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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Alyson Levy

Co-Creator of Teenage Euthanasia, PFFR

Alyson Levy is an Emmy Award-nominated television producer and writer. Levy most recently co-created “Teenage Euthanasia” alongside Alissa Nutting. 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, Bebe Neuwirth, and Tim Robinson.

In 2018, Levy was nominated for an Emmy for her work on “At Home With Amy Sedaris” in the category of Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Levy served as Executive producer on the show from 2017 through 2020. Previously, Levy served as Executive Producer on “The Shivering Truth,” which ran for two seasons on Adult Swim, and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” which ran for two seasons on truTV. Levy co-created and served as EP on Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler” which premiered in 2011 and ran for three seasons. Additional credits include Xavier: Renegade Angel, and Delocated.

Levy is a founding member of PFFR production company and art collective based in Brooklyn alongside Vernon Chatman, and John Lee.

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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