Laura Jaques is a multi award-winning screenwriter who writes high concept comedies and dramas with timely story lines and memorable characters. Highly collaborative and skilled at using interest techniques, she delivers exceptionally-crafted, marketable scripts tailored to production needs. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech in 2008. In 2015 she decided to focus specifically on screenwriting and completed the eighteen-month Master Screenwriter course at ScreenwritingU.com.
Her first feature screenplay, a coming of age drama-comedy, has won multiple awards including PAGE Finalist, Academy Nicholl quarterfinalist, Best Feature Film Screenplay at Lonely Seal Film Festival, Finalist in the Oaxaca Global Script Challenge, and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder, among others.
She is currently working on a feature length comedy about four sexy grannies.
Best Feature Script
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Lonely Seal Film Festival - Best Feature Script
Boston, MA
2019
Grand Jury Selection - Impact Award (only one script received an award in 2019)
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Anabelle Munro's The Most Important Films Festival
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Best Theme
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Script Summit
Las Vegas, NV
2019
3rd Place Drama Script
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Indie Gathering International Film Fest
Mentor, OH
2019
Semi-finalist
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BlueCat Screenwriting Competition
College
Virginia Tech
MFA - Creative Writing
20052008
College
ScreenwritingU
Master Screenwriter Certification
20162018
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