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Creative Talent Network Sponsors CTN Animation eXpo Nov. 19-21



September 10, 2010

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I can't believe CTN-X is here again. The support has been tremendous. I don't want to spoil the surprise but we do have a lot planned with special guests and events, some of which are listed below. Some of the special events this year include Spotlight Signing Sessions sponsored by Nucleus Gallery, after hours networking parties, special screenings of "The Illusionist",  "CandyMan" and "Tick Tock Tale", live drawing demonstrations, raffles, breakfast with the pros, exclusive appearances all weekend from Peter de Seve, Joseph Gilland, Carter Goodrich, Victor Maldonado and the crew from Headless Studios, Jean Giraud "Moebius", HB Buck Lewis, Pablo Navarro, Sergio Pablos and Chris Sanders just to name a few plus over 50 additional talents from around the world.

This amazing collective of  "World Class Talent" courtesy of the Creative Talent Network® will converge at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center on Nov 19-21 where our theme this year is "The Renaissance Has Begun".

I will be  the lady in all black usually wearing a baseball cap and if I haven't met you yet please be sure and say hi!

I'll see you in a couple of weeks,

Tina Price
The Creative Talent Network



Selling Out Fast!

"An Evening with Moebius" Moderated by John Musker and no host cocktail party

Or, if you already have your 1-day and 3-day eXpo pass simply include this very special event.

Need help …. (818) 259-1598


Join me in welcoming these amazing talents to Burbank CTNX 2010

Carlos Baena – Animator | Pixar Animation Studios
Chris Bailey – Animation Director "Alvin and the Chipmunks" | Universal Pictures
James Baker – Story Artist | Pixar
Damon Bard – Sculptor | Independent
Bobby Beck – Animation Mentor | Founder Animation Mentor
Megan Brain – Paper Sculptor Artist | Independent
Chen Yi-Chang – Character Designer | DreamWorks Animation
Jamie Calari – Stop Motion Director | Duck Studios
Jim Capobianco – Story Artist and Filmmaker | Pixar
Enrico Casarosa –  Story Artist and Illustrator | Pixar
Bobby Chiu – Designer | Imaginism Studios
David Coleman – Character Designer | Independent
Andreas Deja – Supervising Animator | Disney
Louie del Carmen – Story Artist | DreamWorks Animation
Peter de Sève – Legendary New York Illustrator| Blue Sky Animation
Mike Disa – Director and Writer | Disney
Dean Dublois Feature Film Animation Director | Dreamworks Animation
Ken Duncan – Directing Animator | Disney and Duncan Studios
Sean "Cheeks" Galloway – Character Designer | Independent
Craig Elliott – Designer | Independent
Joseph Gilland – Special EFX | Disney
Jean Gillmore – Designer | Walt Disney
Carter Goodrich – Character Designer Illustrator | Disney, Bluesky, Pixar
Headless Productions – Traditional Animation Studio | Spain
Francisco Herrera – Designer | Warner Bros
HB "Buck" Lewis – Designer Illustrator Writer | Disney, BlueSky, DreamWorks
Jose Lopez – Character Designer | Warner Bros, Hasbro
Mark McDonnell – Character Designer | Independent
Kent Melton – Master Maquette Sculptor | Disney, Laika,
Joe Mosier – Conduct Happiness | DreamWorks Animation
John Musker – Feature Film Animation Director  | Disney
Pablo Navarro – Animator | Filmax, Headless Studios
Victor Navone – Animator | Pixar Animation Studios
Sergio Pablos – Animator, Original Author "Dispicable Me" | Animagic Studios
Sergio Paez of Story Artist | Pixar
David Pimentel – Story Artist | Dreamworks, Disney
Carole Police – Art Director | Disney Made in Paradise Productions
Ruben Procopio – Maquette Artist | Masked Avenger Studios
David Pruiksma – Master Animator, Animation Teacher | Disney
Fergal Reilly – Story Artist | Sony Pictures Animation
Robh Ruppel – Production Designer | Disney, DreamWorks
Tim Sale – Comic Artist | Independent
Chris Sanders Feature Film Animation Director | Dreamworks Animation
David Schuab – Director of Animation Alice | Sony Pictures Animation
Armand Serrano – Art Director | Sony Pictures Animation
Stephen Silver – Character Designer | Independent
The Third Floor | Cinematic Pre Viz Studio 
Dice Daisuke Tsutsumi – Art Director Toy Story 3 | Pixar Animation Studios
Tadahiro Uesugi – Designer Production Designer | Laika
Christophe Vacher – Art Director | Disney, Hasbro
Marcelo Vignali – Production Designer | Sony Pictures Animation
Chris Wedge – CG Pioneer and Founder | BlueSky Animation Studios
Ellen Woodbury – Animator Scluptor | Independent

For a full list of artists, industry focused schools, studios and exhibitors …..Click Here

Event Schedule is now on the site (subject to change)….click here.

(Note: Talent appearances are always subject to their availability and production schedules.)



Limited Seating – One Time Only

Purchase a 1-day or 3-day pass and Include this screening.

Already have a 1-day or 3-day pass?
Simply RSVP to save a seat.

click here to RSVP


An exclusive,  privileged and intimate event where everyone walks away with more than they walked in with.


The CTN animation eXpo

Putting the Talent Center Stage
Nov 19-21, 2010
Burbank Marriott Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Map to the event

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou



Please help us share this once in a lifetime event by posting your special discount code and information. CTNX PRESS KIT … click here.  or contact 818 259 1598.

I'd like to thank our supporters Dreamworks Animation, Woodbury University, Cartoon Brew, Animation Magazine, AWN, CRE Computer Rentals, Marriott Hotel, The City of Burbank, The Art Institute Hollywood, Walt Disney Animation, Disney Toons, Disney Television Animation, Aniboom, Toon Boom Animation Inc., Sony Pictures Animation, Nucleus Gallery Spotlight Signing Sessions, The Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

Putting the Talent Center Stage
The Creative Talent Network® | Are you connected?

3500 West Olive Suite #300
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 827-7138
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Join us at CTN-X

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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