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TAAFI/CASO Job Fair, Toronto, April 27, 2019

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Get that portfolio and demo reel ready, friends! The 2019 Animation / VFX Job Fair is happening Saturday, April 27 at George Brown Waterfront Campus. Once again, TAAFI has teamed up with Computer Animation Studios Ontario (CASO) to offer an even bigger one-of-a-kind recruitment fair aimed at connecting top studios with Canada’s best in animation, visual effects, and gaming.   This is a FREE… »

jobby: 2D Technical Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 for a 2D Technical Director to to develop and support in-house software and tools. This position reports to the Head of 2D.. Responsibilities: Develop, optimize and maintain… »

jobby: Animation Director/Art Director, Reptoid Games, Toronto

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Reptoid Games is an independent game studio that makes original games and experiences, from start to finish, that are fun to look at, easy to learn and deeply engaging. We are currently hiring a few passionate humans to work on a new Augmented Reality game that features multiple 2D animated sequences. The primary focus of… »

jobby: Compositor, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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CPORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for a Compositor to join our Studio. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Essential Qualifications:… »

jobby: FX Artist, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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FPORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for an FX Artist to join our Studio. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY  all… »

jobby: Animation Lead, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for a 2D Animation Lead to join our Studio. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY… »

jobby: Storyboard Revision Artists, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana  Studio,A Corus Entertainment Company Storyboard Revision Artist,Toronto, Contract Position Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a Storyboard Revision Artist in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the Director(s), the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: Making amendments to and creating original storyboard panel drawings, as well as action and dialogue notes where required… »

jobby: 2D Animation Assistant Director, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited A CORUS Entertainment Company 2D Animation Assistant Director – Contract Position Toronto, Ontario Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director in our Toronto office.  Reporting directly to the Series Director, the successful candidate will be responsible to support the series Director in any production related capacity they feel appropriate. Their… »

jobby: Producer, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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tThe Producer is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations.  Working with the Supervising Producer they are responsible for ensuring productions deliver on time and budget meeting decided creative expectations. Producer Division: NELVANA Studio Production Work Status: 12 Month Contract Position Location: Toronto About the Role: Supporting creative… »

jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Jam Filled Entertainment, Toronto

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Jam Filled is recruiting 3D Layout Artists for an awesome new show at our Toronto Studio! We are looking for applicants who are available to start ASAP. The 3D Layout Artist is responsible for translating the storyboard and staging shots in a 3D environment, establishing camera blocking, composition, and lens choice in Maya. Applicants for this position must anticipate,… »

jobby: Senior Builder, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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SPORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for a Senior Builder to join our team.  Core Responsibilities: Work to… »

jobby: Background Supervisor, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for a Background Supervisor to join our Studio. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Organize, prioritize and… »

jobby: Rigger, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for a Rigger to join our Studio. MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Rigger shall report to… »

TAAFI 2019 Poster, by Joel Mackenzie!!!!

By Mike Valiquette

Feast your eyes. (More Joel here) Submit your films! It’s free!!! The deadline to submit is January 14, 2019. TAAFI 2019 competition categories include: Best Kids Short Best Student Short Best International Short Best Canadian Short Audience Choice Grand Prix For more information on rules, regulations, and submission process:… »

jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Storyboard RevisionistSupporting the Storyboard Department, and the production as a whole, the Storyboard revisionist will complete revisions to the storyboards that are in line with the vision of… »

TORONTO ANIMATION ARTS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL 2019 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

By Mike Valiquette

TAAFI has been killing it with job fairs, masterclasses and this past fall’s Industry Conference, but finally, FINALLY, we’re getting another edition of the thing that’s in their name: an actual ANIMATION FESTIVAL!!!!! So rev up your eyeholes, cuz this February there’s going to be wall to wall cartoons! But FIRST. They need cartoons. So… »

jobby: Technical Director, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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Technical Director The technical director will be in charge of leading the development, and implementation of production pipeline for the 2D, 3D & Live Action series. From requirements, through to implementation and working with studio teams to deliver project on time while targeting the best experience and quality. Your mission will be to work as… »

jobby: Render Wrangler, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Render Wrangler At Brown Bag Films our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love AnimationTM.’ We are looking for a Render Wrangler to join our team who shares our love of Animation and will bring with them a passion for creating high quality animated… »

