Laura Waters founded Princess Pictures in 2003, driven by a vision to support unique creative ideas and people, pushing audiences to see the world in new ways.
Waters was born in the United States, studied at Boston University and initially produced current affairs and documentary television in London and Los Angeles. In the past decade she produced all five of Chris Lilley’s ABC/HBO/BBC comedy series, We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Jonah From Tonga, as well as overseeing the production of a range of groundbreaking comedy and documentary series.
Recent productions include the pilot episode of Bleak from The Katering Show’s Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan; the award winning documentary where a comedy duo investigate Elvis and living with anxiety, The Graceland Happiness Project; Foxtel’s comedy sketch show Open Slather; landmark series from satirist John Clarke Sporting Nation and The Sounds of Aus; Jonn Safran’s look at cross-cultural love, Race Relations; Peter Helliar’s acclaimed television comedy anthology It’s a Date; Australia’s first Aboriginal sitcom, 8MMM; and Outland, a comedy series about a group of gay science fiction fans.
Waters has recently completed production on My Year 12 Life, a series she created where Year 12 students are given cameras to document their final year of school, and is currently in production on My Year 7 Life, which follows 16 kids transitioning from primary school into high school. She is also in development on several international co-productions.
She has won two Australian TV Logie awards, one AFI award, the NYC Webfest and been nominated for dozens of international television awards for various Princess Pictures productions.