Hello! I’m Amanda Gotera.
In the past I’ve worked in libraries, museums, and visual effects, but these days I write cartoons.
I care about making radical tv that validates and challenges young audiences, especially BIPOC and queer kids. I love when dopey jokes intersect with big feelings. Really good science makes me cry.
I’m happy writing for any age group and in all genres, but I especially dig sci fi + fantasy worlds, period mystery, and action adventure.
TV writer, mixed race, Filipino, she/her.
Loves traditional needlecraft, prehistoric megafauna, and that part in ALIENS when Ripley duct-tapes a flame thrower to a plasma shooter.
MFA in Film – UT Austin
BA in Anthropology – Grinnell College
Los Angeles, California
CURRENTLY staff writing on Kindergarten: The Musical at OddBot / Disney Junior (IATSE Local 839)
RECENTLY freelance writing on Shape Island for Apple TV+
SEEKING freelance + future staffing opportunities (samples + credits)