Pitching Opportunities
Pitching Opportunities

Pitching Opportunities
TAC offers two specialized programs dedicated to pitching: Pitch THIS! and Fast Track.

 

   Presented by
PITCH THIS!  

Pitch THIS! gives two producers the opportunity to steal everybody’s attention by revealing their new project to the TAC audience which includes over 250 potential buyers, financiers, partners, and industry masters.  

 

Two brilliant ideas will be selected by our committee for a chance to WOW our panel of broadcasters and industry leaders for 10 minutes.  Both producers and audience members alike will receive valuable feedback from a panel of broadcasters.  As in 2014, joining the panel will be our kids jury, who will also provide feedback to the presenters!

9-story-web-logo.jpg 

Pitch THIS! gives two producers the opportunity to steal everybody’s attention by revealing their new project to the TAC audience which includes over 250 potential buyers, financiers, partners, and industry masters.  

 

Two brilliant ideas will be selected by our committee for a chance to WOW our panel of broadcasters and industry leaders for 10 minutes.  Both producers and audience members alike will receive valuable feedback from a panel of broadcasters.  As in 2014, joining the panel will be our kids jury, who will also provide feedback to the presenters!


Here is what past participant Warren Brown had to say about the Pitch THIS! program:


"Nothing beats pitching to industry execs in front of hundreds of people to bring the potential of your project quickly into focus! For us it was the confidence boost we needed to go after the opportunities that arose from attending TAC." - Warren Brown, Producer of BIGBOX SINGSONG (Pitch THIS! 2009)

  

The two selected proposals will each win three nights of accommodation (a $600 value) during the event, plus one complimentary all access TAC AnimaPass (a $555 value) per proposal. 


Pitch THIS! Proposal Requirements:

  • Series aimed at ages 6-12 only
  • Project synopsis, including target audience, technique, format, rough budget (1-2 pages)
  • One episode synopsis
  • Bios of key executives
  • Short paragraph indicating your current stage of development and any additional information (i.e. interactive components, merchandise, etc.)
  • Concept art (2-3 images)

(Note: we can accept no more than 2 submissions per production company. Chosen projects may have to submit updated material closer to the event, based on the selection committee's recommendations.)   


Do you have what it takes? Send your Pitch THIS! proposals to 
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail it to:


Pitch THIS! c/o Ottawa International Animation Festival
2 Daly Avenue, Suite 120
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1N 6E2

THE DEADLINE FOR PITCH THIS! SUBMISSIONS IS JULY 15TH, 2015


FAST TRACK
   Presented by:
Fast Track gives you the opportunity to have 15 minute one-on-one meetings with all your targets in one shot! If you plan to pitch a project, gain insight into what executives are looking for, or find the perfect production company for your ideas - Fast Track is the place to be! 

Fast Track’s line up this year consists of producers from from across the globe, including Europe and Asia, who work in all facets of the animation/film industry! TAC passholders are given the opportunity to meet with producers/broadcasters/distributors looking for features, shorts, and TV-series! 

This year’s Fast Track executives come from a wide range of production interests and expectations. Target audiences range from pre-school to adult content, gender specific/gender neutral needs, and style ranging from visually driven to dialogue driven!  
jf-logo-colour-web.jpg 



Fast Track is exclusively for fully registered TAC passholders. All TAC passholders will receive an email informing them when registration will begin in early August. Registration is first-come, first-served, so register quickly! Fast-Track meetings this year last 15 minutes instead of 10 so each executive only has 8 slots. There will be a couple of days between the email and registration launch, so be sure to carefully read each VIP’s profile/questionnaire explaining what they are looking for to ensure the most successful meetings possible!

Good luck, happy pitching, and may the odds be ever in your favour!

If you have any questions about Fast Track, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please no soliciting of services. Participants may be subject to a pre-screening process.


2015 Fast Track Executives.

Fast Track Executives
Yoshiya Ayugai, Executive Producer, Animation, Turner Broadcasting System, Asia Pacific Inc.
Raquel Benitez, CEO, Comet Entertainment Inc.
Stephanie Betts, Vice President, DHX Kids, DHX Media
Mary Bredin, Executive VP, Content, Guru Animation Studio
Patricia Burns, Senior Director, Production, Spin Master Entertainment
Carla De Jong, Head of Production, Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc
Jean De Vivie, Producer, Image-in
Annemie Degryse, VP, Acquisitions, Lunanime
Kim Dent Wilder, Senior VP of Production and Operations, Rainmaker
Hugues Dufour, Production Executive, Teletoon
Aron Dunn, President, Treason Media
Athena Georgaklis, Director of Content, Teletoon
Ollie Green, Director of Production, Adult Swim
Tanya Kelen, CEO & Executive Officer, KelenContent
Tatiana Krokar, Manager of Action-Comedy Content, Cartoon Network
Brandon Lane, Production Executive, Teletoon
Marney Malabar, Director, Kids TV, TVO Kids
Rachel Marcus, Development Executive, Guru Animation Studio
Jennifer McCann, Director of Development, 9 Story Media Group
Bryce Mitchell, Literary Agent, Meridian Artists Inc.
Cory Morrison, Executive VP/Director of Development, Big Jump Productions
Brenda Nietupski, President, Little Tugboat Entertainment
Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, VP Distribution, Bejuba! Entertainment
Jillianne Reinseth, Vice President, Creative Affairs, eOne Family
Frank Saperstein, Executive VP, Kids, Family & Animation, Tricon Films and Television
Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children's Programming, PBS
Daniel Spencer, Managing Director, Giant Creative Limited
Gerald Tripp, Director of Development, Mountain Road Productions
François Trudel, Executive Producer, Groupe PVP
Mike Valiquette, Director of Development, Smiley Guy Studios
Liliana Vogt, Senior VP, Content, Portfolio Entertainment
Travis Williams, Director of Development, Mercury Filmworks
Lorna Withrington, Manager, Creative Affairs, eOne Family
Leah Wolfson, Production Executive, Original Programming, YTV/Treehouse
David Wollos, Consultant, The ThinkTank Emporium