• CTN-LIVE 2020 Raise the Bar Recruiting

Start Date November 16, 2020 09:00 AM

End Date November 22, 2020 09:00 PM

7 Day Animation Week


Phone (818) 859-0269

CTN-LIVE 2020 Raise the Bar Recruiting


Raise the Bar Recruiting is a unique opportunity that bridges the gap between artists and recruiter professionals at various studios. The “recruiters” that come to CTN range from specific recruiters at top studios to executive producers at start-up companies. Each recruiter that participates is interested in either filling active open opportunities at their respective companies or updating their talent databases. This program is a high quality pre-selection process that is designed for artists of all skill levels to be considered for future work throughout the film/vfx/animation/game industry. Recruiters review portfolios online before the show and select who they would like to interview, and the team at CTNX will set up a meeting time convenient for both parties during CTN-LIVE. All applicants will be notified one way or other about their status.

Note: This is a service provided by CTN to help promote connection with employment opportunities and job interviews. CTN does not guarantee employment from this service. Not everyone is selected for an interview. Selections are at the discretion of the recruiter. CTN is not involved in the selection process.

INTRO AND ELIGIBILITY: CTN-LIVE Recruiting is open to all artists! This is an opportunity to potentially interview for a job in the film/vfx/animation/game industry.

HOW TO ENTER:  Register as an artist by clicking on "Artist Registration" above and start uploading your portfolio/reel as soon as your account has been approved. Choose an array of artwork (12 pieces) that best represents your current skill (as if you are applying to a job). The first day to submit a porfolio is October 12th, 2020 (you must be registered on CTN-LIVE to participate and know your CTNEVT receipt number.)  The last day to submit a portfolio is October 25th, 2020 11:59PM PST.

You do not need to rush to apply on the first day. This does not work on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.

Artist Portfolio Upload Opens October 12th, 2020
Artist Portfolio Upload Closes November 1st, 2020, 12 AM PST.
Recruiter Review Opens October 28th, 2020 1 AM PST
Recruiter Review Closes Nov 9th, 2020 12 AM PST
Applicants are notified of their status by November 15th, 2020

If you are chosen for an interview you will receive an email from the CTN team on the time and date of your Zoom meeting. 

Companies and Independent Filmmakers that have recruited at CTN in the past:

Bento Box
BlueSky Animation Studios
Cartoon Network
Disney Feature Animation
Disney Television Animation
Dreamworks Animation
Dreamworks TV Animation
Illumination Entertainment
Pixar Animation Studios
Skydance Animation
Sony Pictures Animation
SPA Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Warner Bros Animation Group