Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


D'Arcy Cooney

Director of Marketing, Pipeline Studios

Over the last decade, D'Arcy has overseen the launches of some of the hottest children's content in the world. He has successfully led the creation and execution of integrated, consumer-facing marketing campaigns across North America.

While at Phase 4 Films, D'Arcy helped relaunch kaboom! Entertainment, the company's flagship kids and family home entertainment line. During his time at eOne, D'Arcy oversaw the global digital release strategies for Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. He also successfully partnered with Google Play on their first ever free exclusive global film release.

During his time at Corus, D'Arcy managed the company’s linear kids’ brands, including YTV, TELETOON, Treehouse, Disney Channel Canada, Cartoon Network Canada and Nick Canada. He also assisted in launching Adult Swim's first ever 24-hour channel, the Nick+ subscription video on demand platform, and the YTV x Retrokid "Keep It Weird" Collection collaboration.

As the Director of Marketing at Pipeline Studios, D’Arcy leads consumer marketing for the Pipeline brands. This includes the recent exciting launch of the preschool series Doggyworld on Disney+ in Latin America. D’Arcy also oversees trade marketing initiatives for the studio - including key sponsorships with TAAFI, Kidscreen, and the OIAF.

9:30AM - 11:30AM

Reference Library: Novella Room

TAAFI Meet & Greet

The TAAFI Industry Meet & Greet is a special chance to have a 10-minute one-on-one meeting with various industry experts from around the world from such studios as Guru, Headspinner, Epic Story Media, CBC, Industrial Brothers and more!


With Andrew Strimaitis Studio Animation Director, Guru Studio Cara Bleskie Senior Development Manager, Nelvana Christine Thompson Head of Animation, Dark Slope D'Arcy Cooney Director of Marketing, Pipeline Studios Holly Nichols Development Manager, WildBrain Josh Bowen Managing Director/Executive Producer, Look Mom! Productions Phil Moorhead Development Manager, 9 Story Media Group Sally Walker Business Development Manager, Yowza! Animation Tanya Green Head of Preschool, Mainframe Studios

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