Jennifer Beasley

A WGC-nominated writer with comedy and drama television screenwriting credits to her name, Jen Beasley has been active in the film communities in both Toronto and Winnipeg for almost two decades. Following a seven-year stint as an assistant cameraperson on various film and television productions and before that as a high school teacher, Jen segued into the television story department, and has written and story edited for a number of Canadian series.

As a Production Executive with Buffalo Gal Pictures, Jen has been integral to both the development and production divisions and adept at shepherding projects from the initial stages through financing to delivery. In the fall of 2017, Jen was named Buffalo Gal Pictures' Head of Development, and currently oversees the company's diverse feature and television slate.

In 2016 she founded Big Cheese Pictures, an independent company with a focus on the development and production of scripted and unscripted live-action and animation. In 2019, one of the company’s development projects was selected to be presented to a jury at MIPTV’s inaugural Preschool Animation Pitch and most recently, the series was awarded selective program funding, with the support of Manitoba Film and Music, via CMF’s Early Stage Development Program.