Laura Phillips is a television writer who worked on various projects for The Jim Henson Company, including Fraggle Rock (1983-1987) and The Christmas Toy (1986).
Phillips was brought in by Jim Henson to re-draft Terry Jones' script of Labyrinth towards the end of 1984. An early version of the script widely available on the internet is jointly attributed to Jones and Phillips.
Phillips started her writing career as an in-house screen-writer at the Jim Henson Company, penning multiple scripts for Fraggle Rock between 1983 and 1987. Phillips won a Gemini award for the 1984 episode, A Friend In Need.
Phillips went on to script the Emmy award winning television film, The Christmas Toy, in 1986. At the same time Phillips was also brought in to re-tool Terry Jones' draft of Labyrinth, re-drafting the script several times.
Since working with the Jim Henson Company, Phillips has gone on to script various television programmes, including Nancy Drew (1995) and Peak Practice (1993-2002).