Laura Kightlinger to speak at ADFEST in Thailand



Published — Wednesday 13 February 2013

Last update 12 February 2013 11:31 pm

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Laura Kightlinger is flying from Hollywood to Thailand to join a stellar line-up of speakers at ADFEST 2013 in a session that takes place on Sunday, March 17.
As an actress, scriptwriter, author, documentary maker and producer with a dark sense of humor, Kightlinger is an expert in the art of creative storytelling.
She has appeared in several acclaimed TV series including HBO’s Lucky Louie, starring comedian Louis C.K., and sitcom Will & Grace, where she appeared as recurring character Nurse Sheila.
“I can't wait to leave LA and take a break from hearing and talking about showbiz to visit another part of the world and talk about it,” says Kightlinger.
Her achievements include garnering a Satellite Best Actress nomination as creator and star of IFC’s critically acclaimed The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, a comedy about two best friends maneuvering through the not-so-glamorous side of Hollywood.
As a scriptwriter, her credits include: Roseanne, Dennis Miller Live and Will & Grace, and she is currently a consulting producer on Two Broke Girls. Kightlinger’s book, ‘Quick Shots of False Hope’, was described in the New York Times Book Review as “memorable, disturbing and darkly comic,” and is now being adapted for film.
Laura’s short film, Dependable People, won the Black Maria Directors’ Citation and the IFCT Best Director Award in 2002. Her documentary, 60 Spins Around the Sun, features stand-up comics Larry David, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Hollingshead and Nick DiPaolo, and won Best Documentary at the (2006) Empire State, Beverly Hills and Boston Film Festivals. The session will be moderated by ADFEST President Jimmy Lam.

For more information on ADFEST 2013, which runs from March 17 — 19 in Pattaya, Thailand, please visit www.ADFEST.com. ADFEST is on Facebook and Twitter.

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