jobby: Flash Animators, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Animator (Flash) Supporting the Animation Department, and the production as a whole, the Animator will develop animation with a variety of concepts, designs, and graphics, creating a variety… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Animator (Harmony) At Brown Bag Films our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love AnimationTM.’ That means… »

jobby: Senior 3D Rigger, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 for a SENIOR 3D RIGGER who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports directly to the Asset Supervisor. Responsibilities: Use available studio… »

jobby: 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor – Contract Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Location and Layout team in establishing and creating the Location and… »

jobby: Head of Studio Operations, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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Portfolio Entertainment is looking for a dynamic HEAD OF STUDIO OPERATIONS to lead us into our next phase of growth. Head of Studio Operations is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the animation studio including human resources, production facilities, and production pipeline planning and workflow implementation. Head of Studio Operations reports to the VP Production and… »

jobby: Line Producer, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide. We are currently looking for a Line Producer to join our Studio. LINE PRODUCER As Line Producer, you are… »

jobby: 2D Character Animators, New Realm Studios, Toronto

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New Realm Studios Inc. is looking for experienced 2D Character Animators. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented team on one of our hand drawn animated productions. Requirements: Create animations according to specifications and within the timelines provided. Strong sense of the principles of animation. (staging, acting, posing, timing, etc) Understanding of… »

jobby: 3D Character Modelers, New Realm Studios, Toronto

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New Realm Studios Inc. is seeking 3D Character Modelers to join our production team. The ideal candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Autodesk Maya, be able to produce 3D models that are ready for motion capture, and work under the guidance of Director and VFX Supervisor for our animated docudrama series.   Requirements:… »

jobby: 3D Generalist, New Realm Studios, Toronto

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New Realm Studios Inc. is seeking a 3D Generalist to join our production team. The ideal candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Autodesk Maya, and work across a wide spectrum of 3D from modelling to rendering under the guidance of Director and VFX Supervisor for animated docudrama series.   Requirements: 3D character or… »

jobby: 3D Animators, New Realm Studios, Toronto

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New Realm Studios Inc. is seeking 3D Animators to join our production team. The ideal candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Autodesk Maya, be able to produce a mixture of hand animated and motion capture based 3D animations, and work under the guidance of Director and VFX Supervisor for our animated docudrama series…. »

jobby: Mini Job Fair at TAAFI Industry This Weekend, Toronto

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No pass required for job seekers looking to meet with studios this weekend during TAAFI Industry 2018.  That’s right! FREE ACCESS TO JOB SEEKERS! These companies are recruiting and want to meet you: -Snowball Studios -Guru Studio -Jam Filled -9 Story Media -Brown Bag Films -Big Jump Productions Onsite Demos: -SpinVR (BrioVR) -Celaction… »

press release: THE TORONTO ANIMATION ARTS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMMING FOR TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018

By Mike Valiquette

TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018 runs from November 3-4 Toronto, ON (October 24, 2018) – Today, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) released the full official program for TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018 at Corus Quay in Toronto. The event runs from November 2-4. This one-of-a-kind conference hosts over 50 animation industry professionals and over 22 sessions on… »

Events: TAAFI Industry is Right Around the Corner! Toronto, November 2 – 4

By Mike Valiquette

It’s coming up fast, and it looks like I’m going to be opening my big mouth and hoping to not get into too much trouble. The Toronto Animated Arts Festival International is hosting an industry conference in a couple of weeks, and the speaker lineup is out. Interesting mix of folks, and yes, I’m among… »

press release: Toonbox Signs Jackie Chan for New Feature, ONCE UPON A ZODIAC

By Mike Valiquette

Jackie Chan to produce and voice in ONCE UPON A ZODIAC Toonbox Entertainment and GAMA Entertainment announced that Jackie Chan has been tapped as an Executive Producer and cast to voice in their upcoming production, ONCE UPON A ZODIAC. The film is currently in production. Galen Walker, producer said: “We are proud to have Jackie… »

jobby: Animators, Smiley Guy Studios: Corner Gas Animated, Toronto

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You itchin’ to animate?  Ready to show off your acting chops?  Come and join our talented crew on Season Two of Corner Gas Animated.  We are looking for experienced animators proficient in Animate/Flash, ready to go, ready to learn and ready to kick Butt.  Brent Butt.  So, reach out, send us your reel and let’s… »

