Managing Director, The Den Editorial

Laura Macauley (Thoel) is a highly-experienced Production Executive with a comprehensive background in live action, visual effects, and post production. She has supervised hundreds of commercials, winning multiple awards, including twice bringing home the Palmes d’Or in Cannes for campaigns she was involved with.

Born in London and raised in Germany, Laura spent her childhood sneaking around Europe. She came back to America and graduated from Syracuse University, double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and German Literature. 

She started her career in commercials working at Epoch Films where she became the staff bidder and production manager after only 6 months of working the reception desk and line produced her first job at 20 years old.

After moving to Los Angeles, she continued to freelance-produce, cutting her teeth with some of the biggest commercial productions of that time, before joining JGF as their Head of Production at the tender age of 26. In 2004, Laura returned to line producing and freelance bidding for such companies as Biscuit, HSI, and Anonymous Content.

For almost nine years, Laura was an Executive Producer for SMUGGLER in Hollywood, CA. She then was the US Managing Director for the SweetShop for six years, where she greatly increased billings and signed six additional directors. Following that success, Laura spent four years at the innovative creative shop Tool of North America as Senior Executive Producer.

Since the summer of 2023, Laura has been the Managing Director for the highly curated editorial roster at the woman owned The Den Editorial, based in Los Angeles and New York.

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