Primary Source

[pry-mer-ee sorhs] – adjective / noun

First-hand accounts of a subject or experience from those who had a direct impact with it.

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Award-winning author and historian Mindy Johnson brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on the CTN Network. 


Her weekly webcast, entitled "Primary Sources," is designed for viewers/listeners of all ages within all levels of their own creative journey. A wide range of topics will be explored with top creatives offering their own experiences and insights with these various issues, challenges and aspects of a creative life, to cast a practical light on the creative process. 


Within this engaging, interactive platform, viewers will be able to connect with these 'primary sources' and leaders within our creative collective. They will be fielding questions and offering thoughts on their work and experiences, providing fuel for your own creative endeavors.

Season 2

Upcoming Interviews

Season 3

March 23, 2021 (1:30pm–3:00pm PDT) **Special Time for this Episode**



Award-winning Editorial Cartoonists Ann Talneas from The Washington Post and American Cartoonist and Columnist Nick Galifinakis from The Washington Post.

April 6, 2021 (11am–12:30pm PDT)



Writer Laurence Ralph and Brenda Gilbert, Co-Founder & President of BRON Media Corporation

April 20, 2021 (11am–12:30pm PDT)


DISNEY Imagineer Joe Lanzisero!

Details to be announced

May 4, 2021 (11am–12:30pm PDT)



Details to be announced

May 18, 2021 (11am–12:30pm PDT)


Lead Animators Jill Colbert and Kathy Zielinski

Find out more about Kathy Zielinski

Details to be announced

June 15, 2021 (11am–12:30pm PDT)


Storyboard Artist Bob Scott!

Find out more about Bob Scott

Details to be announced

Previous Interviews

Season 3


Modern Day Master Painters Bryan Mark Taylor, Greg Manchess, Keith Huang and David Dibble

Find out more about Bryan Mark Taylor

Find out more about Greg Manchess

Find out more about David Dibble

February 23, 2021 (11am – 12:30pm PDT)


Curator Andrew Farago of The Cartoon Art Museum, gallery owner Mike Van Eaton of Van Eaton Galleries, and Artist, Creator and TV Animation Designer David De Pasquale and Brandon Stocking on NFT's.

March 9, 2021 (11am – 12:30pm PDT)

Season 2


Legendary Animator Floyd Norman (part of CTN Live)

Find out more about Floyd Norman

November 16, 2020 (1:30pm – 2pm PDT)

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Co-Directors for Disney's The Lion King, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers

Find out more about Rob Minkoff

Find out more about Roger Allers

November 17, 2020 (10am – 12pm PDT)


Warner Bros. Producer Connie Thompson

Find out more about Connie Thompson

November 3, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


Director, Animator, and Writer Jerry Rees

Find out more about Jerry Rees

October 27, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Season 1


With Award-Winning Director Sergio Pablos

Find out more about Sergio Pablos

October 6, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


With Director, Producer, and Story Artist Jim Capobianco

Find out more about Jim Capobianco

September 29, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


With Academy Award Nominated Animation Studio Cartoon Saloon

Find out more about Cartoon Saloon

September 22, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


With Visual Development Artist and Graphic Novel Author Jordi Lafebre

Find out more about Jordi Lafebre

September 15, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


With Concept Artist and Character Designer Rael Lyra

Find out more about Rael Lyra

September 8, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


With President of L.E.G. Productions Laura Gross

Find out more about Laura Gross

September 1, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)


The Alchemy of Story

with Director, Writer, and Cinematographer Jericca Cleland

Find out more about Jericca Cleland

August 25, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Moving Culture Forward Through Story!

with Producer and Animation Consultant  Jinko Gotoh

Find out more about Jinko Gotoh

August 18, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Creative Career Longevity

with Producer and Executive Bonnie Arnold

Find out more about Bonnie Arnold

August 11, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Doing It ALL and How

with Animation Senior Executive, Producer and Director Saraswathi "Vani" Belgam

Find out more about Saraswathi "Vani" Belgam

August 4, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Visualizing The Story

with Oscar-Nominated Director & Legendary Animator Lorna Cook

Find out more about Lorna Cook

July 28, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Digital or Not: Unchanging Principles within Ever-Changing Technology with Visionary Filmmaker Bill Kroyer

Find out more about Bill Kroyer

July 21, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Keeping the Vision with Award-Winning Director Sergio Pablos

Find out more about Sergio Pablos

July 14, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Secrets to Successful Pre-Production

with Award-Winning Filmmaker, Producer, and Painter Don Hahn

Find out more about Don Hahn

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Doing It All – The Art of Juggling & Preventing Burnout!

with Television Writer, Storyboard Artist, and Show Runner Aliki Theofilopoulos

Find out more about Aliki Theofilopoulos

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

A Career Is A Marathon & Not A Sprint

with legendary animators Tom and Tony Bancroft, known as The Bancroft Bros.

For more information, click here to find out more about Tom Bancroft and Tony Bancroft

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Finding the Funny with Storyboard Artist Jordan Koch

Find out more about Jordan Koch

June 16, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

Essential Interviews for Your Creative Expansion

with Award-Winning Author, Historian, Filmmaker, Educator, Musician and More, Mindy Johnson

Find out more about Mindy Johnson

June 14, 2020 (11am – 1pm PDT)

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