Lara Jean Chorostecki
Lara Jean's career has spanned stage and screen in multiple genres from sci-fi and fantasy to political drama. LJ's work has been acknowledged with a Canadian Screen Award Nomination (X Company), two Canadian Comedy Award Nominations (Please Kill Mr. Know it All and Dan for Mayor), the CIFF Best Actress Award (Joseph and Mary), and the CFF Best Ensemble Award (Barn Wedding). She is widely recognized for her film and television roles including work in NBC’s Hannibal, ABC’s Designated Survivor, Starz/CBC miniseries Camelot, BBC America’s Copper, the web series We are Disorderly and The Ungratefuls, and guest star appearances on numerous tv series. In 2019, she can be seen in the feature film Nose to Tail opposite her Hannibal co-star Aaron Abrams, and Hammer starring Will Patton and fellow Canadian Mark O’Brien.
On stage she has enjoyed lead roles with the prestigious Stratford Festival of Canada, Canstage, Resurgence Theatre, and Theatre Smash. LJ holds a Master’s in Classical Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a certificate in English Literature from Ryerson University.
Jen Pogue is a Toronto-based Actor & Producer. Recent Acting credits include: How to Buy a Baby, Odd Squad, Reign, Beauty and the Beast and award-winning feature films Chasing Valentine (nominated for best supporting Actress at MIFF) & The Masked Saint.
Jen has produced on over a dozen short films and and music videos and is a contributing producer for the Film Production Collective Filmcoop Inc. Films currently traveling the festival circuits include Time Out (winner of "Best World Short Film" at ARFF), Orchid (Toronto ACTRA Women's Committee Grant Award Recipient), Jessica Jessica (multi-award winning, released on CBC Canadian Reflection Program), and the upcoming feature film Things I Do For Money (Shoot Good Films Inc., Federgreen Ent. & Filmcoop Inc). Ongoing, Jen is a Producer & Media manager for the award-winning comedy company The National Theatre of the World, and contributing producer for The Baram and Snieckus Podcast and The Firecracker Dept. Jen also serves as an Associate Producer for Women on Screen and co-creator/host of their new podcast series Women on Screen Out Loud, as well as the Industry Series Producer for The Canadian Film Fest (CFF) - a festival dedicated to celebrating Independent Canadian films and Filmmakers.
Associate Producer/Founding Member
Natalie Lisinska is an award winning Canadian Film and Television actor. She got her first big break as the lead in CBC’s At The Hotel created and directed by Ken Finkleman. Other credits include the fan favourite character of Aynsley Norris in BBC America’s smash hit Orphan Black (Canadian Screen Award), Alex Cranston, the lead character in CBC’s InSecurity (Canadian Screen Award nomination), Bitten, Lost Girl, Saving Hope, Flashpoint and more.
Feature credits include her Canadian Comedy Award nominated performance in the award winning Young People Fucking which took the Toronto International Film Festival by storm, Atom Egoyan’s Chloe alongside Julianne Moore, and Len Wiseman’s Total Recall with Colin Farrell.
Present and Past Mentors of Women on Screen Initiatives.
Executive Producer, Cameron Pictures
Co-President, Abberant Pictures
Actor, Writer, Producer
Co-President, Abberant Pictures
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC
Director, Founder of Streel Films
Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Flashbang Productions
Producer, Smokebomb Entertainment
Senior Producer, Comedy - Digital, CBC
Head of Development, Sphere Media Plus
Alumni of Women on Screen's Web Series Incubator.
Generous Contributers to Women on Screen Initiatives.
2016 Web Series Incubator Producer
2017 Web Series Incubator Producer