WHAT WE DO
Blue Panther Productions works with theatre and film artists in America and Europe to create a sustainable career in the arts through script, project and career development. Blue Panther specializes in working with playwrights and screenwriters. We begin with rigorous script development and editing, working closely with the writer on outline, content, clarity, formatting, story, motivation, pace, originality, and precision until the script or screenplay is complete and ready for production.
Simultaneously, we support and guide the artist through the process of increasing visibility, developing a professional network, and connecting to key decision-makers at professional theatres and film/TV studios. Blue Panther Artists have exclusive access to our series of Networking Happy Hour Events in Los Angeles, New York and London. These events, and partnerships with industry professionals in the United States and Europe, offer opportunities to present work and to build sustainable relationships through new professional collaborations. Artists gain exposure to the world of film/ TV and devised theater through Blue Panther’s partnerships with NexTV Entertainment, Los Angeles, and Pinecone Performance Lab, London. Book a conversation with us to get started here.
Laura Lundy | Founder Lead Producer
Laura Lundy is the Founder of Blue Panther Productions and Co-Founder of Creative Consultants. She works with writers, performers and entrepreneurs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London. Laura's credits include: Investment team, Broadway revival, "Children of a Lesser God", 2018. Producer, "Love Goddess, The Rita Hayworth Musical", London and in development for Off-Broadway, "Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood", Chicago/Barcelona/London/New York tour, "The Oy of Sex" with Alicia Dattner, New York, "Sara does a Solo" with Sara Porter, San Francisco International Arts Festival. Founding Artistic Director, Virago Theatre Company, San Francisco (2005-2015). Producer/Director, "Candide", "Three Penny Opera", "A Taste of Honey" co-developed/produced "The Afterlife of the Mind" (Director/Producer, San Francisco) "Ransom, Texas", William Bivins (San Francisco & Los Angeles), "Beekeeper", Jennifer Roberts (SF Bay Area), and "Zombie Vixens from Hell-The Musical", John Byrd (San Francisco). Producer/Actor in George Pfirrmann's new play "AROUSAL" paired with Pinter's "The Lover", San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York at The Flea Theater, and Crystal Jackson's "The Singularity", New York premiere (2015), The Flea/Virago Theatre. Other directing credits include the critically acclaimed 20th anniversary San Francisco production of “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” for Theatre Shark (2011), and “Sight Unseen” for Lunacy Stageworks, Portland, Oregon (2009). Lundy received her training at Pomona College and through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and has been a professional working producer/director/actor for over 30 years.
Maggie Whitaker | Production Associate
Maggie Whitaker is a costume designer and artist, and the Artistic Director of Virago Theatre Company (2018). She received her BFA in Theatre Design at the University of South Florida and her MFA in Costume Design at the University of San Diego, California. Ms. Whitaker is a production designer and manager for Blue Panther Productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. She created a comprehensive, original fully accredited BFA and MFA Costume Design Program for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Ms. Whitaker is a recipient of Shotgun Players: Bridging the Gap Grant for 2016, and received a BATCC award for costume design for her work on “Truffaldino Says No!” at Shotgun Players. Ms. Whitaker has written courses for both an online and onsite program that deal with the specific training of the undergraduate costume designers, through individual project work as well as collaborations with the School of Acting and the School of Motion Pictures and Television. Her alumni have gone on to fellowships at Santa Fe Opera, American Conservatory Theatre, and can be found working in New York and Los Angeles.
Ms. Whitaker seeks out creative opportunities that facilitate a collaborative working relationship with playwrights and directors in the development of new works and groundbreaking theatre. She has designed costumes for the world premieres of nationally recognized plays including “HeLa” by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy at TheatreFirst, “I and You,” by Lauren Gunderson at Marin Theatre, “Truffaldino Says No!” by Ken Slattery at Shotgun Players, and “Wildflowers,” by Lila Rose Kaplan at UCSD. Her work as a costume designer has been seen at theaters internationally including The Apollo Theatre, Teatro Tinta Roja, Canal Café Theatre, TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Magic Theatre, Ray of Light Theatre, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire Theatre, and Cutting Ball Theatre. In addition to her work on new plays, Ms. Whitaker has designed for classic theatre and opera, including “Merry Wives of Windsor”, “Twelfth Night” and “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare as well as Cosi Fan Tutti, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Coronation of Poppea, and many more. Ms. Whitaker is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
Ian M White
Ian is an actor and freelance producer. He co-produced George Pfirrmann’s "AROUSAL" and Harold Pinter’s "The Lover" in New York (2013) after successful runs in San Francisco and Los Angeles (Virago Theatre Productions). It was a magical collaboration! Ian regularly collaborates with Blue Panther on Los Angeles projects.
Ian is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he produced full-length plays and sketch comedy. In 2015, he produced a newly imagined production of HAIR, the tribal rock musical, in collaboration with Desert Stages Theatre in Arizona. Later that year, he began producing a feature film, “Kill The Monsters”. The film was released in 2017.