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, Brandon Cronenberg’s feature film Antiviral, BBC America’s Copper, the web series We are Disorderly and The Ungratefuls, and guest star appearances on numerous tv series.
On stage she has enjoyed lead roles with the prestigious Stratford Festival of Canada, Canstage, Resurgence Theatre, and Theatre Smash.
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.
Behind the camera, Jen has produced on teams for over a dozen music videos & short films which have showcased at festivals across the globe. She is a contributing producer for the collective company FilmCoop, having produced 5 short films in 2017, all of which featured emerging female directors. This past summer, her Toronto Fringe Festival Production debut of Hands Down (Team Pogoda Productions) won the “Patron’s Pick” Award. She is a Project Manager for the award-winning comedy troupe The National Theatre of the World, co-producing their Podcast series and live shows in Toronto & Los Angeles. Jen also serves as the Industry Series Producer for the Canadian Film Fest (CFF) - a festival dedicated to celebrating Independent Canadian Films and Filmmakers. Jen is passionate in cultivating career development for emerging movers & shakers, and promoting inclusivity in entertainment; therefore, she is thrilled to join her film sisters as an Associate Producer for Women On Screen.
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