Laurie Ashbourne

Laurie Ashbourne

LA Story Studio

Screenwriter, story analyst and producer

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).

Story is my life, the hunt and thrill of finding a good one to the transcendental high of creating my own. But even old Ben knew that our creativity had to cross over into enterprise and to that end my value is that I make stories work.

Whether on page, screen, home or web, from the idea to the final produced piece – it's delivered effectively by being emotionally driven to the audience and financially rewarding to the distributor.

My expertise lies in getting to heart of the story, writing it, and then producing it across the most appropriate platform(s): Animation, Feature Film, Documentary, Entertainment, Media, Publishing, Synergy of Marketing and Traditional Advertising into Digital, Web and Interactive.

I have performed as and hired staff for every aspect of film and transmedia production.

Currently a sought after script supervisor and longstanding reading judge and coverage analyst for The Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, one of our country’s preeminent, and many other respected niche´competitions that can launch your career. I also do this for many independent producers, writers and am consulting story analyst for Amazon Studios Feature Films

I also ghostwrite for feature films and television series.

Core expertise in:
•Writing and story development
•Producing and procuring crew
•Process and pipeline management
•Photography and film production
•Marketing
•Traditional, Social and New Media convergence
•Continuity in Branding & Film.
•Script Development, Breakdown and Supervision
•Managing the art and business of storytelling, screenwriting & novel writing for children and young adults
•Awards in marketing, design, photography and the society of children's writers and illustrators.

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. I chose to specialize in graphic design and broadcast journalism and graduated awards in both of those as well as marketing.


Name: Laurie Ashbourne

Company: LA Story Studio

Occupation: Screenwriter, Story Analyst, Producer, Script Consultant and Script Supervisor

Unique traits: I thrive in a room and not in an obnoxious way.

Credits

  • The Secret of the Kings

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

  • THE LAST PHARAOH

    THE LAST PHARAOH (2017)
    Film by LA Story Studio Writer and 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

Awards

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

Desert Island Movies

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  • Since: February 2012
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