Amy Holden Jones

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

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

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

Life and career[edit]

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]


Year Film Editor Producer Director Writer
1976 Hollywood Boulevard Yes
1978 Corvette Summer Yes
American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince Yes
1981 Second-Hand Hearts Yes
1982 The Slumber Party Massacre Yes Yes
1984 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


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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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