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


Miklos Perlus

Executive Producer, Development and Production, Pipeline Studios

An actor, screenwriter and producer with nearly three decades of experience in the international entertainment industry, Miklos is perhaps best known for his role as Victor Kane on the hit live-action/animated comedy Student Bodies (FOX, YTV). As an actor he starred on the four-time Primetime Emmy Award winning Avonlea (Disney/ABC). He was also the voice of Quentin MacLeod on the acclaimed Highlander: The Animated Series, a spinoff of the cult classic film, and more recently performed the voice of Eric Needles on the animated comedy Sidekick (CN, YTV). Miklos also spent two seasons as a story editor for the ten-time Canadian Screen Award winning Degrassi: The Next Generation (Teen Nick, CTV) where one of his scripts won the coveted Writer’s Guild of Canada Award. He also developed, wrote and acted in the teen drama, Instant Star (Teen Nick, CTV) which was awarded two Canadian Screen Awards.

Miklos served as vice president, Kids and Family for marblemedia where he wrote, developed and produced several award-winning kids’ series including, Splatalot (Disney/YTV), Open Heart (Teen Nick/YTV), Hi Opie (TVO) and Opie’s Home (TVO) the last of which he executive produced as showrunner. He recently served as supervising producer and writer for the award-winning animated series, Nina’s World (Universal Kids). He is currently serving as executive producer, development and production at Pipeline Studios where he oversees the studio’s development slate, manages the “Stingray” development team, and produces the animated series Doggy World (Nat Geo Kids).

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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