October 5, 2005
AMANDA GIVES BIRTH TO DAUGHTER SOPHIA
Acting takes a break for a few months….daughter Sophia is a delight!
September 15, 2005
AMANDA IS ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION. www.phxfilm.com
August 1, 2005
AMANDA BOOKS 4 RADIO SPOTS FOR INDIANA WESLYAN UNIVERSITY.
April 22, 2005
AMANDA IS APPOINTED NEW CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PHOENIX FILM PROJECT (pdf News Release)
Amanda Melby and Julie Holman are appointed Co-Executive Directors of the Phoenix FIlm Project. They will oversee the growth of the non-profit organization for independent filmmakers as well as continue producing the Project’s weekly television show: SCREEN WARS. www.PhoenixFilmProject.com
April 1, 2005
AMANDA HOSTS TV SHOW “SCREEN WARS”
Amanda, along with Susan Brigham, hosts the new thirty-minute television show SCREEN WARS. The first episode airs Saturday, April 2 and runs every Saturday thereafter at 5:30 pm on AZ-TV. AZ-TV airs throughout Arizona (www.Kaz.tv). SCREEN WARS is produced by the Phoenix Film Project and showcases Arizona short filmmakers. Every 5 episodes are devoted to a new genre with Comedy being the first genre. The top 9 films submitted in each genre will air in the first three episodes and viewers choose their favorite three. The three finalists are then aired again in the 4th episode and, again, viewers choose their favorite. Amanda and Susan announce the winner in the 5th episode, the final episode for each genre.
SCREEN WARS is designed to showcase Arizona filmmakers and the independent film scene. In addition to hosting, Amanda serves as a Supervising Producer with Julie Holman.
March 25, 2005
AMANDA GETS CAST IN 50s NOIR FILM “DIAMONDS AND DAMES”
Amanda has been cast in the supporting role of Wanda in the 50s film noir detective story, DIAMONDS AND DAMES. Paul Yang directs the short film. Amanda will shoot her scenes the week of 4/11/05.
January 15, 2005
AMANDA CONTINUES SPRING NARRATION TOUR FOR TOYOTA
As part of her contract with Toyota, Amanda will be traveling to Omaha, Portland, St. Louis, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Denver to present Toyota’s new 2005 vehicles to the public.
December 6, 2004
AMANDA MELBY NAMED TO BOARD OF PHOENIX FILM PROJECT
Amanda has been invited to join the board of the Phoenix Film Project. She is heading up Membership and is thrilled to have been asked to be a part of it. The Phoenix Film Project is the largest filmmakers’ organization in Arizona.
December 1, 2004
AMANDA MELBY VOLUNTEERS FOR BOOK PALS
For the 2004-2005 school year Amanda has volunteered for the SAG Foundation’s Book Pals program. She reads weekly to Ms. Cabot’s 4th grade and Ms. Bidwell’s 3rd grade classes in Phoenix, Arizona.
October 1, 2004
AMANDA MELBY PRODUCES SHORT FILM, THE PRESIDENTIAL SHORTS
September 20, 2004
AMANDA MELBY SIGNS WITH THE LEIGHTON AGENCY IN ARIZONA
May 24, 2004
AMANDA MELBY TO PERFORM IN SHOWCASE