A. Laura James

A. Laura James is an award-winning filmmaker and television director. Laura began her career as an actor and transitioned into directing after working as both an on set acting coach and highly sought after private coach. Her years of experience in theater and on sets have given her an extraordinary ability to create and shape a story, as a director and as a writer, which she attributes to years of improv and sketch comedy. Her insightful sense of storytelling and her love of actors give her an unparalleled edge in creating dynamic characters that are layered and grounded in truth whether she’s making absurd comedy or heart wrenching dramas.

Sharing her love of filmmaking and storytelling, Laura has taught directing at AFI and USC.

Laura has participated in the CBS Director Program, the Disney Channel Multicamera 360 Program and she was also chosen to participate in the inaugural DGA Director Development Initiative. She is very active at the DGA, and served the Co-Chair of the DGA’s Women’s Steering Committee.

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