Friday, November 21, 2014


The CTN animation eXpo
Nov 21-23, 2014
Burbank Convention Center
800 604 2238 | 818 827-7138
The only event of its kind presents a unique opportunity that brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation. Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, this six year event has captured both the industry and local community's attention as a resource for education, employment, inspiration, business opportunities and most of all FUN!
While the Expo has a very broad appeal, it is focused specifically on "THE TALENT" from the animation and surrounding communities. In an intimate setting at the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center thousands of attendees meet the faces behind the fantasy from yesterday, today and tomorrow over the course of 3 days. The event presenters include contributors from some of the highest grossing animated films of all time and are targeted to empower professionals, educate students and entertain the general public.
Of particular interest to attendees are the Live Demonstrations, Networking Receptions, Master Workshops, Panel Discussions, Business Symposiums, Recruiting and the Professional Exhibits offered throughout the Expo as well as the signature One-On-One Personal Consultations with creative professionals from top studios and educational institutions both local and international all happening during the first city wide proclamation of "Animation Week" just for this event.
With a demographic that includes both students and professionals it is our pleasure to work closely with each of our sponsors to ensure that every agreement is tailored to address your specific marketing objectives. Together we can make this event a memorable and successful one that will bring the community together as well as raise awareness for the animation medium each and every year.
The CTN animation eXpo for the third year in a row is a smash success and with your continued dedication to "the talent" we are clearly here to stay! I am proud to report that we had a lot of new people join us this year from Egypt, Brazil, France, Japan, Spain, Germany and I say thank you to "everyone" for crossing over so many time zones and studio boundaries to participate in a show produced by artists and for artists that remains true to our simple motto of putting "the talent center stage".
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Putting "the talent" center stage!
Be a part of the only dedicated Expo for animation talent in the USA-located in the #1 market, Burbank California, this event fills a substantial void by providing highly focused conference programming, workshops, recruiting, presentations and networking opportunities designed to connect animation artists, studio executives and industry leaders both locally and internationally.
Launched in 2004 CTN (The Creative Talent Network) is a virtual community of animation artists from some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation who come together once a year to showcase their work and connect with other creatives. As the leaders of this community our mission is to empower the talent and engage with studios and educators. Making meaningful connections that propel talent into positions within the animation, games and surrounding industries is at the heart of what we do.
"Great ideas and meaningful connections happen most often in the hallways 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 employment, education and industry growth - and have some FUN doing it!
Event includes:
Artist panels / interviews
Special exhibits and demonstrations
2D and 3D demonstrations
Speed Talent Recruiting Mixers
Privileged access Networking
Leaders of the Industry Discussions
One on One Critiques
"Jobs 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.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation Group Art Show

When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation Group Art Show

Presented by: Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA 91423

Curated by: Phillip Graffham

November 15 through November 29, 2014.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6pm–10pm

October 15, 2014

Contact: Mike Van Eaton or Phillip Graffham
When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation Group Art Show

Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles) will present When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation on Saturday, November 15th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm at 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA 91423. The show will be a tribute to all the villains from animated films and cartoons. The show will feature original artwork by more than 100 artists, animators, illustrators and designers. The show includes animators from studios such as Walt Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, and Fox, just to name a few.

Participating artists include Aidan Casserly, Alina Chau, Allison Krumwiede, Andreas Deja, A.R., Art Fuentes, Ashley Long, Becca Balistreri, Baron Von Genius, Ben Montes, Ben Von Strawn, Bob Elias, Bob Lizarraga, Bobby Rojas, Brandon Morino, Bridget McCarty, Britni Brault, Bruce Gossett, Bryan Cunningham, Calab Paullus, Candy, Carl Lozada, Carol Powell, Chad Lenzi, Chad Scheres, Charlie Inkbomber, Chris Mason, Chris Scardino, Christine M Nockels, Dan Szczepanski, Daniel Killen, Dave Avanzino, Dave K., Dave Nimitz, David Bird,  David Derks, David MacDowell, Dee Schiller, Dennis Salvatier, Doug P'gosh, Edwin Aguilar, Enrique Pita, Eric Kurland, Frank Forte, Franz Keller, G. Allen Black, Gabi De la Merced, Gary Clair, Gavin Freitas, Geoff Trapp, Gerald Mendez, GP Watson, Grasiela Rodriguez, Gris Grimly, Iraj Paran, Jaime Fortunato Jimenez, James C. Mulligan, James T. Walker, Jason Chalker, Jason Lopez, Jason Peltz, Javier Soto, Jeffrey Rebner, Jimmy Pickering, Joe Vaux, Johnny Daniels, Jorge Baeza, Julian Chaney, Juliana Martinez, Kali Fontecchio, Kaya Dzankich, Ken “KEMO” Morgan, Kevin Graham, Kirsten Sjursen-Lien, Kristina Bustamante, Krystopher Sapp, Lee Petty, Lisa Penz, Maddy Zusmer O'Neill, Mark Bodnar, Mark Covell, Mark Hamer, Mark Hammermeister, Mark Tavares, Mark Van Klaveren, Michael Loya, Michael Pahlow, Mick Cassidy, Mike Amos, Miles Thompson, Mojo Foster, NESSHEAD, Nico Colaleo,Nicole Aguilar-Copp, Patrick Owsley, Rask Opticon, Rick Farmiloe, Robert Iza, Rubén Alcalde Crespo, Ruben Hickman, Rubén Procopio, Rusty Watkins, Sam Michlap, Sandi Calistro, Sangeun Song,Shaunna Peterson, Shelli Weldon, Snow Mack, Sotero Manny Elias, Spike Brandt, SQUINDO,Stephen Sandoval, Steve Casino, Thom Foolery, Tim Spain, TJ Novy, Trevor Zammit, Yakovetic, and Zach Bellissimo. 

There will be an online art presale starting on Wednesday, November 12th at 12 pm (noon) PST at

The exhibit will feature works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, fabric & digital art. Participating artists include award winning animator Andreas Deja (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King), Emmy Award winning animator/director James T. Walker (Samurai Jack, DC’s Justice League, Super Friends, The Transformers). The show will also feature Johnny Daniels of “Daniels Woodland”. Johnny and his twin brother Ron star in the Animal Planet reality series “Redwood Kings”. Johnny’s contribution to the show will be a large wooden sculpture carved with a chainsaw! The exhibit is free and open to the public.