Laurie is looking for horror, thriller and sci-fi feature scripts under $15MM.
DON'T HANG UP, produced by Bigscope Films.
Laurie began his career as an assistant director working for the BBC and Sky Productions. In 2007 he moved into script development working for companies including Brilliant Films, Working Title, Qwerty Films, and Element Pictures.
In 2010, producer Jason Newmark hired Laurie to produce the micro-budget, found-footage film, HANGAR 10, for Bigscope Films, a UK-based film and television production company. The following year, Laurie joined Bigscope Films permanently as Head Of Development and Producer with a remit to develop and produce commercially positioned, high-concept genre films and TV pilots with strong international sales appeal. Since joining Bigscope, Laurie has produced DON'T HANG UP, PRESSURE, ALIEN OUTPOST, HANGAR 10, DETOUR, HONOUR, and CAMERA TRAP.
Although Bigscope is UK based, Laurie always on the lookout for new writers from around the world. Bigscope Films has a history of working with first time and emerging writers!
Newscope, Bigscopes sister company, is packaging an adaptation of the Frederick Forsyth novel THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, as well as the elevated sci-fi thriller FAR EDGE OF THE WORLD, which won the UK version of the Black List last year.
Bigscope's productions have been financed by the likes of Pinewood Pictures and sold for international distribution by Altitude Film Entertainment and Embankment Films.
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