Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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

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

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Brandon Lane

Development Producer, Nelvana

Daytime Emmy nominee and 5-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee Brandon Lane is a showrunner, director, screenwriter and development producer at legendary Canadian studio Nelvana. Brandon has overseen the production of over 360 hours of content, collaborating with partners like Disney, Netflix, HBO, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop and Sony Pictures Animation. He showruns the Youth Media Alliance Award of Excellence-winning preschool series ""Miss Persona"". Brandon previously had a 5-year stint as production executive for YTV, Teletoon, Treehouse and Adult Swim Canada. He is also showrunner, director and co-creator of "Space Dragon & Kim", a web series for Shaftesbury's Sorta TV YouTube channel and co-showrunner on ""D.N. Ace"" for Nelvana.

Prior to working for Corus, he developed, creative produced and wrote for YTV's "Numb Chucks", as well as co-created and creative produced YTV's "Cache Craze". He has also written for Amazon & TVO's Emmy-nominated "Dino Dana" and CBC Kids' "What's Your News?". He oversaw production for Corus Kids on "Hotel Transylvania", "Esme & Roy", "Cupcake & Dino: General Services" (which New York Times named one of the best new shows of 2018) and many other kids' series. Brandon recently wrote and directed an award-winning musical film called "Princess Sparkly Butt & The Hot Dog Kid", adapted from an award-winning play he also wrote and directed.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Corus West

Meet & Greet

Speed Dating For Professionals! 

This is your chance to have a 10 minute one-on-one meeting with various industry experts from studios such as Guru, Headspinner, CBC, Industrial Brothers and more!


With Alexandra Kavalova Art Director, Spin Master Andrew Healey Development Executive, Portfolio Entertainment Alan Gregg VP of Development, Industrial Brothers Brandon Lane Development Producer, Nelvana Drew Mullin Executive in Charge of Production Children's Content, CBC Kids Dave Padbury Developer Manager, Originals, Guru Studio Kirsten Hurd Acquisitions, TVOkids, TVOkids Lorna Withrington Director of Development, Spin Master Martha Sepulveda Director of Development, 9 Story Media Group Marlene Schmidt Head of Production, Epic Story Media Michelle Melanson Cuperus Headspinner Productions Inc., President Miklos Perlus Executive Producer, Development and Production, Pipeline Studios Shannon Bishop Manager, Creative Affairs, Entertainment One, Family & Brands Shaleen Sangha Vice President, Development and Production, Boat Rocker Studios, Kids and Family Shabnam Rezaei Co-Founder / Producer, Big Bad Boo Studios Sam Chou Creative Director of Development, Kickstart Entertainment Todd Brian Director of Development, Animation, WildBrain

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