Industry Panel
Industry Panels
In consultation with our Canadian and international contacts, we develop a series of panels exploring current industry issues, including technology trends, co productions, successful content creation and much more. (TAC AnimaPass or TAC Only Pass required.)

What's up Europe?

france_web.jpgspain_web.jpgSpeakers from Telefilm and the French, Polish and Spanish markets share the latest news and co-production information on their respective markets, focusing on current strategies, trends and opportunities for Canadian producers.

Lahcen Bahij, Producer, Studio Redfrog
Luce Grosjean, Miyu Distribution
Robert Jaszczurowski, Producer & Co-Owner, GS Animation / Grupa Smacznego
Nathalie Martinez, Producer, Wise Blue Studios
Marielle Poupelin, Director of International Promotion, Telefilm Canada

Moderated By:
Mary Bredin, Creative Development, Team TO / Green Tiger Club

Demystifying 3D for the Small Screen

While 3D animated feature films have proven themselves as highly successful, the small screen is still dominated by 2D animation in North America.  This panel of experts aims to debunk the myths around this imbalance, sharing key information on everything from budgets to aesthetics. 

Mary Bredin, Creative Development, Team TO / Green Tiger Club
Tori Coulthart, Head of Production, Jam Filled
Rachel Marcus, Development Executive, Guru Studio

Moderated By:
Ben McEvoy, Producer / Host, The Smartist

Digital Kids: If you build it, will they come ?

Whether branded or original, digital content is an open space for children to learn, play and seek out entertainment. With so many choices, how do you create compelling content that captures and engages audiences, and how do you keep them coming back for more.
Panelists will share their stories on maneuvering through this vast digital landscape, discuss choosing the right channels and platforms, broadcast and brand affiliations, the challenges and advantages of working within the youth and animation space, building, engaging and sustaining audiences and different financing models, including funding.
Presented by:

Candice Chambers, Director, Acquisitions and Digital Distribution, 9 Story Media Group
Hector Herrera, Creative Director, TOGETHER: Words+Pictures for Art & Culture
Brett Jubinville, Head of Production, Skyship Entertainment Company
Michelle McIver, Digital Media Producer, Freelance
Adam Rumanek, Founder / CEO, Aux Mode

Moderated By:
Morghan Fortier, Co-Owner & CEO, Skyship Entertainment / Tinman Creative Studios

Behind the Scenes with Craig of the Creek

Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek follows the creative and imaginative escapades by a trio of best friends, Craig, J.P. and Kelsey. The series premiere spurred a groundswell of excitement from critics and fans across social media by tapping into an emotional sense of nostalgia for audiences. Join the creators as they discuss what inspires them, how they connect with viewers through the show’s relatable characters and storylines, and the importance of inclusive storytelling.

Open to all OIAF passholders.

Matt Burnett, Co-Creator, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network Studios
Ben Levin, Co-Creator, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network
Tiffany Ford, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network

Moderated By:
Asalle Tanha, Manager of Development, Cartoon Network Studios

To Be or Not to Be Original (Content): Anime Edition

Anime is a growing phenomenon, beloved by passionate fans around the globe. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga and brings together more than 40M fans through online and offline content experiences. In addition to licensed content from Japan, our approach also includes engagement via hosted shows, documentaries, co-productions, and now Originals. Hear more about Crunchyroll’s approach on being everything to someone and how some of our newest projects will bring forward additional opportunities for the creative industry at large. 

Jennifer Corbett, Head of Audience Development & Brand, Crunchyroll
Marge Dean, Head of Studio, Ellation Studios

Moderated By:
Joellen Ferrer, VP of Communications, Ellation (Crunchyroll + VRV)