Amy Holden Jones
|Amy Holden Jones|
|Occupation||film editor, screenwriter, film director, film producer|
|Notable work(s)||Mystic Pizza (1988)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Amy Holden Jones is an American screenwriter and film director. She began her career editing low-budget films, then began directing and writing. Her genres range from fun summer movies to kids movies to romance to horror.
Jones grew up in Florida and lived in Buffalo, NY 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, liked her work and offered her a job as his assistant as he directed Taxi Driver. It was there that she met her future boss, Roger Corman. Seven years later, on the set of Slumber Party Massacre, she would meet her future husband, cinematographer Michael Chapman.
Jones has stated that there are times when actors will have scenes rewritten in order to make themselves more appealing to the public, even though it may not be the best thing for the film itself.
Jones found recurring work after working on the first installment of the Beethoven film series with John Hughes - developing the characters for the 3rd, 4th and 5th editions which went straight to video.
Jones is featured in the first chapter of Julie MacLusky's book Is There Life After Film School?
|1978||American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince||Yes|
|1982||The Slumber Party Massacre||Yes||Yes|
|1987||Maid to Order||Yes||Yes|
|1996||The Rich Man's Wife||Yes||Yes|
- Susan Royal. "Susannah Grant and Amy Holden-Jones Speak at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival". Inside Film Magazine (online). Retrieved 2009-05-15.
- Amy Holden Jones:The View From The Top. Is There Life After Film School?. Interview with Julie MacLuskey. Retrieved 2008-05-15.