My dream has always been to work in entertainment. As a child, I used to hold class-wide auditions for my shows, which were rough theatre-friendly interpretations of movies I liked. When I got a bit older, I started making films about detectives and spies starring my little sister. In high school, I attended the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios to help develop my craft, which led me to the liberal arts school, Emerson College in Boston. After a year of studying film, I decided production wasn't for me. I still loved the movie industry, but became much more interested in the development and technological side of things.
Amanda at New York Film Academy
I love the purpose of family entertainment, the act of bringing people together in joy, laughter, and music. I also love the creativity and educational goals of youth programming and the exciting opportunities that the digital landscape presents.