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Visionary. Creator. Educator.

I'm on a mission to change the narrative for and about Black women globally.

Michelle Amor Screenwriter
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Michelle Amor


Michelle Amor

After losing my beloved grandmother, I decided life was way too short. So, in 2010, I quit my “good” job and convinced my husband to do the same, and we drove our kids and all our worldly possessions 2000+ miles from Chicago to LA so I could pursue my dream of becoming a professional screenwriter and university professor full-time. It was the best decision of my life.


In November 2019, I sold The Honorable to CBS. Co-created with Everybody Hates Chris’s Ali LeRoi, the one-hour drama is produced by Dr. Phil’s Stage 29 Productions and CBS Studios. Previously, I co-wrote the rom-com feature film Playin’ For Love, directed by and starring Robert Townsend (Five Heartbeats), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Family Law) and Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish), wrote the feature film Of Boys & Men, starring Robert Townsend and Academy® Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett, and co-wrote and co-produced the documentary feature film Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake.


A proud member of the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), I’m currently serving my fourth elected term as co-Chair of the Committee of Black Writers (CBW), whose mission is to empower, increase visibility of, and create career and networking opportunities for Black writers in Hollywood. In June 2020, I co-penned an open letter titled Dear Hollywood addressing systemic racism that went viral. A passionate Clinical Assistant Professor of screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, I taught in Budapest, Hungary in the fall of 2019, and in April 2020, I was honored in Variety’s Entertainment Education Issue as one of the top educators in the world.


I have been featured in LA Times, Washington Post, Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Variety, LA Magazine, and The Wrap.

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