jobby: Line Producer, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton ON

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Pipeline Studios www.pipelinestudios.com LINE PRODUCER Pipeline Studios is looking for skilled and passionate Line Producer to join our growing team. As an industry leader, Pipeline creates some of the most innovative projects currently in production with a solid reputation in the global industry. Pipeline Studios has produced some of the most exciting CG, 2D and custom hybrid digital… »

jobby: Freelance After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: Freelance After Effects Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) Reports To: Series Producer Terms of Employment: 1 month Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Rebeka Herron, rebeka.herron@taqqut.com We are looking for a freelance animator to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool animation series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation… »

jobby: Layout Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 for a LAYOUT ARTIST who is responsible for laying 2D scenes reflective to the story, to join us on a brand new, studio-original preschool IP. This role reports… »

jobby: 3D Animator, Lofty Sky Entertainment, North York ON

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3D Animator Lofty Sky is seeking a 3D Animator with good animation skills to join our team. The candidate should have a good understanding of 3D Animation in Autodesk Maya and be ready for new challenges.   Lofty Sky is located in North York, Ontario.   Responsibilities 3D animation for main characters including facial and… »

jobby: 3D Model & Texture Artist, Lofty Sky Entertainment, North York ON

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3D Model & Texture Lofty Sky is seeking a CG Artist with 3D Model & Texture skills to join our animation team. The candidate should have a good understanding of 3D Modeling & Texture in Autodesk Maya and be ready for new challenges.   Lofty Sky is located in North York, Ontario.   Responsibilities 3D… »

jobby: Compositor, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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Are you a creative problem solver? A puzzle master? Some kind of matte cutting ninja who’s a pro with shadows and reflection? Then look no further and join our amazing team! Along with your skillset you will bring 2+ years of experience working with After Effects and Harmony. The ideal candidate will have fully submerged… »

jobby: Modeling Artist, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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MODELING ARTIST Snowball Studios is looking to expand its amazingly talented modelling team. Our modelling artists work closely with top creatives and production personnel to achieve the overall vision of both the highest level of clients and our creative drivers alike. DESCRIPTION Work closely with team leads and creative leads to achieve quality target. Interpret… »

jobby: Technical Director, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Snowball Studios has an exciting opportunity for an animation Technical Director on a huge hit property. The TD will work closely with the CG Supervisor to establish proper workflows between departments and their artists, along with maintaining the foundation of the pipeline itself. DESCRIPTION Determine, modify and maintain the most effective and efficient… »

jobby: CG Supervisor, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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CG SUPERVISOR Snowball Studios is looking to fill an integral role within our top tier talent pool for an upcoming big brand TV show. The CG Supervisor will work with Project and Studio Leadership to determine and manage the technical approach(s) needed to achieve the creative and quality goals of the show within the project… »

jobby: Shading Artist, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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SHADING ARTIST Snowball Studios is looking to add some colour to this world with some amazing shading and texture artists for a new hit show! DESCRIPTION Unwarp UV and create textures for animation characters (human, animal). Collaborate with the Shading Lead to determine the look of the CG objects of the project. Work closely with… »

jobby: Rigging Artist, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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RIGGING ARTIST Snowball Studios is looking for awesome riggers to join our team! The rigging department is integral to any animation studio, and we understand and nurture this. Together, we want to make the most unified and community-oriented asset dev team so that everyone works alongside one another, problem solving together. DESCRIPTION Create advanced character… »

jobby: Producer, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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PRODUCER Snowball Studios is looking to hire a leader, a motivator, a team builder and a down right cool client communicator for one of our biggest clients. A Producer at Snowball is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations. Working with the senior production staff, they are responsible… »

jobby: Render Wrangler, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 for a RENDER WRANGLER who will be responsible for helping the Supervisor track renders. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and CG Supervisor. Responsibilities:… »

jobby: Jam Filled Job Fair! Toronto! Wednesday, September 19th!

