Opening Remarks & TAC/OIAF Primer

Industry Programming and Development Director, Azarin Sohrabkhani, greets the TAC audience and shares some tips on making the most of the Conference and the OIAF. 

Meet the Networks

Grab a cup of java and Meet the Networks. Networks give you insight into their priorities, what they're seeking and what's up, plus a Q&A. 
  • 10:15 am - 10:35 am: Brandon Lane, Production Executive, Corus Entertainment
  • 10:45 am - 11:05 am: Drew Mullin, Executive in Charge of Production, Children's Content, CBC

Legal Blasts

Introducing two related panels on Wednesday, Edwards Law shares key information for producers. 

Legal Blast #1 (11:15 am - 11:30 am) 
The Co-Production Agreement is the primary means of defining the relationship between production partners. Topics include rights/copyright/ownership; control; budget, financing and delineation of work; distribution; exploitation of ancillary rights; credits; default and termination; dispute resolution, and rights to future productions, both under and outside the treaties – all in 15 minutes or less!

Legal Blast #2 (3:45 pm - 4:00 pm)
Top Ten Legal “TACtics” for new and emerging animation companies. Topics include business structures, protecting yourself when working with others, copyright 101, protecting your IP rights, service agreements, hiring employees and freelancers, and investment by others (of time and money).

Byron Pascoe, Lawyer, Edwards PC, Creative Law
Mark Edwards, Lawyer, Edwards PC, Creative Law

Personal Pitch Perfection

abrams-artists-agency_logoweb.jpgYou’ve got your pilot story down, but can you pitch yourself as the writer behind the idea? How do you strike up a natural conversation with a creative exec, showrunner or agent at a party, networking event or in a meeting? During this interactive workshop, you’ll craft your personal pitch, learn the formula for a great first impression and hone skills for building relationships in any situation that calls for you to showcase your winning personality.  By the end, you’ll be able to pitch yourself and have a strategy to work the room like a pro.

NOTE: This workshop is specifically designed for experienced writers with developed pitches and is accessible with a TAC pass.  However, due to limited space (max. 12), we will be implementing a lottery system.  Interested TAC Passholders must submit a Spec Script or an Original Pilot Script to tac[at] -  Everyone will be contacted on September 21st with results of the lottery.

Karen Kirkland, Creative Strategist and Founder, The Breakk