A. Laura James


A. Laura James, better known as LJ, is a comedy television director in Los Angeles.

LJ trained as an actor and earned her BFA in Theater Arts. She started working in TV as an Acting/Dialogue Coach and used that opportunity as her film school and springboard to open the doors to directing episodes. She got her first shot on the hit Disney Channel show, "Austin & Ally" where she directed multiple episodes. She also directed digital shorts series for Disney Channel and a music video for solo artist Pat Kearns as well as making comedy shorts.

She is best known for quickly creating rapport with actors and crafting incredible performances, working fast without sacrificing quality, navigating politics and being a confident and collaborative leader.

LJ is one of two participants to have been chosen for the Disney Channel Multicamera 360 Program. She was also chosen to participate in the highly competitive inaugural DGA Director Development Initiative which includes being paired with veteran director Andy Cadiff as her mentor. She is very active at the DGA, and was recently elected as the Co-Chair of the Women's Steering Committee.

Website: http://alaurajames.com
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