Co-Inventor of Balderdash and Co-owner, Out & About Productions, LLC
Laura Robinson is a producer/actress/inventor. She co-invented the classic, best-selling board game,Balderdash, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, worldwide. Robinson is currently in development to co-exec produce a prime time television version of Balderdash, for fall, 2015. Along with celebrity partners, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Laura recently created and sold a 1/2 hour comedy game show, Celebrity Name Game, starring Craig Ferguson to Fremantle and Debmar Mercury. The show is currently airing in in syndication all across North America, with Robinson contributing producer services.
Robinson is co-owner of Out & About Productions, LLC. The original Celebrity Name Game format was based on her successful board game, Identity Crisis, developed by Out & About Productions from prototype to finished product. Over the past 8 years, Laura built relationships with manufacturers, distributors and retailers resulting in game placement in stores across North America.
Robinson has also enjoyed a successful and varied career as an actress with many roles in film television and theatre, both in Los Angeles and Toronto. She was a regular on the long-running CBS show, Night Heat, played the title character in Lifetime’s original detective drama, Veronica Clare, and guest-starred on many hit TV shows like Cheers and Frasier.
In 2009, Laura became a prestigious Chicken Soup for the Soul author with the best-selling books Count Your Blessings and Hooked on Hockey!
Robinson was featured in the book Women Invent and has been a keynote speaker and host at numerous events in Los Angeles and elsewhere. She has appeared as a guest on Entertainment Tonight, Rogers Daytime, and CBC TV.
She can be reached through Mark Itkin at WME.