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Brown Bag Films is Heading to the 2022 TAAFI Industry Conference!

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  • Posted by Miranda Madden on November 07 2022

We’re very excited to share that our Brown Bag Films team will be heading to this year's TAAFI Toronto Industry Conference to take part in some top notch networking and a host of exciting presentations and panels.

The Toronto Animation Industry Conference takes place annually, and is filled with 3-days of getting to know creators, directors, and the best folks from across the animation, gaming, and VFX industry.

From November 10th-12th, 2022, the Toronto Reference Library will be home to a selection of epic curated treats, opportunities to get to know fellow attendees, and a slew of super nice speakers. You can catch it all in person, tune in virtually, or even come back and watch the online segments for three months after.

Speakers will include some of our very own Brown Bag Films team members, who will be sharing their talent and insight in different sessions throughout the event. You can hear from Brown Bag Films’ SVP of Production Nora Keely, Creative Director Cory Bobiak, Line Producer Natali Topalovska, Head of Art & Design Natasha Sasic, and Animation Director Mel Olm!

Here are their session details:

Career Paths at Brown Bag Films: Nurturing Internal Talent

When: Sat, Nov 12th

Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm

Where: Toronto Reference Library: Novella Room

About the Session

Brown Bag Films Toronto is known for producing evergreen kids favorites like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts and Blue’s Clues and You! along with exciting new series like Sago Mini Friends and Rosie’s Rules, just to name a few. Talented staff, dynamic partnerships and a commitment to quality are key pillars for the studio which produces a mix of service shows along with its own IP. At this panel, meet Nora Keely, SVP Production – Canada, Cory Bobiak, Creative Director, Natasha Sasic, Head of Art & Design, and Natali Topalovska, Line Producer, as they talk about their own unique career paths and how Brown Bag Films focuses on nurturing internal talent.

Session Speakers

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The Animation Directors Panel

When: Sat, Nov 12th

Time: 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Where: Toronto Reference Library, Epic Hall

About the Session

Animation directors define the style of motion for a show or movie, guiding large teams of animators to focus an eclectic array of talents on creating a cohesive end product. Sounds easy enough, right?

We gather a roundtable of animation directors working on a variety of different projects at studios across Ontario to discuss their experience, swap stories and compare notes on the day-to-day duties of directing animation!

Session Speakers

Mel Olm, Animation Director, Brown Bag Films

Caitlin Menard, Animation Director, Jam Filled Entertainment

Patrick Paradis, Animation Director, Atomic Cartoons

Ray Ocampo, Animation Director, Jam Filled Entertainment

Session Moderator

Spencer Moreland, Director of Programming, TAAFI

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Along with these amazing sessions, you can catch Phil Moorhead, 9 Story Development Manager, at the TAAFI ‘Meet & Greet’ on Saturday, November 12 at 9:30am!

This is going to be one incredible animation industry event. The TAAFI Industry Conference is taking place November 10th-12th, 2022, online and in person at the Toronto Reference Library. For tickets and further information about TAAFI, please click here.

Miranda Madden

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