TAC proves to be an invaluable resource for the industry, by offering two specialized programs dedicated to pitching: Fast Track and Pitch THIS! (TAC AnimaPass or TAC Only Pass required.)

Fast Track

Speed pitching sessions for animation content creators. 
If you plan to pitch a project, find the perfect production company for your ideas, and establish important relations, Fast Track will get you there. Fast Track gives you one shot to meet with each of your targets in 12-minute long “speed pitching” meetings.

Fast Track’s line-up consists of producers, broadcasters, and distributors from around the globe! These executives come from a wide range of production interests and expectations and will be looking for features, shorts, and TV series. Target audiences range from preschool to adult content; gender specific/gender neutral needs; and styles ranging from visually driven to dialogue driven.  

Fast Track is exclusively for fully registered TAC passholders.


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

Please, no soliciting of services. The OIAF reserves the right to deny access to registration and/or pre-booked Fast Track sessions if the guidelines are not respected.

Confirmed VIPs (more will be listed as confirmed)

Fast Track Executives
Mounia Aram, Managing Director / CoFounder, Happy Family Entertainment
Mary Bredin, Creative Development, Team TO / Green Tiger Club
Sam Chou, Creative Director of Development, Kickstart Entertainment
Lisa Cinelli, Producer, Development and Co-Productions, Children and Youth Programming, CBC
Pete Denomme, CEO & Executive Producer, Switch Entertainment
Aron Dunn, President, Treason Media
Mike Geiger, Creative Director, Industrial Brothers
Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development, Nelvana
Luce Grosjean, CEO, Miju Distribution
Tanya Kelen, CEO, kelencontent
Tatiana Kober, President, Bejuba! Entertainment
Brandon Lane, Production Executive, Teletoon
Annie Liu, Development Manager, Disney Television Animation
Roddy McManus, Executive Producer, KidsCave Entertainment
Cory Morrison, Executive Vice President of Development, Big Jump Entertainment
Brenda Nietupski, President / Executive Producer, Little Tugboat Inc.
Linda O'Shaughnessy, Manager of Acquisitions, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Dave Padbury, Development Coordinator, Guru Studio
Todd Ramsay, COO / Partner, Yeti Farm Creative
Liliana Reyes, Senior Vice President of Content, Portfolio Entertainment
Sylvie Rochon, Screenwriter and Creative Producer, Poptronik Productions
Coral Schoug, Producer, Kids & Family, Sonar Entertainment
Fred Seibert, Founder, Frederator Networks / CCO, Wow! Unlimited, Frederator Studios
Hila Sharif, Development Manager, DHX Studios
Eric Steinhart, Coordinator, Creative Affairs, Entertainment One Family and Brands
Valerie Tannier, Senior Manager, Original Content and Programming/Youth Programming, Radio-Canada
François Trudel, Vice President of International Affairs, Groupe PVP
Jessica Watson, Director, Global Sales and Acquisition, Boat Rocker Media
Travis Williams, Director of Development, Mercury Filmworks
David Wollos, Consultant, TheThinkTank Emporium

Pitch THIS!

Do you have a great idea for an animated series for kids?  

Pitch THIS! is TAC's signature opportunity to show off your new project! TEN pitches will be selected and the creators paired with an industry mentor who will help them develop their idea.  

All ten pitches will be presented on Wednesday September 26th for final selection during TAC, where two lucky finalists will be selected to take the stage and compete for the coveted grand prize at the official Pitch THIS! event on Thursday, September 27th. The finalists will be pitching to a panel of broadcasters and the entire TAC audience, which includes over 300 potential buyers and financiers within the industry. 

The winner will be awarded an invaluable grand prize including: 
Cash Prize
Toon Boom Animation Software licenses for Harmony and Storybook Pro, plus training!*  
Entertainment Legal Services from Edwards PC, Creative Law*

*Some restrictions apply


Dragon Knights  (Canada)
Ting Ting (South Africa)
Pirateers  (USA)
Atticus Lee: Evil Genius in Training (Canada)
Knight & Ray (Israel)
Weirdsville (Canada)
Rampam Dam (Canada)
Frontier Betsy (USA)
Galaxy Camp (France)
Evil Island  (Canada)

Brandon Lane, Production Executive at Corus Entertainment
Lisa Cinelli, Producer​​, ​Development​ and Co-Productions​ Children’s and Youth Programming at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Brett Jubinville, Head of Production and Creative Director, Tinman Creative Studios and Skyship Entertainment Company
Dave Padbury, Development Manager at Guru Studio
Sylvie Rochon, Screenwriter at Poptronik Productions

Pre-Selection Jury: Jennilee Murray, Craig Young, Azarin Sohrabkhani, Alex Maltby

Semi-Final Jury
Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development, Nelvana
Liliana Reyes, Senior Vice President of Content, Portfolio Entertainment
George Stamatakos, Director of Marketing, Toon Boom

Pitch THIS ! Finale

Audrey Diehl, VP, Series, Warner Bros Animation
Keith Fay, Director, Action Adventure Development, Cartoon Network Studios
Drew Mullin, Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Kids
Asalle Tanha, Manager of Development, Cartoon Network Studios

Moderated By:
Eric Calderon, Head of Studio, Octopie Studio