Lori Balaban is an award-winning writer whose Family Guy script won Scriptapoolza, and whose Arrested Development was a semifinalist in Austin Film Festival. Lori was a second rounder of Fox’s TV Writer’s Lab and the WIF/Black List Lab. She completed two novels, winning the Dejur Award, and the screenplay adaptation won the Dortort Award.
Lori wrote the NGTV International Hidden Worlds series and the special, Giant Panda, served as Segment Producer for TLC’s Random Acts of Duff. She directed branded entertainment for clients including NBC, Disney, Harley Davidson, A+E and USA, to include Ron Howard for AMC’s Toronto Film Festival content. Her short The Dog Stalker featured The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper, which aired on CBS. Lori’s films the Learning Curve and Nie zu Spat were screened at Ripfest’s Collaborative Film Project. She has four original pilots for television, two features and one novel in development.