Producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment announced the launch of Portfolio Animation, a new Toronto-based animation studio. Situated in the city’s King West district, the new ultra-modern studio encompasses 9,000 square feet. Portfolio’s corporate office has also relocated to this facility.
Senior vice president of production Julie Stall is at the helm of the new studio, along with head of studio operations Sonya Carey, while Dave Beatty is the senior producer and showrunner for the studio’s first series Freaktown. The company has three projects in the pipeline.
The studio’s concept development, design, storyboarding, animatic editing and full animation services are complemented by Portfolio’s distribution arm, which will bring international sales and marketing expertise to each project.