SPARK ANIMATION '13 - JOB FAIR
Networking. Connection. Collaboration to Grow Our Industry.
September 13 - 14, 2013
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Citytv Atrium Lounge @ Vancouver International Film Centre
The SPARK Animation '13 Job Fair is free to attend and gives CG pros and students a top-rate opportunity to connect with Vancouver's 5-star film and television studios staffing up for projects. Wee but mighty, this job fair is your opportunity to get past the front door and meet the decision makers on internationally acclaimed productions seen by millions of people around the world.
We give you one-on-one time with studios. You're not just handing off a resume and a reel. This is about relationships, building strong ones for today and down the road.
Every year, hundreds attend the SPARK Job Fair. So, in order to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to meet with studios and recruiters, please follow the guidelines below when registering:
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Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver's busy Animation District. Atomic creates and produces animation for television series, commercials, music videos and features. Atomic Cartoons' partners Mauro Casalese, Rob Davies, Trevor Bentley and Rob Simmons head-up a landmark studio that includes some of Canada's most creative animators, directors, producers and writers. Adept at multiple genres and animation styles, Atomic Cartoons is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America.
Co-founded in Vancouver BC by Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania, Bardel Entertainment Inc. ranks among Canada's leading animation and digital media companies. Since its formation in 1988, the studio has delivered award-winning animated content for global broadcast while also providing creative animation services to major North American entertainment companies. Bardel is currently co-producing the pre-school series "Lah Lah's Adventures" with Stella Productions in Australia and a prime time animated series, "Mother Up!," with Breakthrough Films and Mass Animation. The studio's current service contracts include "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Monsters Vs Aliens" for Nickelodeon, and "Teen Titans" for Warner Bros.
Bron Animation, Inc. ("Bron") is a British Columbia, Canada based studio founded in 2011 to create, develop, produce, and uniquely exploit CG animated motion pictures, series television, and holiday specials. We value and maintain our creative freedom by adopting an "indie" approach to production, allowing us to grow and succeed outside the big studio system. A major focus is achieving amazing and innovative results while keeping production on track. By bringing together a "dream team" packed with some of the sharpest and most creative professionals in the animation industry, who are both multidisciplinary and passionate, Bron can ensure that it delivers the best and smartest solutions in productions that feature top creative, technical, production and finance executives — some of these top key executives have over 20 years of experience individually. As non-service providers, we own or co-own all our projects ensuring that our team has creative independence and control from start to finish.
Currently, Bron is in production on its third Mighty Mighty Monsters' special "Pranks for the Memories", with its first and second specials: "Halloween Havoc" and "New Fears Eve" starting to air this Fall. Bron is in development, and soon to start prep on its first feature called "Henchmen".
MIKROS IMAGE CANADA (Saturday only)
The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is a CG/Stop-Mo Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Director, "Kung Fu Panda") with Production Design by Lou Romano (Production Designer, "The Incredibles") and Character Design by Peter de Seve (Character Designer, "Ice Age"). It is being produced by Onyx Films and animated at Mikros Image Canada in Montreal.
Mikros Image is a world leader in computer animation post-production and visual effects. With studios in France, Belgium and Canada. Mikros provides animation and vfx services to over 300 productions a year. In 2010, "Logorama," produced and animated, at Mikros won the Academy Award® for Best Short Animated Film. Mikros Image Canada is proud to be bringing the classic tale of "The Little Prince" to life.
NERD CORPS ENTERTAINMENT
Nerd Corps Enertainment is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as "Slugterra", "League of Super Evil", "Storm Hawks" and "Rated A for Awesome". But we're more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile — wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We're a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!
NITROGEN STUDIOS CANADA, Inc.
Founded in October 2003 by veteran Producer and Director team Nicole Stinn and Greg Tiernan, Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., has worked on a fantastic array of animated projects and partnered with an equally fantastic roster of clients.
The studio is housed in a beautiful two-story, 23,000 sq ft facility with a full feature film and TV series production pipeline in place. Averaging a staff of 100 artists and TDs on any given project Nitrogen boasts one of the most talented group of animation professionals gathered under one roof anywhere in the world.
