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


Todd Brian

Director of Development, Animation, WildBrain

A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Studies program and the Canadian Film Centre, Todd has spent many years building strong industry relationships while working in various senior creative positions on both animation and live-action (scripted and non-scripted) productions.

A few of his notable roles include time spent at Corus Entertainment as a production executive/Corus Kids (YTV; Teletoon; Treehouse) where he oversaw a robust slate of projects in active development and production; development executive/Kids & Family at Toronto-based marblemedia; senior writer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); segment producer for Corus Entertainment (Factual/Lifestyle); and multiple credits as a writer/story editor ranging from preschool to tween/family co-view programming content.

Todd came to WildBrain from APKids (Alibi-Pivotal Kids) where he held the position of director of development, kids & family. 

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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