AMY DE PAOLA
Amy De Paola is a Creative Producer and Director based in NYC. She holds an MFA in Film from Emerson College, where she also taught classes and collaborated with, Academy Nominated producer, Linda Reisman to build key courses for the Visual Media Art Department's producing curriculum. An artist with over ten years of experience on both sides of the camera, Amy's expertise is telling character driven narratives that empower others through documentary and scripted film and video.
Amy has created content for networks and brands such as Netflix, Showtime, Amazon, The CW, Sports Illustrated and Bloomberg Philanthropies. She has had the great pleasure to work alongside the talents of Debra Messing, Hasan Minhaj, Imagine Dragons, Diana Oh, Christina Toth, Camille Kostek, Mary Mazzio, Gaby Hoffmann and Alysia Reiner to name a few. Amy's short film AMYDEE, a narrative cum cinema verite based on her own journey into the sport of boxing, a meditation on reclaiming one's power, debut on FilmShortage in early 2019. Prior to that, the film screened in over 18 film festivals around the country including the Provincetown International Film Festival, where the film was programmed by Kim Yutani. Later, Amy took home the Award for Best Director for AMYDEE at the 2019 IndieWorks in New York City.
Most recently, Amy collaborated with writer Caitlin Graham (Queering web-series) to direct ten episodes of the crime-drama, web-series, THE NATURALS, which is currently in post-production. She is also the founder of Pink Among Men, a production company that hosts a podcast of the same name.