CMA is a proud partner of this year’s Digital Kid’s Conference on 2/20! This year’s theme is “Shared Expertise for Advancing the Kids’ Digital Business.” Industry veterans, media experts, and start-up mavens from the biggest tech, entertainment, and education brands will share their latest thinking, future innovations, and today’s brightest products & services for kids … Continue reading Digital Kids Conference 2017
On Tuesday, October 16th, the Fred Rogers Company paid a special visit with CMA to discuss where they have been, where they are now, and where they’re going next. Ellen Doherty, Executive in charge of production, and Chris Loggins, producer, lead the presentation. Also in attendance was Paul Siefken, VP of Broadcast and Development. They … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: Building A Neighborhood with the Fred Rogers Company
On September 20th, 2016 CMA members gathered to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Blue's Clues, regarded as "one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time." Like most children of the 90's, I can vividly recall many mornings spent singing along with Steve, Joe, Blue, Mailbox, and the whole Blue's Clues gang. I'll … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: Blue’s Clues Turns 20!
by Nick Anderson Wednesday, August 24th marked the annual Summer Mixer for the Children’s Media Association. As CMA’s mixers are free to non-members, The Blarney Rock was packed with children’s media specialists from all over Greater New York City. And what a great mix of people for a mixer! You have people entering the industry … Continue reading Event Recap: CMA Summer Mixer—The Bigs and Smalls of Children’s Media
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: A Children’s Book Editor and A Children’s Bookstore Manager on the Industry Today