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Marc Laureano

Marc is a writer, director, and educator. Coming from a broadcasting and advertising background in his native Manila, he migrated to New Zealand where he studied English Literature, Media Studies, Drama and Education at the University of Auckland. Following the completion of his Master’s degree in screen production, majoring in directing and screenwriting, he served on occasion as a guest lecturer for screenwriting. Through Script to Screen, in 2021 he received a scholarship to UCLA’s 10-week online course on Writing Screenplay Coverage under the tutelage of Barry Lichtenstein. Formerly the General Manager of Pan-Asian Screen Collective, Marc now sits on the board, where he actively advocates for equity in the New Zealand Screen Industry.