On February 18, 2021, we gathered to discuss and share resources about Black History Month and how you use them to craft Children's media. The conversation was led by the amazing Ed Greene, who graciously donated his time in memory of Erica Branch-Ridley. Ed has been a CMA member since 2014. His passion and focus … Continue reading Black History Month: CMA Connect
September 16 - 21, 2021! By Katherine Barfield, Writer/Producer, CMA Volunteer Thirty-some years ago, Ranny Levy had an idea. She worked for a production and distribution company that sold 16 mm educational films to schools. As the decade wore on, and films were replaced with home videos, she started looking for her next gig. She … Continue reading KIDS FIRST! Celebrates 30 years and Co-Hosts Its Inaugural Film Festival
By: Katherine Barfield On March 18, 2021, Buzzfeed obtained an internal memo from Facebook stating that Facebook plans to launch a version of Instagram for Kids under 13. This came two days after Instagram published a blog post called “Continuing to Make Instagram Safer for the Youngest Members of Our Community” which addressed bullying, adult predators, … Continue reading Who Wants Cookies for Breakfast?
CMA members Caroline and Katherine Brickley, twin sisters and co-founders of Blossom, an independent children's media company, began developing their new children's picture book, The Friendly Bookshelf, more than a year ago. As the story addresses critical social-emotional learning components in a never-before-seen way, the sisters wanted to find a child development expert to collaborate on this project with … Continue reading Mentorship Program Sparks Opportunity for Collaboration
On March 22nd, CMA NY hosted an Illustration Masterclass and Audience Q&A with Louis Henry Mitchell, Creative Director of Character Design at Sesame Workshop. Louis joined Children’s Media Association Members (and some younger artists, too!) to tell his story, impart some great advice, and help us draw some fun doodles of our own. If you … Continue reading CMA Doodles! with Louis Henry Mitchell Event Recap
In honor of World Theater Day, let's explore programs throughout television history that have used performance to encourage agency in young people through imagination, self expression, and collaboration!