Creating the Paranoid Wall Street World in Sundance Thriller ‘equity’ with Screenwriter Amy Fox

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Creating the Paranoid Wall Street World in Sundance Thriller 'equity' with Screenwriter Amy Fox

“Character driven pieces are what I do,” says screenwriter Amy Fox, known for her nuanced writing in Heights and Summer Cyclone.


In the Sundance Dramatic Competition film Equity, a paranoid thriller following a female investment banker (Anna Gunn) with a controversial IPO, Amy tackles both the financial world of Wall Street and the nuanced portrait of the people who work in it. No Film School sat down the Amy after the 2016 Sundance Festival Premiere to talk to her about writing the first female-driven Wall Street film, researching IPOs, and not letting a single one-line character go by unnoticed.



NFS: When Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas, both producers and stars of the film, brought you on to write the screenplay for Equity, what appealed to you about writing this script?

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