Speaker Lisa Olfman

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Lisa Olfman

CEO and Co-Founder

Portfolio Entertainment Inc.

Lisa Olfman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Entertainment. 

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced media & global distribution company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling.

Lisa is at the helm of the company’s production arm, recognized for creative excellence and collaborative joint ventures. Her creative business insight and leadership have seen Portfolio transform into an industry forerunner in kids entertainment and animation. Today, she’s steering the company’s development slate toward new projects in the primetime, teen dramas and children’s content. 

Lisa has spearheaded the company’s expansion to include an animation studio, Portfolio Animation with over 130 animators, currently operating remotely during this Covid-19 period.  Under her leadership, the company has produced a roster of productions, including the Hero Elementary (PBS Kids), the Corus commissioned Doomsday Brothers airing on Adult Swim Canada & Teletoon La Nuit, Freaktown (Teletoon), and The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (PBS Kids and Treehouse).  

Lisa has maintained a robust pipeline for Portfolio Animation with the introduction of work from several American studios and European studios including notables such as Adult Swim, Stoopid Buddies, Shadow Machine and Zodiak Kids.

Lisa and her business partner and fellow CEO, Joy Rosen have been recognized as Rotman’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and named in Profit Magazine's Top 100 Female Business Owners and Animation Magazine’s Top 25 Rising Women. In 2015, they also won the WIFT-Toronto Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business.

As a trusted and well-respected leader in her industry, Lisa plays an active role serving on the Kids Committee of the Banff World Media Festival and providing mentorship to students interested in careers within entertainment. She is a member of Women in Animation, Women in Film & Television, the Canadian Media Production Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the Youth Media Alliance, and Interactive Ontario.

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