AMY FERRIS


Amy Ferris 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 two anthologies: Dancing at The Shame Prom (co-editor),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 award21 LEADERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. In 2020, Amy co-authored OLD SCHOOL LOVE (HarperCollins Publishers) with Rev Run of Run DMC fame. This year she was one of the twelve recipients – women – of NextTribes award: WOMEN of the Year 2021. Amy is co-director, along with Debra Engle, of Story Summit Writer’s School. She is on the Advisory board of The Women’s Media Center and a co-founder of Milford Readers and Writers Festival. She is currently finishing her next memoir, The Mess of Love for SheWritesPress, Pub Date: 2023

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