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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


Tysen Potter

Lead Producer & Development, Little Blackstone Studios & Big Studios

Tysen is an Emmy nominated and Oscar shortlisted producer, and is currently the lead producer and head of development at Little Blackstone Studios and Big Studios. Prior to joining the world of animation he began his production career over a decade ago in advertising. He has since produced films and series for Netflix, HBO, Peacock, Disney, ESPN, FIFA and many more. In the past year, a few of Tysen’s notable projects include producing the Women’s World Cup for FIFA, segments of NFL Sunday Funday with ESPN and Pixar, and a new documentary series with Netflix.

3:00PM - 4:00PM


Creative Adaptability: Unique Solutions for Every Project

Not every project fits in the same box. These producers know that better than most, as their studios take on an eclectic array of work that requires them to be flexible and adaptable in how they get it done.

Josh Bowen (Look Mom! Productions) is joined by Tysen Potter (Little Blackstone Studios) and Dale Hayward (See Creature Productions) for a discussion about the challenges and benefits of approaching each project as a unique opportunity to do things differently.

With Dale Hayward Director/Co-Owner, See Creature Josh Bowen Managing Director, Look Mom! Productions Tysen Potter Lead Producer & Development, Little Blackstone Studios & Big Studios

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