Emmy Laybourne

About Emmy Laybourne

Who is it?: Actress, Writer, Assistant Director
Birth Day: May 19, 1947
Occupation: Entrepreneur

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne was born on May 19, 1947, is Actress, Writer, Assistant Director. Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, screenwriter and former character actress. She is the author of the Monument 14 trilogy ("Frighteningly real... riveting" - NYT Book Review, Editor's Choice) and the novel SWEET ("A gripping action-adventure survival story" - VOYA, rated Perfect Ten). Her next book BERSERKER, will be released in Fall, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends, a division of Macmillan.Emmy recently collaborated with Brad Peyton on the adaptation of her novel MONUMENT 14 for the screen for Strange Weather Films (Andrew Adamson, Aron Warner, and Jeff Fierson). She wrote for the Carsey Werner sketch show "Ripe Tomatoes" and is the co-author of the feature "Kung Fu Magoo." She's also written for the Nickelodeon shows, "Bubble Guppies," and "The Assistants." She has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, where she won the Eleanor Perry Award for excellence.Emmy is the host and creator of the critically acclaimed NYC literary series, Spine Out, which features novelists reading personal essays.Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1; and acted in the movies "Superstar," "The In-Laws" and "Nancy Drew," among others.Emmy is the daughter of cable pioneer Gerry Laybourne and TV producer Kit Laybourne, and the sister to Sam Laybourne. Emmy is famous with Comedy Central die-hard fans for a song she wrote and performed with Sam called, "We Can't Make Love Because We're Related."Emmy is represented by literary agent Susanna Einstein of ELM and managed by Eddie Gamarra of The Gotham Group.
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Awards and nominations:

In 1996 Laybourne was ranked No. 1 among the 50 Most Influential Women in the Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and named one of the 25 Most Influential people in America by Time Magazine. She has been awarded the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Children and Television, the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award for Broadcasting, the Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Award, the Grand Tam Award from the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), the Governor’s Award from the National Academy of Cable Programming, the Alliance for Women in Media Genii Award, the Women in Cable Award, the Sara Lee Corporation’s Frontrunner Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award.

Laybourne was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Cable Center Hall of Fame, and the Advertising Hall of Fame. She was inducted into She Made It, an initiative of the Paley Center in 2005. She is a member of the cable industry's Entrepreneurs Club.

Biography/Timeline

1947

Laybourne was born Geraldine Bond on May 19, 1947 in Martinsville, New Jersey, a rural community of about 400. She is the second of four children, born to a former radio writer/actress and community organizer and a stock broker.

1980

Laybourne built Nickelodeon into the first global television network to profit from selling advertising targeted towards children. Her programming approach, which made a point of talking to children as equals, built the tiny cable network, which had only five employees in 1980, into an $8 billion Business.

1984

Laybourne was one of the first people to focus on television programming for kids. She spent 15 years at Nickelodeon, taking over the management of the network, and started accepting advertising for the network, in 1984.

1996

In 1996 Laybourne was ranked No. 1 among the 50 Most Influential Women in the Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and named one of the 25 Most Influential people in America by Time Magazine. She has been awarded the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Children and Television, the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award for Broadcasting, the Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Award, the Grand Tam Award from the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), the Governor’s Award from the National Academy of Cable Programming, the Alliance for Women in Media Genii Award, the Women in Cable Award, the Sara Lee Corporation’s Frontrunner Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award.

1998

Laybourne has been on the Board of Vassar College (since 1998). She is an advisor to Springboard, Vital Voices and Acumen Fund. Laybourne sat on the boards or advisory committees of The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, The National Council for Families and Television, New York Women in Film & Television (Advisory Board), and Cable Positive (Honorary Chair), and The White House Project.

2000

On February 2, 2000 (a date which plays off the chemical compound of oxygen—O2/O2), the Oxygen Network premiered to 10 million subscribers.

2001

LVMH was an early investor, but left in 2001 when Laybourne changed strategy from being an Internet company to a television company.

2004

Laybourne initially hired 700 people, but scaled down to 250. The company went on to become profitable in 2004. Microsoft Billionaire, Paul Allen, who invested in three rounds of Oxygen, forced Oxygen's sale in the late 2007 to NBC Universal for $925 million. At the end of Laybourne's tenure, Oxygen had 270,000 prime-time weekday viewers in 74 million homes.

2005

Laybourne was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Cable Center Hall of Fame, and the Advertising Hall of Fame. She was inducted into She Made It, an initiative of the Paley Center in 2005. She is a member of the cable industry's Entrepreneurs Club.

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