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Faculty Profiles

Jane Loughman Instructor, Film Production

Jane founded Toronto-based production company Monkeys & Parrots to produce film, TV and digital content with a sense of humour, passion and purpose.

Her current development slate includes the 40-something coming-of-age comedy feature, Therapy 4 Adults and Aunties, a Canada/New Zealand co-production; the digital series LivLaughLove, an LGBTQ2+ undergraduate sexual adventure; the Chinese-Canadian psychological drama Under the Red Umbrella; and documentary feature Upgrade Required, exploring the future of bio-technology innovation.

Jane’s most recent project, The Swearing Jar, released in N. America Fall 2022, following a World Premiere at TIFF: written by Kate Hewlett and directed by Lindsay MacKay, this acclaimed female-driven romantic musical stars Adelaide Clemens, Kathleen Turner, Douglas Smith and Patrick J. Adams

Her first film, A Dog’s Breakfast, was produced for $125K; distributed by MGM HE it has since grossed over $2.5M. Her second feature, Debug, starred Jason Momoa. Jane also produced the anti-rom-com All About Who You Know, and short films The Trial of Ben Barry and Do Us Part.

Jane’s career began as an entertainment journalist in London and Los Angeles. She produced: Movies, Games & Videos (UK ITV); E! News Live (NBC Universal); Hollywood Boulevard (international syndication); Entertainment Tonight (UK & Canada editions).

Jane is an alumna of the TransAtlantic Partners Program; she has participated in the Producer’s Lab and International Finance Forums at TIFF; EFM’s Producers Without Borders; and Cannes’ Producer’s Workshop. She holds a Masters in Film and a Certificate in Entertainment Law.