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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

Well-Being by Design: Your Blueprint for Stress-proof Animation Production (presented by The Happy Producers)

Fri, Nov 3rd

3:30PM - 4:30PM


Are you ready to transform your animation career into a fulfilling, stress-proof journey? 

At this conference, we'll shatter the myth that chronic stress is the status quo. Be inspired to integrate a set of easily accessible transformative practices seamlessly into your life at the studio. Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned veteran, this conference is your guide to weaving well-being into your everyday work life.


Louis-Philippe Vermette, Co-Founder/Producer, The Happy Producers

Call me LP! I am an artist that became a leader. I started my journey in animation 25 years ago, and I did not expect what life had in store for me! From storyboard artist to executive producer, I experienced every aspect of animation production. With my partner Virginie, we founded The Happy Producers to offer our experience and help other growth-seeking leaders find their way toward human-driven leadership without compromising the people or the project. In addition to my mission as a Happy Producer, I am the Canadian co-producer of 10 Lives in collaboration with GFM Animation and the line producer of The Last Whale Singer, a Canadian/German/Czech co-production. I put my experience at the service of everyone in my productions, and I wish to offer you the same insight and the same positive attitude I offer my colleagues daily.


Virginie Lavallee, CEO / Production Management & Leadership Training, The Happy Producers

Bonjour, I'm Virginie! I am a Film and TV Producer with 15 years of experience in live-action and CG animation. I have worked on some of the most exciting properties in the world with clients like Disney, Netflix, HBO, TeamTo and Splash Entertainment. Over the past 5 years alone, I have delivered over 25 000 animated shots under budget to happy clients while prioritizing the team’s wellbeing. I put my expertise to the service of the Film and TV community by teaching happy-minded industry professionals, managers, and leaders how to increase their profit while lowering stress.


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