Event Recap: Putting the Tunes in Cartoons with Michael Rubin and J. Walter Hawkes

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

Lessons in Business and Life: The Red Chair Series with Susanne Daniels and Amy Friedman

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

CMA Event Recap: A Children’s Book Editor and A Children’s Bookstore Manager on the Industry Today

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

CMA is Publishing a Book! Wrapping up the Writers Group and Meeting the Authors (Part 1)

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)