Atul Rao has three decades of international experience in the television industry. He has worked as a producer, writer and creative executive at many companies including Netflix, Mattel, Nelvana, YTV, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Disney, NBC, Marvel Animation and more.
Atul's teaching career began when he helped establish Toonz Academy, an animation school in India that has trained some of the top names in the animation business. Before joining Mohawk, Atul taught screenwriting at Humber College. In 2011, Atul joined Mohawk College as a full-time instructor. Currently, he is a professor in both the Broadcasting – Television and Communications Media and the Communications Media Practices programs at the college.
Atul possesses his bachelor's degree in Psychology from McMaster University. He also attended Algonquin College, where he learned screenwriting. Atul received his advanced diploma in Media Arts from Sheridan College and received his M.F.A., Screenwriting from Spalding University.