sam leifer: head of comedy


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Sam is the director and co-writer of the ITV2 Roman sitcom Plebs for which he has won a British Comedy Award, an RTS Award and been nominated for a BAFTA award. Before setting up the comedy department at Rise Films, Sam directed series 3 and the Christmas Special of How Not to live your life (BBC). He worked with Baby Cow, directing Stuck (BBC 4), Brave Young Men (BBC3), the online sitcom Where are the Joneses? and the BIFA nominated short The 10th Man. Elsewhere, he wrote on Moving Wallpaper (ITV), Me & My Monsters (BBC) and Second Wind (CBS). He is currently developing foodie romcom 12 Meals with Mandy Moon with the BFI. Sam studied classics at university where he developed his love for all things Roman and unknowingly started his research for Plebs.