Amanda C. Pope, B.A.
Professor of Cinematic Arts
Division of Film & Television Production
Office: SCA 435
Emmy Award winning Director Amanda Pope's directing, producing, writing, and editing credits for over 30 years have focused on the dynamics of creativity in the arts and social activism. Most recently, in 2015 she directed and co-produced for the USC Shoah Foundation, Two Sides of Survival, the story of two cities in China in the late 1930’s and World War II period. In Nanjing, there was a massacre of civilians and soldiers, in Shanghai, a refuge provided for some 18,000 Jews fleeing from the Nazis. Her films Jackson Pollock Portrait, Stages: Houseman Directs Lear, and Cities for People were broadcast nationally on PBS. She directed The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club, honored with a 2010 Los Angeles Emmy in the arts and culture/ history category; and directed, produced and wrote with Tchavdar Georgiev, The Desert of Forbidden Art, broadcast in 2011 on PBS’ Independent Lens, nominated twice at the 33rd Annual Emmy News & Documentary awards, and given CINE’s Masters Award for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking. Amanda is a Professor in production at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.
Amanda has served on the Board of New York Women in Film, the Women in Film Foundation in Los Angeles, and has been a jury member for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences student films, the International Documentary Association’s feature documentaries and the Humanitas Prize.