Amy Lerner-Maddox

Film and television professor


  • B.S., theatre/communications, The City University of New York, 1982
  • M.F.A., film and television, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 1992


Producer/director/screenwriter of  "Sturdy Browns" starring Shirley Stoler screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; producer of Lubriderm Lotion's "Quick Reminder" named "Best Commercial of the 90s" by ADWEEK; performances reviewed in the New York Times for the plays "L'Etat" and "Electra Speaks" a one-woman show "You Don't Know Me, I'm Not Famous"; selected by Martin Scorsese to participate in his mentorship program at NYU graduate film and television department, Tisch School of the Arts

Most notable commercial spots:
"Pretty Gritty" - Unilever - Lever 2000 Soap - "New York Magazine" write up; "Quick Reminder" - Warner Lambert - Lubriderm Lotion - "Adweek" - Best Ads of 1990; "Tell Nuprin Where It Hurts" - Bristol Meyers - Nuprin; "Cook Your Food Not Your Wrap" - R.J. Reynolds - Reynolds Wrap; "Spirit Is" - Warner Lambert - Spirit Gum - Winner of $50 million new business pitch; "Anthem"; "The Jones's" - Circuit City - Winner of $30 million new business pitch; "New Mouth"- Chesebrough Ponds - Winner of $10 million new business pitch.; Radio Commercials -  "Law Firm," "Pet Shop," "Repeat and Return Call" - Bell Atlantic - Clio Nomination

Most significant student accomplishments:
31st Annual Student Academy Awards -- Silver Medal; Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament Commercial - National Spot; Best Latin American Phil Collins Promotional Music Video

Awards, recognitions and honors

NYU graduate grant assistantship; Mobil Award; the Haig Manoogian Award at the Directors Guild of America; Mobil Corporation Finishing Fund; Helena Rubinstein Achievement Award in film; NEA at the Women's Interart Center; winner at the Kodak International Film Festival; juried selection at Women in the Director's Chair; BP Expo Film Festival; and U.S. Film Festivals

Publications and Presentations

  • "Pineapple Upside-Down Cake" Web TV Series -
  • Comedy Writer, Once Upon a Planet Books, publications include "Why I Hate Men," "Why I Hate Women" and an array of numerous comedy paperback and coffee table books