tv writer. SCREENWRITER. PLAYWRIGHT.

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.

EQUITY

Sony pictures classicsJuly 29, 2017
“bracing, witty and suspenseful ... a feminist thriller sharply attuned to the nuances of its chosen milieu." - The New York Times 
 
An investment banker fights to rise to the top of the corporate ladder at a competitive Wall Street firm, navigating a controversial tech IPO in the male-dominated post-financial crisis world. 

Amy wrote the screenplay for EQUITY, which was also directed, produced, and financed by women. EQUITY was a collaboration among women in entertainment and business leaders in finance—the real-life women of Wall Street—who chose to invest in this film because they wanted to see their story told.

HONORS
Women's Image Network Award for Outstanding Film Written by a Woman
Women Film Critic’s Circle Nomination: Best Screenplay for Equity, 2017
"Top 10 Feminists Films of 2016" - Ms. Magazine

PRESS + FEATURES
"Review: In 'Equity,' No Room For Sisterhood Amid Gloves-Off Wall Street Warfare" - The New York Times
"What Did It Take to Make 'Equity', a Film About Women on Wall Street?" - The New York Times
"In Equity, Women's Greed is Good" - New Republic
AMY'S WORDS ON EQUITY
"No Hollywood Ending for Women on Wall Street" - American Banker
"How Women in Finance Inspired Me to Make a Movie" - Motto

SPEAKING + EDUCATION


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:   

  • The Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado  
  • The Writers Lab of NYWIFT & IRIS,  The Voice of a Woman Festival 
  • Stern College for Women
  • CUNY Honors Program 
  • International Bosphorus Film Festival, Istanbul  
  • Brown University 
  • Boston International Film Festival, 2008 
  • Generation Women

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.

FEATURED PROJECTS

THE CLUB 
- PLAY -

A group of former college roommates gather to celebrate one of their own, forcing each other to face what is really going on in their grown-up lives. 

  • Semi-finalist for Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference
  • Honorable Mention, The Kilroys
  • Nominated for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
  • Reading at InProximity's Project W Fest 
  • Rough Cut workshop at Ensemble Studio Theater, May 2016
  • Space at Ryder Farm residency
  • Reading at Santa Barbara Playlets

STUYVESANT TOWN 
- SCREENPLAY -

The story of two women who fight to find homes for their families and to end a corporate landlord's racial discrimination. Based on a true story of the battle to integrate New York City's enormous Stuyvesant Town housing complex in the late 1940s. 

Fox's feature article about the real life battle to desegregate Stuyvesant Town was published in the New York Times in 2006.

HEIGHTS 
- SCREENPLAY -

Heights follows five New Yorkers over a whirlwind 24 hours as their secrets emerge and their relationships begin to unravel. Starring Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Jesse Bradford, Merchant Ivory Productions commisioned Fox to adapt her one-act play into a screenplay after the play was produced in 2000.

Heights premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was released nationwide by Sony Pictures Classics.

Contact

amy@amyfox.net

MANAGER
Echo Lake Entertainment
Amotz Zakai and MaryJane Skalski
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