Anthony Leo

For the past eighteen years, Academy Award® and Emmy Award® Nominee Anthony Leo has been producing scripted content with Aircraft Pictures – the production company he co-founded with Andrew Rosen. Select producing credits include the AppleTV+ sci-fi series Circuit Breakers, the animated theatrical feature film The Breadwinner – a co-production with Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions in association with Executive Producer Angelina Jolie – nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and winner of the Los Angeles Film Critics Award and Annie Award for Best Independent Animated Feature; fifty episodes of the live action Hulu Original series Holly Hobbie; the 2D animated series Summer Memories which recently premiered in the United States on Roku; three television movies based on the Bruno & Boots book series by young adult fiction icon Gordon Korman for Netflix/YTV and twenty-six episodes of the Canadian Screen Award winning live action television series Todd & The Book of Pure Evil (a show that he co-created). Anthony is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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.