Diana Amsterdam is a New York based playwright whose work is published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, St. Martins Press, and Smith and Kraus, and produced all over the world, with translations in five languages. The 2011 production of her play Carnival Round the Central Figure, directed by Karen Kohlhaas at the IRT Theatre, garnered a rave review in The New York Times, and her play Fast Girls (published by Samuel French) won the Montreal equivalent of a Tony Award. Her play "The Dodgers" premiered in Los Angeles in 2016 and is currently under option to Broadway producer Jim Kierstead. She has written on assignment for the BBC, Manhattan Class Company, the Wayans Brothers, and Shake-a-Leg Foundation, and her spec screenplays have been optioned by producers in New York, London, and LA. Among many awards, her favorites are NYSCA and First Prize in NYWIFT's 25th Anniversary Screenplay Contest. Amsterdam maintains an active writing practice that includes screenplay-for-hire jobs for a wide variety of clients with two film projects currently in development and available for viewing on IMDBPro.