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Amy Holden Jones is an American screenwriter and film director.[1][2][3][4]

Amy Holden Jones
Born1955 (age 63–64)
  • Film editor
  • screenwriter
  • film director
Known for
Spouse(s)Michael Chapman

Jones edited various films and ultimately began directing and writing. She currently works in television.


Life and careerEdit

Jones grew up in Florida and lived in Buffalo, New York during her high school years. She attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, majoring in art history, so she could also take film studies courses at nearby MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

After she won first place at the American Film Institute National Student Festival for her short film A Weekend Home (1975), Martin Scorsese, one of the judges, offered her a job as his assistant as he directed Taxi Driver. It was there that she met her husband cinematographer Michael Chapman. She went on to work for Roger Corman editing Joe Dante's first film, Hollywood Boulevard, when she was 22 years old. She edited American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince for Scorsese, Corvette Summer for MGM, and Second-Hand Hearts for Hal Ashby. She directed The Slumber Party Massacre by the age of 27, also for Roger Corman.

Jones is featured in the first chapter of Julie MacLusky's book Is There Life After Film School? as well as in The First Time I Got Paid for It by Peter Lefcourt and Laura J. Shapiro.

Her work on Indecent Proposal earned Jones a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay.[5]



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  3. ^ Amy Holden Jones:The View From The Top. "Is There Life After Film School?" (Interview). Interviewed by Julie MacLuskey. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
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  5. ^ 14th Golden Raspberry Awards

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