After working as a comedian in Chicago for seven years, I moved to Los Angeles where I decided to take my time to decide what I really wanted out of this great city. I have since focused my attention on screenwriting, as I have a great ear for dialogue and voice for characters, and I simply love the work. Since making this decision over the summer, I've hit the ground running with a screenplay, two pilots, a book, and many shorts and sketches. For more information on me as a comedian, writer, human, please feel free to visit my website:
Unique traits: www.LisaLaureta.com I perform stand up, sketch and improv all over the city. I create my own claymations using my voices and character bits from live performances. I have several writing samples including pilots, a sketch packet, spec scripts, original screenplay, and my own original satirical children's book.
The Day After the Day After Tomorrow Comedy After the world doesn’t end, everyone is left to deal with the consequences of their pre-apocalyptic actions, including best friends Rick and Nichole, who must somehow get back to Chicago while dealing with the fallout of raising the stakes of their relationship.
Dating Poly Comedy After having just moved in together, an open-relationship couple tries to stay together while dating apart.
The No Show Animation A shelter dog who saves the world, one adventurous escape at a time.
Le Club A new batch of workers arrive for their first day at an all-inclusive, French-owned resort where with the help of a promiscuous kid’s club worker, an over-emotional receptionist, a sexually harassing boss, and a recovering alcoholic bartender, they soon realize that creating a perfect vacation is hard work.
The Canary Underground
TV Movie Actress
Television by Lu Louis (Comedy) Actress A frustrated owner of a feminist academic press faces extinction after a slew of feminist bookstores close down across the country.
Talbots: Did You See That Blouse?
Film (short) by Rebecca Moline (Comedy) Actress
Film by Lara Unnerstall (Comedy, Sci-Fi and Sport) Actress At the dawn of every light year, the exclusive beach planet Leanaris hosts a prestigious fitness exam. Creatures travel from across the galaxy for a chance to live and flex on this planet's sandy shores. Carl, an astronomer, E-Grit, a robot, Fabz, a lizard, and Dward, a Dward, are just four of the interstellar tourists who hope to pass the test. But none of them are up to the challenge. Weak, awkward, inflexible, and covered in hair, the four misfits are found wanting. In the wake of their rejection, they team up with Dr. Doug, a canine space guru, and Omni, a supercomputer, to travel the galaxy and learn the secrets of health and wellness. Viewers at home can work out along with the gang as they find their rhythm, break through lazy plateaus, and learn to work as a team. Will they make it into Leanaris next year? Only time will tell. Written by Lara Unnerstall
A Very Orphan Thanksgiving
Film (short) by Lisa Laureta Writer, Director, Producer, Lead A real orphan crashes an orphan Thanksgiving.
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Quarter Finalist (still in deliberation)
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Existing Series, Silver Medal Winner
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Treatment/Concept, Finalist
Starred in Hollywood Fringe Festival award winning play