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Launch of New Girl Pictures

My co-founder, Samantha Macher, and I are so excited to officially launch our production company, New Girl Pictures. As we wrap up post-production on To The New Girl, we wanted to have a vehicle to continue working on new projects together, quite a few of which are already underway! [caption id="attachment_10259" align="alignleft" width="300"] Laura Hunter Drago & Samantha Macher host a new podcast, Creative Herstories.[/caption] In the interest of having some fun new content this spring, we are launching a podcast called Creative Herstories, which will focus on women who either have found interesting...

IMDb Updates for Laura & To The New Girl

We had such a great shoot for To The New Girl back in March-April 2017, and I couldn't be prouder of the entire cast and crew. It was such an amazing experience for me to sit behind the monitor and watch all the planning come to life on screen. The weeks leading up to the shoot were pretty chaotic (complete with an unexpected last minute trip to the east coast) so I've been taking a little break for the last month. We'll jump in headfirst on post-production in mid-June, with the...

To The New Girl: Why We’re Making a 100% Female Film

As an actress who has spent the past decade auditioning and working (but mostly auditioning and not working, let's be honest) in New York and Los Angeles, my daily routine almost always involves reading casting breakdowns for upcoming roles that I might be called in for. [Waitress] 20's, blonde, delivers coffee to film's lead [Prostitute] 20's, disheveled, delivers drugs to TV show's lead Of course, I'm being a bit tongue-in-cheek here...

Ms. in the Biz Admin Team Assistant Editor-in-Chief

I'm so excited to join the Ms. in the Biz team as Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the site, which is the premiere online destination for women in entertainment. Nothing makes me happier than when different passions intersect, and I'm so excited to become more involved with this awesome group of women!...

MsInTheBiz.com Article: Scheduled for Happiness

  One of my favorite teachers in college used to say, “when you look back on your life, you’ll remember the times you were the busiest as being the happiest of your life.” I think that’s pretty true, and it’s especially good advice for people pursing non-traditional, creative careers. The trap of not working a 9-to-5 is that you just don’t have enough going on during your days. This can get depressing, and doesn’t do your career any favors either. Read my latest article over at MsInTheBiz now! ...

Ms. in the Biz – Breaking it Down: How Casting for Women Impacts our Self-Image

My first Ms. in the Biz article of the new year is live! Check out the excerpt below, and click the read more link to finish the article! I was doing my daily casting submissions in the last days of 2015, and one breakdown caught my eye. It was one of those paragraph-long descriptions (which are never really necessary from a casting perspective, are they?) The line that stopped me in my tracks was this: “…attractive but she’s that classic actress type who would be so much hotter if her mouth was always...