Lauren Elliott Nominated for 40under40 Award


Mad Kids Producer and Managing Director Lauren Elliott has been nominated for a 2019 40under40 Award!

Established by Business News here in Western Australia, the 40under40 Awards recognises and celebrates WA’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under 40. Held annually since 2002, the awards boast an alumnus of over 600 business achievers. Past winners have represented a variety of industries including business, the arts, academia, technology and service to the community.

Lauren, who is currently undertaking the role of Series Producer on season two of the ABC’s hit comedy Squinters, was put forward for the awards program by her Mad Kids team earlier this year. After starting out producing comedy videos for YouTube on nights and weekends, Lauren has spearheaded Mad Kids’ growth over the last six years, including securing broadcast commissions, receiving Screenwest’s $100,000 Emerging Producer Initiative and launching Ad Kids, our commercial division.

So far in 2018, Lauren has been nominated for an AACTA, produced two ABC comedy series (Squinters and Sando), two web series (LIFT and The Big Spaghetti) and five commercials including our most recent campaign, Nature Knows Best, for Water Corporation.

The rest of us at Mad Kids are keen to see Lauren’s hard work rewarded and are keeping our fingers crossed for her! In addition to the 40 winners, one entrepreneur will also be awarded the People’s Choice Award, voted by the public. Voting is open NOW and closes Friday 11 January 2019. Cast your vote for Lauren here:

The 40under40 Awards will be presented during a black-tie gala evening on 13 March 2019. Wanna come? Tickets are available here:

Good luck Lauren!