Birds of a Feather at CTNX2016

On November 19, 2016 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. join ASIFA-Hollywood’s Bird of a feather for a lively discussion.

The Instructor and the Institution – Intellectual Property in the Current Educational Model
For this year’s gathering, we will be wading into the tricky territory of intellectual property rights. Our discussion will touch such topics as academic freedom, ownership of a course syllabus and the wide range of factors associated with online usage. As always, this is primarily a group conversation so all experiences, concerns and questions will be most welcome.

CTN Animation Expo – 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the Executive Boardroom
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 9150

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  • Lee Crowe, AEF Steering Committee Member & Adjunct Professor at California State University Northridge and College of the Canyons.
  • Tom Sito, AEF Steering Committee Co-Chair, Professor & Chair of the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.

Discussion Contributors

  • Linda Sellheim, Content Manager for 3D + Animation and CAD for Learning
    Developing learning content for technology is a passion for Linda Sellheim, having worked in education and technology for the last 17 years. Currently at Learning, she manages the acquisition and development of all courses in the 3D + Animation and CAD library. Previously, as the Academic Segment Manager for Primary & Secondary Education at Autodesk, she created the Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop which was awarded with a leading industry accreditation by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). She has taught at various colleges and universities in California including the University of California Irvine and San Diego, California State University Fullerton, Laguna College of Art and Design, Academy of Art and The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. As an artist she has a passion for visual storytelling through new media and how we can use these tools to teach and create social change. Linda’s background is in illustration and design; she has a BFA from Art Center College of Design and an MFA from California State University Fullerton in Visual Arts with an emphasis in New Media.
  • B. Paul Husband, Entertainment Attorney, Law Oces of B. Paul Husband, A Professional Corporation
    Paul Husband is an entertainment business lawyer who emphasizes animation in his practice. His extensive legal experience includes serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section and chairing the Los Angeles County Bar Entertainment Tax Committee. Mr. Husband has written about legal topics in the entertainment industry and has been published in professional journals such as Entertainment and Sports Lawyer and Entertainment Law & Finance. Honored as a past Director of ASIFA-Hollywood and for continuing to act as its General Counsel to the present day, Mr. Husband was presented with a Certicate of Merit at the Annie Awards in 1998. He has lectured as an Adjunct Professor of Law in Entertainment Law at Pepperdine University School of Law and at seminars of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the California State Bar and ASIFA-Hollywood. Paul earned his Bachelor Degree from Occidental College and his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law, where he was a student of Melville B. Nimmer, author of Nimmer on Copyright.
  • Chuck Grieb, AEF Steering Committee Member, Professor of Entertainment Art/Animation & Coordinator of Animation Concentration Program at California State University Fullerton
    Chuck Grieb is a Professor of Entertainment Art/Animation and serves as the Coordinator of the Animation Concentration at California State University Fullerton. Responsible for developing the 3D Digital Animation curriculum at CSUF, he also designed a new course of study founded on narrative animation and storytelling practice and principles which he now teaches. Commissioned by Autodesk for their 2010 Animation Academy, Chuck authored and illustrated over 400 pages of material devoted to 3D Digital Character Creation, covering modeling, texturing, rigging and animating. His industry experience includes Walt Disney TV Animation, Nickelodeon Studios, Film Roman and many others, filling roles from design to storyboarding to animation to directing. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film Production at the University of Southern California.

More information on CTN Animation Expo can be found on their official website.