Laura Kennedy is Group CEO of Avalon, the talent management, television production and live promotion group based in London, Los Angeles and New York. The company represents a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors and produces numerous television shows, with series currently in production including: Not Going Out (BBC), Taskmaster (Channel 4), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Starstruck (BBC/HBO Max), Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform/Hulu), Breeders (Sky/FX), Spitting Image (BritBox), and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix. Laura previously held the position of COO at Lionsgate Television Group where she headed operations, strategy and planning of the television division, as well as directing all TV-related mergers and acquisitions. During her twelve-year tenure at Lionsgate, Laura helped significantly scale the television operations and led the company’s acquisitions of Debmar-Mercury, Pilgrim and 3 Arts. Laura re-joined Avalon in 2019 where she started her career as a talent manager.