Laurence Bowen is a multi BAFTA Award winning Producer who most recently executive produced Porters for UKTV/Dave and before that, produced The Eichmann Show for BBC2 starring Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia and Rebecca Front. He was presented with the Monte Carlo International Producer Of The Year Award, has won RTS, Broadcast and Chicago Film Festival Awards, received Prix Jeunesse, Rose D’or, Emmy and BANFF nominations and last year won The Japan Prize.

His work includes Suburban Shootout (starring Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson, Anna Chancellor, Amelia Bullmore and Felicity Montagu), Stone Scissors Paper (starring Juliet Stevenson and Ken Stott), Dual Balls (starring Lesley Manville), Gates (starring Tom Ellis, Joanne Page and Sue Johnston), Miranda (starring Christina Ricci, John Simm, John Hurt, Kyle MacLachlan and Julian Rhind-Tutt), My Life As A Popat (starring Kulvinder Ghir and Shaheen Khan) and The English Harem (starring Art Malik and Martine McCutcheon).

Suburban Shootout, Gates and My Life As A Popat were all acquired for US versions by HBO, Warner Brothers/NBC and Nickelodeon, which Bowen went on to Executive Produce.

His Unmade Movies season of productions of lost screenplays by the greatest writers of the Twentieth Century broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016. James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Hugh Laurie, David Suchet and Rebecca Front starred in pieces by Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Harold Pinter, Ernest Lehman and Arthur Miller. Directed by Richard Eyre, Jamie Lloyd, Mark Gatiss, Joanna Hogg and Adrian Noble.

Executive Producer

Chris is one of the UK’s leading Drama Producers, responsible for, amongst others, Les Miserables (dir. Tom Shankland, starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins) for BBC1 and PBS/Masterpiece, Apple Tree Yard (dir. Jessica Hobbs, starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin) for BBC1, River (dir. Richard Laxton, starring Stellan Skarsgard, Nicola Walker and Lesley Manville) and Run (dir. Charles Martin, starring Olivia Colman and Lennie James) for C4.

In an earlier life he was the Executive Producer of the Worlds First Arabic Webdrama Shankaboot, helping to create the multi-award winning 50+ episode Beirut based short form series, and developed and produced Dirk Gently (dir. Damon Thomas, starring Stephen Mangan) for the BBC and the cult comedy series ‘This is Jinsy with his former company ‘The Welded Tandem Picture Company’ for SKY

In an even earlier life he worked in the fields of Factual and Entertainment as an Executive Producer, Series Producer and Producer/Director for ITV Studios where he made a wide variety of shows. His first network TV Credit, and still one which he’s singularly proud, was directing the holiday insert films in Cilla Black’s Blind Date.

Head of Development

Before coming to Dancing Ledge, Toby spent nearly a decade in entertainment and children’s TV, working with a range of talent across a variety of formats and culminating in 2 years as a Producer at CBBC.

After moving into drama, he script-read for Kudos, Big Talk, Cowboy Films, Wall to Wall, Altitude Films and Euston Films and was Shadow Script-Editor on the 2015 Channel 4 Screenwriting Course, working closely with writers James Fritz, Phoebe Éclair-Powell and Rachel Matthews. He has since researched for playwrights David Greig and David Harrower and developed several projects for Unigram Films.

Development Consultant

As a development consultant, Peter has worked with a number of clients including Warp, 42/Between the Eyes, Passion Pictures, Harbour Pictures as well as a long-standing association with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli at Eon Productions, which has included developing a slate of non-Bond projects and most recently working on Spectre with screenwriter John Logan and director Sam Mendes.

As a screenwriter, his work includes the recent McQueen documentary which he also co-directed, Vigo (dir Julien Temple, with James Frain and Romane Bohringer), the Bafta-nominated Onegin (dir Martha Fiennes, starring Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler) and several feature documentaries for Passion Pictures, most recently Listen to Me Marlon (dir Stevan Riley), about the life and work of Marlon Brando, which won for best writing at the International Documentary Awards, as well as receiving a Peabody Award, and Bafta and Emmy nominations.

As a producer, his work includes Kinky Boots with Harbour Pictures for Miramax which went on to become a Tony-winning Broadway and West End musical.

Peter is passionate about education and training, and has worked variously as visiting lecturer, tutor and external examiner on MA courses at University of Westminster, London International Film School and Royal Holloway University of London. He has also mentored on a number of industry schemes including Microwave, iFeatures, The Bureau’s SOS, LFS Hothouse, Filmonomics,  NFM’s Rise programme, Creative England’s Market Trader and EIFF Connections.

Jessica Moens

Jess was brought into the Dancing Ledge fold in 2019. Following a stretch in the legal world she turned to TV. She started as a freelance researcher in documentary but quickly made the transition to drama reading and researching for Sister Pictures.

Development Executive

Beth joined the team in October 2017 after working on the PR, production and agency side of the TV business. She was also a Freelance Script Reader for various companies, including Pinewood Studios. She studied Psychology at the University of Nottingham.