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CTNX Puts Talent Center Stage

It's no secret that today presents very challenging times for everyone and that no age is exempt. To that end CTN strives to make choices that will initiate conversations of change for both our community and our creative lives.

Press Release from CTNX

"For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." ~Benjamin Button

It's no secret that today presents very challenging times for everyone and that no age is exempt. To that end CTN strives to make choices that will initiate conversations of change for both our community and our creative lives.

Just a few who will be changing the conversation this year are listed below in alphabetical order:

Ron Clements and John Musker are the animation dynamic duo and most successful award winning directorial team in the history of feature film animation. Both their careers and experience span over a decade that include award winning films and proudly stands on the shoulders of the legendary  "Nine Old Men". Their films are soundly planted at the corner stone of the 2nd Golden Age of Animation era at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Enjoy this rare candid one on two interview hosted by Animation Podcast and founder Clay Kaytis.

Creature Box is co-founded by well known creature Character Designers Greg Baldwin and Dave Guertin. Meet these two chief artist operators (CAO's) that are behind this highly sought after and successful design house specializing in IP development for companies such as Disney, Autodesk, Marvel and more.

Carlos Grangel: With over 20 years of an award winning career Carlos is one of the most influential international designers for the animation and film community including three Annie Award nominations of which he won in 2002.

Both a Character Designer and Studio Owner from Spain (Grangel Studio) Carlos has contributed to some of the most memorable and award winning films produced by Tim Burton, Dreamworks Animation, Amblimation-Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and more.

Oscar Grillo: The Animator, Illustrator, Creator and Director who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1943 and has spent the last 7 decades of his creative life creating.  Meet the man, see his incredible eclectic body of work, watch him work and be inspired by the shear breadth and depth of this amazing artists life in this spotlight presentation aptly entitled "Without Formula: The Life and Work of Oscar Grillo". Everyone will leave this presentation with more than you walked in with.

Régis Loisel: The 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. CTN is very proud to announce that the US exclusive appearance of Règis Loisel's to CTNx which will be his first appearance in the United States in over 15 years.  His appearance includes rare books, fantastic printed artwork and an amazing one on one career interview. We can look forward to a very special moment as CTN shares a conversation with Règis Loisel.

Florian Satzinger:  Florian is one of the most prolific artists in our community and stands on the shoulders of his mentor, the well-regarded Disney, MGM and Hanna-Barbera animator and animation director Ken Southworth who both inspired and influenced him greatly. Florian lives in Austria and is a successful designer developing both IP and original content while contributing his talents to both short and feature format films. Join the conversation with Florain during panels, live demonstrations, book signings and more.

Terryl Whitlatch has worked with many major studios and effects houses as a highly sought after creature and concept designer. Clients include Industrial Light and Magic, Lucas Film Ltd., Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, PDI, Entertainment Arts, Lucas Arts, Chronicle Books, and various zoos and natural history museums. Join Terryl with other creature creators in a must see and hear round table conversation.

CTN's theme this year is "The Chain of Inspiration: Where Do We Go From Here?"with over 150 intensive sessions, a sold out exhibit floor, raising the bar recruiting, book signings, gallery shows, live demonstrations, sneak peak screenings and not to mention the over 120 eclectic international talent base care of CTN, special presentations and networking events from Animation Mentor with special evening parties care of Dreamworks and Disney.

Take a break and attach yourself to The Chain of Inspiration along with CTN where I hope you will "see things that startle you,  feel things you never felt before and meet people with a different point of view."

Early bird pricing is good up to September 30 midnight PST.  Space is strictly limited so sign up early. For more information please visit our website or or call, (800) 604-2238 ext 0  

Don't miss out on the conversation and be the master of your own ship!

Dates: November 18-20, 2011Venue: Burbank Marriott, Burbank CA"Animation Capital of the World"Website: "Share, rejuvenate, inspire and be inspired."

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