With people reaching for their mobile devices or laptops to watch new content, web series are the new calling cards for filmmakers. How do we successfully build audiences for new dramatic series created exclusively for the web? How do we transition from web to TV, and why are filmmakers choosing the web as a medium to share new stories? Featuring Chloe Robichaud (Feminin / feminin), Morghan Fortier (Tinman Creative Studios) and Courtney Wolfson (Toronto Webfest).
In 2013, director Chloe Robichaud was already at her second participation in the Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival with her first feature Sarah Prefers to Run. In 2012, her short Herd Leader had competed for the Palme d’or. Chloe Robichaud is also the creator of the internationally successful web series Feminin / feminin, launched in 2014. In 2016, her second feature Boundaries, which addresses the challenges of women in politics, had its world premier at TIFF.
Working in the Canadian Animation Industry for the past 16 years, Morghan has produced television series such as JoJo’s Circus, Celebrity Deathmatch, Dirtgirlworld, and Ugly Americans, as well as a variety of commercials and broadcast design projects. In 2011, she Co-Founded Tinman Creative Studios with Brett Jubinville, Creative Director. The studio focuses on creator driven series, commercial/broadcast design projects, and is the proud parent of You-Tube series Super Science Friends. In 2015, Morghan Co-Founded Skyship Entertainment, a digital-first producer and broadcaster of original children’s and preschool content.
An independent media content producer born and raised in Toronto, with a passion for supporting web series and the independent creator community, and a background in animation production for broadcast. Working with leading industry houses, she coordinated several series for major television networks; DHX, Cuppa Coffee, and Marblemedia, and continues to work in animated film production today with AIC Studios. In 2009, she began producing webseries, embarking on the IPF-funded transmedia property Tights and Fights: Ashes, and comedy series Pretty In Geek. She has since lent her expertise to the popular webseries Out With Dad as Line Producer, and Project Managed other interactive projects for convergent series. In 2014 she joined the board of directors of the Independent Web Creators of Canada, and began co-producing the annual multi-day event T.O. Webfest, Toronto’s premiere web content festival, where she consistently puts a keen mind towards efficient budgeting and scheduling to maximize results.