Laura Aviles

Laura Aviles began her career at ITV West working in film and HETV drama production and the operational management of a large post production department and two broadcast/TV studios. In 2004 she became a freelance Production Manager delivering content for a range of major national and international commissioners and channels.

In 2011 she joined BBC Earth Productions, a subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, as Senior Production Manager before becoming Head of Production in 2015, overseeing all operational, financial, talent, production and post production management aspects of the business including the traditional platforms of TV, feature film, giant screen and digital as well as emerging technologies such as VR and AR. Whilst in this role Laura delivered the first film produced under the new UK/China co-production treaty, the 90’ feature film Earth: One Amazing Day for global theatrical release.

In 2018 she moved to Bristol-based Mustang Films where, as Head of Production, her credits included the China’s Greatest Treasures series presented by art critic Alistair Sooke, a ground-breaking co-production commission with China’s primary state broadcaster, CCTV. During this time Laura also provided a consultancy service to new independent production companies, helping them establish robust systems and practices and secure their first commissions.

Laura took up the position of Senior Bristol Film Manager at Bristol City Council in 2020 and is responsible for overseeing delivery of the Council’s filming strategy, promoting Bristol as an outstanding filming location and ensuring the city can deliver a single, complete and consistent offer that encompasses studio filming at The Bottle Yard and Bristol Film Office’s logistical support for productions on location.  

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