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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

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Shaleen Sangha

Vice President - Kids and Family, Boat Rocker Studios

Shaleen Sangha has been a part of the Boat Rocker team since 2017. As a Vice President of Boat Rocker Studios, Kids and Family, Shaleen oversees the day-to-day operations of its Toronto division with a focus on creative development and production.

Shaleen has a passion for content and focuses on building meaningful heartfelt stories that resonate with today’s youth. Shaleen was Executive Producer of The Next Step, Season 7, and a CSA nominee as Supervising Producer of the The Next Step, Season 6. Shaleen has served as Creative Executive on series such as A Tale Dark and Grimm, The Strange Chores, Polly Pocket, Chip and Potato, Chuck’s Choice, Doozers, Looped and many more. Shaleen was instrumental in building online content for many of the series on her slate including the Chuck’s Choice: Choose Your Own Pet Adventure and the Addison: The Invention Detective app.

In addition to her roles in development and production, Shaleen has been a writer, director and producer of award-winning short films, including Nayan and the Evil Eye which garnered 15 awards worldwide. Shaleen also has experience in sales and contracts administration in her prior roles at Cinemavault Releasing and Microsoft Canada.

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Reference Library: Epic Hall
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Working Moms: Animation Edition

Listen as these animation powerhouses share their experience in both the joys and the challenges of what it's like being a Mom in the Animation Industry. We are joined by Shaleen Sangha (Head of Kids at Boat Rocker Media), Sonya Carey (Head of Production at Snowball Studios), Adriana Blake (Story Artist at Copernicus Studios) and Alexandra Tortosa (Surfacing Artist at Mainframe Studios). Panel is moderated by TAAFI Chair and fellow Mom of three, Karen Jackson.

With Alexandra Tortosa Surfacing Artist, Mainframe Studios Adriana (Vargas) Blake Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios Courtney Guthrie Lead Animator, Big Jump Entertainment Shaleen Sangha Vice President - Kids and Family, Boat Rocker Studios Sonya Carey Head of Production, Snowball Studios

Moderator: Karen Jackson Chair, TAAFI

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