Amy Holden Jones

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Amy Holden Jones
Born 1955
Occupation film editor, screenwriter, film director, film producer
Nationality United States
Notable work(s) Mystic Pizza (1988)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Spouse(s) Michael Chapman

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.

Biography[edit]

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.[1]

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?

Work[edit]

Year Film Editor Producer Director Writer
1976 Hollywood Boulevard Yes
1978 Corvette Summer Yes
1978 American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince Yes
1981 Second-Hand Hearts Yes
1982 The Slumber Party Massacre Yes Yes
1983 Love Letters Yes Yes
1987 Maid to Order Yes Yes
1988 Mystic Pizza Yes
1992 Beethoven Yes
1993 Indecent Proposal Yes
1994 The Getaway Yes
1996 The Rich Man's Wife Yes Yes
1997 The Relic Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Susan Royal. "Susannah Grant and Amy Holden-Jones Speak at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival". Inside Film Magazine (online). Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

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