Head of Artist Management, Development & Recruiting
Laura Wiertz is Head of Artist Management, Development & Recruiting at Sony Pictures Imageworks, responsible for overseeing crewing, recruiting, and training for the company.
Most recently, Wiertz served as Head of Production at MPC Toronto overseeing the production of several episodic and feature projects including Netflix’s VIKINGS: VALHALLA and Guillermo del Toro’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY. She also held roles as Global Head of Workforce Planning and Head of Workforce Operations overseeing the resourcing of studios in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Adelaide, Bangalore, and Mumbai.
Name your three favorite movies:
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, DIRTY DANCING, AVENGERS: ENDGAME
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
I’ve only recently joined Imageworks, but I already feel so connected with the amazing team of individuals who I work with directly. I know we will achieve great things in the years to come and I’m excited to help them along the way.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
Movies have always been a way for me to unwind and escape from reality. It’s a chance to forget everything that is going on in your life and for a brief time, a few hours, you can transport to a different place where you can marvel in another story. They can make you think, inspire you, make you reflect, or just give you a laugh. To be part of bringing that to the world, even in the smallest of ways is something I will always enjoy being a part of.