Monday, April 26, 2010

Doing my part to close the gender gap in entertainment media. You can thank me later.


I am happy and proud to announce that I am one of 8 women selected to participate in the 2010 AFI Directing Workshop for Women. This is truly an honor, and I am beyond excited to study at such a prestigious institution, as part of such a competitive program, with such an awesome and talented group of ladies.

Katherine Bigelow knocked down one wall, and maybe someday I will knock down another. Like maybe I'll win something for making a movie with actual women in it? Imagine! Of course, I would be happy with one of those fake Oscars you get on Hollywood Blvd that says "Best Sister-in-Law", and a gift certificate to In'n'Out burger. I like to set small goals.

Until then, I'm off to direct my short film for the American Film Institute. Woo-hoo!

My Website is Live! (Yup, "Live". Because if you're going to have a website, you should use the lingo.)



I have always avoided being a person with a website. Something about it has always seemed inherently, I don't know what...masturbatory, I guess. But here I am, pulling the vibrator of self-promotion from my bedside table, putting on some Marvin Gaye, and exploring the delicacies of ameliafrench.net.

This metaphor leads seamlessly into the other question I'm sure you are all asking, since my website-having-self is convinced that people just sit around and ask questions about ME all day long. Why, you ask, why not amyfrench.com?

Because it's porn. Of course.

So enjoy my site with your pants on, and check back here for news from time to time. Also, I have hidden a secret fart joke somewhere on the home page...try to find it!

(Many thanks to Megan Hill for the designing the site, and to Wanna Camcam for illustrating this photo by Claude Collins Stracensky.)