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THE INTERSECTION OF MEDIA AND CULTURE.

Laura is a globally-minded thought leader who has successfully worked at the intersection of entertainment and finance for over ten years.

Walker is a strong advocate for building community and trust within the entertainment and finance industries.  In 2020, she launched MADRE VENTURES which provides investment capital and strategic support to early-stage and mid-cap enterprises that are solving significant social, environmental and technological challenges – profitably.  The fund’s central thesis is, “What would it look like to help one billion people?” and it seeks to support that thesis through the verticals of green energy, mindful technology and social justice.

In addition to MADRE VENTURES, Laura is the co-founder and CEO of AG Capital, a fund that focuses on the advancement of culture by way of world-class creators, impactful storytelling and unique live events.  Founded in 2015 AG Capital has financed projects for Brad Pitt and Plan B (MOONLIGHT, WORLD WAR Z, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), Rob Siegel (THE WRESTLER, THE FOUNDER), Beau Willimon (HOUSE OF CARDS) amongst others.

Prior to all of this, Laura was a film finance agent at Creative Artists Agency.  From 2007-2014, which was a pivotal time for a burgeoning class of independent financiers, she had the privilege of representing and structuring deals for a bastion of funds; among them were companies like Annapurna, 2929 Entertainment, Silver Reel Entertainment and FilmNation.

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RECENT MEDIA.

Laura discusses her journey through Hollywood entertainment on the Global League of Women Podcast. She shares insights learned from working with Hollywood’s A-list talent agency in the podcast titled “The Invisible Forces Silencing Women”.

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TO IMPACT HUMANITY THROUGH MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT.

Today, Laura is a strong advocate for building community and trust within the entertainment and finance industries.  To that end, she has funded or sourced financing for companies like Allbright and Array Now.  She also dedicates time to non-profits such as Defy Ventures.
01. ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE

Creating business opportunities for celebrities, visionaries and cultural leaders. Through connecting worlds of impact and entertainment, Laura is focused on the future of media and entertainment for positive change.

02. TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Partnering with top tech companies, startups and leadership, Laura is finding new ways to create rapid growth, business opportunities and financial structuring for the world’s future technological developments.

03. ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMANITARIAN

With involvements in social justice, political ventures, and green energy initiatives, Laura is working to impact emerging environmental and humanitarian initiatives combined with media and technology.

Partners

Partners.

A COMMUNITY OF IMPACT.

Laura’s network of partnerships and relationships exist in culture, media, technology and entertainment industries. With over a decade of experience working with the following companies.
A-List

A-List.

CELEBRITY DEALMAKING.

During her time at CAA, Laura had the privilege of negotiating on behalf of top tier talent such as Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey, Joel Edgerton, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Sean Combs, Justin Timberlake and many others.  She was able to help these talent clients by functioning as their conduit to reliable financing sources in the independent world.
FROM $10M TO $1B

When Laura joined the Film Finance Group at CAA in 2007, the group was managing less than $10M of financing transactions a year.  She took to structuring the everyday function of the group, managed & evaluated all of the P&L sheets for the department’s growth, and was integral to strategically focusing Motion Picture agents on a better way of doing business outside the traditional studio system.  By the time Laura exited for AG Capital in 2014, the Film Finance Group was managing more than $1B in transactions a year.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Celebrity photos are credited to Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Forbes.

Film & TV

Film & TV.

PAST PROJECTS.

As an agent at CAA, Laura was involved in the packaging, financing and/or distribution deals for films such as Still Alice, Dallas Buyers Club, The Master, Spring Breakers, Under The Skin, and Zero Dark Thirty. She executive produced and packaged financing for The First starring Sean Penn on Hulu.
Speaking

Speaking.

PANELS AND EVENTS.

Laura has spoken on multiple panels at conferences, seminars, summits and private leadership events around the world about the entertainment industry, finance structures, cultural impact and innovation.
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Dubai
  • Cannes
  • San Diego
  • Cabo
  • Austin
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