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Matthew Luhn

Former Pixar Animator, Story Artist, Creativity Expert & Author

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 Matthew Luhn Biography

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.

With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Matthew’s story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

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The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business and Beyond

The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business and Beyond

How to Draw Cartoon Pets!

How to Draw Cartoon Pets!

Speaking Topics

  • TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION

    As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn has heard thousands of great ideas over the last twenty years. Why do some of these ideas make great movies, while others don’t make the cut? The answer: the best Innovators and Directors have a process that focuses their team’s creativity into not only creating great ideas but also fleshing them out. It takes a special talent to focus the energy of a creative team and achieve powerful results. Matthew has that talent. Bringing a completely fresh perspective on how you can unleash creativity in your organization, Matthew’s inspiring presentation makes it possible to immediately generate new ideas that yield bottom-line results.  You’ll learn to:
    • Harness the power of innovation
    • Inspire colleagues to embrace the possibility of new ideas
    • Create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas
    • Achieve effect group brainstorming by using the “Yes and…” principle
    • Embrace fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process
    • Overcome creative blocks

  • STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS

    “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” Story can be your most powerful tool of persuasion and leadership. By taping into the right side of your brain, the creative side, you’ll succeed in turning facts and figures into human experiences to captivate hearts and minds. For over twenty years, Matthew Luhn has been teaching Pixar directors and other business leaders how to connect with millions of people around the world through story. You’ll learn to:
    • Leverage the power of story
    • Master the three key elements of storytelling
    • Distill your mission statement into a 30 second to 3 minute compelling story
    • Recapture past memories, and build a story repository
    • Create well structured stories with the Story Spine
    • Express truth that moves people to positive action
    • Drive your story toward one unforgettable selling point

  • STORY AND BRANDING

    The power of story has never been stronger, or more important when creating brands that reside within the hearts and minds of your customers, clients, and prospects. Brands that market their core beliefs by connecting with the human elements of story, the everyday struggles and celebrations of life, will be more effective than simply advertising a product with an overt pitch. Matthew Luhn, Pixar storyteller, is an expert on how to evoke emotional reactions and connections through images and branding. Matthew will explain the techniques he uses in filmmaking to harness the power of visual storytelling to evoke positive reactions towards your company's brand, and draw your customers in to wanting to take part and participate with the narrative of your brand. You’ll learn to:
    • Utilize the subtle differences between narrative and story when it comes to marketing a brand
    • Communicate your brands successfully by using images and the five senses
    • Harness the “Universal Truths” that connect with all people
    • Grow and sustain brand equity over time and cultures

  • WHY AND HOW WE TELL STORIES

  • BIG DATA AND STORYTELLING

    Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, 20 year Pixar Story Veteran, will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers, and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Matthew Luhn?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthew Luhn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Matthew Luhn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthew Luhn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Matthew Luhn?
    Booking fees for Matthew Luhn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Luhn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Matthew Luhn?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Luhn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Luhn for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Luhn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Luhn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Matthew Luhn

Former Pixar Animator, Story Artist, Creativity Expert & Author

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Emeryville, CA, USA
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Matthew Luhn Biography

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.

With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Matthew’s story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

Matthew Luhn Videos

  • How to Tell a Great Story: Matthew Luhn - YouTube
    Jul 16, 2018 ... Matthew Luhn stopped by to teach us all a little something about the power of storytelling. As a former Pixar animator, Luhn spent...
  • Story Telling In Business - Pixar Story Teller Mathew Luhn
    "Sharing personal and professional moments of where you've had success or people who have used your product or use your company have had a positive...
  • Creating a Feeling | Matthew Luhn | TEDxUCSB
    From toy stores to Toy Story, Matthew Luhn has been creating stories for over 25 years that have made people cry, laugh, and believe.

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Matthew Luhn Speaking Topics

  • TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION

    As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn has heard thousands of great ideas over the last twenty years. Why do some of these ideas make great movies, while others don’t make the cut? The answer: the best Innovators and Directors have a process that focuses their team’s creativity into not only creating great ideas but also fleshing them out. It takes a special talent to focus the energy of a creative team and achieve powerful results. Matthew has that talent. Bringing a completely fresh perspective on how you can unleash creativity in your organization, Matthew’s inspiring presentation makes it possible to immediately generate new ideas that yield bottom-line results.  You’ll learn to:
    • Harness the power of innovation
    • Inspire colleagues to embrace the possibility of new ideas
    • Create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas
    • Achieve effect group brainstorming by using the “Yes and…” principle
    • Embrace fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process
    • Overcome creative blocks

  • STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS

    “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” Story can be your most powerful tool of persuasion and leadership. By taping into the right side of your brain, the creative side, you’ll succeed in turning facts and figures into human experiences to captivate hearts and minds. For over twenty years, Matthew Luhn has been teaching Pixar directors and other business leaders how to connect with millions of people around the world through story. You’ll learn to:
    • Leverage the power of story
    • Master the three key elements of storytelling
    • Distill your mission statement into a 30 second to 3 minute compelling story
    • Recapture past memories, and build a story repository
    • Create well structured stories with the Story Spine
    • Express truth that moves people to positive action
    • Drive your story toward one unforgettable selling point

