CASO's Mission 2017: CASO is a non-partisan, not-for-profit industry association committed to the growth and international competitiveness of Ontario's animation and visual effects industry, through advocacy, professional development, and marketing initiatives.

Facts about Ontario's visual effects and animation industry:

  • the industry has grown 300 percent since 2011
  • it now employs over 7,000 artists
  • it now delivers over $400 million in revenues to Ontario
  • over 70% of our volumes are from live action productions, both in Ontario and internationally
  • in 2017 we expect a growth of an additional 30%
  • these companies deliver jobs, training, intellectual property and international market-share to Ontario
Your CASO Board

co-Chair, Neishaw Ali, President & Exec Producer, SPIN VFX
co-Chair, Wes Lui, CEO & Founder, House of Cool
Catherine Andrews, Marketing Manager, Rocket Science VFX
Eran Barel, CEO, Snowball Studios
Matt Bishop, Executive Producer, Sinking Ship Entertainment
Pete Denomme, CEO & Exec Producer, Switch Entertainment
Christina Rotsaert, Supervising Producer, Guru Studios

Contact us: shirlyn@casont.ca

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Apr. 21

2017 CASO Sponsorship Package

  1. CASO has developed sponsorship packages tailor to help companies reach thousands of professionals in our industry.  To be apart of the community please contact us at info@casont.ca.

  2. CASO Event Sponsorship

    While we are always open to customizing an event, the opportunities for 2017 include:

  3. Town Hall event

  4. Speaker lunch

  5. Speaker breakfast

  6. Industry Roundtable

  7. Summer BBQ
  8. $7,500 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple $5,000 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple $3,000 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple $1,000 for one sponsor

    $10,000 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple
    Branding opportunities vary according to the event, and can include: Presence and link on

    CASO homepage, Free event Booth, Coffee/water station, “Wifi provided by” 


  10. CASO Corporate Sponsorship

  11. Platinum $10,000
    A Prominent positioning on our website HomePage
    B Invited to 4 member/community events during the year                 C Invited to host 2 Seminars or Roundtable discussion                      D Complimentary Associate Membership

  12. Gold: $5,000 Includes A, B, C with 1 hosting opportunity, and D
    Silver: $2,000 Includes A,B with 2 events, C with 1 hosting opportunity, and D                                                                      Bronze: $1,000 Includes A and D 



Jul. 27

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

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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 (http://www.casont.ca/resources)

If you have any questions or comments, please write to shirlyn@casont.ca.

Jun. 29

Members Round Table Meeting, JULY 6th, 2016

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On June 28th, Alan Kay and Associates held a Stakeholders meetings on behalf of CASO to develop a strategic plan on how to best work with the various Industry Organizations and Key Stakeholders.  

On July 6th, CASO Board would like to invite ALL CASO MEMBERS to join in a round table discussion on the findings from the Stakeholders meeting and gather questions and comments.  Alan Kay and Associates will be chairing the meeting.

We will also be presenting a summary of the Economic Profile of the VFX and Animation Industry Study conducted by Nordicity, generously sponsored by the OMDC.

Please RSVP to shirlyn@casont.ca

Apr. 06

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.

Read more: http://kidscreen.com/2016/03/28/daytime-emmy-award-nominees-announced/#ixzz453lvqkEO

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