Fast Track 

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Speed-pitching sessions for animation content creators.
Available exclusively to TAC AnimaPass and TAC Only Pass holders.

 

If you plan to pitch a project, find the perfect production company for your ideas, and establish important relationships, Fast Track will help you get there! Fast Track gives you one shot to meet with each of your targets for 12-minute speed-pitching meetings.

Fast Track’s line-up consists of producers, platforms, and distributors from around the globe! These executives reflect a wide range of production interests and expectations, and will be looking for:

  • Series, shorts, features, and VR/AR projects
  • Target audiences ranging from preschool to adult
  • Development stages from concepts to completed projects
  • Content from any market (worldwide)

 

Fast Track is available exclusively to eligible fully registered TAC passholders. TAC passholders must complete a brief pre-screening questionnaire which will be used to determine eligibility for Fast Track and to match your project (s) with the right executives. The Fast Track pre-screening form will be available in early summer 2024 and meeting registration will open in September.

Check back here for an updated list of participating executives, or stay updated by signing up for our e-newsletter or following OIAF on social media!

2023 Participating Executives Included:

James Belfer, Founder and CEO, Cartuna (United States)

Cara Bleskie, Senior Manager, Development, Nelvana (Canada)

Catherine Branscome-Morrissey, Executive Producer & Distribution President, Branscome International (United States)

Karen Burrows, Associate Producer/Development Executive, Vérité Films (Canada)

Lisa Cinelli, Executive in Charge of Production, CBC (Canada)

Steve Couture, CEO, Epic Storyworlds (Canada)

Carla de Jong, Executive Producer/Head of Production & Development, Sinking Ship Entertainment (Canada)

Annick De Vries, Producer, Image-in (Canada)

Aron Dunn, Chief Content Officer, Lakeside Animation (Canada)

Annie Frenette, Chargée de projet / co-programmatrice, Films Jeunesse Distribution (Canada)

Daniel Gies, Co-founder, Art + Tech Director, E.D. Films (Canada)

Tommy Gillespie, Senior Director, Content Production, PBS (United States)

Andrea Griffith, VP of Content and Development, Sphere Media (Canada)

Kirsten Hurd, Commissioning Editor, TVO Kids (Canada)

Tanya Kelen, CEO, Producer, Distributor, Kelencontent (Canada) 

Heath Kenny, CCO, Mercury Filmworks (Canada)

Bryan Korn, VP, Creative Content, Sony Pictures Television – Kids (United States)

Marianne Lambert, Director of Co-productions and Acquisitions, TFO (Canada)

Chantal Ling, VP Originals & Co-Productions, Mercury Filmworks (Canada)

Grégory Magné-Grand, Original Content Director, Tonic DNA (Canada)

Kayla McNally, Senior Director, Current Series, Kids & Family, Boat Rocker Media (Canada) 

Cory Morrison, CCO, Big Jump Entertainment (Canada)

Dave Padbury, Development Executive, Guru Studio (Canada)

Desiree Peeters, Submissions Lead (0-12), BBC Children’s (United Kingdom)

Sylvie Rochon, Creative Producer and screenwriter, Creative Producer and screenwriter (Canada)

Tammy Semen, COO, Industrial Brothers (Canada)

Martha Sepulveda, Senior Development Executive, CAKE Entertainment (Canada)

Marcio Shima, Head of Production & Business Development, Hype Animation (Brazil)

Linda Simensky, Head of Animation and Scripted Content, Duolingo (United States)

Renaud Sylvain, CEO & Producer, Happy Camper Média (Canada)

Christine Thompson, Head of Animation Production, Dark Slope (Canada)

Mustafa Uzuner, Distributor/Producer, Acephale (Canada)

Diana Yurinova, VP Global Operations, OTTera (United States) 

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