The facility has a spacious staff lounge with TV and gaming systems, a performance stage, a pool table, foosball and darts. We have an on-site gym, shower facilities, bike room and roof deck. Visiting clients enjoy the comfort and convenience of multiple private meeting rooms, 16 seat boardroom, edit suite/screening room and secure wireless internet access.
Nicole and Greg believe that providing their artists with a relaxed and comfortable environment in which to work not only makes for a happier workplace, but also enhances the amazing creativity which each and every one of the crew brings to every project.
Nitrogen Studios is currently in production on the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg 'R' rated theatrical animated feature film Sausage Party, and is hiring for all departments.
Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of some of the world's most beloved computer animated films. Located in Gastown in downtown Vancouver, Pixar Canada produces animated shorts featuring beloved characters from Pixar's prior feature films such as "Toy Story" and "Cars".
The Vancouver studio of 80 employees, includes the Layout, Sets & Characters, Animation, FX, Lighting, and Rendering departments, supported by in-house Production Engineering, Systems, HR, Facilities, and Finance departments. Completed projects include "Air Mater", "Small Fry", "Time Travel Mater", "Partysaurus Rex", and "Tales from Radiator Springs".
Working at Pixar Canada means doing what you love and being part of a team! We seek the brightest and best from all over the world. Our culture breeds creativity, synergy and fun! Come discover what great opportunities are available here for you.
RAINMAKER ENTERTAINMENT (Friday only)
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. is a multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. On February 15, 2013, Rainmaker's first feature film, "Escape From Planet Earth" (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3200 screens across North America. Currently the studio is working on its second feature, "Ratchet and Clank". Based on the popular Sony PlayStation game, this film is slated for release in 2015. Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company produced the first ever CGI animation series, "ReBoot", and over the course of its 15+ years of innovative history, Rainmaker has continued to break new ground in animation, telling engaging stories and creating compelling characters for all media. In addition to projects Rainmaker has produced with partners and clients including Mattel, The Weinstein Company, Hasbro, Lionsgate and Sony, Rainmaker also develops proprietary projects for both film and television.
TITMOUSE ANIMATION STUDIO
Titmouse began in New York City as a T-shirt company in the year 2000 when Chris Prynoski decided he wanted to make a T-shirt company, but when customers began ordering more cartoons from Titmouse than clothing, it became evident that Titmouse was not going to be a T-shirt company for very long.
11 years later, there are now multiple Titmouse studios in Hollywood, NYC, and Vancouver. Some say it was a combination of hard work, talent, and hustle; others attribute the success of Titmouse to a chance encounter with a homeless wizard on Venice Beach to whom Chris P. gave a sandwich.
Recent works include "Metalocalypse," "China, IL," "Superjail!" and "Venture Brothers" for Adult Swim, "Motorcity" and "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" for Disney XD and "Turbo F.A.S.T." for DreamWorks.
If you are awesome, and love to draw, we would very much like to meet you.
YETI FARM CREATIVE
Yeti Farm Creative is a close-knit group of artists, developers, modelers and animators working in a roof-top studio overlooking the lake and mountains in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. We blend top talent with the use of multiple mediums like CG, Flash and After Effects to create world-class creative motion projects for all platforms and use (Interactive, Web, Mobile, Advertising, Explainer Video, Television, Viral Campaings). Atomic Cartoons, DHX Media, Switch Video, Starbucks, PayPal, Groupon, Teck Mining, BC Hydro, Hearst Media, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Sony, Teletoon, TribalDDB Worldwide and the 2010 Olympics are among the happy customers we continue to serve. Having teamed up with Atomic Cartoons for a few years of extremely awesome cartoon making, we are on the hunt for great artists and animators who want to live the Okanagan lifestyle at our studio in Kelowna.
Zoic Studios is an Award-winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, "Gangster Squad", "Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2", "Once Upon A Time", "Fringe" and "Falling Skies".
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