Jennifer Irons

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   Black Female
  • Experience Level:   Mid-Career
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted, Comedy Series, Drama Series, Narrative Film, and Other
  • Union:   WGC
  • Rep:   N/A
  • Interested In:   Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, For-Hire Work, and Shadowing
  • Recent Credits:   Pretty Hard Cases - CBC & NBCUniversal co-production; one-hour buddy cop drama
  • Favourite Movies:   The Color Purple, It's a Wonderful Life, Silver Linings Playbook, Ides of March, Draft Day, Black Panther
  • Favourite TV Shows:   The Wire, Sopranos, Rectify, Cardinal, The Fall, The Killing, Homeland
  • Pitch a Project:   An 18-year-old prodigy lawyer only defends cases his prominent predictor of innocence or guilt (PIG) software predicts innocent. But when his estranged identical twin brother is arrested for a brutal murder, he takes the case despite his predicted guilt.
  • Contact Information:   647.746.3082
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Jennifer, a writer and producer, studied at Act One film school in Los Angeles, California. She was named one of Canada’s top 20 emerging filmmakers of color, and is a recipient of the 2019 Telefilm New Voices Award, the 2019 Corus Entertainment Writer’s Apprentice Program, and the 2018 Toronto Screenwriting Breakthrough Artist Award. Jennifer’s recent short, OPPORTUNE, screened at the 2019 Toronto Black Film Festival. A three-time Emmy-winning director hired Jennifer to write the dramatic feature, INTOLERANCE, produced and filmed in Los Angeles, and currently at the distribution phase. Jennifer has written and produced shorts, a digital series pilot and a Doritos commercial that was licensed to Frito Lay Corporation. Jennifer has also been hired by independent producers to story edit feature films and write commissioned TV scripts. More recently, Jennifer was staffed in the writer’s room of CBC/NBCUniversal co-produced female-led cop drama, Pretty Hard Cases.


I am a part of Film in Colour to help increase my opportunities to work in the film and TV industry. In addition to working for hire, I consistently work on my own projects. Some of those projects include:


  1. A serialized crime mini-series centered on identical twins; one a prodigy lawyer, the other accused of a heinous murder.
  2. A one-hour crime drama centered on super facial recognizers, a designation given to less than 1% of all law enforcement.
  3. A half-hour multiracial sitcom that follows the lives of an interracial couple raising three racially different teens – all the same age.


  1. A big-budget action franchise with a Black Male protagonist, showcasing the African diaspora.
  2. A coming-of-age script centering on a Black teenage protagonist living in Sudbury, Ontario.


  1. A stage play that follows a recent Black high-school graduate who has to contend with obstacles as he sets out to leave the poorest district in America in search of  a better life.