Amy WeingartnerWho is Amy Weingartner?

Amy Weingartner has a dynamic and varied creative and business career in publishing, comics, film, animation, and education as a writer, editor, teacher, producer, and entertainment executive. She began her career at D.C. Comics/Warner Bros. on Tim Burton's Batman Returns, and then became a book editor and comics writer for D.C. Comics in NY. She moved over to comics rival Marvel where she edited Spider-Man Magazine with legendary creator Stan Lee.

Recently, Amy worked at Warner Bros. Publishing, managing content development and marketing for film and TV tie-in book programs. She is particularly thrilled to have worked on the standout Wonder Woman publishing program, which includes best-selling titles.

For 15 years prior, Amy worked at Disney Publishing as an Editorial Director over one of Disney's key franchise content businesses.

Currently, Amy is a writing coach and freelance writer on staff at KIDS FIRST! where she loves working with young reporters and the inestimable Ranny Levy! Amy is a literary agent for book and screenplay properties at National Talent LA, and also teaches screenwriting at The Los Angeles Film School and Creative Writing at AMDA College of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

She is the author of over a dozen published books, including, recently: The Masterworks of Animation (ongoing book series writer/editor); Frozen: Anna and Elsa's Winter's End Festival (storybook writer), Disney Infinity chapter book series: Toy Box Trouble!, Treasure Hunt!, Ice Race!, and Hero Challenge (writer.)

Her nonfiction essays and original fiction have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The Massachusetts Review.

Amy completed her MFA in Writing with an emphasis on the short story. Her graduate thesis was on visual storytelling and comics/graphic narratives, focusing on the acclaimed graphic memoir Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, later adapted into a Broadway musical.

Degrees: M.F.A., Writing, Vermont College of the Fine Arts; M.A., English and American Literature, Boston University; B.A., English Literature, Ithaca College.

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