Passion Behind The Prequel: A Talk on Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

On May 30th, Netflix hosted an in-depth discussion between the creative team of “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” and the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI). The creative team included Director and Executive Producer Louis Leterrier, Executive Producer Lisa Henson, Executive Producer Halle Stanford, Co-Executive Producers and Writers Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, and … Continue reading Passion Behind The Prequel: A Talk on Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Understanding White Space: A Talk on Children’s Media

On February 25th, the Children’s Media Association hosted an energetic panel consisting of Kim Diaz, Director of Production & Development at Sesame Workshop; Azadeh (Azi) Jamalian, Founder of The GIANT Room; and Vera Verba, YouTube Manager for Sesame Workshop. Each panelist brought a different perspective on the notion of white space in content and it … Continue reading Understanding White Space: A Talk on Children’s Media

A View on Kids Music: New Expectations

On January 9th, 2020, CMA hosted a high energy panel consisting of speakers Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd of Alphabet Rockers, and Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills. The overarching theme of discussion for the night centered around uniting communities of children around the world on discussions concerning their race, gender, and emotional identity.   McGaw … Continue reading A View on Kids Music: New Expectations

PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase: A World View on Kids Media

On August 9th, the Children’s Media Association hosted renowned strategist, analyst, author, speaker, and connector David Kleeman as he presented his favorite submissions from the annual TV festival, PRIX JEUNESSE. The PRIX JEUNESSE is a bi-annual festival where examples of children’s media from all over the world are submitted for proper judging and exposure. The … Continue reading PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase: A World View on Kids Media

Writer’s Group Recap: The Pros and Cons of Freelance and Staff Writing

Melinda, Stacey, and Caitlin discuss their current work and introduce themselves. On March 27th, the Children’s Media Association hosted a panel of seasoned writers consisting of freelance writer Stacey Greenberger, Emmy-nominated writer Melinda LaRose, and Butterbean's Cafe Story Editor Caitlin Hodson. Throughout the conversation, the speakers shared and built upon each others’ stories. They spoke … Continue reading Writer’s Group Recap: The Pros and Cons of Freelance and Staff Writing