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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Jane Harrison

Vice President, Pipeline Studios

Jane Harrison brings over 35 years of broadcast and production industry experience

to her role as VP for Pipeline Studios where she manages legal and business affairs

for Pipeline in Canada and its subsidiaries around the world.

Before joining Pipeline, Jane was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for

Corus Entertainment. Her responsibilities included managing the privacy issues as

Chief Privacy Officer and overseeing the legal affairs of all revenue generating

activities including sales and marketing and technology, as it related to the

company’s next generation advertising initiatives. Previously she managed legal

affairs related to rights acquisition for Corus’ programming content, across all

platforms, as well as facilitating contracts with affiliated service providers for the

content distribution group. Prior to this role, Jane worked for the Corus’ animation

studio Nelvana, where she was responsible for providing legal counsel on

production, broadcast, interactive, distribution and merchandise licensing activities.

Before joining Corus, Jane was Director of Legal and Business Affairs in the

broadcast division of Alliance Atlantis Communications (formerly Atlantis

Communications). There, she served as a senior legal advisor responsible for

corporate, regulatory, programming, production and affiliate legal matters. Prior to

that role, she served as the Director of Programming for the company’s collection of

specialty channels.

Jane is the principal of Harrison Law Firm PC, a Media, Entertainment, Intellectual

Property and Privacy Law practice. She is a member of the Canadian Bar

Association and The Law Society of Ontario. She graduated with a JD degree from

Osgoode Hall Law School and attended the Harvard Business School for the

Executive Education Program.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Epic Hall

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Behind-the-scenes

Canada enters the Spider-Verse!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse blew audiences away with its boundary pushing imagery and animation, blending an eclectic array of styles seamlessly with dazzling results. The sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, pushes the boundaries even further, thanks to a team of talented artists, including home-grown talent from right here in Canada! Now, TAAFI enters the Spider-Verse with JP Welsh, (Senior Character Animator) Sheldon Lisoy, (Compositing Lead), and Dani Devereux (Matte Painting Supervisor) as they trace the threads they spun into the multi-dimensional web of this groundbreaking animated blockbuster.

With Dani Devereux Matte Painting Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks Jane Harrison Vice President, Pipeline Studios Jean-Philippe (JP) Welsh Senior Character Animator, Sony Pictures Imageworks Sheldon Lisoy Lighting and Compositing Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Moderator: Karen Jackson Chair, TAAFI


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