Layla Halfhill

Los Angeles, CA
Ohio University
Movies, TV, Pop Culture
  • Layla is a Freelance Writer for /Film. She has been a freelance film critic/writer for several years, having previously written for her own genre-centric site and covering film festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW.
  • She's also a screenwriter and a script reader/story analyst.
  • She's previously worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry, including as an unscripted/documentary tv story producer.


Layla is a lifelong cinephile and genre fan. A Summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University (BS, Film/TV), she moved to Los Angeles upon graduation and worked as an entertainment agency assistant (talent/lit), before working in various capacities in production, including as a story producer in the reality/documentary TV space. As a screenwriter, she’s been in development on a YA rom-com feature adaptation and recently completed a horror-comedy feature screenplay. She also freelances as a script reader/story analyst and a film critic/writer, covering festivals like Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW, in addition to her role as a Freelance Features Writer for /Film.


Layla is a Summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communications in Athens, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication majoring in Film/TV.
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