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Laura Herb — Program Manager

At The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA TFT, Laura Herb has been able to combine her years of experience in film development with her desire to make a change in the world through the power of storytelling.

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At The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA TFT, Laura Herb has been able to combine her years of experience in film development with her desire to make a change in the world through the power of storytelling.

Prior to the Skoll Center, Laura was Director of Development at Imagine Entertainment where she worked on such films as Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea, the James Brown biopic Get On Up starring Chadwick Boseman, and The Dark Tower, adapted from the novels by Stephen King and starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Laura first began her career in the non-profit sector where she served as a coordinator for the Pittsburgh-based Three Rivers Film Festival and Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival before relocating to Los Angeles.

Laura is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and holds a B.S. in Television-Radio-Film. She also moonlights as a freelance story analyst and consultant, works with her own alma mater’s LA office on events for west coast-based prospective students, current students, and alumni, and is a judge for the Women in Film finishing fund.