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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


Lori McIndoe

Executive VP, Finance & Studio Operations, Jam Filled

An experienced professional accountant, Lori McIndoe has spent her entire career working in finance and operations in the Canadian film and television industry. Since joining Jam Filled (under the Boat Rocker umbrella) in 2018, she has worked closely with her fellow senior leadership team members in managing the day-to-day operations of Jam Filled’s successful animation services business, across its three Canadian studios in Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax.

2:15PM - 3:15PM


CASO - Surviving and Thriving

The past year has seen tremendous changes in our industry that have affected everyone from artists to owners. However, despite this, our industry continues to persevere and grow. How are the big studios making it work? What are the risks and challenges they face? Where are the opportunities? Join us for the first in a series of talks exploring what it takes to run a successful animation business, including insights on scaling a studio from startup to success, the ABCs for competing in the big leagues, and how to stay on top of the ball through the good times and the bad. Presented by the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario.

With Jonas Diamond Executive Producer, Smiley Guy Studios Lori McIndoe Executive VP, Finance & Studio Operations, Jam Filled Matt Bishop Co-Owner & Head of Animation and Visual Effects, Sinking Ship Ricardo Curtis President and Co-Founder, House of Cool

Moderator: Ben McEvoy Executive Producer, Friends & Enemies


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