New and Emerging Technologies in Children’s Media

  On September 17th, CMA’s New and Emerging Technologies in Children’s Media presented an insightful panel on the future of our industry in the technological world. The panel was composed of some of the top names in the children’s tech industry. Moderated by Makeda Mays Green (VP of Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon), the panel … Continue reading New and Emerging Technologies in Children’s Media

Toys, Trends, and the Genius of Play™

On August 1st, CMA brought toy industry alumni and toy inquisitors to The Toy Association’s midtown offices to talk shop on everything from their Genius of Play™ initiative to 2018 toy trends. The talk, hosted by the Toy Association’s Director of Marketing Initiatives, Anna Yudina and Director of Strategic Communications, Adrienne Appell, yielded many questions … Continue reading Toys, Trends, and the Genius of Play™

CMA Presents The Red Chair Series: A Conversation with Amy Friedman and Brown Johnson

June 26th made for another amazing Red Chair event, featuring Brown Johnson, Executive Vice President and Creative Director at Sesame Workshop. Sponsored by Sesame Workshop,Fred Rogers Productions, Rhumba, Beatstreet, and the Centre for Social Innovation, the event was packed with in-depth conversation, networking, and a surprise guest...or two. The evening kicked off with CMA’s perennial … Continue reading CMA Presents The Red Chair Series: A Conversation with Amy Friedman and Brown Johnson

Screen Disrupter – The Rise of Children’s Podcasts

On April 25th, CMA hosted Screen Disrupter: The Rise of Children’s Podcasts at Retro Report in Manhattan. The event consisted of a panel of kid-friendly podcast producers: Meredith Halpern Ranzer, David Kreizman, Lee Overtree, and Andy Bowers, who talked business models, processes, and the benefits of this media. Meredith Halpern Ranzer, Tinkercast’s Chief Executive for … Continue reading Screen Disrupter – The Rise of Children’s Podcasts

Writer’s Group: Teaching Femmes Through Theater at Women Make Movies in Manhattan

On April 11th, CMA hosted Writer’s Group: Teaching Femmes Through Theater at Women Make Movies in Manhattan. The workshop was hosted by the viBe Theater Experience, an NYC based organization focused on providing free after-school theater programs for girls. In addition to theater, the program empowers underserved teenage girls to express themselves through performance, video, … Continue reading Writer’s Group: Teaching Femmes Through Theater at Women Make Movies in Manhattan