A series of interviews with Los Angeles and New York Artists
for Coagula magazine.
Owner, Editor-In-Chief, Reporter, Publisher
The Neighborhood News.
Reporter, editor, assigned and edited stories, ad sales, layout designer,
oversaw distribution of 14,000 free issues to the community every two
months for 10 years. Followed by 3 years of 8,000 distribution to public places only .
2006 – 2007
Created two features, oversaw three, conducted interviews, transcribed tape’s,
edited interviews, researched, wrote intro’s to articles, created headers and
chose pull quotes, line edited for magazine and website and was a liaison with writers.
"Dianne Lawrence was an associate editor and integral member of our editorial team for six
months. She was industrious and enthusiastic with any task she was assigned, completing her
assignments on time and with a professional and positive attitude. She was also a thoughtful
interviewer, a real strength of hers, and a talented writer, solid line editor and thorough
researcher. She showed promise as well as a reporter. She brings integrity and thoughtfulness
to her position, communicates well with her co-workers and is open to feedback."
Editorial Director of RealTALK LA
Original creator of the LA Weekly"
1998 + 2006
Coagula (LA Art Journal)
I conducted, transcribed and edited interviews with top L.A. and N.Y. artists; John Baldessari,
Mary Corse, Sue Coe, James Hayward, John Miller, Mike Bidlo and Osseus Labrynth.
"Dianne Lawrence brought much talent and experience to the table when she contributed to
Coagula Art Journal. Her insightful features were popular with readers and helped the
publication expand its brand."
Founder and Editor Coagula
Published Short story.
L. A. Style
Writer Included in "What a Dump!
Tales from Al's Bar, L.A.'s distinguished demi-monde dive."
A series of short stories by Al's habitués.
Translated Sprint cell phone instructions into user-friendly script for animated online character
named Claire. Took complicated instructions and turned them into user friendly text. Content
development of script for Talkie animated online host character "Electra".
Art, film, performance
(See Reviews page)
May 16, 2007
To Whom It May Concern
RE: Reference for Dianne Lawrence
I am writing to offer personal and professional reference for Ms. Dianne Lawrence.
Film Monthly a monthly magazine that reviews films, television shows and events, video
and DVD releases. Currently in our 8th year, we average over 1 million new readers per month.
Our ISSN number is 2339 and our URL is http://www.filmmonthly.com.
For the past three years Dianne has been an integral member of our staff, providing timely
reviews and festival coverage to our loyal readers. She has tackled every assignment with the
kind of professionalism and diligence I find exemplary. She has completed every assignment in
a timely manner and never hesitates if she has a question or requires assistance in any way.
Several years ago we experienced a difficult period when we lost three different editors to other
publications. Throughout this period Dianne was of great help to the publication, offering
assistance, guidance, feedback and perspective while the new editor got “up to speed” with operations.
It is due to this level of quality and conscientiousness that I recommend Dianne for
whichever position she may seek.
Del Harvey Publisher, FilmMonthly.com email@example.com
No longer publisher 2021
Over 40 film reviews including coverage for 3 Festivals from 2003-2007.