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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


Lana Castleman

Director of Marketing & Communications, Atomic Cartoons/Thunderbird Entertainment

Lana Castleman is Director, Marketing & Communications for Thunderbird Entertainment and oversees marketing and communications for Thunderbird and its subsidiaries Atomic Cartoons and Great Pacific Media. Previously, she served as Director of Communications for the Writers Guild of Canada, overseeing all internal and external communications for the organization that represents more than 2,500 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada. Lana also held the longtime role of Editor & Content Director at Kidscreen, and led all editorial planning for the magazine and the brand’s online and event content. And she’ll never forget the day Oscar the Grouch wished her “a rotten day.”

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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