Amy Holden Jones

Screenwriter, Director, Editor
Amy Holden Jones has worked her way through the barrels of low-budget filmmaking for Roger Corman to become an A-list screenwriter of studio productions and, occasionally, a director of mainstream fare as well. An art ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1953

Filmography

Writer (11)

The Relic 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Getaway 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jack's Place 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Writer

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mystic Pizza 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Mystic Pizza 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Maid to Order 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Letters 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Indecency (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (4)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Maid to Order 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Love Letters 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Slumber Party Massacre 1982 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Black Box 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Slumber Party Massacre 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2007 (Movie)

On-Camera Interview (Actor)

Biography

Amy Holden Jones has worked her way through the barrels of low-budget filmmaking for Roger Corman to become an A-list screenwriter of studio productions and, occasionally, a director of mainstream fare as well. An art history major at Wellesley College, Jones studied film at nearby MIT. When her short "A Weekend Home" (1975) won an American Film Institute student award, one of the judges, Martin Scorsese, offered Jones a job as an assistant on his film, "Taxi Driver" (1976). Scorsese then introduced her to low-budget film titan Roger Corman, who hired Jones. Her first assignment was as co-editor of "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976). She continued editing for Corman's New World Productions, including the Mark Hamill vehicle, "Corvette Summer" (1978), and eventually was given the chance to make her directorial debut with the B-movie, "Slumber Party Massacre" (1982). (Oddly, feminist Rita Mae Brown wrote the screenplay, although its possible interior meanings have never been investigated.) Jones went on to direct features with strong female leads: Jamie Lee Curtis in "Love Letters" (1983) and Ally Sheedy in "Maid to Order" (1987).

Relationships

Michael Chapman

Husband

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge , Massachusetts
took film courses

Wellesley College

Wellesley , Massachusetts

Milestones

1997

Co-wrote screenplay for "The Relic"

1996

Wrote and directed "The Rich Man's Wife"

1993

Scripted "Indecent Proposal"

1992

Created TV series "Jack's Place" (ABC)

1988

Wrote original screenplay of "Mystic Pizza"

1982

Feature directorial debut, "Slumber Party Massacre"

1976

Hired by Roger Corman to work as film editor; first assignment as co-editor on "Hollywood Boulevard"

1976

Worked as assistant to Martin Scorsese on "Taxi Driver"

1975

Won first prize in American Film Institute student film festival with short "A Weekend Home"

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