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In November 2022, we welcomed producer & managing director at Stage 32, Amanda Toney, as part of The 20/20 Series, created by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein.

As Managing Director for Stage 32, Amanda Toney oversees operations and partnerships for the global business.

Toney spearheaded partnerships with prestigious organizations, including Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film, American Film Market, Netflix, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, PGA, WGA and DGA. She’s worked with brands including AT&T, Peerspace, Pond5, Mandy, Bondit Media Capital, and her personal favorite, Tito’s Handmade Vodka–the official vodka of Stage 32.

As a film producer, Toney worked on the psychological thriller What Lies Ahead starring Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont, Metaphorms, a Hungarian film that premiered at the Raindance Film Festival, and Dolphin Girl, which premiered at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival.

She helped incubate Chick Fight, starring Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, and Bella Thorne. She is an Executive Producer on Vagic with Amy Baer at Gidden Media, and My Clone’s an A*Hole with National Lampoon. As a television producer, she recently sold a scripted drama series to a mini-major studio and premium unscripted show to a major U.S. network.Toney has spoken all over the world at Cannes Film Festival (France), Hollyshorts Film Festival (US), Raindance Film Festival (UK), Hamburg Film Fest (Germany), Trinidad & Tobago Film Commission (Trinidad), Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia), Fest Festival (Portugal), and Harvard (US) on the subject of business in the entertainment industry.