Laurie Benenson is a writer, editor and journalist. She founded Movieline Magazine in 1985 and went on to write about film and television for the New York Times Sunday Arts and Leisure section. An avid environmentalist, Laurie is on the action forum of the NRDC and is also involved with Rainforest Action Network and Conservation International, among other environmental groups. Laurie has written a screenplay about pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, and is currently working on a rewrite of her romantic comedy Genie. Dirt! The Movie is her debut as a producer.