Adam Yaniv

Adam Yaniv is Creator and Co-Executive Producer of the animated comedy "Summer Memories" which airs on Roku Channel in the US, as well as Family Channel, Prime Video, Apple TV and others globally. The series is a Canadian-Israeli co-production via his A&N Productions with Aircraft Pictures and Yeti Farm Creative, and received three Canadian Screen Award nominations including for Best Animated series, with one win. Yaniv started in VFX at Rhythm &Hues Studios, moving up to animation director and working on films such as the Alvin & The Chipmunks franchise, Night at The Museum and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. He went on to work at Industrial Light and Magic, WETA FX, and as supervising producer on the Alvin & The Chipmunks TV show. He's developed his own projects at Disney TV Animation, Cartoon Network, Bento Box, Nickelodeon and others.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Creating an Animated Series Outside of Hollywood

Room 209-210 | Adam Yaniv, Anthony Leo

In 2015, Adam Yaniv wrote and directed the short film SUMMER MEMORIES as part of the Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program. When challenged to find the right home for the family comedy series he based on the short, Yaniv set out to finance the project outside the Hollywood system – a journey that culminated in a Canada/Israel co-production between Yaniv’s own A&N Productions, Aircraft Pictures and Yeti Farm Creative - now airing on Roku, Family Channel, Amazon Prime and other platforms internationally. This panel will showcase the journey from short film to 40 episodes and 20 shorts - including strategies for tapping international co-production models to move animated concepts from development to production.