About Laurie Scheer

 

 

Laurie Scheer

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Laurie Scheer, Media Goddess, is a former vice president of programming for WE: Women’s Entertainment. She has worked as an assistant, d-girl, and producer for ABC, Viacom, Showtime, and AMC-Cablevision.  She has also been involved in producing digital based forms of entertainment. Laurie has been an instructor at numerous universities across the U.S. from UCLA to Yale.

She is the author of a book about working in Hollywood entitled Creative Careers in Hollywood and her DVD How to Pitch and Sell Your Screenplay has been a perennial favorite at screenwriting events.  As a professional speaker, she has appeared at annual industry conferences.  She has served as a judge for numerous screenplay competitions, film festivals, and the International Emmys.

She is part of the faculty at UW-Madison’s Continuing Studies Writing Department and the Director of their annual Writer’s Institute. In 2013 she became the Managing Editor of the The Midwest Prairie Review Journal. Her current interest is in exploring ways to preserve good storytelling within the 21st century transmedia marketplace with her book The Writer’s Advantage: A Toolkit for Mastering Your Genre (Michael Wiese Productions, 2014).