About Laura

Laura Gentle is a copywriter, editor and communications freelancer who specializes in educational training, nonprofits, B2B and AI language projects. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences focused on criminology, sociology and philosophy. She’s won awards advocating for LGBT civil rights and people experiencing homelessness.

I was born in Santa Monica but have spent most of my life living and working in the Deep South. The best way to describe my family background is that I’m a curious mix of Hollywood, Yankee-Hillbilly and Southern. I am a recurrent cancer survivor and endometriosis fighter. A film fanatic since childhood, I’m one of many great-grandchildren of 20th Century Fox’s Darryl Zanuck, and the second oldest grandchild of producer Richard Zanuck. If you’re trying to name an actor or movie, I’m better than asking Google, with less information to go on. I have an old dog, Axwell, and we call New Orleans home.