Laurie Ashbourne

Laurie Ashbourne

WRITER-PRODUCER at LA Story Studio
Screenwriter and Producer

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
February 2012
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About Laurie

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
If I had to sum up my vision and value it would be with this quote from Ben Franklin. I was schooled in the Ben Franklin way (literally and figuratively, you can see that detail if you read to the end).

I come to the film industry via the feature animation world. I spent eleven years at Walt Disney Studios, where among other things I learned the craft and nuance of story and how to balance that with the business, while acting as a supervisor for some of the company’s most successful films, such as: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan, Aladdin and more.

After which I went into the world of documentary features as a writer/director for THE CENTER OF STORY, a doc centered on the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. From here I went to work as a producer and script supervisor in Austin, TX’s burgeoning indie film scene and as a producer with acclaimed documentary director David Modigliani (RUNNING WITH BETO, 61 BULLETS, CRAWFORD).

With four features I wrote as work-for-hires in production, a dozen ghost-writing films and pilots in development, an independent animated feature in pre-production, an original story I wrote (10-31) was recently announced on the fast-track to production with acclaimed producers Eli Roth and Roger Birnbaum and a bio-pic I wrote is in early stages with Bohemia Group Originals, where I am repped. I am also a longstanding story analyst for the likes of Amazon Studios Feature Films and Austin Film Festival and many other top-tier competitions. In addition, I oversee several projects in development via my company, LA Story Studio. My documentary work continues as well, as a producer for iconic director Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films banner where I just co-produced, SUPPRESSED - the fight to vote (2020), and am in post on RACIALLY CHARGED (2021), featuring two-time Oscar winner, Mahershala Ali.

please see my imdb page for credits

As for my schooling by Ben, I grew up in Philadelphia where Ben is almost as popular as cheese steaks but even though I'm a vegetarian, I stuck with him. I was fortunate enough to receive two scholarships to the Charles Morris Price School, which was founded by Ben's Poor Richard Club (The Poor Richard Club is solely dedicated to the scientific study of advertising). I had a dual major, advertising and journalism.

Unique traits: I thrive in a room and not in an obnoxious way and I ask that you respect the DM function.

Loglines

  • CARRIER

    CARRIER Budget: $0 - $100K While under lockdown during a global pandemic, a single mom is held captive by a man who has the disease.

  • Carrier

    Carrier Budget: $0 - $100K While under lockdown during a global pandemic, a single mom is held captive by a man who has the disease.

Credits

  • CLEO

    CLEO (2020)
    Film by LA Story Studio (Animation) Writer and Producer

  • Birthdays and Christmas

    Birthdays and Christmas (2018)
    Film Writer

  • The Secret of the Kings

    The Secret of the Kings (2017)
    Film by Advanced Reality Producer

  • HEARTSTRINGS

    HEARTSTRINGS (2016)
    Film by FIREFLY FILM AND VIDEO WRITER

  • ONE LITTLE FINGER

    ONE LITTLE FINGER (2016)
    Film by GLOBAL MEDIA WRITER

  • The Blitz Witches

    The Blitz Witches (2016)
    Television by Advanced Reality Producer

  • The Cotton Library

    The Cotton Library (2016)
    Television by Advanced Reality Producer

  • Midnight Swing

    Midnight Swing (2016)
    Film (Drama) Producer It's about more than the music.

  • 61 BULLETS

    61 BULLETS (2014)
    Documentary by Live Action Projects Associate Producer

  • CREATING LITTLE GODS

    CREATING LITTLE GODS (2012)
    Documentary by BROKEDOWN FILMS WRITER

  • COLLEGE HOUSE

    COLLEGE HOUSE (2011)
    Film SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

  • CORRUPTION.GOV

    CORRUPTION.GOV (2010)
    Film by FAST TALKIN' PRODUCTIONS SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

  • CENTER OF STORY

    CENTER OF STORY (2009)
    Documentary by INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER WRITER/DIRECTOR

  • The Center of Story

    The Center of Story (2009)
    Film (Documentary and History) Producer As the Native American Saying goes, It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. In 1973, one man to realized that by discovering and sharing our stories, we can positively transform our lives... and our world. THE CENTER OF STORY is a documentary that depicts how this man and a tiny Tennessee town sparked the International revival of the art of oral storytelling. Written by Anonymous

  • JOHN HENRY

    JOHN HENRY (2000)
    Film (short) by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • TARZAN

    TARZAN (1999)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • MULAN

    MULAN (1998)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

    THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1996)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • RUNAWAY BRAIN

    RUNAWAY BRAIN (1995)
    Film (short) by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • POCAHONTAS

    POCAHONTAS (1995)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • THE LION KING

    THE LION KING (1994)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY ARTIST

  • TRAIL MIX UP

    TRAIL MIX UP (1993)
    Film (short) by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • Trail Mix-Up

    Trail Mix-Up (1993)
    Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Family) Animation department During a picnic, Baby Herman follows a beaver into a perilous sawmill - with Roger Rabbit in frantic pursuit.

  • ALADDIN

    ALADDIN (1992)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY ARTIST

  • OFF HIS ROCKERS

    OFF HIS ROCKERS (1992)
    Film (short) by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

  • ROLLERCOASTER RABBIT

    ROLLERCOASTER RABBIT (1990)
    Film (short) by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

    THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (1990)
    Film (short) by WALT DISNEY COMPANY SUPERVISOR/DEPT. HEAD

  • Roller Coaster Rabbit

    Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990)
    Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Family) Animation department Roger has to watch over Baby at a fair while Mother Herman goes off to have her palm read. Baby Herman wanders off in pursuit of his prized red balloon, and Roger dutifully tries to help. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

  • THE LITTLE MERMAID

    THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)
    Film by WALT DISNEY COMPANY PAINTER

  • 1921

    1921
    Film Producer

  • CLEO the Last Pharaoh

    CLEO the Last Pharaoh
    Film Writer

Awards

  • 1st place genre prize (action adventure) for original feature script in the capital funding competition held at Universal Studios
    (2015)

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