FactualWEST 2017 has ended
FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers for a day of workshops designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use move your career and your projects forward.

Larissa Laycock

Corus Entertainment
Production Executive, Original Factual Content
Toronto, ON
As a Production Executive for Factual Originals at Corus Entertainment, Larissa oversees programs on History Canada and Global TV including the runaway hit Ice Road Truckers, Bud Dynasty: a series in production that explores the growing marijuana industry in Canada and The World WithoutCanada: a mind-bending thought experiment and part of History’s original slate of Canada 150programming.Having made the move from the Lifestyle Originals team, early this year, Larissa’s also overseen shows and digital projects for other networks including Slice, HGTV Canada and Food network Canada. Prior to joining the executive team at Corus Larissa has held a variety of creative positions in production, most recently as a Story Editor on The Amazing Race Canada.Over the preceding decade, she held positions as a freelance producer, director, story editor, development producer and showrunner in a multitude of genres over the years including talk series, documentary, docusoap, lifestyle, comedy, and competition.