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Advisory Board

Laura Palumbo Johnson

Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Magilla Entertainment, LLC

Laura Palumbo Johnson is co-founder and executive producer at Magilla Entertainment, one of the unscripted industry’s biggest suppliers of reality and nonfiction television content.  Laura oversees all financial and operational aspects of the business as well as production, facilities, and business strategy. 

Johnson launched Magilla with partner Matthew Ostrom in 2009; she was previously focused on production management, operations and international sales at a TV start-up, where she supervised hundreds of episodes of television, including nine seasons of HGTV’s Don’t Sweat It, AMC’s Movie’s 101 and the creation of the Food Network mega-hit Chopped. 

Johnson began her career in the New York City television world, working on various crews and serving as a studio production manager on live satellite media tours. She honed her craft in lifestyle and studio television on the Hearst syndicated hit B. Smith with Style. Johnson also serves on the executive committee and is a founding member of NPACT, the leading organization representing producers of unscripted content. 

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