SPARK ANIMATION 2014 - JOB FAIR
October 24 - 27, 2014

Vancouver International Film Centre
Citytv Atrium Lounge
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada


Gigabyte Sponsor


Creative BC



Kilobyte Sponsor


Bardel Entertainment



Byte Sponsors


Egan LLP


Bron Studios


Scalar - Dell


Nerd Corps Entertainment


Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH


Vancouver Economic Commission


MPC


S3D Centre



Partners


Vancouver International Film Festival


Canadian 3D and Advanced Imaging Society


Visual Effects Society


ACM SIGGRAPH


Women in Animation


 

SPARK ANIMATION 2014 - JOB FAIR
Job Fair Registrations Are Now Open!
October 24 - 27, 2014

PLEASE READ GUIDELINES BEFORE REGISTRATION

PLEASE NOTE: MPC and Rainmaker will be available on Friday only.

The SPARK CG Job Fair is free to attend and gives animation and VFX 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 CG 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:

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
  1. Registering here guarantees you entry. You can register in person. But, that is first-come-first served.
  2. Only register yourself to attend.
  3. Only register for one (1) 90-minute session per day. If you register for more, we will delete additional registrations and that is not cool.
  4. Tell other people about the job fair. Tweet using our hashtag #SPARKCG2014 and be sure to fan us on Facebook to keep up with the hot line-up of studios, presentations, films and more.
  5. Bring your resume and reel to the job fair. Make the most of the chance to meet these folks. They want to meet you!
Now go, register. We'll take care of the rest. Need to make a change? E-mail us at jobfair@sparkcg.ca



PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Stay tuned! More to come.





ATOMIC CARTOONS

Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver's busy Animation District and beautiful downtown Kelowna. Atomic creates, produces and finances animation for television series, commercials and music videos. 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.

Since its inception over 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has become well known for its dazzling creative talents and battle-proven production pipeline for clients such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney and Marvel Animation to name a few. Also notable is Atomic's unparalleled success with its homegrown shows, including Pirate Express and hit Atomic Betty, seen in over 180 territories and garnering Atomic worldwide kudos among them the Annie, Leo, Gemini and Bafta awards. Currently we have 8 different productions underway and many more in development.

We are gearing up for a new and exciting CG show. Also, always looking for 2d animators.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver and Kelowna

Visa Restrictions: Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. BC Residents preferred.

www.atomiccartoons.com



BARDEL ENTERTAINMENT

For over 20 years, Bardel Entertainment has been an industry leader in media and entertainment. Co-founded in Vancouver, B.C. by Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania, as a ink-and-paint service to independent producers and boutique studios like Marv Newland's International Rocketship and Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, Bardel Entertainment has grown into one of Canada's leading animation and digital media companies. Bardel now works on television and film productions for major US studios such as Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks and Warner Bros. and develops world-class interactive online content. Through the company's distribution arm, Bardel's proprietary programs can be seen in over 140 different countries on major television networks including Disney, Cartoon Network, BBC, CBC, Teletoon and YTV.

"There are two main differences from the old Bardel to what the company is today," advises Barry Ward, President of Bardel, "the first is the embracing of technology by the studios artists. Whereas we had desks and discs in the past, we now have computers, many with the same old faces now in front of a terminal screen. This transition has allowed Bardel to keep animating and for the time being be competitive with other animation service providers around the world." In fact, in this area, Bardel is setting the lead, creating some of the first convergent content available both on TV and online. For example, the company created the world's first television Flash animated series, Mucha Lucha (Warner Bros.) as well as, The Buzz on Maggie (Disney). Most recently, they are providing animation services on the primetime TV series Bob's Burgers for Fox and Neighbors From Hell for DreamWorks.

Since its inception, the studio has continuously delivered award-winning animated content for global broadcast while also providing creative animation services to major North American entertainment companies. For example, Bardel has worked on feature animation for many major studios, including The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Anastasia and Space Jam. However, it is their latest feature animated work, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet of which they are most proud. Envisioned to be traditional hand-drawn animation, Bardel created its own proprietary pipeline, which combined 3D animation and 2D finaling to emulate the look of hand-drawn animation. The result has been hailed as a landmark achievement in animation. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

From its humble beginnings, Bardel has proven to be a great example of a highly successful B.C.-based, family-owned business. With their talented and dedicated team committed to innovation and invention, Bardel Entertainment will continue to grow as an industry leader in the field of animation for many more years to come.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Kelowna

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.bardel.ca



BRON STUDIOS

After years of producing hugely successful independent films, Bron Studios, Inc. ("Bron") has put together an incredible crew to create, develop, produce, and uniquely exploit CG animated motion pictures, series television, and holiday specials. The senior creative, technical and finance group have led teams and driven the creative on some of the most important feature animation projects in history. Having developed a unique 'independent film' approach to production, Bron strives to create stylized, funny, original and dynamic projects at a remarkable price. Bron's own internal technical development and efficiencies in production methodology make this possible. 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 first animated feature film Henchmen. The creative is being led by co writer/director Adam Wood and supported by the talented writer Dennis McNicholas as well as our incredible creative collaborators at Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy). The film will have major theatrical distribution and marketing partners globally, supported by ancillary lines which will include but not be limited to merchandising, licensing, music, publishing, apparel, online and mobile apps and games.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: Canadian and BC residents encouraged to apply. International applicants welcome to apply for intermediate to senior positions.

www.bronstudios.com



FRAMESTORE

Framestore creates extraordinary images for film and advertising, from the Oscar-winning visuals in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity to Marvel's Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, the chances are you will know its work.

