Since 2004, Amanda Lipitz Productions has been at the forefront of innovation in theatre, television and film.

 

Our Mission

Lipitz does more than just entertain or enlighten. She’s breaking down barriers in nonfiction cinema.
— Geoff Berkshire, Variety
  • We always strive to tell stories that get right to the heart of things, examining the inner-workings of people's lives
  • The majority of our work focuses on girls' education, first generation college students and people whose stories are rarely told
  • By empowering and amplifying the voices of our characters and subjects, we hope to inspire people all over the world

 Amanda Lipitz   Founder, Director, Producer

Amanda Lipitz

Founder, Director, Producer

Lipitz's directorial debut and first feature-length documentary, STEP, premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking. Additionally, STEP was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary, the African American Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary, the Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the AFI Docs Festival.

Known nationally for her films highlighting philanthropic organizations and their impact, Lipitz has made more than 30 shorts for organizations such as the Young Women's Leadership Network, Citymeals on Wheels, College Bound Initiative, The Tory Burch Foundation, Barnard College, Turnaround for Children, The Gateway School and many more.

Broadway producing credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde the Musical, The Performers, A View From the Bridge (Tony Award, Best Revival) and The Humans (Tony Award, Best Play). Off Broadway, Amanda developed and produced Brooklynite at The Vineyard Theatre. On television, Amanda served as executive producer and creator of MTV's groundbreaking series "Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods."

She is currently directing and producing several projects including a new documentary series and a feature remake of the Spanish-language hit Instructions Not Included with Lionsgate.

Lipitz graduated with a BFA in theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and now serves on the board of the school. She is also on the board of trustees at New York University.

Amanda lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.


Awards and honors

  • 2018 Gala Honoree - Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
  • (Em)Power Breakfast Honoree 2017 - The Young Women's Leadership Network
  • Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award - Seattle International Film Festival
  • 10 Women to Watch 2008 - Jewish Women International

For STEP:

  • Special Jury Prize for Inspirational Filmmaking - Sundance Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award - AFI Docs Festival 
  • Best Documentary - African-American Film Critics Association 
  • Audience Choice Award - Cinetopia Film Festival 
  • Best Song in a Documentary, "Jump" - Critics Choice Documentary Awards
  • Outstanding Documentary - NAACP Image Awards
  • Audience Choice Award - Wisconsin Film Festival 

For THE HUMANS, Broadway 2016:

  • Best Play - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award, Outer Critics Circle, NY Drama Critics Circle
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 2016 Nominee

For A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Broadway 2015:

  • Best Revival of a Play - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award