Radio & Television

Broadcasters give advice at Television Animation Conference

OTTAWA - Technology is making it easier to create animated programming, and adding multiple new distribution platforms, but as broadcasters told creators repeatedly during the second annual Television Animation Conference, none of that matters without strong characters and compelling, universal stories. The two-day TAC was launched as part of the Ottawa International Animation Festival last year, a major new industry component for the fest, held Sept. 21-25. “Something had to happen to make (OIAF) more relevant to the industry,” says Madeleine Lévesque, director, original production at Teletoon. “Young and new animators need to be linked to the industry, to go...