Writer and producer for screen and theatre through my personal business, Amanda Jane Starr, and my entertainment brand, Stand Entertainment. I also write blogs and freelance journalism - all kinds really! I teach drama and performance in a local performing arts company for young people. I love photography and working with other creatives to produce excellent work.
My recent background has been spent in event/venue management, working on some of the biggest gigs in NSW including Big Day Out, Stereosonic, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Telstra V8 Supercars as well as large-scale corporate functions, dinners and product launches.
I am currently working on several personal projects including a short film (write and produce), a few features, a novel and a documentary. I am a writer/script editor for the Sentient production, producing on several film projects and in the early stages of a theatre production in the role of producer. I am in the process of organising ongoing seminars and events for the entertainment business and am on the Sydney Indie Film Festival team.
My day job is in television broadcast operations as a presentation coordinator at Nine Network Australia, Australia's largest free-to-air television network. But I'd prefer to be writing and producing full-time!
Work of Art Action ⋄ Drama A gambling art forger learns what matters when his art dealer business partner is arrested and dies and unforgiving loan sharks threaten his fiancee's life.
Jimmy Smart Drama ⋄ Family A teenage boy, desperate to be a jockey before he gets too old, grows up fast when conflict drives him from home and his dreams cost more than he imagined.
DEADHOUSE Tales of Sydney Morgue (Season One)
Theater by Blancmange Productions Producer Immerse yourself in some classic Australian true crime as you’re guided through an 1850s sandstone building not far from the old Sydney Morgue. Season One comprised two stories: A Poison Crown, the story of the last woman hanged in NSW; and Portrait of an Artist as a Criminal, the story of graphic artist - turned psychopath, Leonard Lawson.
Project: One Shot
Film (short) by Stage One (Drama) Writer
Dancing With Gene Kelly
Film (short) by Purple Door Productions (Family) Producer
Series by Presence Films Writer/Script Editor
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew When Michael Thornton, a talented author, runs into a notorious serial killer, he must keep his wits to stay one step ahead if he wants to survive and live to write another day.
The Story Department (Sydney, Australia)