Khaila Amazan

Khaila Amazan is a writer at Sony Pictures Animation. Prior to starting in the LENS program, Amazan began her entertainment career as a story trainee in the creative development department at Columbia Pictures, followed by executive assistant positions at the development departments of Walt Disney Studios and Netflix’s Original Independent Films group. Amazan’s TV writing credits include Netflix’s “Freeridge” and Blumhouse x Amazon Studios’ upcoming series “The Horror of Dolores Roach.” On the film side, Amazan wrote ACE Entertainment’s “A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea & Tomorrow” and co-wrote Stampede Ventures’ "K-POPS!" with Anderson .Paak.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 1:15PM - 2:15PM

The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story

Room 107 | Jarelle Dampier, Khaila Amazan, Sony Pictures Animation, David Schulenburg

“The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story” is an original short film from Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks' new mentorship program, "Leading and Empowering New Storytellers" (LENS), which aims to provide high-potential candidates from underrepresented groups an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience. Through the program, the studios identify four candidates from both inside and outside of their existing crews who will dive headfirst into creative leadership positions and work together to make an animated short film. Join two of the inaugural LENS filmmakers, Jarelle Dampier (Director) and Khaila Amazan (Writer), for a screening of their short and Q&A, moderated by program creator/producer David Schulenburg.