Lauren is a screenwriter, actor, world traveller and former military brat currently splitting her time between Los Angeles and the swamps of Washington, D.C. She lists her earliest film influences as ‘Aliens’, ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and uses that inspiration to scribe stories with female leads, lots of explosions, weapons, sharp, dark wit and humor.
In addition to her screenwriting and script coverage work for members of the Academy and Directors Guild of America, she is the founder of Validvictorian Productions - a company with a project slate for film, television and new media that centers traditionally underrepresented audiences and creates opportunities for inclusive work environments behind the scenes.
Her editorial work and entertainment industry commentary can be found on niche entertainment industry sites and CBC Radio One’s All In A Day, Real Feminist Stories, Geek Homeworld, Not Your Mama’s Gamer, Offworld/BoingBoing, as well her personal blog.
She is the co-creator and co-host of Nerds of Prey, a pop culture podcast with listeners around the world and over 10k+ downloads per month. In 2018, she was admitted to Identity School of Acting in Los Angeles, studying movement, text, voice and scene work under the tutelage of industry professionals and has and applied her training to enrich her current and future projects.
You can find always find her writing, procrastinating on Twitter, perfecting her otter meme game, causing mischief in Los Santos, patrolling the Commonwealth for deathclaws or taking down dragons in Skyrim and plotting ways to end the tyranny of horrible video game adaptations.
Areas of Expertise:
Original Screenplays (Film and Television)
Script Editing, Consulting and Localization (U.S. and Canada)
Film and Television Reviews
Entertainment Industry Criticism and Consulting
Podcasting and Press Coverage
Panels and Speaking Engagements