Laurie Hutzler, Dozentin im MA Serial Storytelling der ifs
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Laurie Hutzler


Story Consultant / Story Advisor (»The Book of Elah«, »Tsotsi«, »Die Fälscher«) and Screenwriting Teacher (»The Emotional Toolbox«), USA


Based in Los Angeles, Laurie Hutzler assists entertainment industry professionals develop feature films and television programme formats for both US and international markets. She created the Emotional Toolbox®, a unique method that offers a set of specific techniques, exercises and tools to create and strengthen emotion-based creative content.
Laurie has worked as a consultant to the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, talkbackTHAMES, Mersey Television/Lime Pictures and Aardman Animation Studio (UK), for Pixar University, Disney and DreamWorks (US), Endemol Netherlands (NL), RTL, Weidemann Berg and Grundy UFA (Germany), GloboMedia (Spain) and TNT (Russia) among others.
She is a consultant for Endemol and for FremantleMedia across a variety of formats in the UK, Europe and Australia.
Laurie taught screenwriting in the MFA programme at the UCLA Film School for 10 years, and was an Artist-in-Residence in Television and Digital Entertainment at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has taught for the Royal Literary Fund in Cambridge; The Sorbonne in Paris; Royal Holloway College, University of London; DFFB film school in Berlin, and the MA Serial Storytelling at the ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln.