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Where: Corus Quay, Toronto, Canada, 25 Dockside Dr.

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 2-3, 2019

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

A Conversation With Aaron Long

Sat, Nov 2nd

11:00AM - 12:00PM

The Spin Master Atrium Stage

Join Sam Chou for an in-depth conversation with Aaron Long about his career starting as an intern for the Chuck Grammage studio with little experience and a ton of passion, through to his current work as a director for Bojack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie with Netflix. 


Aaron Long, Director - Bojack Horseman, Netflix & Shadow Machine

Aaron Long is an animator and filmmaker from Toronto. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and has directed for Bojack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie, Triptank and more. He also creates independent cartoons Sublo & Tangy Mustard and Fester Fish which appear online and in festivals around the world.


Sam Chou, Creative Director of Development, Kickstart Entertainment

Sam Chou is an award-winning creator and director, and founder of Toronto animation studio, Style5.tv. Sam fostered his tenacity and passion for animated storytelling in his early days, working on feature films for Warner Bros, Sony, DreamWorks, and Disney. Now, as a 20-year industry veteran, Sam has developed and directed in virtually every medium, including short films, series, commercials, web-series, and feature-length documentaries. His past directorial experiences include the animated comedy series 'City in Crisis' (Adult Swim Canada), CG action-series 'Max Steel: Team Turbo' (Mattel), and 'Kody Kapow', an animated adventure series starring Jason Alexander (Universal Kids). He co-created and directed the web-series 'Crime: The Animated Series', which premiered at both Sundance and TIFF and which won Best Series for Adults at the OIAF.


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