Laurie comes to the film industry via the feature animation world. She spent eleven years at Walt Disney Studios, where among other things she learned the craft and nuance of story and how to balance that with the business. After which led her into the world of documentary as a writer for THE CENTER OF STORY, a doc centered on the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. From there she went to work with an acclaimed documentary director in Austin TX where they collaborated on such features as CRAWFORD and the recently released 61 BULLETS, alongside several cause marketing short form docs for organizations such as NOAA and Proctor and Gamble. In addition, three feature projects written by Laurie that focus on narratives with social impact are in production, and she is a longstanding story analyst for Amazon Studios Feature Films and Austin Film Festival.