Celebrating A Remarkable Chapter: Larissa Giroux Hangs Up Her CFC Hat

By CFC Staff April 18, 2018 08:25

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Larissa Giroux

After an eight-and-a-half year run at the CFC, producer alumna and senior Programs Department Executive, Larissa Giroux, is leaving to pursue her next exciting adventure.

A 2003 alumna of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Producers’ Lab, Giroux returned to the CFC as the Executive in Charge of Actor Programs, and later became the Executive in Charge of Actor and Music Programs, before becoming Associate Director, Programs/Talent. During her time at the CFC, Giroux helped us grow not only our programming slate and alumni community, but also our brand internationally.

“We were lucky that Larissa remained with the CFC for as long as she did, and during that time she affected a tremendous amount of positive change within the Programs department,” shared Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer. “She headed up the launch of our Actor’s Conservatory in 2009, then two years later our Slaight Music Residency, and she helped facilitate the integration of both of these initiatives into our existing [film and TV] programs.” She continued, “Furthermore, she has built significant inroads into the acting and music talent communities across Canada, gaining their trust and respect as these programs evolved year after year into notable talent incubators.”

“I am passionate about the CFC and its mandate to build Canadian talent,” said Giroux. “Helping to create inspiring initiatives that benefit our creative community was an honour and I am so proud of what was accomplished. Our alumni successes speak to the strength of CFC’s programs and I will continue to champion these storytellers.”

Giroux is a true creative force with a gift for scouting talent. We will miss her energy, dedication, drive, counsel and her wicked sense of humour.

Best of luck, Larissa, on your next chapter!

If you wish to contact Larissa, she can be reached at larissagiroux@gmail.com.