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

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Martha Sepulveda

Director of Development, 9 Story Media Group

Martha Sepulveda used to be a kid who dreamt of making her own shows. Today, Martha is a children’s media development executive and producer creating content that inspires and entertains. She is the development director at 9 Story Media Group and has over 10 years of international experience in kid’s media. She has worked for award winning companies like Sinking Ship Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment. Martha is also especially proud to be an adviser for the Government of Colombia’s Ministry Of Culture’s Children Media Fund.

Martha is known for being passionate about diverse content, and representation in front of, as well as behind the screen. She is sought after for her perspectives, her creativity, and her aesthetic.

Most importantly, Martha is raising a food loving, tree hugging, confident, compassionate daughter. She spends her spare time baking cakes worthy of the Great Canadian Baking Show.

Martha has a BFA in Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Children’s Media from Centennial College.

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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