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CTN is Bringin' it On to Pass it On - One Artist at a Time!

Coming November 18-20, 2011 to Burbank, California, CTN brings you a variety of business, creative, technical and inspirational presenters from various walks of life to reaffirm that CTN-X as that jewel in the crown, that "one of a kind" show where we get to rise out of the production trenches for 3 whole days to experience visual stimulation, fantastic connections and powerful inspiration.

"CTN is Bringin' it On to Pass it On - One Artist at a Time!"  

Dates: November 18-20, 2011 Venue: Burbank Marriott, Burbank CA

"Animation Capital of the World" Website: www.ctnanimationexpo.com 

Our theme this year is "The Chain of Inspiration". Why? Because you can't create in a vacuum and everything creative is strongly connected. A  Designer is inspired by an Engineer and a Scientist will gain insight from a Poet and a Writer will have his eyes opened from a painting while a Sculptor will gain inspiration from nature and an Illustrator from history on and on....Animation artists are looking at and connecting to everything to create that next memorable character or world. The chain of inspiration that inspires us to keep going has no boundaries, no rules, or limits. You never know where the "next big idea or career changing moment" is going to come from but your odds are increased that it will happen while at CTN-X.
To that end, CTN brings you a variety of business, creative, technical and inspirational presenters from various walks of life to reaffirm  that CTN-X  as that jewel in the crown, that  "one of a kind" show where we get to rise out of the production trenches for 3 whole days to experience visual stimulation, fantastic connections and powerful inspiration.
We are merely messengers on this journey so please absorb what you find here, take it home with you and pass it on!
Sharing the CTN spirit one artist at a time,Your host, 
Tina Price
Founder and CEO
The Creative Talent Network

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Our landing gear is down and we're heading towards the CTNx runway. At the gate are: 

Oscar Grillo, Carlos Grangel, Regis Loisel, Ron Clements and John Musker, Florian Satzinger, Greg Baldwin and David Guertin of CreatureBox, Ryan Woodward, and 150 more creators who will present or share discussions regarding some very exciting topics.   

New sessions are being added daily so check back regularly. SCHEDULE 

A sneak peek:....

Workshops Intensives: New to CTNX this year are Workshop Intensives. In an intimate setting CTN brings top instructors and industry leaders to share in a classroom format more detailed information.  Limited seating sign up early. (not included in your 1-day and 3-day pass)      

A Career in Concept Design  RED ENGINE Studios 

Acting for Animators DARREN BUTTERS Disney

The Perfect Bait! BOBBY CHIU Imaginism Studios

The Science of Creature Design TERRYL WHITLATCH Lucas Film

How to write and draw your own graphic novel.  JASON PARK      

10 Essential tools to Landing a Storyboarding Job SERGIO PAEZ Pixar  

To name a few...

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Artwork by the Amazing Animator/Director/Illustrator Oscar Grillo

Creator Conversations: Newto CTNX this year are Creator Conversations. CTN's motto is to "Put the Talent Center Stage". CTN puts you in the room with some of the besttalent from around the world to dig deeper and have a conversation.Show your work, listen, ask questions, establish a relationship, have aconversation, exchange contact information and take advantage of thisonce in a lifetime opportunity to spend at least an hour with thesegreat talents. A long time ago someone said to me "If I'd known I couldof just picked up the phone and spoken to Frank Thomas at Disney, Iwould of!" Well now's your chance.    (not included in your 1-day and 3-day pass)

Creator Conversations    Oscar Grillo 

Creator Conversations    Carlos Grangel Grangel StudioCreator Conversations    Eric Goldberg Walt Disney Animation

Creator Conversations    Andreas Deja Legendary AnimatorCreator Conversations    Florian Satzinger Independent Austria   

Creator Conversations    Bill Plympton Independent from NY   

To name a few...   

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Artwork by the Incredible French Graphic Novel Artist Règis Loisel

Panels and Special Events:   (All sessions included in your 1-day and 3-day pass)

The Upside of Uploads - YouTube Animation Success Stories    Collectively, these kings of  online animations have been viewed over 200 million times.     

One on One with Regis Loisel French Graphic Novel Artist Régis Loisel was 20 when he made his comics debut in the magazine, Pieds Nickéles. His work has become the standard for European fantasy artists in the last 40 years. Moderated by Christophe Lautrette Dreamwoks Animation

Arthur Christmas - An Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes Thursday Nov 17th at the Burbank AMC theater.   An exclusive pre-release US sneak peak look at the making of Arthur Christmas.  

Chief Artist Officers Who Create Companies and Brands Kevin Dart CAO Fleet Street Scandal  

Chris Turnham CAO Fleet Street Scandal  
Chris Edwards CAO The Third Floor Studios   
Ken Duncan CAO Duncan Studios   
Scott Robertson CAO Design Studio Press 
Creature Creations and their Creators   
Terryl Whitlatch
William Stout

Greg Baldwin and David Thomas Guertin of CreatureBox 

John Kascht
The Smithsonian recently commissioned a film from him about drawingcelebrity likenesses, resulting in the mini-documentary "Funny Bones:Anatomy of Celebrity Caricature," featuring Conan O'Brien which will be shown at CTNx.
Self Publishing - DIAY (Doing It "All" Yourself) 
David Colman
Sean "Cheeks" Galloway

Stephen Silver

Screening on the lot at Disney of Prep and Landing 2  in 3D and a special screening of the "long time no see" Academy Award nominated short "Lorenzo" and more shown on the lot at the Disney theater. Tickets for thisspecial event will be first come first served onsite only.
To Name a Few...

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Artwork by the wonderfully talented Florian Satzinger

With over 150 intensive sessions, a sold out exhibit floor,raising the bar recruiting, book signings, gallery shows with original never before seen artwork by Ralph McQuarrie, live demonstrations, sneakpeak screenings, networking at night and not to mention the amazing talent base care ofCTN you can not afford to miss this weekend. 
Tickets are available on site but space is strictly limited so sign up now.  For more information please visit our website or call:

or call, (800) 604-2238 ext 0   

Don't miss out on the conversation! 

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CreatureBox is in the house!!