By Mike Valiquette

Jam Filled Toronto is doing the job fair thing this week. They’re opening their doors of Wednesday, September 19th at 6pm. I’m told they’ll be doing a bit of a studio overview and outlook for the future at the event, with a focus on Final Space starting up this fall, a second 2D pipeline rolling… »

jobby: Shot Finaler, Guru Studio, Toronto

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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 for a Shot Finaler who is responsible for finishing each shot in preparation for post production. This role reports directly to the CG Supervisor. Responsibilities: Fix… »

jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Layout Artist Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a 3D Layout Artist who is responsible for laying scenes with 3D Assets and environments reflective of the story. This role reports directly to the Layout Supervisor, all from our state-of-the art downtown Toronto studio! Responsibilities:… »

jobby: Senior 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Animator, Senior 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 and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and Art Director to… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a Production Coordinator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Producer of an animated series:  Animation Production Coordinator Division: NELVANA Studio Production Work Status: Contract Position Location: Toronto   About the Role: Ensure coordination of… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company 2D Digital Animator Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 2D Digital Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and Art Director to enhance… »

jobby: 2D/3D Technical Directors, Nelvana, Toronto

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Nelvana Limited – A CORUS Entertainment Company 2D/3D Technical Directors Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D/2D Technical Director in our Toronto office. Reporting directly to the Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department. Responsibilities: Provide high-level technical… »

jobby: Production Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Production Artist 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 for a PRODUCTION ARTIST who is responsible for creating and organizing digital media for a visual bible. This role reports directly to the… »

TAAFI Announces Industry Conference, November 2nd to 4th, 2018

By Mike Valiquette

The kind folks at TAAFI have just officially announced a new event coming up very soon! TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018. They’re describing it as a 3-day event offering exclusive talks from top animation artists and creators. This year’s conference is the first of its kind for Toronto, and is sure to knock those lovely socks off… »

jobby: 3D Modeler, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Position: 3D Modeler Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a 3D CHARACTER MODELER to help bring our next batch of fantastic projects to life. Responsibilities: Model appealing production friendly Characters for a television series based on 2D Designs Identify problems in 2D Designs and provide well… »

jobby: 3D Rigger, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D Rigger 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 for a 3D RIGGER who is responsible for bringing our next batch of fantastic projects to life.  This role reports directly to the Asset Supervisor…. »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Storyboard Artist 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 for a STORY BOARD ARTIST to join our team on one of our CG productions. This position will report directly to the Director… »

jobby: 3D Lighting Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

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3D LIGHTING ARTIST 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 for a Lighting Artist to work on one of our brand new shows Responsibilities: Use existing light rigs to generate a large volume of… »

jobby: Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Designer 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 for a DESIGNER for a brand new, studio-original preschool IP. Guru is looking for someone to design an array of characters and locations for a… »

jobby: Brown Bag Films Hiring Fair, Toronto, August 16th 2018

By Mike Valiquette

Brown Bag Films (formerly 9Story) is holding a Hiring Fair and Mixer on August 16th. Here’s the info: To see if Brown Bag Films is the right fit for you, come check out our Hiring Fair & Mixer on August 16th and learn about our exciting new projects. The event will be held at our Toronto studio… »

press release: NFB at TIFF 2018, Snowden and Fine’s Animal Behaviour and Patrick Bouchard’s the Subject

By Mike Valiquette

August 1, 2018 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, Astra Taylor’s latest National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca (NFB) feature documentary, What Is Democracy?, makes its North American premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It will be joined at TIFF… »

jobby: After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

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Job Opportunity: After Effects Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) Reports To: Series Producer Terms of Employment: 6 months Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for an After Effects animator to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation… »

jobby: 3D Layout Manager, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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3D Layout Manager Our Toronto team is currently looking for an experience 3D Layout Manager. Applicant will work alongside our client in establishing and creating the IS sequence of the series and mentoring the Layout department, following the style established. The IS sequence utilizes 2D multiplane backgrounds and often integrates 2D characters with our 3D… »

jobby: Senior 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Digital Animator, Senior – Toronto 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 and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Digital Animator, Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 2D Digital Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and Art Director to… »

jobby: 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

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Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor – Contract, Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Location and Layout team in establishing and creating the Location and… »

press release: 9 Story Media Group’s Next Big Move: Acquiring Breakthrough Entertainment’s Kid’s and Family Catalogue

