CMA Event Recap: Red Chair Series – Andrew Beecham, former Sprout SVP of Programming

Sometimes, seizing your destiny involves making the best of every opportunity that comes your way. Sometimes, it involves McDonalds. In Andrew Beecham’s case, it involves both. That's why he looks so happy Sitting opposite Amy Friedman in her beloved red chairs, he spoke to an enormous room full of people on Tuesday 16. And, being British, … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: Red Chair Series – Andrew Beecham, former Sprout SVP of Programming

CMA Event: Problem Solving with “Peg + Cat”

Question: How long does it take an animated show to go from script to screen? Answer: 1 episode delivered every 2 weeks + a 33 week production cycle = Peg + Cat. Creators Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley spoke to CMA members in New York and Boston (thanks to our first ever live stream!) on … Continue reading CMA Event: Problem Solving with “Peg + Cat”

Linda Simensky Gives Good Pitching (and Dating) Advice

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

Pitching A Show: Like Dating Without the Free Meal

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

It’s a Beautiful Day For a Tiger

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