About Us

Emma Lawson - Executive Producer

Originally from County Durham, Emma began her career at L!ve TV. She has since banked over 20 years of extensive experience in both production and editorial development on award-winning television shows and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy. Emma recently produced a new comedy series with BBC Studios for Apple TV+. Prior to that, she spent eight years working as an executive at Ash Atalla’s production company Roughcut TV overseeing their scripted output, including Cuckoo, People Just Do Nothing, Stath Lets Flats, Trollied, Hospital People, and Jerk.

Emma is a passionate regional advocate, working tirelessly on inclusion and mentoring programmes, and energetically pushing for more TV production in the North that showcases its fantastic, fresh talent.

Lisa Laws - Project Manager

Lisa began working as an assistant film editor and script supervisor on Channel 4 shorts and features at 20yrs old before going on to  AD, on HETV & Features including Elizabeth, Eugine Onegan, The Four Feathers, Troy and The One and Only. She likes being in a field. Lisa then joined the regional film and development agency as talent and professional development manager, leaving to Produce the Northern Lights Film Festival, celebrating mischief makers and rule breakers. She provided a platform and commissions for award winning international talent working across music, war reporting, docs and features to  play and have fun.

Working alongside Exec Producer Emma Lawson, Lisa now manages the development and delivery of North East Comedy Hot House, championing Northern comedic talent that wants to provoke and entertain.

Press enquiries - Jo Macleod, Marketing Manager

Jo is our Marketing Manager and can be contactable with any press enquiries.

Friends of the Hot House

North East Comedy Hot House have partnered with some fab folk who have lent their skills and support to our talent keeping us connected to London and beyond. If you would like to support us by offering mentoring or advice to our talent, please get in touch!

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