Speaker Laura Palumbo Johnson
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Laura Palumbo Johnson
Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Laura Palumbo Johnson is Executive Producer and co-owner of Magilla Entertainment in NYC. Founded in 2009, Magilla Entertainment grew to one of the largest independently owned non-scripted production in the US producing hits across a variety of genres.
Magilla Entertainment has enjoyed near unparalleled success from a diverse portfolio of over 45 separate and unique series including hit shows such as Discovery’s Moonshiners and spinoffMaster Distillers,Diesel Brothersand spin-offDirty Mudder Truckers, TLC’s Long Island Medium, Rattled and HGTV’s Beach Front Bargain Hunt franchise. Magilla vigorously produces content across the non-scripted spectrum such as their recent live stunt showDiesel Brother’s Monster Jump LIVEto docuseries for History Channel: American Ripper,Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America,Cars That Built AmericaandCars That Built The World.
Prior to owning Magilla, Laura had extensive experience in all aspects of production including helping to develop and broker the international format sale of Food Network’s hit show Chopped. Laura, a Queens, NY native is a proud SUNY Albany graduate with a degree in English and double minors in Journalism and Film Studies.
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