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Media Group Acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate  Toronto, Canada – July 10, 2018 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate. Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story… »

jobby: Line Producer/Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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LINE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER – ANIMATION Portfolio Entertainment is crewing up for some fantastic projects for 2018. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Line Producer/ PM to manage animated projects, animation tests and demos. Duties include managing designated projects from pre-production through post production to final delivery, including human resources, workflow process, production progress and… »

Events: the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE, Toronto, July 28th

By Mike Valiquette

the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE – Bringing the Best Independent Canadian and International Animation to Toronto! On Saturday, July 28th, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is thrilled to present a summer night of animated dreams: two 45 minute programmes of short animated films, the results of the 2018 Anijam competition, and a new… »

jobby: Production Manager, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are looking to add a Production Manager to our team. The ideal… »

jobby: UI Artist, Gameloft, Toronto

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Are You Looking For a Fun Place to Work? Join The Game! About Gameloft Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms and with an audience of 113 million monthly users offers… »

press release: Blues Clues Creator Joins 9Story Media as Chief Creative Officer

By Mike Valiquette

9 Story Media Group Appoints ANGELA C. SANTOMERO  As Chief Creative Officer Out of the Blue to be Rebranded 9 Story USA Toronto, Canada – June 18, 2018 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela C. Santomero to the newly established role of Chief Creative Officer. As CCO, Santomero… »

jobby: Senior Technologist, Bachelor of Animation, Sheridan, Oakville ON

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Senior Technologist, Bachelor of Animation Job Description Employee Group: Support Staff Faculty/Department: Animation, Arts & Design Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) Reference Number: 18/S/53 Payband: K Hourly Range: $39.43 – $45.72 Hours/Week: 37.5 Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm Application Deadline: Open until filled Application Details: Position is being reposted to consider external candidates.   Reporting to the Manager,… »

TIFF Presents: In Conversation With Brad Bird (video and highlights)

By Mike Valiquette

I wasn’t able to make it to the Brad Bird talk held at TIFF a few weeks ago, but thankfully I have good friends who were willing to share the experience. And ALSO thankfully, TIFF thought they’d share it too! Here’s the video: Here’s a few highlights thanks to Sean Janisse, Barry Sanders and Rich… »

Events: (Toronto) Elliott Animation Presents, Animation Masterclass with Michael Makarewicz (Incredibles 1 and 2, Finding Dory)

By Mike Valiquette

Very cool event coming up thanks to the gang at Elliott Animation, July 28-29th Hello fellow animation friends! Elliott Animation will be hosting a master animation workshop with Michal Makarewicz – animator on The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Up, Inside Out, Brave, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Cars and more. The event… »

jobby: Character Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a senior Character Designer to our team. We are looking… »

jobby: Background Painter, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a Background Painter to our team. We are looking for… »

jobby: Artist Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Artist Manager 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 for an Artist Manager to support our artists as they grow within our studio. Summary: As Guru’s newly created Artist Manager role you will be… »

jobby: Art Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

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ART DIRECTOR 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 for an Art Director for a brand new, studio-original preschool IP. Guru is looking for someone to oversee the look of a bold, colourful new… »

RIP Dominic Kardasiewicz

By Mike Valiquette

We shared some troubling news recently about a member of our animation community who went missing a week and a half ago. Dominic Kardasiewicz was found a few days ago, and sadly, he has passed on. A gofundme campaign that was launched to help pay for the search efforts has now been aimed at helping… »

jobby: 2D Character EFX Artists, Deluxe Animation, Toronto

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Deluxe Animation is looking for experienced and dynamic 2d Character EFX artists. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a fun and quirky hand drawn animated television series that has the quality of a feature film. Responsibilities: Follow and understand animation workbook information given by the Client Read and understand exposure sheets Work with… »

jobby: Editor, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Editor At Brown Bag Films, our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love AnimationTM.’ We are one… »

jobby: Software Developer (Pipeline TD), 9Story Media, Toronto

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Software Developer (Pipeline TD) 9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels. 9 Story Media Group is… »

TAAFI Presents: EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALK BY PIXAR’S DOMEE SHI, DIRECTOR OF “BAO.”

