Laurence Shanet

Director

Laurence Shanet

Director

Specialty:  comedy, commercials, branded content

During the course of his career, Laurence has had the honor of dancing with both Britney Spears and Bob Dole, helped teach hundreds of New York cab drivers how to flip the bird, and been intimate with an 800-pound black bear.

An award-winning director, writer, and creative director, Laurence got his start in advertising working with some of the world's most prestigious ad agencies before embarking on his directorial career.

With an incredible talent for directing comedy in particular, Laurence has been bringing smiles to people's faces for brands such as Starburst, H&R Block, Walmart, Visa, Disney, LG Electronics, Powerball Lotto, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Skittles, Green Giant, and many more.  In addition to commercials and content for major brands, he's also contributed as a ghostwriter to some of the most popular animated comedy series on television.

Laurence is a past winner of the Young Director Award at the Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival, was listed among the industry's Top 10 "Directors to Watch," and has had his work placed in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent audio-visual collection.  And his work for clients has won Cannes Lions, AICP, Clios, One Show Pencils, and Best in Show at the ADDYs.

He also smells good.

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