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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


Mary Bredin

Creative Development Producer, TeamTO

Mary is a creative, quirky, master of story spells. She is Emmy nominated for Best “Pre-school Show” for “Justin Time”, developed and executive produced Netflix’s “True and the Rainbow Kingdom”, co-creator of Disney Jr’s “Pikiwik Pack”, developed girl led action series “Jade Amor” (22 min starting season 2 now, on France TV, SRC in Canada) and Youtube Original “Behind the Beats”. She is the co-creator of “Orion + Journal 24” - in development with TeamTO, France. She was part of the “Paw Patrol” team at the beginning. One of the EPs on the Oscar nominated feature “The Breadwinner” – an honour. She mentors diverse and upcoming voices through programs at WIFT and WIA. WGC member. She is studying improv at Second City. She received the WIFT-T award for innovation in Business in 2017. She is most proud of her son who is in his second year at McMaster.

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Epic Hall

Fireside Chat with Marge Dean

Grab a hot cup of cocoa, some cozy blankets, and curl up for a relaxing "Fireside Chat with Marge Dean" with moderator and fellow trailblazer Mary Bredin! Help us close out this year's conference with an in-depth and deeply personal look at the history behind and current state of the industry.

With Marge Dean Head of Studio, Skybound President, Women in Animation

Moderator: Mary Bredin Creative Development Producer, TeamTO


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