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The Children’s Media Association (CMA) is the nonprofit organization that connects the dots across across all verticals; Series & Film, Research/Education, Music & Audio, Interactive, Consumer Products, Publishing and Experiential. With chapters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and virtual members around the world, CMA is building the future of our industry.

#August Rewatch

Remember that panel you couldn’t get to or the one you bookmarked to watch later? We are making August – REWATCH month! From world-class discussions and informative seminars on mindfulness and wellness to powerful insights on climate action, diversity, equity, and emerging technology, our #AugustRewatch has curated exclusive video playlists for each week to inform and inspire positive change in childrens’ and family media. 



September 2023
October 2023
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Join us at Sesame Workshop in New York City for a full day of screenings from the Prix Jeunesse International Festival, moderated by David Kleeman! 🎥 The first half of the day, we will be screening content mostly geared towards kids under 6. The second half will be geared towards kids 6-11 and 11-15. 🎬 Light refreshments will be provided!
🌟 Get ready for an exciting week with the Children's Media Association! On Tuesday, September 26th, our Bay Area chapter is meeting at Starbucks Reserve in Redwood City, California, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT, followed by a virtual panel discussion with The Family Room CEO George Carey at 5:00 PM PDT delving into the emotional ingredients of children's television. Join us on Wednesday, September 27th, at 6:30 PM PDT for our LA chapter meetup at Forman's Whiskey Tavern in Toluca Lake. To wrap up the week, on Friday, September 29th, the Prix Jeunesse International Festival is hosting a full day of kid-friendly screenings at Sesame Workshop in New York City, moderated by David Kleeman. It's a week packed with networking, insights, and fun! 🌈📺🥃🎉 #ChildrensMediaAssociation #KidsTV #NetworkingEvents #PrixJeunesse #JoinUs
What are the emotional ingredients of quality children's media content? Learn from new data presented by George Carey, Founder and CEO of The Family Room, the industry's leading tracker of how human priorities are changing. George will be joined by Andrea Strauss (SVP Audience Insights at Nick) and Alyssa Schraier (SEL Program Manager, The Urban Assembly) to discuss how this new research can be used by brands and media to stay relevant with what today's parents and children are looking for.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing screenings, workshops, and entertainment since 1976. OIAF is an annual five-day event bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub, attracting artists, producers, students, and animation fans from around the world. For those of you attending this year- please let us know your favorite films so far! #film #animation #kids #family #media
Join us for an incredible week of events! From a special preschool panel with DreamWorks Animation to a powerful panel celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, a New York City Chapter meetup in partnership with AniMixer, and a CMA Connect to bring our community together virtually. What a week! We hope you join us. #preschool #HispanicHeritageMonth #CMANYC #CMAConnect #kids #family #media
🌟 Join us for virtual September Connect on September 21st at 5pm PDT / 8pm EST! With a new year just around the corner, we want to give our community an opportunity to connect and meet. But we want to hear from you! What topics should CMA focus on? What experts do you want to hear from? What is the future for children’s media? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure to join on September 21st to help us shape the future of CMA! 🚀 #CMAConnect #ShapeTheFuture #ChildrensMedia #CommunityMatters
🦄🧚🏽‍♀️ Join us on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm EST for an illuminating panel discussion on the making of two beloved Dreamworks Animation series: "Not Quite Narwhal" and "Dew Drop Diaries." 🎬🌈 Gain exclusive insights into their unique development and production processes as we bring you closer to the magic behind the scenes. 🧡✨ Our panel features the brilliant creators and executive producers who brought these captivating tales to life. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the art of storytelling and animation with the visionaries themselves! 🎉🎨 #ChildrensMediaAssociation #DreamworksAnimation #BehindTheScenes #NotQuiteNarwhal #DewDropDiaries