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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Marianne Culbert

Head of Production, Sphere

Marianne has extensive experience in the production sector, and a lengthy record of achievement. Over a career spanning more than thirty years, she has occupied various positions as producer and executive producer, working in large teams at several 2D animation studios across Canada, like Nelvana, Mercury Filmworks and, more recently, Portfolio Entertainment, where she served as Vice President of Production. 


Over the course of her career, Marianne has produced and delivered series for prestigious clients including PBS, Disney, Netflix and Teletoon, to name a few.

Culbert joined Sphere Animation in 2021 as Head of Production. Her daily tasks consist in overseeing all productions working closely with a team of producers.

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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