Development Producer (Comedy)
Lara has spent the last nine years working in development and production across comedy radio, television and film, previously working for BBC development, BBC Radio 1, Kudos Film and TV, Origin Pictures, Tempesta Film and ARG at Avalon TV.
Alongside her development work she has produced and directed short films with BAFTA-nominated talent. Lara has a keen interest in supporting new talent and is on the judging panel for writing programmes, giving talks and is on judging panels, working with LOCO Film Festival 2018 and 2019, CTBF, BAFTA Guru, RTS Futures, The Smalls Film Festival and on the jury for BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing 2018 and 2019, BAFTA TV Awards 2020 in addition to joining the established BANFF World Media Jury 2019 in Canada. Lara currently features in the 2019-2020 Dove TV campaign, speaking on empowering women and their representation on our screens. She also helped set up and manage a storytelling charity for schools across London and the Betty and Peter scriptwriting programme.
Most recently Lara has developed and produced Behind The Filter for BBC Three, Just a Couple, an award-winning comedy-drama series for BBC Three and Bounty, a comedy Blap for Channel 4. In addition to these, she helped develop the BAFTA-nominated ITV2 comedy Timewasters, critically-acclaimed series Back for Channel 4, comedy-drama Defending the Guilty for BBC Two and Sky pilot Peacock.