Executive Producer – North East Comedy Hot House
NFM created a unique partnership with scripted comedy executive, Emma Lawson, to launch North East Comedy Hot House; a first-of-its kind comedy co-op cultivating regional talent, both on and off screen.
Emma hails from Co Durham and has over 20 years experience in scripted television production and development. She worked for 10 of those years with Ash Atalla (The Office) at Roughcut TV on projects such as Cuckoo, People Just Do Nothing & Hospital People. Emma recently produced Apple TV+’s first scripted comedy, Trying, and subsequently joined Jay Hunt’s commissioning team at Apple TV+ leading on comedy. She is now working as a consultant at Universal Music & Mercury Studios across their global scripted slate, as well as producing a new comedy drama for Sky One based on her own experiences of step parenting.
Emma is a passionate regional advocate working regularly on regional inclusion and mentoring programmes.