Participants

LAURA FISCHER

CEO – Powderkeg

Laura is CEO of Powderkeg, Paul Feig’s newly-launched digital content company that champions new voices with a commitment to female and LGBTQ creators and filmmakers of color. Fueled by the belief that entertainment should be fully inclusive, she and Paul started Powderkeg in an effort to empower and bring exposure to previously underrepresented voices that are new and distinct.

Prior to founding Powderkeg, Laura was Head of Production & Development at Yahoo! Originals, where she was responsible for overseeing production and creative for scripted and un-scripted original series as well as assisting Y! Studios with initiatives produced by outside production companies. Some of Yahoo!’s tentpole
original productions included Community: Season 6 ( Sony ), Other Space (Paul Feig) , and Sin City Saints ( Mike Tollin).

Before joining Yahoo! In 2013, Laura was Senior Manager of Production and Current Programming for the Disney-ABC Television Group Digital Studio. Ms. Fischer led the team responsible for the 2001 Emmy award-winning Oscar Digital Experience. She was also responsible for the short form video created to support shows that air on ABC Primetime, ABC Daytime, and ABC Family. Laura is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America and served 3 years as an elected member on the Board of Delegates, New Media Council. Ms. Fischer is also a member of the Television Academy and currently serves on the Interactive Media Executive Committee.