WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE LOOK LIKE

LAURENCE BOWEN
CEO

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.

PETER ETTEDGUI
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 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.

TOBY BRUCE
Development Executive

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.

BETH WARIN
Development Assistant

The latest addition to the Dancing Ledge team, Beth has previously worked within the PR, production and agency side of the TV business. For the last few years she has read scripts for various companies, including Pinewood Studios and the International Screenwriters Association. She studied Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

TRISTAN BERNAYS
Writer in Residence

A writer and performer from London, Tristan Bernays’ work has been staged at Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, National Theatre Studio, Roundhouse and Southwark Playhouse.

His play Boudica was performed at The Globe in September 2017 as part of Emma Rice’s Summer of Love season and starred Gina McKee. Tristan’s latest play Old Fools performed at the Southwark Playhouse from 14 March – 7 April 2018.