TV Writer and Comedian
Laura Mannino is a television comedy writer, political organizer, parent, and the lady you ask to watch your stuff at the airport. She loves writing about earnest women who are way too smart to have such little power.
Credits include Consulting Producer on MTV's Loveline with Amber Rose and Quibi's Sexology with Shan, Sketch Writer for Awestruck's Asshole Parents, and contributor to the published collection Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny.
Laura's original half-hour pilot, Bomb placed in the second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and was a Final Draft Big Break and PAGE Awards Semifinalist. Her short, Ten Minute Decade screened at the Big Apple Film Festival, New Filmmakers NY, and was a finalist at Hammer Museum's Open Projector Night. Laura also won Best Actress in a Short Film from the Sunset Film Festival.
WRITTeN BY Laura
2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist
2017 Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist
2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2nd Round
2016 Final Draft Big Break Semifinalist
2016 PAGE Awards Semifinalist
2016 ScreenCraft Quarterfinalist
2012 Hammer Museum Open Projector Finalist
PARTY CRASHERS/Half Hour Original Pilot/2021
A rough around the edges progressive politician finds her real power when she reaches across the aisle to join forces with her opponent’s scorned lover.
SHRILL "Cover"/Half Hour Spec/2020
Annie struggles to hold on to her new found confidence when her break up overshadows her professional success.
WOKE/Half Hour Original Pilot/2019
After the election of Trump, a privileged do-gooder joins the only activism group in her small conservative town and discovers that she will have to first take on her childhood bully before she can take on the bully in the White House.
CATASTROPHE "NICU"/Half Hour Spec/2018
When Sharon and Rob become newlyweds and new parents to a preemie on the same night, they find themselves fighting for answers, fighting for a break and fighting with each other. It's when they divide and conquer that they finally come together.
BOMB/Half Hour Original Pilot/2016
When a struggling comedian and worn out new mom has her best joke stolen, it turns out to be the gift she needs to keep going.