SCREENWRITER. PLAYWRIGHT. SPEAKER.

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. 

RECENT EVENTS

GENERATION WOMEN

On July 12th, 2017, Amy performed a piece for a cross-generational storytelling night in New York City. 

Each month, five women of note read an original piece on a theme. The July theme was "What I Learned About My Mother".

The event took place in the screening room of The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

GOOD RESULTS ARE DIFFICULT WHEN INDIFFERENCE PREDOMINATES

Amy's one-act play was produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre. It ran June 10th - 30th, 2017 as a part of their 36th Marathon of One Act Plays, Series C. 

"Amy Fox’s Good Results... provides a rousing, hilarious end. Who’s to say that our repressed foremothers might not have applauded pussy power?" - Time Out New York

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 is on the full-time faculty of NYU's Graduate Film Program, 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 

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 Me

amy@amyfox.net

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