Jen Beasley brings a wealth of experience in a multitude of fields to her present-day endeavours. A WGC-nominated Canadian writer with comedy and drama television as well as web-based screenwriting credits to her name, Jen has been active in the film communities in both Toronto and Winnipeg for almost two decades. Following a ten-year stint in the camera department on various film and television productions and before that as both an elementary and high school teacher Jen segued into the television story department, beginning with the Showcase comedy BILLABLE HOURS.
Upon graduating from the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time Television Program in 2009, Jen was hired as story coordinator on the award-winning LESS THAN KIND, studying comedy from no less than The Kids in the Hall’s Mark McKinney. Her co-written script for the finale of the second season was nominated for a 2011 Writers Guild of Canada Comedy Writing Award. From there she went on to work as a story editor for Season Four of the acclaimed series. Subsequent work included screenwriting credits on such series as Showcase’s CRA$H & BURN and CBC’s MEN WITH BROOMS as well as story editing on a number of Toronto-based projects in development.
In addition to her position in various television story departments, Jen was also employed as Creative Development/Project Manager for Paquin Entertainment Group in Winnipeg, during which time she penned their associated company Koba Entertainment’s live theatrical touring production of Mike The Knight, based upon the popular Treehouse children’s series.
In 2016 Jen joined Buffalo Gal Pictures and as a Production Executive was integral to both the development and production divisions and is adept at shepherding a project from the initial stages through financing to delivery.
In the fall of 2017, Jen was named Buffalo Gal Pictures' Head of Development, and more recently VP, Development. She currently oversees the company's diverse feature and television slate. In addition, she has served on a number of committees with On Screen Manitoba and in 2020 was named Co-Chair of its Board of Directors.