Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26, 2017

Speaker Laura Crowson

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Laura Crowson

Sr. Director of Development

Discovery Channel

Laura Crowson serves as Sr. Director of Development & Development Strategy for Discovery Channel. In this role, she works alongside international and domestic producers to develop prime-time series for the network, while helping to steer strategy for new projects.

During her time with the network, Crowson has been an instrumental part of the Discovery team that is responsible for developing such hits as Naked and Afraid, Fast N' Loud and Edge of Alaska.

Before joining Discovery, Crowson was a Development Executive/Producer for Gurney Productions in Los Angeles, CA. While at Gurney, she was responsible for pitching and developing projects for multiple networks including Duck Dynasty for A&E, American Guns for Discovery Channel and Austion Hunters for Spike TV.

Prior to her work with Gurney Productions, she was in the highly prestigious agent trainee program at Creative Artists Agency.

Crowson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dartmouth College where she majored in English Literature and Film and Television Studies. She is based out of the Discovery Communications’ west coast office in Los Angeles, CA. 

Speaking at: Speed Pitching Four

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