"CTN is Bringin' it On to Pass it On - One Artist at a Time!"
Dates: November 18-20, 2011
"Animation Capital of the World"
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,
Founder and CEO
The Creative Talent Network
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...
Artwork by the Amazing Animator/Director/Illustrator Oscar Grillo
Creator Conversations: New to 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 best talent from around the world to dig deeper and have a conversation. Show your work, listen, ask questions, establish a relationship, have a conversation, exchange contact information and take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to spend at least an hour with these great talents. A long time ago someone said to me "If I'd known I could of just picked up the phone and spoken to Frank Thomas at Disney, I would 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 Studio
Creator Conversations Andreas Deja Legendary Animator
Creator Conversations Bill Plympton Independent from NY
To name a few...
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
Greg Baldwin and David Thomas Guertin of CreatureBox
The Smithsonian recently commissioned a film from him about drawing celebrity 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)
Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
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 this special event will be first come first served onsite only.
To Name a Few...
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, sneak peak screenings, networking at night and not to mention the amazing talent base care of CTN 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 0Don't miss out on the conversation!
CreatureBox is in the house!!