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Director, Senior Producer, and Development Lead fundamental in driving forward both the ideation and execution of award-winning film, photo, editorial, and branded content, with luminaries in the industry. Awarded and recognized by SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, the Annie Awards (ASIFA-Hollywood), the NYTimes, The Orchard (Sony Distribution), Lionsgate, Vimeo Staff Picks, IndyWire, Amazon and more.
She’s directed Hollywood talents like Nikki Reed (Thirteen, Twilight), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black, Tony Nomination The Color Purple), and The Merrell Twins (Jane The Virgin, 3x Teen Choice Award Nominations). Her directorial debut film has a distribution deal with Hewes Pictures, Amazon. As a development lead she’s consulted on premium property development for projects with Lionsgate, Mustache, and NorthSouth. Her latest project is represented by WME (Head of Unscripted, Partner) and Art & Industry (Peabody Award, Patriot Act, Netflix) with attached talents like Tabatha Coffey (Bravo), Kim Kimble (Beyonce's stylist), Odile Gibert (stylist on Sophia Coppola's films) and more.
At Refinery29 she lead the most robust accounts with white glove service, and curated works for the top fashion designers, beauty brands and Hollywood talents while offering a deeper and richer message to aid in the raising of minority voices. A choice senior with clients like Adidas, 7 for All Mankind, American Eagle, Frame, Clinique, Michael Kors, Lego, Dyson and more. Her work with Intuit (Quickbooks, Mint, TurboTax) educated and afforded women confidence around their finances. AL initiated and executed not only collaborations with Intuit and Rachel Antonoff (fashion designer) and Daniella Yacobovsky (founder of Bauble Bar), but instigated the first season of Money Diaries The Podcast, sponsored by Intuit, and based on Refinery29’s top performing column and book, Money Diaries.
As a line producer AL has been a favored leader on large scale global campaigns, both digital and broadcast, for companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Reebok, Heineken, and the United Nations. In ‘16-’17 she was the lead producer on all Amazon Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day campaigns in 9 countries, featuring broadcast and digital films, social, print, and a Amazon website takeover. She produced indy-darling Sonja O'Hara's feature film, Ovum, distribution The Orchard on Amazon and iTunes, Tribeca Shortlist, IndyWire Feature, Best Picture at Big Apple Film Festival, Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and Special Recognition at Boston International Festival. The film earned Sonja O’Hara representation by WME and Pulse Films, and “ INDEPENDENT Magazine’s “10 Filmmakers to Watch”.
Her production of the title designs at the Style Frames Conference was an official selection at SXSW, and awarded her and internationally reputable director, Eran Hilleli, Best Title Design by Motionographer’s The Motion Awards in 2017 (alongside those of Westworld). Recently she was nominated for an Annie Award (one of the most prestigious awards in the animation industry) for a short film she produced, which was animated and illustrated by former Disney artists.
She produced the monthly storytelling show, “What Are You Afraid Of?” for creator, Mara Wilson (Child Actor; Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda), which ran at Joe’s Pub of The Public Theatre and Union Hall. Guests included comedians like, Judy Gold, Chris Gethard, Ophira Eisenberg, other NPR hosts and more.
In live theatre, Anna Lauren was managing producer of Off-Broadway company, Pipeline Theatre Company. In 2014, she produced Clown Bar (NY Times Critics’ Pick, NY Times feature) at The Box alongside Simon Hammerstein (producer of Sleep No More), which sold out with an extended run. She is listed in the Samuel French publication as “producer” of the original New York production.