Former WBEV Announcer On Film Fest Circuit

2/24/11 - A former WBEV-WXRO radio announcer has a film entered in this weekend's Green Bay Film Festival. Brenda Lau, whose maiden name is Schuett, grew-up in Ashippun and later attended junior high and high school in Oconomowoc. In 1976, she was the Dodge County Dairy Princess. After WBEV, Lau was a news reporter at WTMJ for a couple years before moving to Los Angeles where she is currently a senior writer and producer for ABC Entertainment. She's the one behind the promotional segments on shows like Desperate Housewives, No Ordinary Family and Grey's Anatomy. Her short movie "Deadbeat" is a psychological thriller about a woman whose teenage daughter runs away to her be with her father, who is a member of the Chinese Mafia. Lau says she has also made the movie into a feature-length script and television series. "Deadbeat" has already taken first place at the Vegas Cinefest and was an official selection of South Florida's International Women's Film Festival. In addition, if Lau is able to secure a win at the 35th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival, she can submit the short film to be considered for an Oscar. Lau will not be in attendance at the Green Bay Film Festival this weekend because she has a previous work commitment with the Academy Awards. One final note: when Lau first moved to Los Angeles, she got a behind-the-scene's job in television along side Bill McCollum's daughter but it was six months before the two connected the dots.