Amy Pocha

Graduated in 2002

Amy Pocha started her extensive film career as an undergraduate at UCSB. There she was a Lazarus Fellowship awardee and, with the help of Professor Parks, created the TV production club LIVE TO TAPE. During her time at UCSB, Pocha worked on numerous shorts and films with friends, and before graduating in 2002 she interned at Abandon Pictures and Jersey Films. Her undergraduate internship with Jersey Films led to her first paying job as a receptionist at Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions.

After graduation, Amy started as a writers assistant at KAREN SISCO (ABC). It was here she met her writing partner Seth B. Cohen (Tulane University) and the two began working together. Their passion for comedy helped the duo to not only find representation, but to make their mark in writing. Their resume includes screenwriting for both Walt Disney Productions and NBC Diversity, among others. In addition to her screenwriting work, Pocha has produced a number of short videos including “Bed Buddies” featured on and was co-professor of Film 54 Spring quarter, 2012.

Pocha (and her partner) currently works for FOX Feature Marketing as a freelance/copywriter. Her work at FOX involves brainstorming ideas for TV promotions, press kits, and viral videos. Amy belongs to numerous film organizations including WOTV (NBC’s Writer’s On The Verge, Graduate 2012), WGA (Writer’s Guild of America), and UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade). She highly recommends JHRTS (Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society) for newcomers to Hollywood. We can expect to see Amy Pocha continuing her passion for Television and expanding her writing portfolio.

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