Cheryl Laughlin

Cheryl Laughlin

Screenwriter at Copywriting by Cheryl
Script Consultant, Marketing/pr and Screenwriter

Lodi, California

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April 2012
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About Cheryl

Marketer by day, screenwriter by night – superpower lurking in there somewhere!

Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Communications degree, English minor, film studies from University of Denver. Hustling ever since received full academic scholarship based on my writing, to prove picked right person.

Word nerd summation: Tenacious + collaborative

Screenwriting kudos...

• Winner: Outstanding Short Script, Sacramento International Film Fest

• Finalist: National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search for Comedy Writing Gold

• Quarter-Finalist: PAGE International Script Contest

• Top 10%: Nicholl Fellowship

• Semi-Finalist: Stage 32 & Gidden Media Romcom Incubator Program

• Top 15%: Austin Film Festival Script Competition



Plus...

• Columnist: scriptmag.com/author/cheryllaughlin

• Sundance Film Festival: Crowd Liaison/Press-Line Coordinator

• Nashville Film Festival: Screenplay Contest Reader

• 20k Films: Documentary Outreach & Publicity

• NorCal Film Sets: Coordination & Hustle

Loglines

  • The GYST

    The GYST Comedy Drama Independent Romance On the cusp of her 25th birthday and tired of accelerating bad breakups, an scattered waitress enlists her deadbeat dad's ex-girlfriend and a donut-addicted acupuncturist to overcome the odd quirks sabotaging her life -– unaware of the true source of her bad luck. A glimpse into relationships and how the oddest of intentions are both ridiculously hilarious and heartbreaking.

  • The Green Cubicles of Ireland

    The Green Cubicles of Ireland Independent Romance Comedy Drama A 30-something travel guide assistant, fed up with cubicles and dating the slackers that seemed cool in her twenties, heads to Ireland to follow a cryptic dream from her deceased grandmother.

  • We Didn't Start The Fire (Short)

    We Didn't Start The Fire (Short) Independent Drama A chance meeting between a wealthy teenager running illegal credit cards and a street-smart, fire breather’s assistant sparks a night of understanding, acceptance, and a brutal burning.

Credits

  • Irish Twins

    Irish Twins (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Born within a year of each other, Michael and Seamus Sullivan have become very different men - just how much becomes apparent on the eve of their father's funeral.

  • Nite Tales: The Movie

    Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Nite Tales is a horror anthology introduced by "Flava Flav" that includes two movies, Karma and Storm. "Karma" teaches four young thieves that crime does not pay. In "Storm" college students learn that an urban legend may be more than just a story. Written by Irishlass240

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety (2008)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Art department Add a Plot »

  • Locked

    Locked (2006)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew When Anna returns to her childhood country home in Locke following her father's death, she finds herself unable to let go of the abuse her father inflicted on her as a child. Left even more vulnerable after being kicked out by her boyfriend, George, the triggers of Anna's childhood issues intensify when she is sexually accosted by her sister's fiancé during what is supposed to be a weekend celebration. Anna and her sister, Mia, have never seen eye to eye on their past. But Anna decides to make the best of it when Mia and Mia's fiancé, Eric, arrive at the country home to celebrate their engagement, along with Mia's best friend, Kate, and Kate's husband, Rhys. Despite Anna's best efforts, the celebration takes a backseat to a weekend of drama in dealing with unresolved childhood and romantic relationship issues. Between Eric's unwanted sexual advances, George's uninvited arrival, and Mia's continual denial and superiority, Anna is left feeling desperate and pressured into telling the ... Written by Nancy Whitehurst

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist Stage 32 & GIdden Media Romcom Incubator Program
    (2019)

  • Finalist National Lampoon & Stage 32 Search for Comedy Gold
    (2018)

  • Won Sac International Film Fest Outstanding Short Script
    (2018)

  • Script Top 10% in Nicholl Fellowship

  • Second Rounder in Austin Film Festival script contest

  • Quarter-Finalist in PAGE Awards

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