Pitching Opportunities

Pitching Opportunities

Do you have a project to pitch?

Whether you’re in early development stages or ready for distribution, TAC has the pitching opportunity for you! Connect with buyers from around the globe at our speed-pitching event Fast Track, or get inspired watching other people present their projects at our annual Pitch THIS! contest (submissions now closed). More details below!

PITCH THIS!

Pitch THIS!, presented by Mercury Filmworks, is TAC’s signature opportunity to get new projects noticed!

TEN semi-finalists will be selected and paired with industry mentors to fine-tune their pitch and project in time for TAC and the OIAF this coming fall.

The winner will be awarded a grand prize including:

  • $5,000 cash prize from Mercury Filmworks
  • Toon Boom Harmony Premium Annual license and online training course (approx. 36 hours)
  • Two TAC Animapasses to OIAF 2022.

Semi-finalists and Mentors to be announced soon!

Fast Track

Speed pitching sessions for animation content creators.

SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2021

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

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

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

Fast Track is exclusively for fully registered TAC passholders.

Registration details coming soon.

Production Executives available for meetings (to date):

Jo Allen – Producer, BBC Children’s Acquisitions & Independent Animation (UK)
Vanja Andrijevic – Managing Director, Bonobostudio (Croatia)
Raquel Benitez Rojas – Executive Producer, Comet Entertainment Inc (Canada)
Claudia Bertolino – Director, Amashort (Argentina)
Mary Bredin – President/Creative Director, Green Tiger Ltd (Canada)
Rachel Bulatovich – Director of Development, CCI Entertainment (Canada)
Chantal Chauzy – Head of Sales and Acquisitions, All Rights Entertainment (USA)
Shu Hsin Cheng – Head of Animation, International Acquisition & IP Investment, Alibaba – YOUKU (China)
Sara Cooper – Founder, Meta Media Entertainment Ltd (UK)
Ghislain Cyr – President /Producer, Sardine Productions Inc. (Canada) 
Amanda Feder – Programming Coordinator- Acquisitions, APTN (Canada)
Dan Gao – Animation Acquisition Manager, Jetsen Huashi (China)
Andrew Grissom – Development Manager / Producer, Bento Box (USA)
Mateusz Kowalczyk – CEO / Producer, Pigeon Pictures (Poland)
Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron – Distributor, MOMAKIN (Poland)
Brandon Lane – Development Producer, Nelvana (Canada)
Stella Noh – General Manager, SK broadband (South Korea)
María Osorio – Executive Producer & Sales, Preciosa Media
Dave Padbury – Development Executive, Guru Studio (Canada)
Tania Pinto Da Cunha – Vice-President/Partner, Head of International Sales & Acquisitions, Pink Parrot Media (Canada) and Genevieve Soucy – Sales Manager, Pink Parrot Media (Canada)
Linda Simensky – Head of Content, PBS KIDS (USA)
Aude Soelle – Coordinator, Trace Global (France)
Betty Sulty-Johnson – VP Content Distribution, Trace Global (France)
Karen Swerdfeger – VP of Development, Big Jump Entertainment (Canada)
Brittany Taylor – Founder, Saturday Morning TV (USA)
Lauren Thomas – Director of Sales & Acquisitions, Odin’s Eye Animation (Canada, Australia)
Amanda Vaughan – Production Executive, Corus Kids (Canada)
David Wollos – Consultant/Partner, The ThinkTank Emporium (USA)
Brenda Wooding – Owner, Kid Glove (UK)
Brie Yan – Manager of Global Marketing & Development, Shanghai Leadjoy Culture Communication Co. Ltd (UK)
Chenfei Zhu – Producer, iQIYI, Inc. (China)

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