Barbara Slade

film script writer, dramaturgist

Barbara Slade began her screenwriting career in London when her first show Brown Bear’s Wedding starring Helena Bonham Carter, Joss Ackland and Hugh Laurie aired on ITV, Christmas day. It sold to most countries, and was nominated for five Emmy awards including ‘Best Writer’. Barbara returned to America, where she continued her career, writing and developing children’s series for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC, BBC, Fox and many other networks worldwide. She has written features for both Working Title and Disney and received numerous awards including a ‘Humanitas’ for one of her episodes of ‘Rugrats’. Barbara (now a British citizen) lives in London, yet travels extensively, developing and heading up shows for the international market. She has worked for the Disney Channel U.K. in a Development/Producer role, and has just returned from Melbourne, Australia, filming her first original live-action series “Dead Gorgeous”, currently airing on CBBC, ABC, Nick Germany and other territories throughout the world. Barbara (Creator/Exec. Producer) is now in pre-production on a pilot for her next series Alexander and Pete, with Telegael, The Jim Henson Company and Super RTL.