Laura Piani



Laura Piani is a scriptwriter and director based in Paris. She studied cinema and literature in Paris and Rome, and went on to obtain a degree in scriptwriting at the Conservatoire Européen d’Ecriture Audiovisuelle in Paris, graduating in 2011. She was part of the inaugural cohort of the FEMIS school Showrunner course in 2018. She has worked with directors such as Diane Bertrand, Cristina Pinheiro, Marion Laine, Bruno Chiche, and Eric Zonca. Her first script, “The Road of Washington Irving”, was shortlisted for the Prix Sopadin in 2011, and won the the Fondation Beaumarchais Prize in 2012. Her experience as Script Doctor includes work with TorinoFilmLab, Groupe Ouest, Krakow Film Festival, Bratislava Pop Up Film Residency, and TRT 12 Punto in Istanbul. She has taught scriptwriting at Beaux Arts de Paris, l’ESRA, la Ciné Fabrique, CEEA, and l’Atelier Série d’Emergence. For television, she created Philharmonia, a 6x52' series for FRANCE 2 about a philharmonic orchestra. She wrote an episode for the 6th season of “Spiral”, for CANAL +, and “Ronde de Nuit”, a thriller set between Marseille and Alger, for FRANCE 3. She co-wrote "Temps de Chien”, a comedy for ARTE, with Edouard Deluc, for which she was awarded the Prix Nouveaux Talents Télévision in 2020. She’s currently showrunning a new series for Paramount + “Le Pays des Autres”, writing a thriller for Disney, and preparing her first feature, “Jane Austen a gâché ma vie”, a romantic comedy produced by The Bureau, with Camille Rutherford et Pablo Pauly.

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