Get to Know Amanda Hastings, Senior Manager, Content Business Operations

Amanda Hastings
March 13, 2023 Xperi

Office Location:

San Jose, CA

How do you create extraordinary experiences in your role?

I work on the TiVo+ team where I manage the day-to-day partner relationships and content priorities, bringing the greatest free content to the forefront of your viewing experience. It’s an exciting role in which I decide the best partners to onboard, as well as work closely with the partner to identify the top content to promote. So, whether you like video-on-demand, linear, original content or movies & TV tentpoles, we have something free and fabulous for you to stream.

How long have you worked at Xperi and what led you to our industry?

I have always had a passion for the entertainment space. I studied animation and worked in post-production prior to starting my career at Vudu back in January 2015. From there I discovered a love for content and partner management, along with a talent for promotion and content curation. In October 2020, I joined the TiVo+ team at Xperi and I haven’t looked back.

Fun Facts:

Who inspires you?

Oscar Wilde — he was brilliant, witty and a dapper dandy. I adore fashion and enjoy when people dress to suit themselves and dance to the beat of their own drum and Oscar Wilde was such a person. A favorite quote of his that always makes me laugh is, “I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

When you’re not at work, how do you spend your time?

I spend most of my free time with my husband Tom, and our almost three-year-old son Rowan. I am an avid collector of vintage Hawaiian dresses from the ‘40s-‘70s, and I also collect tropical and velvet artwork from the same era. I’m a huge music fan and love to see live performances, and I also enjoy going to the cinema to see the latest horror movies. Tom and I are both tiki enthusiasts we have a little home tiki bar where we like to entertain, and we also enjoy frequenting the local Bay Area tiki establishments for tropical liquid libations. In addition to this, we are lovers of Halloween and plan for each spooky season throughout the year.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself or something people would be surprised to learn about you:

I worked on an animated short with two friends in college which was selected to be one of eight Irish student films to be screened in the Irish Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. We were students and couldn’t scrape together the money to attend the event, but it was a nice feather in our caps and a huge honor nonetheless.