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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


Natali Topalovska

Production Workflow Manager, Brown Bag Films

Natali Topalovska is the Production Workflow Manager for Brown Bag Films, with 12+ years of industry experience in the world of animation. Natali started her career as a Production Intern at Brown Bag Films (formerly 9 Story Entertainment) and steadily moved up the ranks before doing stints at Pipeline Studios, Yowza! Animation Corp, and House of Cool Inc., with roles in both scene planning and production management. Brown Bag was thrilled when she rejoined the studio as a Line Producer in 2021. She has been involved in many amazing series, including titles like Let’s Go Luna (PBS), Welcome to the Wayne (Nickelodeon), Pretzel and the Puppies (Apple TV), What If...? (Marvel), and Rosie’s Rules (PBS). She is currently based in Toronto, where she is producing a Pilot alongside her current role and teaching Part-Time as a Professor at Sheridan College.

4:45PM - 5:45PM


Mind the Gap: Navigating the Industry After Graduation presented by Sheridan College and Pipeline Studios

Recent animation grads, it's been a long trip just to get here, and you've finally arrived at your destination - the animation industry. But even after 3 to 4 years of studying and honing your craft, making the transition from classroom to studio can feel daunting. You're not alone! Many have taken the same steps and felt the same mixture of excitement and apprehension you're feeling now.

Theresa Scandiffio is joined by Kevin Micallef, Lindsey Weeks, and Natali Topalovska, who will be sharing their own early career experiences and touch upon the unique challenges facing grads today.

With Kevin Micallef Creative Director of Development, Nelvana Lindsey Weeks Human Resources & Studio Coordinator, Pipeline Studios Natali Topalovska Production Workflow Manager, Brown Bag Films

Moderator: Theresa Scandiffio Associate Dean, Animation and Game Design, Sheridan College


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