With a keen sense of business acumen, creative vision, and a desire to make Winnipeg the epicentre of the Canadian film and television industry, President Phyllis Laing established Buffalo Gal Pictures in 1994 and has continued to expertly guide it to its present success.
The list of credits to her name is as impressive as it is extensive. Joining forces with a variety of producing partners, Phyllis has ensured that Buffalo Gal Pictures has been at the forefront of quality Canadian production for over three decades, executive producing feature films such as MY WINNIPEG (2012), SIBERIA (2011), and FLAG DAY (2021). Phyllis’s vision of inclusivity in film and television extends to Buffalo Gal’s sister company Kistikan Pictures, having produced the feature film THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE (2019) and the CTV Comedy series ACTING GOOD (2022).
Phyllis' business ingenuity has been honoured by the Women Business Owners of Manitoba. She received the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1994, 2002, and 2013 and the award for Impact on Local Economy, International Trade, and Overall Excellence. Committed to the continued development and expansion of the film and television industries, Phyllis was recognized by her Canadian peers in 2012 when she was presented with the Doug Dales Canadian Industry Award.