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


Katherine Sandford

Executive Story Editor, Pipeline Studios

Katherine’s work for children’s entertainment includes hundreds of hours of stories that have been broadcast around the world on PBS, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Sprout, Disney Jr., BBC, ITV, CBC, TVO, Treehouse, ABC (Australia) TVNZ (New Zealand) and many others. Katherine has been nominated for multiple Writers Guild awards and worked on some of the most recognized shows in children’s television, including Molly of Denali, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Corn and Peg, Little Charmers, Ranger Rob, Max and Ruby, Franklin, Franny’s Feet, Justin Time and many, many others.  As Producer she worked on the multi-award-winning The Adventures of Napkin Man and The Moblees, both for CBC and was Executive Story Editor on the PBS preschool science show Elinor Wonders Why, which was nominated for two Emmys in 2021. Katherine was thrilled to start 2022 as Consulting Producer/Executive Story Editor on the adorable new CBC show Mittens and Pants, as well as working as the Head Writer on a new yet-be-announced series of shorts that will be a part of Season 54 of Sesame Street.

4:15PM - 5:15PM

Reference Library: Epic Hall


A Pipeline Studios and Shoe-Ink original production. Join the teams behind the beloved, Emmy-nominated PBS Kids series Elinor Wonders Why, the preschool series that encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, and find answers using science inquiry skills. Created by Jorge Cham, a former Caltech researcher, and Daniel Whiteson, a Physics Professor at UC Irvine, and brought to life by the talented artists and storytellers from Pipeline Studios, come learn about the series’ unique development process as the creators share their unique experiences making the hit preschool series.

With Bobby Ulcar Senior Technical Director, Pipeline Studios Daniel Whiteson High-Energy Particle Physicist, University of California, Irvine Jorge Cham Cartoonist, PhD Comics Katherine Sandford Executive Story Editor, Pipeline Studios

Moderator: D'Arcy Cooney Director of Marketing, Pipeline Studios


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