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™
July 10th was a fun night at our monthly CMA Writer’s Group event. Hosted at North Star Fund and led by Ashley Mannetta, the workshop covered writing for educational games. As a UX Design and Researcher for HOMER, a learn-to-read app, Mannetta has made a name for herself as a lead writer and researcher in … Continue reading Writer’s Group: How to Write for Educational Games
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
On May 30th, CMA partnered with Women in Animation for an evening with the Animation Project. Hosted at the School of Visual Arts, The Animation Project (TAP) brought a panel of advisors and students to discuss how young women define themselves in the animation world, and how they see themselves carving out their future in … Continue reading An Evening with The Animation Project: Women in Animation
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
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
CMA is very excited to introduce The Fred Rogers Company as our corporate sponsor! Based in Pittsburgh, The Fred Rogers Company produces Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat,and Odd Squad for PBS KIDS as well as Through the Woods for the streaming app Curious World.