Larissa Giroux is the Executive in Charge of Acting and Music Programs at the CFC, where she oversees the Actors’ Conservatory, a program designed to enhance actors' artistic and technical skills in film and television and expand their creative and business relationships, encouraging them to continuously push their boundaries to be launched as confident, compelling performers. She also oversees the Slaight Music Residency, a program that facilitates a complete integration of music creators into the onscreen process while offering unique business opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music onscreen.
After receiving a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University, Giroux began working with Perry Zimel at Toronto talent agency Oscars Abrams Zimelwhere, where she became immersed in the business aspects of talent management, working with actors such as Academy Award©-winner Christopher Plummer and icon Margot Kidder. She then moved into casting alongside industry veterans Robin D. Cook and Jon Comerford, working on projects ranging from feature films (Seven Times Lucky, Harvard Man) to cable features and network television series such as Soldier’s Girl (Frank Pierson, director) and Monk.
Giroux left her work in casting to expand her creative and business expertise and attended CFC’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Producers’ Lab in 2003. Her producing credits include the award-winning CFC short film WHITE OUT; Co-producer of the feature Kardia (Su Rynard, director), which received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival; the feature The Con Artist (Risa Bramon Garcia, director) starring Rossif Sutherland, Russell Peters and Donald Sutherland; and Genie-nominated short The Tragic Story of Nling (Jeffrey St. Jules, director), which screened at TIFF, Sundance, Aspen and American Film Institute’s film festivals.
As a producer, Giroux attended the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Sundance Institute’s Independent Producers Conference, Cannes Producers Network, the Mannheim Co-Production Meetings and India’s Film Bazaar.