December 28, 2007
FEATURE FILM ‘JAKE’S CORNER’ DEBUTS FOR CAST AND CREW
JAKE’S CORNER writed and directed by Jeff Santo premiered for Cast and Crew on Dec 18 to a packed house at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center. Amanda plays ‘Kari’ opposite star Richard Tyson. Look for JAKE’S CORNER at the Sedona Film Festival in March 2008 and other theatres shortly thereafter. Click here to see pictures from the shoot. Click here to watch Fox 10’s coverage of the screening. [Contrary to the reporting, the film was not completed in time for the Sundance deadline.]
December 1, 2007
AMANDA TO PLAY POLLY IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF RIDING TO BETHLEHEM – Jan 31-Feb 3, 2008
What do you do when you realize it really isn’t a nice day for a white wedding? Amanda plays POLLY who asks that question in the World Premiere of RIDING TO BETHLEHEM – a collection of pieces by Phoenix writer Wendy Myers. January 31, Feb 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm and Feb 3 at 2 pm at Theatre Artists Studio.
November 1, 2007
AMANDA RECORDS WITH BAND SMOKESCREEN – Album “Slightly Confusing to a Stranger” releases
The band Smokescreen asked Amanda to play cello on one of their tracks. Their new album is called Slightly Confusing to a Stranger and Amanda plays on Track #9, Left. Click here to hear it.
September 28, 2007
AMANDA TO PLAY HELENA IN SHAKESPEARE’S FRIENDS – Sept 28 at 7:30 pm
Noted Shakespeare Author, Director and Folger Scholar KATE POGUE directs Amanda Melby as Helena in a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a part of SHAKESPEARE’S FRIENDS – an evening of discussion and scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Download the flier.
August 28, 2007
AMANDA NOMINATED FOR TWO EMMYS FOR WORK ON SCREEN WARS
Amanda is nominated for TWO 2007 Emmys from the NATAS – Rocky Mountain Chapter – for her work as a host/actress on the weekly television show SCREEN WARS and as the Producer of the show in the Arts/Entertainment Category for Episode #2.09. These two nominations marke her second and third nominations for her work on SCREEN WARS (in 2006 she was nominated for her hosting work). The Emmy ceremony will be held October 6 in Glendale.
August 27, 2007
NETHERBEAST SEPTEMBER SCREENINGS’
NETHERBEAST, INC. plays a number of Film Festivals in September. Toofy Film Festival – September 8th at 7pm in the Boulder Theatre www.toofy.com, Kansas International Film Festival September 14th – 17th www.kansasfilm.com, Edmonton International Film Festival September 28th – October 6thwww.edmontonfilmfest.com, The iCON International Film Festival in Israel September 28th – October 4thwww.icon.org.il/promo07/eng/?page_id=12
August 24, 2007
AMANDA’S COX CABLE COMMERCIAL STARTS AIRING
Amanda plays the “wife” in the Cox Cable commercial “Choose Wisely” with Mr. Dial Up, Mr. Qwest and Mr. Cox High Speed. It is airing across the networks on Cox Cable.
August 13, 2007
AMANDA DEBUTS NEW VOICE OVER DEMO’
Amanda recently spent time in the Artists Den studio and re-cut her Commercial Voice Over Demo. Listen to it here! Listen and watch her other demos here.
July 17, 2007
AMANDA BOOKS PRINCIPAL ROLE IN COX CABLE COMMERCIAL
Amanda booked the prinicpal role of the “wife” in the Cox Cable commercial “Choose Wisely.” It will air starting mid-August across the networks on Cox Cable.
June 29, 2007
AMANDA WRITES, DIRECTS AND PRODUCES SHORT FILM ‘HOMECOMING IN HD’
As part of her Verve Studios’ Acting for Teens Camp, Amanda wrote, directed and produced the short film HOMECOMING IN HD with the students in the camp. Todd Anderson was the DP and Keegan Ead edited.
June 30, 2007
AMANDA LINE PRODUCES AND ACTS IN FEATURE FILM ‘FAREWELL DARKNESS’
Amanda line produced the second unit Arizona scenes for the feature FAREWELL DARKNESS directed by Daniel J. Pico. She also shot an on-camera scene as Denise Franks, reporter. Click here to see pictures from the shoot.
June 3, 2007
AMANDA SHOOTS SCENES IN FEATURE FILM ‘JAKE’S CORNER’
Amanda worked for 3 days on set in the supporting role of Kari in the SAG feature film JAKE’S CORNER directed by Jeff Santo. One scene was opposite star Richard Tyson. Click here to see pictures from the shoot.
May 4, 2007
AMANDA CAST IN FEATURE FILM ‘JAKE’S CORNER’
Amanda booked the supporting role of Kari in the SAG feature film JAKE’S CORNER directed by Jeff Santo. It shoots in May and June, 2007.
April 25, 2007
SCREEN WARS SEASON TWO CONCLUDES
Screen Wars airs Wednesday nights at 11 pm on AZ-TV
The Season Two finale of the Emmy-winning television series SCREEN WARS aired on Wednesday, April 25, 2007. Amanda acted in the opening homages and hosted the thirty-minute Emmy(R)-winning program.
April 15, 2007
AMANDA WINS COPPER WING AWARD
Amanda was presented with the Copper Wing Award at the Phoenix Film Festival for Board Member of the Year. The award was presented by Phoenix Film Foundation Board Chairman, Ted Anderson.
April 15, 2007
AMANDA CAST IN MONTIERTH BROTHERS’ SHORT FILM
Amanda was asked to play a supporting role in the Montierth Brothers’ new short film THE SECRET OF LIFE, a comedy. Shooting will be in May.
March 16, 2007
AMANDA BOOKS INDUSTRIAL FOR COUNTRY INSURANCE
Amanda booked the role of Claudia in an AFTRA industrial film for Country Insurance. It shoots March 28-31, 2007.
March 15, 2007
NETHERBEAST, INCORPORATED TO PLAY AT PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL
Netherbeast, Inc., the Arizona-made feature that Amanda shot last summer will be playing at the Phoenix Film Festival with screenings on April 14, April 15 and April 18.
March 3, 2007
NETHERBEAST, INCORPORATED TO PREMIER AT AFI DALLAS FILM FESTIVAL
Netherbeast, Inc., the Arizona-made feature that Amanda shot last summer will be premiering at the AFI DallasFilm Festival with screenings on March 30 and March 31.
February 22, 2007
AMANDA ACCEPTED INTO MEMBERSHIP OF THEATRE ARTISTS STUDIO
Theatre Artists Studio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization designed to provide a professional theatre resource for our members and for our community. The Studio is the workout space for many talented member actors, producers, directors, playwrights and designers who manifest for their audiences the power and imagination of theatre. Members are given the opportunity to produce innovative projects for the public and to educate and mentor anyone seeking to deepen their understanding and appreciate of the theatre arts.
January 3, 2007
SECOND SEASON OF SCREEN WARS DEBUTS
Screen Wars airs Wednesday nights at 11 pm on AZ-TV
Season Two of the Emmy-winning television series SCREEN WARS airs on Wednesday nights at 11 pm from January 3-April 25, 2007. Amanda acts in the opening homages and hosts the thirty-minute Emmy(R)-winning program.
January 1, 2007
AMANDA BECOMES SOLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF IFP/PHOENIX
Julie Holman steps down as Co-Executive Director of IFP/PHX and Amanda becomes the sole Executive Director