About Me

An award winning, story-driven showrunner/writer with 15 years experience across multiple non-scripted genres.

My Philosophy

Storytelling always comes first. No problem is unsolvable. Know your client, know your talent. Hire well; put people in position to succeed; encourage collaboration; get your hands dirty; lead from the front.


Networks: History, Discovery, A&E, truTV, H2, MSNBC, BBC America, Travel, PBS,, Animal Planet, Court TV

Companies: Warm Springs Productions, ITV, Sirens Media, Go Go Luckey Productions, BBC Worldwide, Paper Route Productions, Asylum Entertainment, North South Productions, Gurney Productions, Storyhouse Productions, Hoggard Films, WETA


Voice: 424-259-2619
Email: jake at jakelaufer.com
REP: Gordon Hvolka, ICM, 310.550.4104