Amanda Pendolino

Writers Guild of America West Member
Currently Open to Professional Opportunities? Yes

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Personal Statement

Amanda Pendolino is an upbeat comedy writer who has developed projects for TV, film and digital. After leaving the frozen suburbs of Buffalo for Los Angeles, she worked her way up from the mailroom to the feature lit department at Paradigm, before becoming a professional reader for Mandalay, Sierra/Affinity, Amazon Studios and Broad Green Pictures. Amanda developed the feature comedy BACHELOR BREAKERS with Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (LEGALLY BLONDE, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU) and the half-hour pilot NEVER DATE AN AQUARIUS with Julia Franz and Andy Fickman/Oops Doughnuts Productions. She was also hired to adapt the true story/Glamour article WE DATED OUR WAY ACROSS AMERICA as a feature for 26 Films and State Street Pictures. Meanwhile, Amanda's experience as a private tutor inspired her comedy pilot DIARY OF A BEVERLY HILLS TUTOR - a script that earned her Finalist status in the Humanitas New Voices program. Most recently, Amanda published WEDDING PLANNING FOR THE BUSY FEMINIST, a humorous guidebook that has been featured by both Brides Magazine and The Knot. Amanda has a degree in screenwriting from Ithaca College and studied sketch comedy writing at LA's Upright Citizens Brigade.

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Expertise

  • Education/Teaching
  • Food/Wine

Writing Samples

Description File Name
DIARY OF A BEVERLY HILLS TUTOR / Half-hour comedy pilot / Logline: When her best friend abandons her for married life, a 28 year-old tutor moves into the lavish Beverly Hills guest house of her client, finding herself torn between a teenage daughter and a mom who wants to relive her wild years. f5827f44-b317-4b19-85a8-cad312165ae4_DIARY OF A BEVERLY HILLS TUTOR 2019.pdf Download Sample
BETWEEN YOU AND ME / Half-hour comedy pilot / Logline: A Berkeley couple in their mid 20s opens up their relationship, realizing they can never turn back. f5827f44-b317-4b19-85a8-cad312165ae4_BETWEEN YOU AND ME.pdf Download Sample
DON'T MESS WITH MRS. CLAUS / Feature Family Comedy / Logline: When Mrs. Claus (40s) discovers that there are more naughty children than ever, she goes to the naughtiest place of all – Beverly Hills, California – and becomes an unlikely nanny for two children. f5827f44-b317-4b19-85a8-cad312165ae4_DON'T MESS WITH MRS CLAUS.pdf Download Sample
YOUNGER "Dirty Thirty" / Half-hour spec (within season 5) / Logline: As she turns 30, Kelsey worries she's getting too old to relate to a young author, so she invites her to a trendy birthday. For the intern program, Liza has to choose between a woman of color and the son of an executive. Diana tries dating two men at once. YOUNGER_Dirty Thirty_Amanda Pendolino.pdf Download Sample