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TAAFI X CASO Job Fair – May 5, 2018

The TAAFI X CASO Animation Job Fair is a one-of-a-kind recruitment fair connecting top studios with Canada’s best animation, visual effects, gaming students and professionals.

This is a FREE to attend animation recruitment event, targeted at connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming job seekers from across Ontario and the GTA, in a turn-key, highly promoted event designed to make jobs happen!

  • Exhibitors’ Concourse – studio and recruiting booths awaiting job-seekers, allowing direct access to leading studios in animation, visual effects and gaming,
  • Portfolio Zone – where industry pros give constructive feedback on your work and share how to stand out from the crowd
  • The Presentation Zone – features inspirational and informative talks for attendees and recruiters

See you there, job-seekers!

Join the conversation #TAAFIxCASO



Economic Profile of Ontario’s Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry 2014 Report

CASO is please to present to stakeholders and related industry professionals an Economic Profile of Ontario’s Animation and Visual Effect Industry in 2014.

With generous support from OMDC and sponsoring stakeholders, CASO engaged research firm, Nordicity, to take on this endeavour to accurately understand the economic impact our industry provides to Ontario.

Thank you to all studios that actively participated in the survey – Your confidential data was critical in providing accurate information needed for this report.

To download the report, please go to our resource tab (

If you have any questions or comments, please write to


Calling all Ontario Computer Animation and Visual Effects Studios!

Announcing the Launch of an Economic Profile of Ontario’s Computer Animation and VFX Industry in Ontario

Dear CASO Members and others-

We’re delighted to let you know that CASO has successfully engaged Nordicity – with funding from the OMDC – to undertake the next Economic Profile of the Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry in Ontario. The last study took place in 2012 and reported on our industry’s activity between 2008 and 2010.

Providing government agencies with up-to-date information on our activities is vitally important to making sure that the policies and programs which support our industry are maintained. In fact, the results of the 2012 study[] were credited with helping to mitigate the reduction of our tax credit.

How can I support the research?

Nordicity has developed a short survey [ for information on your past year of activities, projects, revenues and expenditures. This survey questionnaire[] is best completed by someone in your company with knowledge of corporate financial and human resource information and should only take 20 minutes to complete.

To support these efforts please click here to be taken to the survey before February 1.[]


CASO and Nordicity guarantee the protection and confidentiality of the data provided by your organization. Your responses to this survey will be combined with that of all our other respondents for aggregate analysis only; under no circumstances will individual company data be communicated or disseminated.

What’s in it for me?

Your participation in this study is enormously important. Your responses will ensure that we can develop an accurate picture of the Computer Animation and Visual Effects Study in Ontario. Such a picture is essential to our collective efforts; it will assist CASO’s work in representing industry interests to key government decision makers and influencers. It will also help companies to understand and take action on important opportunities.

If you have any questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Nordicity’s Julie Whelan at

About Nordicity

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm that provides economic, strategic and policy analysis, and development services to both public and private clients in the cultural, media, entertainment and ICT industries. The firm has an established record of research and analysis in the media and entertainment industries, including digital media and publishing.


20 Day Time Emmy’s Nominations for Sinking Ship

Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment, whose series Annedroids (Amazon Instant Video, KiKA), Odd Squad (PBS, co-produced with The Fred Rogers Company) and Dino Dan (Nickelodeon), have scored a combined 20 Daytime Emmy Nominations. The awards ceremony takes place in L.A. on May 1. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on April 29.

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Saturday June 20​th​,

White Oaks Idea Loft 253 Taylor Road SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada L0S 1J0



● Cam Haynes​, Consultant, Cam Haynes Enterprises

● Paul Gratton​, Film and Television Consultant

● Don Carmody​, Owner, Don Carmody Productions

● Rita Ferrari,​​Director, Brand and Marketing, shomi


​Steve Gow​, Founder / Head Writer,


Click here for the full schedule and information


Date Change: Annual General Meeting May 28th, 2015

Notice of Annual General Meeting of CASO to be followed by “Town Hall” meeting of members and stakeholders to discuss impact of recent Ontario Budget amendments affecting the visual effects and animation industry.

On behalf of CASO, I would encourage all members to attend the Annual General Meeting and meet your past and future Board.

After the AGM there will be a “town hall” meeting, moderated by Neishaw Ali, to discuss CASO’s concerns and position on the recent amendments to the Tax Credits in the  recent Ontario Budget.

Date: May 28th, 2015

Friday May 15th, Come Join Us!

The Event is designed to create opportunities for the Film and Television community graduating students, freelance and creative artists  to meet studio representatives from across Ontario.

There is NO COST to attend this event filled with screenings and guest speakers from our VFX & Animation Industry.

Grab your FREE tickets here!

This is an opportunity for graduates, senior level students in the field, freelancers and artist to meet studios one-on-one, and studios to meet the community of artistic and technical talents that can help augment their team.


House of Cool Studios, Guru Studio, SpinVFX, Arc Productions, Intelligent Creatures,Mr X Inc, Master Key VFX, Corus Entertainment, Mark Media/Stargate Studios, 3Vis, Rocket Science VFX, Pipeline Studios, Keyframe Digital, Snowball Studios, Eggplant Pictures,
Side Effects Software, AIC Movie, Kelen Content, StereoD, Ryerson University, SwitchVFX, ACM SIGGRAPH, SohoVFX, Centennial College,  Georgebrown College, SIRT, Max the Mutt, and Toon Box!

Sign up and upload your students reels here for a chance to win an internship, winners will be announced Friday MAy 15th!

Internship opportunities provided by:
Keyframe Digital, SpinVFX and Rocket Science!

*Corus will be conducting a studio tour at 2:00pm to the first 10 students to register at their booth!

For further information please contact Shirlyn Antonio or 416-207-9142