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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


Emily Weedon

Writer, Sphere

Canadian Screen Award winning screenwriter and novelist Emily A. Weedon was raised in Coe Hill, Ontario and grew up on a subsistence farm with her hippie parents, at times without electricity or running water. She’s had many jobs, including screenwriter, legislative page, cherry picker, receptionist, scenic/set painter, graphic designer, art director in film and television, musician and band leader, film producer, and book cover designer. Weedon had a speaking role in The Bride of Chucky, released 3 EPs of original music, wrote and produced a Fringe Festival play, cowrote, co-produced and co-created two seasons of the multi award winning Canadian series Chateau Laurier. She can’t sew or tap dance and does not care to. She is no fan of authoritarianism, petty or great. Autokrator will be her first published novel. Red Ketchup is her broadcast screenwriting debut. She lives in Toronto with her daughter, Ginger.

11:45AM - 12:45PM

Epic Hall

The Women Behind Red Ketchup (presented by SPHERE)

Red Ketchup is a badass hero who works as an FBI agent. He always accomplishes his missions, even if it means collateral damage in the process. Meet the creative and production team behind the series. Learn more about the women that turned this action-packed, high-adrenaline series into a hit on AdultSwim Canada and Télétoon la nuit.

With Carolina Tran-Yong Editor, Sphere Emily Weedon Writer, Sphere Jodi Christie Production Manager, Sphere Marianne Culbert Head of Production, Sphere Nicole Bauman Voice actress – Olga on Red Ketchup and Production Manager, Sphere

Moderator: Camila Francisco CG Animation Lead


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