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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Alissa Nutting

Co-Creator of Teenage Euthanasia, PFFR

Alissa Nutting is a creator, showrunner, screenwriter, executive producer and author. Nutting is known for her work on “Made For Love”, the Max series she created and adapted from her New York Time’s Editors Choice novel of the same name. Nutting served as showrunner, executive producer, and writer on "Made for Love". 

She most recently co-created “Teenage Euthanasia” alongside Alyson Levy. The critically acclaimed, animated comedy series premiered its second season this summer on Adult Swim and Max. Set in near-future inland Florida at Tender Endings family-run funeral home, “Teenage Euthanasia” explores themes of family, life, death, unplanned parenthood, multi-generational mother-daughter connection, and redemption. The voice cast includes Maria Bamford, Jo Firestone, Bebe Neuwirth, and Tim Robinson.

She currently has projects in the works with studios including Wiip, Anonymous Content, Fifth Season, Paramount, Berlanti Productions, and Tomorrow Studios. 

Nutting is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls and the novel Tampa. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Norton Introduction to Literature, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Tin House, and others.

Nutting received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama, and a PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Epic Hall

Talkin' Bout 'Teenage Euthanasia'

What happens when a former runaway teen mom is accidentally resurrected in her family's funeral home, giving her a second chance to raise her now-teenage daughter? You get Adult Swim’s Teenage Euthanasia, of course!

PFFR and Atomic Cartoons worked together to bring you the show’s second season, and we’re thrilled to say that the show’s creators, Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting, will be coming to this year’s Industry Conference to tell us all about it, alongside Atomic Cartoons’ Patrick Paradis (Atomic’s Animation Director) and Beccs Champagne (Story Director) 

Be sure to check out both seasons of Teenage Euthanasia, starring Jo Firestone, Maria Bamford, Bebe Neuwirth, and Tim Robinson; all episodes airing now on Adult Swim!

With Alissa Nutting Co-Creator of Teenage Euthanasia, PFFR Alyson Levy Co-Creator of Teenage Euthanasia, PFFR Patrick Paradis Animation Director, Atomic Cartoons Rebecca "Beccs" Champagne Story Director / Story Artist, Atomic Cartoons

Moderator: Lana Castleman Director of Marketing & Communications, Atomic Cartoons/Thunderbird Entertainment


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