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About lisa

Lisa Parasyn is an Emmy®-Award winning Casting Director.

She is best known for her work on Schitt’s Creek, Star Trek Discovery, Outlander, Workin’ Moms, The Coroner and Degrassi - the Reboot.

 

With critical acclaim in both the US and Canada, she is no stranger to industry nominations and awards across her more than 200 professional credits to-date.  A noted four-time Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Casting, Lisa won her first in 2014 for Bomb Girls, her second in 2018 for Cardinal, and two Canadian Screen Awards for Schitt’s Creek in 2020 and 2021.  The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Lisa her first Emmy® for Outstanding Casting in a Comedy Series for her work on Schitt’s Creek in 2020.

 

With a career spanning 2 decades, Lisa remains one of the industry’s most in-demand Casting Directors and passionate producers.  She demands a commitment to excellence on every project she undertakes.

 

To connect, please email lisa@lisaparasyncasting.com or fill out the contact form below.

 

testimonials

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Frank Siracusa
EXECUTIVE PRoDUCER 

"Lisa will always be my first choice for Casting Director. She has all the skills required to find the diamonds in the rough.”
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Adrienne Mitchell
Director | EXECUTIVE PRoDUCER

“I have had the honour to work with the incredibly talented and hard working  Lisa Parasyn for the last 11 years. Her impeccable instincts and her respected relationships with a diverse range of captivating talent has been a huge contributor to the success, vision and stamp of all my drama productions including the critically acclaimed and commercial hits “Bomb Girls” and “Coroner”. I can’t wait to work with her on my new productions as I know she will bring her characteristic passion and energy to create exciting and unique television and film!"
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Peter Tolan
Writer | Producer | Director

"Having never shot in Toronto, I didn't know what to expect from local casting in terms of depth, quality and experience, but Lisa Parasyn delivered local talent that not only didn't disappoint - each and every actor absolutely knocked it out of the park!  If someone has her finger on the pulse of the local acting community in Toronto, it's Lisa.  She made a fantastic contribution to my project."

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lisa's work

 
 

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Interviews

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radio

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Upcoming projects

Netflix has picked up the redeveloped series Glamorous, about a young gender nonconforming queer man.  The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for the series from CBS Studios and writer Jordon Nardino, with Miss Benny set to star.

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Paramount Plus and CBC have partnered on the drama series Skymed.

The series follow the triumphs, heartbreaks and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada

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FX's Under the Banner of Heaven, the original limited series inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

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Based on the classic novel by Anna Sewell, Beyond Black Beauty follows aspiring Olympic equestrian Jolie Dumont as she struggles to adapt to a new lifestyle after moving to her mother's childhood home in Baltimore.

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Meet The Team

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Emily Johnston
CASTING ASSOCIATE

Emily Johnston is a casting professional with nearly a decade of experience across film, television, and theatre. She also works as a freelance casting consultant for several theatre companies, including Canadian Stage and Company Theatre. Emily lives in Toronto with her very grumpy cat, Sally Field. 

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Jaedie Sansom
CASTING ASSISTANT

Originally hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jaedie joined the LPC team in 2019. She has a deep love of storytelling and film photography.