Agent: Julian Friedmann
In 2016, Amanda left documentaries for scriptwriting. Within one year she had written twelve scripts broadcast by BBC Children's programming, including flagship series "Justin's House". She's also been in five writers rooms for incredible shows like Sesame Street's "The Furchester Hotel".
Within two years she was named one of the Edinburgh Television Festival's "Ones to Watch" and her first full-length comedy script ranked among the top 10% among the thousands of writers who submitted to the BBC for their annual Writers Room competition.
She has just finished writing and script editing/producing for the groundbreaking new BBC2 sketch show "The Amelia Gething Complex", another new episode of the BBC's "Swashbuckle", and several animation scripts for a London-based creative agency.
Her current projects include a brand new 30-minute dark animation pilot called "Supernits", and a 30-minute comedy pilot for a major international broadcaster. She's also writing a musical with Second City alumna Jen Banks and Halle chair Katharine Longworth.
Her sketch, joke, and article work has been seen on NBC/Seeso, Comic Relief, Confused.com, mindfulness sites Elephant Journal and Tiny Buddha, and satirical website Reductress.
She's also contributed to/performed in Richard III: The Reburial, the Funny Women Stage Awards 2016, BBC World Service, and three years of standup at comedy nights across the UK. I've also got years of award-winning experience in UK and worldwide documentaries, development, multi-platform, and social media campaigns.
Being the mother of a son with autism, she's especially interested in projects concerning autism.
Winner, Edinburgh Television Festival’s Ones to Watch
Writer of upcoming Youtube pilot for a London-based Creative Agency
CBeebies Writers Room, Bitz & Bob
Creator and Writer, Michelle Goes Off The Grid
Writer of four episodes, Feeling Better, CBeebies
Writer of two episodes, Biggleton, CBeebies
Writer of four episodes, Treasure Champs, CBeebies
Writer of one episode, Swashbuckle
CBeebies Writers Room - Kit & Pup
Joke writing for a national Confused.com campaign
Writer of one episode, Justin’s House
Writer of student resource excerpts, Comic Relief/BBC Comedy Classroom
Segment Producer of BBC Learning’s Comedy Classroom Live Lesson (RTS shortlist, BAFTA longlist)
Assistant Producer of BBC Learning’s Comedy Classroom