Amato began his career as a story analyst for various independent producers and studios. He went on to become a story editor for Robert De Niro's then-newly formed Tribeca Productions, working with co-founder Jane Rosenthal on Michael Apted's Thunderheart and Irwin Winkler's Night and the City.
Amato began his association with Spring Creek Productions in the mid1990s as Vice President of Development, running the company's New York office for co-founders Mark Rosenberg and Paula Weinstein. In 1997, he made his producing debut with HBO's First Time Felon, directed by Charles Dutton. The following year, he moved to Los Angeles to serve as Executive Vice President of Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures, when Weinstein partnered with Barry Levinson to create the company.
In 1999, Amato served as co-producer on the hit comedy Analyze This, directed by Harold Ramis and starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, and, in 2002, he executive produced its sequel, Analyze That. He then executive produced Neil LaBute's Possession, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart, and produced Deliver Us from Eva. Amato more recently served as an executive producer on the award-winning HBO drama Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston, and the romantic comedy feature Rumor Has It..., directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jennifer Aniston, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner and Mark Ruffalo.
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