On Monday, May 16th, Children’s Media Association’s Hannah Cope moderated a lively discussion with musicians/composers Michael Rubin and J. Walter Hawkes at Hyperbolic Audio. Michael and Walter talked about how they first discovered a passion for music, how they got started in the music industry, and their individual artistic processes. Both artists also delineated the… Read More Event Recap: Putting the Tunes in Cartoons with Michael Rubin and J. Walter Hawkes
On Tuesday, May 3rd, Children’s Media Association hosted the seventh annual Red Chair Series. The Red Chair Series are conversations between Amy Friedman, CMA Board Advisor and SVP of Programming and Development at Sprout, and some of the most influential figures in the children’s media industry. This year, Amy Friedman talked with Susanne Daniels, Global… Read More Lessons in Business and Life: The Red Chair Series with Susanne Daniels and Amy Friedman
On Tuesday, April 5th, Leslie Shumante, assistant editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the children’s division of Hachette Book Group, and Andy Laites, manager of The Bank Street Bookstore, talked with CMA members in a fascinating roundtable discussion led by CMA’s own Leah Gostick. This was a members-only event, so if you’re not… Read More CMA Event Recap: A Children’s Book Editor and A Children’s Bookstore Manager on the Industry Today
TinyBop employees Kika and Ashley recently invited members of CMA to their bright and beautiful Brooklyn office for coffee and breakfast to see how their organization works, glean insight from their experience, and make connections to their own work and values. Tinybop creates elegant, educational iOS apps to spark the curiosity of kids around the world today, and… Read More CMA Breakfast at TinyBop
Remember that book CMA wrote, edited, published, AND partied over? Well not only can you buy the whole thing at Amazon: you can check out Part 2 of our Q&A with the 19 people who wrote it. In case you’re still not sure how a book with that many authors gets written in the first place (Part 1 of… Read More CMA is Publishing a Book! Meeting the Authors (Part 2)
Remember that book CMA started writing (and editing) a year ago that we kept promising to update you on? IT’S PUBLISHED! YES, REALLY! WE’RE EXCITED, TOO! Check out the trailer! Shot by our crack trailer team! Want more? Here’s our Amazon blurb (written by our crack marketing team!): In 1913 Daisy Van Wyck receives a birthday gift… Read More CMA Published a Book!
Remember that book CMA started writing (and editing) a year ago that we kept promising to update you on? Well, it’s almost here! For starters, we have a cover (thanks to that contest you entered)! And a title! Here it is: We’re changing “Diary” to “Journal” but still! Cover! Title! Better still, we have input from the writers themselves.… Read More CMA is Publishing a Book! Wrapping up the Writers Group and Meeting the Authors (Part 1)