Framestore writes, produces, directs, animates and colour grades for its advertising clients. It can also craft interactive installations and digital experiences and is a pioneer of virtual reality, with its dedicated VR studio developing experiences that put you inside the likes of Game of Thrones and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

Founded in London in 1986, Framestore now employs more than 900 people across London, New York, LA and Montreal. It has won numerous international accolades including the Oscar for best visual effects.

We will be at SPARK ANIMATION 2014 representing our film locations in London and Montreal and would love to speak to anyone interested in working for us whether you are Canadian, British or any other nationality!

Hiring Facilities: Montréal and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.framestore.com



GENER8 MEDIA CORP.

Gener8 is a technology company providing solutions to entertainment industry giants like Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox. Using our unique G83D™ system, we are the only studio in the world capable of delivering stereo conversion for an entire feature-length film that can meet or beat natively shot 3D.

Recently recognized for outstanding international achievement in 3D by the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society, we are proud to be a leader in our field. Supported by the best and brightest artistic and technical talent, we are able to provide a collaborative environment for employees to grow their skills while working on blockbuster feature films.

Today, we are driving the digital revolution in the entertainment industry. Our work includes top tier feature films like Maleficent, Godzilla, 300:Rise of An Empire, The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions.

www.gener8.com



MOVING PICTURE COMPANY (Friday only)

We are a creative studio.

We craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen.

We have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.

Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of our most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as Godzilla, World War Z, Harry Potter franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Life of Pi, and famous advertising campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Coca-Cola, Sony, Three Mobile and Channel 4.

Our broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-viz, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.

MPC is the sum of the parts: creative partners and a range of creative solutions harnessed through a dedication to collaboration. It all comes together in our enthusiastic and talented people, working every day to be a part of creating some of the best and most inspirational work in the industry.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal, Vancouver and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.moving-picture.com



NERD CORPS ENTERTAINMENT

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, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we're more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives 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, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver's trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.

Leo, Gemini, Emmy... been there, won that.

Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.

Check out our open positions and apply at www.nerdcorps.com.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions.

www.nerdcorps.com



RAINMAKER ENTERTAINMENT (Friday only)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment is a multifaceted 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 3,200 screens across North America. Currently the studio is working on its second feature, Ratchet and Clank, based on the popular Sony PlayStation game, and slated for release in 2015. Rainmaker's film unit also continues to provide CG animation production services to partners, and is currently in production on its 27th Barbie DVD movie for Mattel. Since announcing its return to television development and production in 2013 under the Mainframe Entertainment moniker, two animated series are currently in the pipeline. In Fall 2013, the company announced its plans to develop a new version of its iconic CG-animated ReBoot series, and in April 2014, began production for HiT Entertainment of 104 10-minute episodes of the new CG-animated Bob the Builder series.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.rainmaker.com



SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS

Sony Pictures Imageworks is an Academy Award®-winning visual effects and animation company known for live-action visual effects, dynamic creature and character animation and all-CG animation. The company, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., recently completed work on Columbia Pictures' upcoming feature Fury, Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Warner Bros. feature Edge of Tomorrow and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Columbia Pictures. Sony Pictures Imageworks is currently in production on Clint Eastwood's feature film American Sniper, Columbia Pictures' The Interview and Pixels, the Angry Birds movie for Rovio and Disney's Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. The company is also working on the animated features Hotel Transylvania 2 and the Untitled Smurfs Movie (working title) for Sony Pictures Animation. Other notable work includes, Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful, The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Hotel Transylvania.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.imageworks.com



SCHEDULE

DAY 1FRIDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2014
9:00 amJOB FAIR
Day 1 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
11:00 amJOB FAIR
Day 1 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
1:00 pmJOB FAIR
Day 1 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
3:00 pmJOB FAIR
Day 1 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
DAY 2SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25, 2014
9:00 amJOB FAIR
Day 2 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
11:00 amJOB FAIR
Day 2 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
1:00 pmJOB FAIR
Day 2 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
3:00 pmJOB FAIR
Day 2 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Friday

Friday - October 24, 9:00 AM
JOB FAIR
Day 1 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am


Friday - October 24, 11:00 AM
JOB FAIR
Day 1 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Friday - October 24, 1:00 PM
JOB FAIR
Day 1 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


Friday - October 24, 3:00 PM
JOB FAIR
Day 1 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Saturday

Saturday - October 25, 9:00 AM
JOB FAIR
Day 2 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am


Saturday - October 25, 11:00 AM
JOB FAIR
Day 2 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Saturday - October 25, 1:00 PM
JOB FAIR
Day 2 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


Saturday - October 25, 3:00 PM
JOB FAIR
Day 2 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


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