Barbara Benson

Co-created & written by Lara Lavi & Thea Chard

An hour-long streaming dramedy series based on the real life story of attorney and budding folksinger-songwriter Lara Lavi, who while struggling to break through in the grunge-era Seattle music scene, creates an alter-ego agent who helps catapult her career to the next level. 


Set during the late ‘80s early ‘90s grunge music scene in Seattle singer songwriter Lara Lavi was building an Americana music career in the middle of a musical world that brought us Nirvana, Mother Lovebone, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Somehow she was making it but she could not find a manager more connected than she was so one day in the madness of juggling everything the alter ego known by 100s of music industry people Barbara Benson was created.  Barbara was an incredible manager and the stories in this series are true…Developed and co-written by Lara Lavi-and Thea Chard.

Currently in development.


About Lara

Lara is a professional Grammy award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, media/tech/entertainment law attorney, entrepreneur,  entertainment company executive, business development specialist, film and TV producer & writer. Lara is the managing partner of her Seattle based boutique law firm Media Law Group.  She has been practicing law since 1987 while concurrently growing as an artist and managing her production company Dreaming in Color which supports dozens of artists and filmmakers as well as housing her own film/tv/music projects.  

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About Thea

Thea is a writer, editor and the founder and CEO of All She Wrote Productions. She has more than ten years of experience in multimedia communications, indie book publishing, and digital marketing. As a former journalist and lifelong writer, Thea honed her skills in interviewing and research, narrative composition, and creative project management. 

Her lifelong passion for storytelling in all forms was the driving force that inspired her to turn her longtime side-hustle helping authors navigate the ever-changing world of self-publishing, into a full-on indie publishing house in March of 2020.

To see more of Thea’s creative work or connect, visit