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Barbara Slade is a writer, creator and producer of children’s and family entertainment. Based in London, England, she travels extensively, heading up shows for the international market.

Barbara (now a dual British/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 shows for Disney, ABC, Nickelodeon, Fox and many other networks worldwide. She has written features for both Working Title and Disney and has received numerous awards including a ‘Humanitas’ for one of her episodes of ‘Rugrats’.

Barbara has worked as a writer/producer for the Disney Channel U.K, and was recently in Melbourne, Australia, filming her first original live-action series “Dead Gorgeous”. Barbara has just completed a pilot with Telegael and The Jim Henson Company for her next series “Alexander and Pete” and is currently in development on an original prime time sitcom and feature film.

Barbara lectures and teaches development and screenwriting around the world.