance 2016 and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. Amy's previous feature screenplay, for the Merchant Ivory film Heights, starring Glenn Close and Elizabeth Banks, also premiered at Sundance (2005) and was released by SPC. Fox’s plays have been produced by theaters in New York, including the Ensemble Studio Theater and Clubbed Thumb, and have been seen in London, Tehran, San Francisco, Austin, and St. Paul. Her work has been recognized by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Kilroys, and Women’s Image Network. Amy teaches screenwriting at NYU ‘s Graduate Film Program. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children. She is originally from Boulder, Colorado.
Amy serves as a mentor and script consultant for writers and filmmakers. She is on the full-time faculty of NYU's Graduate Film Program, and has appeared as a speaker or guest artist at:
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.