  • STORY AND BRANDING

    The power of story has never been stronger, or more important when creating brands that reside within the hearts and minds of your customers, clients, and prospects. Brands that market their core beliefs by connecting with the human elements of story, the everyday struggles and celebrations of life, will be more effective than simply advertising a product with an overt pitch. Matthew Luhn, Pixar storyteller, is an expert on how to evoke emotional reactions and connections through images and branding. Matthew will explain the techniques he uses in filmmaking to harness the power of visual storytelling to evoke positive reactions towards your company's brand, and draw your customers in to wanting to take part and participate with the narrative of your brand. You’ll learn to:
    • Utilize the subtle differences between narrative and story when it comes to marketing a brand
    • Communicate your brands successfully by using images and the five senses
    • Harness the “Universal Truths” that connect with all people
    • Grow and sustain brand equity over time and cultures

  • WHY AND HOW WE TELL STORIES

  • BIG DATA AND STORYTELLING

    Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, 20 year Pixar Story Veteran, will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers, and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

FAQs on booking Matthew Luhn

  • How to book Matthew Luhn?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthew Luhn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Matthew Luhn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthew Luhn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matthew Luhn?
    Booking fees for Matthew Luhn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Luhn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matthew Luhn?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Luhn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Luhn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Luhn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Luhn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matthew Luhn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Matthew Luhn for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Matthew Luhn generally travels from Emeryville, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Bill Capodagli, Mitch Lowe, Story Musgrave, M.D. and Doug Lipp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matthew Luhn for an upcoming event.

Matthew Luhn Speaker Videos

  • How to Tell a Great Story: Matthew Luhn - YouTube
    Jul 16, 2018 ... Matthew Luhn stopped by to teach us all a little something about the power of storytelling. As a former Pixar animator, Luhn spent 25 years ...
    Story Telling In Business - Pixar Story Teller Mathew Luhn
    "Sharing personal and professional moments of where you've had success or people who have used your product or use your company have had a positive experience. When you share that, you impact people,...
  • Creating a Feeling | Matthew Luhn | TEDxUCSB
    From toy stores to Toy Story, Matthew Luhn has been creating stories for over 25 years that have made people cry, laugh, and believe.

Matthew Luhn Speaking Topics

  • TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION

    As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew Luhn has heard thousands of great ideas over the last twenty years. Why do some of these ideas make great movies, while others don’t make the cut? The answer: the best Innovators and Directors have a process that focuses their team’s creativity into not only creating great ideas but also fleshing them out. It takes a special talent to focus the energy of a creative team and achieve powerful results. Matthew has that talent. Bringing a completely fresh perspective on how you can unleash creativity in your organization, Matthew’s inspiring presentation makes it possible to immediately generate new ideas that yield bottom-line results.  You’ll learn to:
    • Harness the power of innovation
    • Inspire colleagues to embrace the possibility of new ideas
    • Create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas
    • Achieve effect group brainstorming by using the “Yes and…” principle
    • Embrace fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process
    • Overcome creative blocks

  • STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS

    “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” Story can be your most powerful tool of persuasion and leadership. By taping into the right side of your brain, the creative side, you’ll succeed in turning facts and figures into human experiences to captivate hearts and minds. For over twenty years, Matthew Luhn has been teaching Pixar directors and other business leaders how to connect with millions of people around the world through story. You’ll learn to:
    • Leverage the power of story
    • Master the three key elements of storytelling
    • Distill your mission statement into a 30 second to 3 minute compelling story
    • Recapture past memories, and build a story repository
    • Create well structured stories with the Story Spine
    • Express truth that moves people to positive action
    • Drive your story toward one unforgettable selling point

  • STORY AND BRANDING

    The power of story has never been stronger, or more important when creating brands that reside within the hearts and minds of your customers, clients, and prospects. Brands that market their core beliefs by connecting with the human elements of story, the everyday struggles and celebrations of life, will be more effective than simply advertising a product with an overt pitch. Matthew Luhn, Pixar storyteller, is an expert on how to evoke emotional reactions and connections through images and branding. Matthew will explain the techniques he uses in filmmaking to harness the power of visual storytelling to evoke positive reactions towards your company's brand, and draw your customers in to wanting to take part and participate with the narrative of your brand. You’ll learn to:
    • Utilize the subtle differences between narrative and story when it comes to marketing a brand
    • Communicate your brands successfully by using images and the five senses
    • Harness the “Universal Truths” that connect with all people
    • Grow and sustain brand equity over time and cultures

  • WHY AND HOW WE TELL STORIES

  • BIG DATA AND STORYTELLING

    Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, 20 year Pixar Story Veteran, will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out, and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers, and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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