Who's Watts

Laura Watts is an experienced media professional with strong editorial judgment, effective content creation skills (film, photographic and written), extensive outside broadcast experience with a successful track record in television sport production and filmmaking across a broad range of genres, plus a knowledge of developing media content for the financial sector.

An experienced television producer, Laura has won Bafta awards with the BBC Sport (2009) and Commonwealth Games Host Broadcaster (2002) production teams. Laura specialises in sport production either as a director or VT producer at outside broadcasts or creating engaging human interest stories like these films featuring Adaptive Grand Slam, Lee James, Barrie Griffiths and the H4H cricket team. She has travelled worldwide working as a film maker, director or producer at the following:
  • MotoGP: 2004-2006, 2009 and 2016-2018.
  • Commonwealth Games: Kuala Lumpur 1998; Manchester 2002; Melbourne 2006, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018.
  • Formula E 2017-2018
  • The Great Run and CityGames series 2002-2018.
  • World Championship Athletics: Paris 2003; Helsinki 2005 and Berlin 2009 for which we were awarded a Bafta and London 2017.
  • Paralympics: Athens 2004 and Rio 2016.
  • Olympics: Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
  • European Athletics Championship: Munich 2002; Gothenburg 2006, Barcelona 2010 and Amsterdam 2016.
  • Diamond League Athletics: Paris, Gateshead, Stockholm, London, Zurich and Brussels 2010.
  • Paralympic World Cup: 2004-2006 and 2009-2010.
  • Rugby World Cup: Wales 1999; Australia 2003.
  • Five/Six Nations Rugby Championships 1994-2006 and 2008-2010.
  • Wimbledon: 2006, 2008-2010.
  • World Superbikes: 2002-2003.
  • Isle of Man TT Races and Classic TT 2016 and 2017.

  • Inside Sport 2008-2009: produced interviews presented by Gabby Logan; a series of films in South Africa on the IPL, Afghanistan cricket, Oscar Pistorius and the 2010 World Cup security, all presented by Sir Matthew Pinsent; plus profiles on Joe Calzaghe in New York and Jose Mourinho in Milan (to name but a few).

  • BBC Sport 1995-2006: Filmed and produced features in the UK, Australia, North America and Europe, profiling the likes of Linford Christie, Cathy Freeman and Maurice Greene.

  • Directed and produced a skydiving documentary: The Whole Of The Sky, in Spain and the U.S., for BBC Wales.

    Testimonials for Laura's TV work with BBC Sport:
    “Laura is a talented and creative producer with several years experience at the highest levels of Sports production. She is a fine film maker who always gets the best from the talent she works with. In short, a real asset.” Dave Gordon, Head of Major Events, BBC Sport

    “I worked with Laura at several Live TV broadcast sports productions for the BBC on different locations in Europe. At every location Laura provided leadership in a project with a multidisciplinary team, inspiring everyone with her special way in communication and her vision about this type of TV broadcast production. At the same time, she was focused in result oriented actions as well as creating a nice atmosphere in the team of technicians and presenters. I am sure any future business partner can count on Laura's professionalism, effort and love for her job.” René Schaap, Connecting Media Brasil.

    "I first met Laura a week before I was due to run the Great Manchester Run. I was waiting for a liver transplant and she was producing the charity films for BBC Sport so our worlds collided and we made a feature that raised awareness about organ donation. Despite my nerves and my declining health, Laura reassured me and I enjoyed the experience. In a bizarre twist, on the eve of the run, a liver became available and instead of lining up with the masses, I had a liver transplant on the morning of the GMR. Six years on, I’m continuing my campaigning with support from Laura who gives me confidence and advises on how to work with the media. She provides great back up." Clare Bond.

    Testimonial for Laura's charity film work:
    Watts Where Media is committed to a high standard of work and to an attention to detail that does justice to the difficult and complex subject of mental health. They produced drafts and final products to agreed deadlines, and worked with us collaboratively throughout. Laura understood our brief and what we were attempting to achieve whilst maintaining a high level of empathy for our subject matter. She is an extremely patient person and is always available and happy to help! In short, Watts Where Media are professional, forward thinking and creative, they deliver exactly what you ask for and more. Watts Where Media are experts in their field and we have no hesitation in recommending their services. Craig MacLellan, CEO, Veterans With Dogs.

    "I worked with Laura leading up to the Cricket for Heroes Event at The Oval. The sensitivity that she showed towards the various wounded, injured and sick servicemen was sublime. She took the time to get to know us; serene and patient, carefully building trust. She quickly became an extremely popular and respected member of our team, which is a testament to her professionalism, her empathy and her compassion. The result was an outstanding series of wonderful and incisive films, which perfectly captured the sense of the magnificent occasion and the juxtaposed real issues that we deal with on a daily basis. After numerous viewings, her Oval films still bring a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye, which is a real testament to Laura's film making, for tough guys like us." Barrie Griffiths, H4H Ambassador.

    Laura is a visual storyteller, with a developing photographic portfolio.

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