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In Conversation With Jessica Borutski

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Presenting Sponsor: Telefilm Canada


Sit in on a conversation between Lynda Craigmyle and Jessica Borutski.

Working in the industry since 2003, Jessica Borutski had her start in animation at Spumco working on The New Ren and Stimpy. From there she ventured to the East Coast and worked with Collideascope and Copernicus on various projects from music videos to television series. Soon after she created her own short film entitled I Like Pandas. This earned Jessica the Frederator Flash Film of the Year Award. Fuel Industries, an adver-gaming agency hired Borutski in 2005. She art directed many projects there and worked with clients such as Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald's creating beautiful immersive online gaming. The popularity of her short film earned her notice from Warner Brothers. She was approached by them to re-design the Looney Tunes, and from there went on to direct the Merrie Melodies part of the show. She also re-imagined Bugs and the gang again for the Wabbit series, which evolved into The New Looney Tunes Show. Jessica went on to work on many of the Warner Brothers legacy properties. One DC Nation Short featuring Shazam entitled Wisdom that she produced was nominated for an Emmy. She also produced the series Bunnicula for Cartoon Network International. Today Nickelodeon is her home and she is Supervising Director on Loud House.

Lynda Craigmyle is a producer at IoM Media Ventures Inc., formally DHX Media. She has 20+ years experience as a Supervising Producer, Animation Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager, for series and feature length animation.