Speaking & Hosting


Amanda Joy will be lecturing on storywriting for actors at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management this February, in affiliation with ACTRA Toronto. For signup details please visit www.actratoronto.com

In this lesson, actors will learn how to take a short film from idea to draft using standard industry techniques. With a focus on basic structure and festival optimization, this is a great introduction for actors who wish to create their own work as a means of self-promotion.



As part of Canadian Film Industry Talks, Amanda Joy hosts a series of panels, debates, and roundtables on issues within the industry. Key topics include safety, diversity, and gender equity.

For more information or booking, please email contact@amandajoymedia.com

Past Events Include:


Insights & Inclusions Panel
Asian Heritage Film Festival
A Q&A session with Asian filmmakers. Video available online.

Independent Filmmaking and Writing
Con Bravo
A Q&A session for garage filmmakers looking to transition into the legitimate film industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of Occupy
Ryerson University
A forum of local policy-makers, Occupy Toronto activists, and members of the general Toronto community to discuss municipal social and corporate policy.

Theatre For Young Teens
TCDSB's Journey of Discovery

A hands-on full day workshop in theatrical performance for gifted students of the Toronto Catholic District School Board.