This summer the members of CMA and the PGA (Producers, not golfers) got to hear transmedia guru and all around nice guy, Jeff Gomez speak about…transmedia. Why, what were you expecting? Jeff is the founder, president and CEO of Starlight Runner (www.starlightrunner.com). Starlight Runner maximizes the value of clients’ intellectual property by determining their brand … Continue reading Master Your Universe (Not to be Confused With He-Man, Master of the Universe)
I don’t know Linda Simensky very well at all but I really want to be her best friend. CMA had the privilege of spending an entire morning with Linda to talk about the ins and outs of pitching and before I get bogged down in details and pitching advice, I just want to say how … Continue reading Linda Simensky Gives Good Pitching (and Dating) Advice
Okay, you’re really gonna have to bare with me this week, (please be) gentle readers. I am one of those people who barely knows that the interwebs exist. Oh, I use them all the time but I think there’s a magic elf in my computer that obeys my commands and makes my data and stuff … Continue reading COPPA, COPPA, COPPA, COPPA, COPPA Chameleon
As a woman, a tomboy and one of the proponents of the big name change from WiCM to CMA, gender issues and media is a topic I’m really interested in, sometimes conflicted about and always passionate about. So I was delighted when CMA welcomed cultural historian, writer and teacher Lori Rotskoff; creator of “Princess Revolution” … Continue reading Boys Vs. Girls: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
And now? Well...I'm not a teenager anymore. Ahh, teenagers. I was one. I remember it pretty vividly but in my mind I think I was more a teenaged boy than a teenaged girl. I liked superheroes and sci fi. I never knew a thing about makeup and I never knew a thing about boys except … Continue reading I Was A Teenaged Nerd
Due to popular demand, we're moving this blog post up in the rotation for all the many millions who weren't able to get into the event. The Gatekeepers of Children’s Television event was such a hot ticket item that president Sarah suggested that scalpers were selling tickets outside and I wouldn’t be surprised if that … Continue reading Pitching A Show: Like Dating Without the Free Meal
Blogger's Note: It's the last blog of 2012! I want to wish you all a joyous holiday season. In the words of Eeyore, "Thanks for noticing me" and reading the blog. And thank you to everyone at CMA who put their kind hearts and brilliant heads into creating such wonderful programs for our members. I'll … Continue reading It’s a Beautiful Day For a Tiger