Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

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Shannon Bishop

Development Executive, Nelvana

Shannon Bishop is responsible for creatively guiding projects in active development in her role as development executive for original scripted children’s programming at Nelvana. Based in Toronto, Shannon is focused on developing content within the preschool and animated series portfolio. Prior to Nelvana, Shannon worked at eOne as manager of creative affairs focusing on a slate of preschool and fashion & lifestyle brands.

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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