Lauren Fritz is a Brooklyn based writer/director. She received her BFA from NYU's Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at Tisch and her Masters in Video and Projection Design & Urban Studies from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
After graduating Lauren worked in both production and development in the film industry on award winning films, television shows and commercials. In addition to her film work, she has written and edited news, reviews and feature articles for a variety of magazines and online publications.
Her original TV pilot "Birds of Paradise" was selected to present at the 2017 IFP Project Forum Week and her short films have screen in competition at the Taos Shortz Film Festival and at the Anthology Film Archives. Presently she is in development on her first feature film "Under A Silver Moon", a sci-fi/supernatural story set in 1999.
In Open Arts program, Lauren teaches Fundamentals of Filmmaking I: The Art of Visual Storytelling and Fundamentals of Filmmaking 2: Directing & Producing the Short.
In the Grad Acting program she teaches the 2nd Year Filmmaking Intenstive Workshop.
In the Graduate & Undergraduate Film & TV programs, she is a Production Adviser.