Creative Talent Network Expo November 15-17
Join the Creative Talent Network (CTN) on Nov 15-17 and be a part of the only dedicated Expo for Animation Talent on the planet. Located in the #1 market, Burbank California, this event fills a substantial void by providing highly focused conference programming, workshops, presentations and networking opportunities designed to connect animation artists, studio executives and industry leaders both locally and internationally.
Launched in 2004 CTN stands as the seminal online community for the worlds leading creators of production art for publishing, traditional and digital animated films., As the leaders in this community CTN's mission is to empower the talent and engage with publishers, gallery owners, studios and educators. With their motto, "Putting the Talent Center Stage", helping to make meaningful connections that promote talent into positions within the art, animation, games and surrounding industries is at the heart of what is CTN.
"Great ideas and meaningful connections happen in the hallways, cafĂ©'s and casual gatherings of creative and talented people!." says Tina Price founder of CTN and award winning animator, industry pioneer and 24 year former animation professional with the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The CTN Animation Expo is a unique event that brings these creative talents together by providing a collaborative arena in the heart of the animation market to promote exposure, employment and growth --- and have some FUN doing it!
Book and Art Signings
Artist panels / interviews
Special art exhibits
Leaders of the Industry Discussions
One on One Personal Networking
Now only in their 5th year this event continues to trend with special guests like four time academy award winner Richard Edlund, along with animation feature film production designer Patrick Hanenberg, director and owner of movie director and an award-winning visual effects supervisor and producer Phil Tippet, 60 year legendary animator and director currently with Walt Disney Animation Burny Mattinson and over 100 more this year at CTNX 2013.
Special events in association with the eXpo include a sneak peak screening of the French Film Ernest and Celestine, a book signing of La Belle au bois Dormant (The Art of Sleeping Beauty) with author Pierre Lambert and legendary animation artists Floyd Norman and others who worked at Walt Disney Studios at the time plus an exclusive gallery show of the work and life of Eyvind Earle at the Center Stage Gallery @CSG located in Burbank.
"Jobs will come and go and projects fail or flourish but the one thing that remains constant is the talent is still talented." ~Tina Price the Owner of The Creative Talent Network.
CTN is a self funded community with the support of it's sponsors and professional members. All profits return to the community in the form of upgraded service, educational programs, promotional tools, inspiring workshops and networking opportunities. Demographic is 50% professional creators and 50% emerging artists and students. CTN events help talented artists connect, get jobs and reach their goals both locally and internationally each and every year with a portion of the proceeds going towards the CTN Scholarship Fund.