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Athena Georgaklis steps into Director of Content role at Teletoon

By Mike Valiquette
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It was announced today by Corus Entertainment that the position left open by Alan Gregg back in May, when he left the broadcaster to head up Mercury Filmworks’ new European studio in Ireland, will be filled by Teletoon mainstay, Athena Georgaklis. Athena has been with Teletoon for 17 years, based out of the Montreal office…. »

jobby: Guru Studio at Algonquin College, Wednesday, September 17th

By Mike Valiquette
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From the fine folks at Guru Studio: Attention Algonquin Animation Grads and Students: Guru Studio is stopping by the campus for an exclusive recruiting event! Come by, say hi, and bring a friend. We are looking for top notch design and animation talent to join… »

jobby: Art Director, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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About Us: Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production,… »


jobby: Production Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.   Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking… »

jobby: Bardel Entertainment recruiting animators for their BC Studios at OIAF 2014, plus visits to Montreal and Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Bardel Entertainment is heading to the Ottawa International Animation Festival to recruit for our two Vancouver studios and our Kelowna, BC studio. We are looking to fill many positions! Come… »

press release: 9 Story Entertainment announces new broadcast deals for the animated comedy NERDS AND MONSTERS

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto, Canada – September 15, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has signed multiple deals for Slap Happy Cartoons’ hilarious animated comedy, Nerds and Monsters… »

jobby: Compositors, PIP Animation Services, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Compositors with industry experience in After Effects required for a short term contract at PIP Animation Services Inc. in Ottawa Ontario. The contract would start immediately and go until the… »

jobby: 3D Animator, Nelvana, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with… »

jobby: Legend3D open house, Toronto, September 18th

By Mike Valiquette
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Legend 3D VFX studio is opening in Toronto and they’re looking to hire a whack of people. So they’ve decided to throw a big getting-to-know you event at TIFF Bell… »

press release: NFB swag at Roots

By Mike Valiquette
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ROOTS CELEBRATES THE NFB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION Wear your love of great Canadian cinema with tees, longsleeves and hoodies featuring images from classic animation and the NFB’s… »

from the internets: Variety puff piece on how awesome Canadian cartoons are.

By Mike Valiquette
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To be fair, they spoke to people who make excellent shows. But this feels very much like an attempt to quiet outsource fearmongering…. »

OIAF 2014: Nickelodeon Pitch Sessions

By Mike Valiquette
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Nickelodeon is bringing it’s traveling pitch-fest to the Ottawa International Animation Festival next week. They’re really doing a huge push to reach out beyond their usual networks. They’ve received some… »

press release: 17 NFB Films Featured at OIAF 2014

By Mike Valiquette
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SEVENTEEN NFB FILMS FEATURED AT OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, INCLUDING TWO WORLD PREMIERES This year’s selection includes documentaries on Norman McLaren and Canadian cartoonist Seth August 18, 2014 • Toronto,… »

more Bite on Mondo: deadline for next round of pitches is October 15th

By Mike Valiquette
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Bite on Mondo has opened the door for another round of pitches! Here’s the link:… »

press release: 9 Story Entertainment appoints Natalie Dumoulin to new role of VP, Creative Affairs

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto, Canada – September 9, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning media executive Natalie Dumoulin to the newly created position of Vice President,… »

jobby: Atomic Cartoons Recruitment Tour (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal)

By Mike Valiquette
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Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons is heading to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa next week for recruiting tour. They’re scheduling meetings now, so if you want a job there, you better email them… »

jobby: Designer/Animator, Zink, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Zink, a multidisciplinary agency and production house that specializes in design, brand identity, animation, commercial production, motion graphics and digital content creation, is seeking an experienced Designer/Animator to join our… »

jobby: Animator, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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COMPANY DESCRIPTION International industry expertise has led to content development for audiences all around the world. Actively pursuing high value Intellectual Property (IP), Awesometown utilizes extensive knowledge and experience, coupled… »

jobby: Layout Artist, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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COMPANY DESCRIPTION International industry expertise has led to content development for audiences all around the world. Actively pursuing high value Intellectual Property (IP), Awesometown utilizes extensive knowledge and experience, coupled… »

press release: OIAF 2014 in Two Weeks!

By Mike Valiquette
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A WORLD OF ANIMATION IN THE CAPITAL OIAF JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! OTTAWA, Ontario (September 3, 2014) – From September 17-21, Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) audiences will feast their… »

jobby: Senior 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Animator, Senior in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation… »

jobby: 2D Digital Designers, Nelvana, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Designer in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Design Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation… »

from the internets: Oscar-Winning Animator Torril Kove at TIFF

By Mike Valiquette
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CP24 ran a nice little interview with Award-winning animator, and Concordia alum, Torril Kove. Torril is a wonderful filmmaker and her latest, Me and my Moulton, will be screening at… »

from the internets: A Day In The Life Of An Animator (Tomas Patlan), courtesy of No Such Thing as Grown Ups

By Mike Valiquette
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East coast podcasters, No Such Thing As Grown Ups give us an in-depth look at Tomas Patlan’s daily routine. It’s edge-of-your-seat stuff. SPOILER: He has breakfast for dinner!… »

jobby: 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor, Nelvana-Corus Kids, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Nelvana –Corus Kids has an exciting opportunity for 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading… »

showcase: Black Sugar, by Jiani Cao

By Mike Valiquette
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Finally! I caught a look at this film at the Sheridan Gradshow last spring, and was hooked. The design is amazing, from the individual characters to the overall art direction…. »

More Networks, Less Animation.

By Mike Valiquette
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A few weeks ago, Playback reported that a new movie channel, Starlight, that shows nothing but Canadian movies, would be getting a Category B broadcast license. Awesome! The all-Canadian movie… »

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