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Mark Laing
Simi Valley, United States

My dad was a journalist and managed to get banned by the racist Apartheid regime in South Africa - we escaped to America and I spent part of my childhood in New York and the East Coast.  When I'm not writing I mentor students at UEA (The University of East Anglia) and help out photographing events at KITS (Kids in the Spotlight) - a charity to help foster kids by training them to to write, cast, and star in their own short films.

SAG and AFTRA actor.

Graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Journalist, script reader and screenwriter with three completed scripts, several treatments, staged readings.

Script Reader, Edward Pressman productions, Beverly Hills 1988-1990

Sub editor\Journalist, The Daily Telegraph 1982-1983

Freelance sub editor\writer for the Daily Telegraph sports desk.

Freelance sub-editor, The Sun, Daily Mirror, Reader's Digest Books, Financial Times, Observer, Health and Social Services Journal, The Times, Sunday Times.

Sub Editor, The Oxford Mail, Oxford 1980-1982
Large regional evening newspaper. Movie reviews, book reviews, sports and news editing and writing.

Education: University of East Anglia — English and American Studies, one year.
Bembridge School, Isle of Wight. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Further Education: Sherwood Oaks Film School, Los Angeles; UCLA Writers' Extension, Los Angeles; TV Pilot and New Series Workshop, On The Page, Pilar Alexander, Richmond Writer's Circle, and New Richmond, UK; Original Writer's Group, Lavender Hill, London; Richmond Theatre Adult Scriptwriting group, Janna Gelfand's Writing Group, Greg Dean's Standup Comedy Workshop.

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Scripts By Mark

Offline Love
A May-September romance forces an online huckster to reevaluate his life after his lover, “offline” after an internet scam, vanishes when she realizes what he does for a living.
Feature Comedy, Romance For sale 105pp
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Box Canyon
Based on a true story -- In 1959, a reluctant LA cop stumbles across a government conspiracy when investigating a death at the country’s first nuclear plant to generate electricity.
Feature Crime, Drama, Thriller For sale 95pp
Lost Causes
A neuroscientist invents a gas that can erase memories but when criminals kidnap his wife to force him to reveal his secret, he starts losing his mind as well as his way.
Feature Action, Drama, Thriller For sale 106pp
The Thief of Dubai.
A former soldier is ordered to avert World War III by finding a magic lamp, but his allegiance is torn when he learns the Lamp has the power to bring back his dead girlfriend.
Feature Action, Adventure, Fantasy For sale 99pp