Literary Talent Agent, META Talent Agency
Jennifer Irons is an independent writer/producer turned literary talent agent. After selling her healthcare company in 2012, Jennifer pursued her passion to tell stories and attended Act One Film School in Hollywood, California. After graduating, Jennifer independently wrote and produced several projects, including her short film, Opportune, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto Black Film Festival. That same year, Jennifer was named one of Canada's top 20 emerging filmmakers of color through Reelworld’s E20 Program, received the Canada Telefilm New Voices Award, and won the BANFF Corus Media TV Writer's Apprenticeship. Jennifer was also staffed as a story editor during development of the co-pro series, Amelia Parker and The Parker Andersons. In 2020, a feature Jennifer was hired to write premiered at the American Black Film Festival, and Jennifer was staffed as a writer on the CBC and NBC Universal one-hour drama co-production, Pretty Hard Cases. Despite her success, Jennifer decided to pair her business acumen, writing skills, and people management skills to help address the disparity in access to talent agent representation among Canadian BIPOC talent. In 2021, Jennifer left her writing career and launched META Talent Agency, the first Black-owned film & TV literary talent agency in Canada.