Laurie Coyle works as a freelance writer and consultant for filmmakers and arts organizations. Her writing services include proposals, treatments, scripts and narration. Her story consulting serves artists at any point in the development, production and editing phases of their work. Midwifery is the best way to describe how she approaches her role, supporting filmmakers, artists and arts organizations through the birthing process of creating their work.

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Words from those who have worked with Laurie:

"Laurie is without a doubt the most incisive, precise, and elegant writer I know. She is an invaluable collaborator in articulating our vision on the written page and honing the voices in our films."

Marcia Jarmel, Filmmaker
Patchworks Films

"Working with Laurie Coyle, the ultimate wordsmith and fabulous writer, has been a pleasure and has helped make my film proposals sing."

Abby Ginzberg, Filmmaker

"I am always amazed by Laurie's ability to turn raw ideas into the most elegant and compelling prose. She has the ability to dig below the surface and bring out the essence of ideas, creating depth and dimension to any piece of writing. She's a wonderful creative partner who helps actualize one's vision and I count myself lucky to be able to work with her."

Deann Borshay Liem, Filmmaker

"Laurie's rigorous commitment to story, character, and most importantly to us, authenticity of voice, is unparalleled. She is one of our most valued collaborators because working with her, we are always confident our story will be told with the utmost clarity, sensitivity, and artistry."

Donald Young, Director of Programs Center for Asian American Media

"Laurie Coyle has been a vital component in Latino Public Broadcasting's fundraising efforts over the past several years. She has done an exceptional job at researching, gathering and outlining all the major components of some of our larger initiatives and presented them quite eloquently on paper. Her writing skills have been key in securing additional funds. She is a pleasure to work with and always meets deadlines."

Luis Ortiz, Managing Director
Latino Public Broadcasting

"No one is more capable of creating a persuasive and articulate document for nonprofit organizations and filmmakers than Laurie Coyle. She is an extremely versatile and skillful writer, qualities that I attribute in part to the fact that she is an excellent listener who can tease the story out a client and then write it in 'his or her own words.'"

Gail Silva, Adviser & Curator to
Independent Filmmakers, Arts Organizations & Grantors

"Laurie Coyle has been an invaluable asset to my team, consulting on rough cuts and co-writing treatments and proposals for Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery. She is an excellent writer, a highly skilled filmmaker and a great pleasure to work with. I will call her first whenever I need a writer or editing consultant."

David L. Brown, Filmmaker/Teacher

"Laurie has been instrumental in the success of some of my films. She worked as AP on La Ofrenda as well as Co-Producer for Columbus on Trial. She's got it all. With her intelligence and organizational skills she made sure that things went smoothly. Her writing was stellar in all our endeavors together. I recommend Laurie wholeheartedly."

Lourdes Portillo, Filmmaker