Amy Handelsman is a producer, writer and story executive, working in theater, film and television in Los Angeles and New York. She has developed and produced plays, movies, and cable and network films and series for Center Theatre Group, Showtime, Warner Bros., ABC, CBS, PBS, and Tri-Star.
Handelsman has also served as a theater consultant for HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in New York, and as a media consultant for the Foundation for Jewish Culture and Women in Film.
She has worked with such diverse artists as August Wilson, Culture Clash, Don Cheadle, Patricia Marx, Erin Cressida Wilson, and Danny Hoch. Handelsman began her career in publishing, first as a literary assistant at ICM and then on various copy desks for Time, Inc. publications (Fortune, People, Sports Illustrated).
A lifelong sports fan, Handelsman wrote about her boxing experiences for Playboy and is working on a documentary on baseball umpires with New York Times reporter Bruce Weber. She is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn Heights, NY