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


Marc Hartlen

Associate Development Executive, Nelvana

Marc Hartlen is part of the development team at Nelvana. Before joining Nelvana he spent over a decade in the performing arts, appearing at Yuk Yuks comedy clubs across Canada, festivals including Pop Montreal and the Atlantic Fringe Festival, as well as being heard on The Edge 102.1 and Sirius XM’s Laugh Attack. He is an alumnus of Centennial College’s Children’s Media post-graduate program.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Reference Library: Novella Room

Nelvana: We Love Your Pitch! Now What...

You came up with an idea for a show, spend countless hours developing it and crafting the perfect script & vision to pitch it. You’ve relentlessly rehearsed for the big pitch – memorizing every line, anticipating any question. The pitch comes, and they love it! ... Now what?!

Join Nelvana’s development team for an informative discussion on life after pitching – what to expect once your concept has been optioned and the steps it takes to turn your great pitch into a great show!

With Cara Bleskie Senior Development Manager, Nelvana Marc Hartlen Associate Development Executive, Nelvana Shannon Bishop Development Executive, Nelvana

Moderator: Quinn Doherty Shorts Lead, TAAFI


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