As Managing Director for Stage 32 (the world’s largest online platform connecting and educating film, television and theater creatives), Amanda oversees operations and business development for the global business. She has curated over 1,000 hours of online education created exclusively for Stage 32 and works with hundreds of entertainment industry executives from around the world to serve as educators and mentors. She has worked on partnerships with such prestigious organizations as the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film, American Film Market, SXSW, Raindance Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, PGA, WGA and DGA, as well as brands such as AT&T, Peerspace, Pond5, Mandy, Bondit Media Capital and her personal favorite, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which is the official vodka of Stage 32 and serves as the sponsor of all offline Stage 32 events.
Amanda has spoken all over the world at the Cannes Film Festival (France), Hollyshorts Film Festival (US), Raindance Film Festival (UK), Fest Festival (Portugal) and Harvard (US) on the business of the entertainment industry.
As a seasoned business development and marketing executive, Amanda began her career with RAZOR Magazine, working on programs with brands including NBC, Touchstone, Disney and Jaguar. She co-founded and built The Taka Group, which was later acquired, where she worked on international marketing programs with some of the world’s most recognized brands including Oakley, Guess?, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Ray Ban and Giorgio Armani and more.
Amanda is inspired by innovation and companies that change industries, something Stage 32 is accomplishing daily.
Amanda is a passionate entrepreneur, avid world traveler and lives by the motto “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”