Lauren Fritz is a Brooklyn based writer/director. She teaches filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the Open Arts Department and is a production adviser to Grad and Undergrad Film & Television students.  Prior to this, Lauren worked in the film industry on many 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.

Lauren has two projects in development. One is a television series called "Birds of Paradise". Set in the near future, it is about two sisters who run an agency that specializes in the unusual task of providing professional stand-ins to assume the identities of their clients' real family members and friends, both living and deceased. It has been selected to be presented at the 2017 IFP week.  She is also writing an alien love story feature film set in the deserts of New Mexico in 1999.

Lauren received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her MA in Video and Projection Design & Urban Studies from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.