Laura OaksmithLaura Oaksmith is currently an executive recruiter with Cavan Executive Search, a NYC-based retained search firm specific to non profits and higher education. Earlier in her career, Laura was the VP of Distribution for Gotham Entertainment Group, and then went on to co-found Acetylene Entertainment, distributing independent films nationally. Laura began her post graduate career in Virginia state politics, working on a successful gubernatorial campaign. She was then appointed as the Virginia Film Commissioner by two consecutive Governors. Following her tenure as film commissioner, Laura then served as the Executive Director of the Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia. A second screenplay of Laura’s, FRAN’S SURVIVAL, was recently selected by Zoetrope as a top ten finalist out of 2,500 submissions. Laura Oaksmith was awarded the Sloan Screenwriters Lab Grant at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2012 for The Buck Decision.