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Amy Ferris

Episode 42: Changing the World and Sending Love One Book and Film at a Time with Amy Ferris, 5/16/22

Amy Ferris is an author, editor, screenwriter and playwright. Her screen adaptation of J. California Cooper's short story, Funny Valentines (Director: Julie Dash) was nominated for a Best Screenplay Award (BET, Black Reel). Her screen credits include the feature: Mr. Wonderful (Director: Anthony Minghella) and two TV series - Tattingers , (Tom Fontana/Bruce Paltrow - Producers/Directors - NBC) and Jack's Place (Scott Brazil, Director, Showrunner - CBS). Amy curated & edited two anthologies: Dancing at The Shame Prom (co-edited with Hollye Dexter), and Shades of Blue - Writers on Depression and Feeling Blue (both published by Seal Press) Shades of Blue went on the proverbial road, ala Vagina Monologues - hitting numerous cities and changing lives! And In 2012, Amy's memoir - Marrying George Clooney - was adapted into an Off-Broadway play. In 2018, Amy was honored with Women's eNews prestigious award 21 LEADERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. In 2020, Amy co-authored OLD SCHOOL LOVE (HarperCollin Publishers) with Rev Run of Run DMC fame. This year she was the recipient of NextTribe's award: 12 WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD IN 2021. Amy is currently co-director, along with Debra Engle, of the Story Summit Writer's School - founded in 2019 by David Kirkpatrick who was the head of Production at both Paramount Pictures and Disney Studio. Amy serves on a few boards, co-founded a literary Festival and is trying desperately to finish her next memoir, The Mess of Love for SheWritesPress, Pub Date:2023

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