Laura Harkcom is a WGA Award-nominated writer-producer for the SyFy Channel and Fox Television Studios, and currently a consultant for NBC/Universal. Previously, Laura has worked at Warner Bros., DreamWorks, and The Walt Disney Studios.
The TV show she created, wrote and produced for the SyFy Channel, “The Lost Room,” was nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild Award. The New York Times called it “…a jackpot for a mystery series,” while Salon.com cited it as …a cult hit waiting to happen.”
She has also written feature scripts for Columbia Pictures, Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company, and created the comic book series WE KILL MONSTERS, currently in development as a feature film at Imagine Entertainment.
Prior to writing and producing, Laura was a studio executive at Warner Bros., where she oversaw the critically acclaimed film THE IRON GIANT.
For the past 15 years, Laura has also worked as a television and feature film consultant for clients such as NBC/Universal, DreamWorks SKG, DreamWorks Animation, The Korean Film Council, and private clients.
Most recently, she created and executive-produced the 90-minute science fiction television pilot “Parallels” for 20th Century Fox, which is currently airing on Netflix.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Laura received her B.A. in writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is glad to be heading back to home for the inaugural 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference!