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Laura Barbato

Screenwriter / Director / Producer

Laura “L.A” Barbato is an award winning American producer, director, screenwriter, and the owner of Twelve 83 Entertainment. Laura’s most influenced by screenwriter and director Christopher Nolan, M. Night Shayamalan, Lena Waithe, Emerald Fennell, and Shonda Rhimes. Laura is the writer and producer of the award winning documentary titled, “The States of Emergency: New York & New Jersey”, featured at the Manhattan Film Festival in 2021. She's also the award winning writer and director behind the anthology series, “The Unorthodox Series”, featured by the Big Apple Film Festival in 2020. Laura is a retired New York City Police sergeant, and a graduate from the New York Film Academy in New York City. Currently, Laura is filming her new comedy web series titled "Half Pints."