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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Aron Dunn

Chief Content Officer, Lakeside Animation

Aron is an industry vet with two decades of experience. When he’s not crafting a killer pitch, or delivering his latest script, he is staying in touch with his “inner kid” by reading the latest comic books or playing the hottest video games. Over the course of his career, Aron has worked with Cartoon Network, CTC, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, YTV, Treehouse, KiKA, and CBC Kids. He has also contributed scripts to numerous animated comedy series including Taffy, Lex & Plu: Space Taxi Drivers, Super Wings, Cupcake and Dinosaur: General Services, Chuck Chicken, Rusty Rivets, Pocoyo, Camp Lakebottom, Justin Time, Trucktown and The Insectibles. Prior to joining Lakeside Animation, Aron held senior development roles with some of Canada’s most prolific and acclaimed producers, including Breakthrough Entertainment and Portfolio Entertainment.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Epic Hall

The Big Pitch presented by Pipeline Studios

Do you have the perfect idea for an animated tv show or web series? Are you wanting to learn the ins and outs of pitching from trained professionals? Are you ready to put your ideas out there-- and in front of experienced industry professionals? Then you're in luck; as our Big Pitch is back for 2023's Industry Conference!

The competition is open to Canadian residents only and finalists must be able to present their project IN-PERSON!!

Prizes included for winners of the competition from Pipeline Studios!

We look forward to seeing all of your amazing submissions and wish all entrants the best of luck!

With Aron Dunn Chief Content Officer, Lakeside Animation Ben McEvoy Executive Producer, Friends & Enemies Hugo Van Essen Writer Paula Peroff Animator Wes Bryant Director, Pipeline Studios

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