Main Stage Presentation Times and Topic:
- 12:00 p.m. – WIFT Toronto – WIFT Connect!
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About Laurie Januska – Director of Programming Women In Film and Television – Toronto –
When Laurie and her squad won the All-Ontario Secondary School Cheerleading Championship, she had no idea how much those skills would influence her career – supporting and encouraging the team, planning and leading the charge, occasionally lifting people over her head while executing synchronized footwork and singing exuberantly.
Laurie’s 25+ years of in-depth experience in the feature film, television and screen-based industry has prepared her for almost anything, scripted or improvised. Her experience climbing the ranks at a respected industry membership organization saw her creating professional development programming for the full range of creative workers, from entry level to career veterans, in an ever-changing work environment.
Laurie brings her professional experience and her enthusiastic attitude to Women In Film and Television – Toronto as Head of Programming. Nurturing talent, honing skills and helping guide others to success – these are Laurie’s aspirations and the markers of her success and career fulfillment. Laurie has also worked as a volunteer for various events and charitable organizations and has enjoyed being a mentor as part of a local university program.
In her off hours, Laurie can be found practicing her photographic skills, belting out tunes on stage in a neighbourhood pub, reading a good thriller, or watching classic movies.