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AMDA Faculty since: 2015
Amy Weingartner has a dynamic and varied career in publishing, comics, film, animation and music as a writer, book 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 New York. She moved over to comics business rival Marvel Entertainment, where she edited Spider-Man Magazine, working with legendary creator Stan Lee. For several years, Amy worked with Disney Publishing in New York and Los Angeles as an editorial director, book editor and licensing manager.
She is the author of over a dozen published books. Selected works include "Disney/ Pixar Inside Out Cinestory" (editor); "The Masterworks of Animation" (series writer/editor); original storybook: "Frozen: Anna & Elsa's Winter's End Festival"; and several Disney Infinity chapter books.
Her nonfiction essays and original fiction have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The Massachusetts Review. Amy completed her M.F.A. degree in writing with an emphasis on the short story. Her critical thesis was on visual storytelling and graphic narratives, focusing on the graphic memoir Fun Home, which was adapted into the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
M.F.A., Writing, Union Institute and University
M.A., English, Boston University
B.A., English, Ithaca College