Pitching Opportunities
Pitching Opportunities

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

 

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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!

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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:

  • Projects 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 
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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

Fast Track gives you the opportunity to meet privately with all your targets in one shot. Whether you plan to pitch a project, gain insight into what executives are looking for, find a suitable production company for your story idea, or simply establish important relations - Fast Track will get you there!

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.  There will be a couple of days between the email and registration launch, so please take a moment to read each VIP's profile and questionnaire explaining what they are looking for when they are posted, in order to set up sessions that will meet both their needs and yours.

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.

Confirmed Executives, keep checking back as more sign up.

Fast Track Executives
Yoshiya Ayugai, Executive Producer, Animation, Turner Broadcasting System, Asia Pacific Inc.
Raquel Benitez, CEO/Marketing, Comet Entertainment Inc.
Annemie Degryse, VP, Acquisitions, Lunanime
Hugues Dufour, Production Executive, Teletoon
Matthew Fried, Executive Director, Acquisitions and Development, LAIKA
Athena Georgaklis, Director of Content, Teletoon
Brandon Lane, Production Executive, Teletoon
Brenda Nietupski, President, Little Tugboat Entertainment
Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, VP Distribution, Bejuba! Entertainment
Jamie Piekarz, Director of Original Programming, YTV/Treehouse
Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming, Amazon Studios
François Trudel, Executive Producer, Groupe PVP