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International Animation & Gaming Evangelists to address Arena seminars across India - First of the series will be held in Mumbai on 5th May, 2009

Mumbai: Anthony Christov and Ian Livingstone, world renowned animation and gaming experts, will present ‘Perspectives,’ a series of nation-wide seminars organized by Arena Animation, a global leader in hi-end animation training.

Perspectives, a symposium on ‘Animation in India: Future & Careers’ will be held across India in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Ahmedabad & Chandigarh.

The first of the series of Perspectives is being held in Mumbai on 5th May 2009 at Shanmukanand Hall - Matunga, Mumbai from 12.00 pm onwards. This will be followed by Delhi (6th May at Sirifort Auditorium from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm), Cochin (6th May at Sree Ramavarma Club Hall, D.H. Road, Ernakulum from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm), Ahmedabad (7th May at Thakobhai Desai Hall from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm) and at Chandigarh (7th May at Museum Hall, Sector 10-C from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm).

The two experts are invited to India to present Perspectives and also to felicitate winners of ‘Golden Cursor Animation Awards,’ which is scheduled on 8th May, 2009 in Mumbai.

Anthony Christov, Art Director, Pixar (the world's top animation company) has worked on many Oscar nominated movies such as ‘Wall- E’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘The Incredibles’, ‘Cars’ and many more. Christov has also worked with some of the eminent companies including Warner Bros. Universal, 20th Century Fox, and Disney.

Ian Livingstone, Co-founder of Games Workshop was awarded with BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for outstanding contribution to the community and Order of the British Empire, for "Services to the Computer Games Industry" in 2006.

Anuj Kacker, Global Head, Arena Animation, said, "Perspectives is a series of seminars organized to create awareness among students about the unlimited career opportunities in the animation industry. Through this, we offer a unique opportunity for the students to interact and learn from industry experts. I am sure these seminars would be fruitful for all those aspirants who want to make a mark in this industry."