Barbara Slade is an award winning T.V. writer, creator and exec. producer. Based in London, England, she travels extensively, developing and heading up shows for the international market.
Barbara (both a British and U.S. citizen) began her screenwriting career in London when her first show “Brown Bear’s Wedding” starring Helena Bonham Carter, Joss Ackland and Hugh Laurie aired on ITV, Christmas day. It sold to most major territories, and was nominated for five Emmy awards including ‘Best Writer’. Barbara returned to America, where she continued her career, writing and developing series for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC, Fox and many other networks worldwide. She has written features for Working Title and Disney and has received numerous awards including a ‘Humanitas’ for one of her episodes of ‘Rugrats’. Among many others, Barbara developed and served as Head Writer for “Angelina Ballerina” and “Rotten Ralph”.
Barbara has worked as a head writer/producer for the Disney Channel U.K. and was brought on board to develop and head up writing teams on NRK’s ‘in house’ productions of “Alle Sammen Sammen” and prime time award winning comedy series “Side by Side”, now in its 5th season.
Barbara is Creator/Executive Producer on several original TV series including “Dead Gorgeous” (CBBC/ABC/Nickelodeon) “Hi Opie” (TVO/Netflix/Knowledge Network) and is currently pitching three new original series titles including “Lil’ Peeps” an 8-12 edgy animated comedy, and two new prime time comedy/dramas “Heaven is a Perfect Tomato” and “9 A Duck’s Lane”.
Barbara’s specialty is writing, developing and heading up high concept television shows for the international market. She works with both production companies and channels around the world and also leads intensive screenwriting and development workshops. The most popular is “The Beauty of a One Pager”, an intensive 2-3 day T.V. development workshop available for channels, production companies and media organizations.