Wish Upon a Book: Publishing 101 with Disney’s Frank Bumbalo

On Monday, November 13th, we welcomed the return of the Writers' Group series with  Wish Upon a Book: Publishing 101 with Disney’s Senior Account Executive, Frank Bumbalo. The event proved to be highly informative and interesting. Bumbalo held a question and answer session with CMA members, discussing everything from book covers to the importance of … Continue reading Wish Upon a Book: Publishing 101 with Disney’s Frank Bumbalo

The Tipping Point: First Annual Story Time with CMA

On Monday, October 30th, CMA hosted The Tipping Point, our first annual Story Time event. The evening showcased six speakers in the industry, sharing their stories on “the tipping point” in their careers. The night made for many laughs but also deep and varied insight into how our colleagues have maneuvered their way in the … Continue reading The Tipping Point: First Annual Story Time with CMA

New York Comic Con 2017: Technology and New Releases Win Over Pop Culture Fans of All Ages

New York Comic Con has been a massive success since its premiere in 2006, and it’s only grown since. NYCC supplies fans of various toys, games, and brands an opportunity to take part in specialized booths, panels, and events over the course of four fun-filled days. And with comic book culture becoming more prevalent in … Continue reading New York Comic Con 2017: Technology and New Releases Win Over Pop Culture Fans of All Ages

CMA Field Trip: An Interactive Journey Through Jim Henson’s Life at MoMI

This month CMA took a field trip to the The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI). The outing was led by CMA’s Director of Development and Emmy Award-winning producer Elizabeth Hummer. For someone who works in children’s media, it was very inspiring to walk into the world that MoMI has … Continue reading CMA Field Trip: An Interactive Journey Through Jim Henson’s Life at MoMI

Power Networking, Power Pitching: The Dynamic Duo with Jim Arnoff

BY GRANT HENRY I will be perfectly honest; I did not know what to expect when walking into the beautiful space at A.R.T./New York in Brooklyn for CMA’s “Power Networking, Power Pitching...The Dynamic Duo with Jim Arnoff” on Monday, July 31st.  My intuition told me that a man in a suit was going to stand … Continue reading Power Networking, Power Pitching: The Dynamic Duo with Jim Arnoff