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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, and The Coroner.

 

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.

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Pilar Golden
Creator + Showrunner | Beyond Black Beauty

"It was my first time working in Toronto. Our show's needs were demanding and I was nervous about the casting process. But Lisa and her team are the kind of people who read the material thoroughly and thoughtfully. Every discussion, every session is a warm dialogue with a friend who is rooting for you and your project. Lisa's a visionary whose contributions have only elevated Beyond Black Beauty. I can't wait for us to work together again."
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Interviews

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Recent Projects

TALL PINES is a thriller set in a bucolic but sinister town that explores the insidious underbelly of the “troubled teen industry” and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next.

Netflix - 8 episode Limited Series starring Mae Martin. Co-Showrunner / Executive Producer: Ryan Scott. Executive Producers: Ben Farrell, Hannah Mackay, Jennifer Kawaja & Bruno Dubé.

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Onyx Picks Up Gabourey Sidibe Comedy Pilot, 1266. The series is inspired by the true-life story of Sidibe who worked as a phone sex operator, which she wrote about in her 2017 memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare." 

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Star Trek: Discovery will end with the upcoming Season 5. The fifth and final season will now debut in early 2024 on Paramount+. This final season will see our beloved crew take on a new adventure and we can’t wait to celebrate the series’ impact on the franchise leading up to its final season early next year.

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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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Upcoming Projects

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.

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