Danny Friedman, Director of Events, CMA National

Much of Danny’s past remains a tantalizing mystery!  All that is known for sure is that before he started working in children’s media, he has watched a LOT of cartoons… Professionally, Danny has worked in development for Sunbow Entertainment, 4Kids!, Sesame Workshop, Common Sense Media, Outfit7 and consulted for many other great brands.  He loves nothing better than meeting with other creative people and developing characters, stories, and worlds.  Danny was the Director of Creative Development and Lead Producer for Elemental Path, creator of the Cognitoy Dino, an interactive toy that won IBM’s Watson Challenge and was a Time Magazine Invention of the Year.  For years, Danny’s job was to tell a dinosaur what to do, which, you have to admit, is pretty cool.  Today, Danny is busy at work, creating his own cartoon ideas, overseeing CMA’s events slate, writing and consulting for clients, and annoying his wife…