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

Kids: Now and Soon with Howard Blumenthal

Blumenthal opens the event by explaining how global children's media has changed. On February 19th, CMA hosted Howard Blumenthal, renowned author, new media producer, and creator of projects such as Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Kids On Earth to speak on the current global state of kids. Blumenthal has made it his … Continue reading Kids: Now and Soon with Howard Blumenthal

Upping Your Game in the New Year with Jim Arnoff

On January 28th, CMA hosted Jim Arnoff at the Center for Remembering and Sharing. Arnoff has been working with the CMA community for over 15 years sharing his background in entertainment law, career counseling, and idea-pitching. During this interactive workshop on "upping your career game" in the new year, Arnoff focused on appropriate and forward-thinking language, potential career advancement … Continue reading Upping Your Game in the New Year with Jim Arnoff

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

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