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.
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)