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Amanda Segel
Amanda Segel
Position(s)Writer, Supervising Producer

Amanda Segel is an American writer, producer, actor, and does below the line work in film and TV. She has worked on such productions as Without a Trace, The Good Wife, Nikita , and Big Momma's House. She attended University of Michigan.

Career (In Her Own Words)

I wrote dozens of specs while I worked as an assistant to a very successful film producer, and eventually got repped at Endeavor. Getting representation is always a hurdle, so I knew my career took a big step forward. Unfortunately, that didn’t automatically mean work as a TV writer, so I took a job as the assistant to the creator/showrunner of “Without A Trace,” Hank Steinberg in the hopes that being at the right place at the right time (with the right spec sample) would pay off.

I worked for Hank for two years. He read my stuff in year one and let me pitch ideas for episodes. Year two, I got hired to write an episode of the show, which was a great opportunity for a number of reasons. Hank was very interested in promoting from within. The script coordinator and I were promoted to staff writer the same year.

She was a supervising producer from the beginning until "Coup de Grâce".

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