Layla Halfhill

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Los Angeles, CA
Ohio University
Genre Films, Arthouse, Mid-budget Studio Movies Of The 80s, 90s Early 2000s
  • Layla has been a freelance film critic/writer for several years, having written for her own genre-centric site in addition to the Sundance Institute site, and covering film festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW.
  • Her screenplays have placed in various contests such as the Austin Film Festival and been Top-Listed on the Black List.
  • She's worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry, including as an unscripted/documentary TV story producer.


Layla is a lifelong cinephile and genre fan. She moved to Los Angeles upon graduation and worked as an entertainment agency assistant before working in various capacities in production, and eventually transitioning into the film acquisitions arena. You can find her at the movies on any given weekend catching a new release or enjoying a repertory screening on the big screen.


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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