By Mike Valiquette

DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE: TAAFI ANNOUNCES AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALK BY DOMEE SHI, DIRECTOR OF “BAO.” Toronto, ON (May 30, 2018) – Today, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) announced an exclusive event with Toronto-raised director, Domee Shi. The screening includes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes talk with the director of the latest short from… »

Missing: Dominic Kardasiewicz, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

One of our own went missing in Toronto on Friday night. Dominic Kardasiewicz was last seen in Toronto’s west end, around 11:30 pm on May 25th. He was walking home from Bloor and Landsdowne, and was heading east towards Dufferin. Home is Dovercourt and Queen. Dominic worked at Industrial Brothers, and before that he was… »

TIFF Wants Tiny Films: TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival

By Mike Valiquette

Do you make (tiny) films? We want to see your miniature masterpieces TIFF joins forces with Instagram to present the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a digital shorts competition that invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to share their original 60-second-or-less short films. A total of 30 finalists will be selected and highlighted on… »

jobby: Series Producer, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Series Producer In this role the Series Producer will facilitate the show’s creative vision across all stages of production, by communicating updates between departments, supervising workflow, and managing… »

jobby: Overseas Production Supervisor, Brown Bag Films, Indonesia

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Overseas Production Supervisor SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Overseas Production Supervisor will be responsible for acting as a liaison on Pre-school series, working in collaboration with Industrial Brothers and… »

jobby: Rigger (3D), Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Rigger – 3D At Brown Bag Films our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love AnimationTM.’ We… »

jobby: Harmony Animator, Brown Bag Films, Toronto

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9 Story Media Group’s Toronto studio is now Brown Bag Films! Brown Bag Films is one of the world’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. Animator (Harmony) – FALL 2018 START Do you have a contract that is ending this summer? Are you are looking for your next position? Then look no further!… »

jobby: Senior Animator, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a Senior Animator to our team. We are looking for… »

jobby: Clean Up Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a Clean Up Artist to our team. We are looking… »

Tonight: Toronto! Toon Hall!!!

By Mike Valiquette

This is tonight, and if you’re in any way invested in your career in this industry, and you’re nearby, you should come. We’re not the ones organizing it, but we support it whole-heartedly.  It’s not a pro-unionization event. A lot of people seem to think it is. It’s not anti-union either, but don’t let that… »

jobby: Breaking Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

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Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few artist owned and managed studios that is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our team thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. We are adding a Breaking Artist to our team. We are looking for… »

Industry Vets Unveil New Prodco: Headspinner Productions

By Mike Valiquette

HEADSPINNER PRODUCTIONS SPINS ONTO the SCENE WITH THREE NEW PROJECTS TORONTO, ON, April 17, 2018– Industry veterans Michelle Melanson and Ken Cuperus have joined creative forces to launch HEADSPINNER PRODUCTIONS, a full-service development and production company based in Toronto, Canada. Emmy nominated and multi award winning creators and producers, Melanson (Stella and Sam, Yup Yups)… »

jobby: Professor of Animation (Digital Tools), Sheridan College, Oakville ON

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Faculty/Department: FAAD, Department of Animation and Game Design Employee Group: Academic Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) Application Deadline: May 15th, 2018 Start Date: August 2018 Reference Number: 18/F/19 Salary Range: $61,638 – $106,853 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience) (pending budget approval) The Honours Bachelor of Animation program invites… »

Kidscreen Magazine Appoints New Editor: Mike Drach

By Mike Valiquette

Kidscreen is a publication familiar to most of us in the kids media industry. They run a big conference every year in Miami, and they’re pretty much the go-to publication for the business. And now, they have a new editor! Mike Drach is a well known face in the animation industry, and a fixture of… »

Guru EVP Mary Bredin Exits Studio

By Mike Valiquette

A surprising announcement this week from Guru Studio in Toronto: Mary Bredin, who has held the title of EVP of Content and Strategy for the past 10 plus years, will be leaving the company at the end of April. Mary is one half of the leadership at Guru, next to studio founder Frank Falcone, and… »

Upcoming Events: TOON HALL, Toronto, April 25th

By Mike Valiquette

This is coming up soon, and the timing is pretty great. The intention behind it is pure and honest, just a safe place to discuss the realities of the business, the hurdles we face, the issues we’d like to see addressed. No recordings, no streaming, just show up and share. Here’s the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/179160406209694/… »

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