Director of Production, Pipeline Studios
An established production executive, Marissa Collyer has over twenty years of experience within the entertainment industry. Marissa plays a key role in defining procedures and maximizing production workflow. She has overseen aspects of studio staffing, operation requirements and resource management.
Marissa began her career at Nelvana Limited where she produced several popular series including Rescue Heroes, Franklin the Turtle and Cyberchase. She later joined DKP Studios / IDTE Toronto / Starz Animation as Senior Producer, working on both full length features and episodic television series. She recently left 9 Story Media Group after 7 years, during her time there she was their Head of Studio Operations and Supervising Producer, contributing to several of the company’s successful series including the prime time comedy Fugget About It and the evergreen favourite Max & Ruby.
Marissa is now at Pipeline Studios the Director of Production.
2:15PM - 3:15PM
Trailblazing Women in Animation presented by Pipeline Studios
Since the dawn of the animation industry, women have always played an integral role in helping to shape the creative vision and execution of various projects– and even more recently, many have become leaders in their field, paving the way for even more talented women!
Join trailblazing female leads Deborah A. Anderson (BlkWmnAnimator), Marge Dean (Head of Studio at Skybound Animation, Women in Animation), Mindy Johnson (Animation Historian & Author), Sumira Dhawan (Head of CG, Redefine) and Shaleen Sangha (Vice President of Kids and Family Content at Boat Rocker Media) on Friday November 3rd for a roundtable discussion about the challenges women have historically faced throughout the industry, the successes of women rising to positions of leadership within animation, and the work still yet to be done to help create opportunities for women entering the workforce (and become trailblazers themselves!)
We’re ecstatic to have such a wide and wonderful array of talented and awe-inspiring panelists and can’t wait to learn more!