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Boutique Hotel near CTN Expo

If you’re coming to Burbank for the 10th annual CTN animation eXpo, we invite you to lodge with us in boutique luxury within shouting distance of the event venue here at Hotel Amarano!

The CTN animation eXpo

Established by ballet dancer-turned-professional animator Tina Price (who’s worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation and JibJab Studios), the CTN animation eXpo (aka CTN-X) serves as an opportunity for both traditional and digital animators, storytellers, filmmakers, and other animation-industry professionals to come together in a celebration of the craft, the business, and collaboration. “Putting the Talent Center Stage” is the professed motto of the whole affair, presented by the Creative Talent Network, and it suggests the quality and focus of this outstanding and unique conference.

Panels and master classes, screenings and book-signings, loads of opportunities for networking: CTN-X comes jampacked with good stuff for animation veterans and up-and-comers alike.

Creative Talent Network animation eXpo 2018

This year’s CTN animation eXpo runs from Thursday, November 15th through Sunday the 18th, the centerpiece of what the City of Burbank has officially declared as Animation Week.

You can take a look at the full schedule of events for the 10th edition of CTN-X right here. Highlights include the West Coast premiere for the animated short Crow: The Legend on Thursday the 15th, which comes followed up by the conference’s opening night party; a roundtable discussion with PIXAR Animation Studio artists on Friday the 16th; the Immersive Storytelling VR Experience on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th; and a Feature Story Panel with Dreamworks Animation artists on Sunday.

Enjoy Boutique Accommodations in Downtown Burbank at Hotel Amarano for the 2018 CTN animation eXpo

Here at Hotel Amarano, we’ll put you just minutes away from the primary venue for the CTN animation eXpo, the Marriott Convention Center. Besides that convenient proximity, you’ll also get to take advantage of our 4 Diamond guest rooms and suites, our cabana-edged swimming pool, and our Library Lounge and Garden Room eateries, all of it infused with our unmatched hospitality.

You’ll also be close to other top Burbank attractions, not least Warner Bros., Walt Disney, NBC Television, and Universal studios as well as iconic entertainment venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theatre.

So book your Hotel Amarano stay for this year’s CTN-X, and get ready for another fabulous deep dive into the wonderful worlds and dreamscapes of professional animation!

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