We developed the CMA WORKSHOP PROGRAM to give our members an opportunity to learn from and interact with industry experts. The WORKSHOPS will focus on kids and family media industry skills in order to create new opportunities and support the advancement of our member’s careers … or, in some cases, provide some creative inspiration!
Calling all NYC members! Do you have a dream children’s television series stuck in your head, just waiting to be realized? Are you struggling to create engaging pitch materials, or could use a hand in perfecting your idea? Do you get flustered when you have to talk about it?
If so, our NYC PITCH ME! WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
Over the course of four, in-person sessions, Emmy award-winning creative producer Emerald Wright-Collie will lead you in honing your series concept, creating pitch decks and one-sheets, and, most importantly, practicing your pitch! The goal of NYC Pitch Me! is to prepare you for real-world pitching and connect you with like-minded creatives in your area.
NYC Pitch Me! is an exclusive in-person workshop where we help bring your series idea to life. In four sessions, hosted at Nomadworks Times Square, you’ll go from idea to one-sheet to deck for a fully fleshed out pitch. This is a workshop grounded in collaboration and feedback. Other members will help you hone your creative idea while working on their own. Special guest industry experts will also give you some fine-tuning advice to solidify your pitch before you head out into the production world. NYC Pitch Me! is a safe and supportive environment that will make your show idea the best it can be.
Because this will be a highly interactive environment, space is limited to 15 creators.
Costs – $200. This workshop is for members only.
Yes! CMA Workshops are for all members. They will be virtual and accessible by members, no matter where they live.
Because of the multi-session, curriculum-heavy aspects of CMA Workshops, this premium benefit will have a cost. Fees will vary depending on the number of sessions and other considerations. The fee for the Podcast Workshop: is $150 for members.
No. What makes CMA Workshops different from regular CMA events is that they are multi-session and cumulative, with a curriculum and goals that continue over the course of the Workshop.
Unfortunately due to the limited availability in our Workshop we are not able to offer refunds once you sign up for the Workshop.
Unfortunately, no we cannot allow substitutions. Workshops will be recorded and will be made available for participants that need to miss a session.
Yes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you been thinking about the podcasting space in Children’s Media? Want to learn more about the basics of the medium, or perhaps meet other podcast makers? This Workshop takes you behind the mic so you can get familiar with the podcasting process from concept to distribution, touching upon tips for all types of creators. Whether you are looking to make a podcast on your own, work with production partners, or are just interested in learning more – regardless of budget, skill, or level this is a great chance to exchange creative ideas with others, hear from experts, and build up your community.
Because this will be a highly interactive, sharing environment, space is limited to 30 creators.
Let’s Talk: Creative – this workshop will cover the joys of podcasting, the current children’s podcast ecosystem, and will have special guest speakers who will talk about their experiences in producing/writing podcasts.
Let’s Talk: Pre-Production – this workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of pre-production, equipment needed, what happens once you get in the booth and will have special guest speakers who will talk about their experiences getting the podcast made.
Let’s Talk: Post-Production – this workshop will cover the audio editing process from prep to program, the details to think about to get a podcast made and will have special guest speakers who will talk about their experiences in sound design.
Let’s Talk: Getting Your Content Out to the World – this workshop will cover branding, distribution, discoverability, monetization (what you can do after your podcast has been made). Special Guest speakers will discuss their unique models and what they think is the future of podcasting.
Ash Beecher is the Senior Production Manager for Pinna, where she has facilitated the making of over 40 podcasts, including the recent seasons of Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest. She is also the co-creator/writer/producer of Pinna Original comedy podcast Food Crimes. Prior to entering the world of podcasting, she worked in production management at the children’s television network Sprout (and through its transition into Universal Kids) where she coordinated the live, daily production of the Emmy-nominated Sunny Side Up, and additionally played a significant role in in-person events, short form content, and assisting operations at the network level. Ash is thrilled to be hosting this workshop, as she is passionate about content creation and growing the children’s media community.
Do you have a great idea for a children’s property rattling around in your head? Do you need help wrapping up your dream project, could you use a hand perfecting your idea, or do you get flustered when you have to talk about it?
If so, our PITCH ME! WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
Over the course of 4 sessions, led by Danny Friedman, you will hone your concept, learn how to create pitch decks and one-sheets, and, most importantly, you will practice your pitch! The goal of Pitch Workshop is to get you ready to pitch your wonderful children’s IPs in the real world.
Pitch Me! is a virtual workshop where we help bring your children’s media dreams to the next level. In four sessions, you’ll go from idea to one-sheet to deck for a a fully fleshed out pitch. This is a workshop, built on trust, with the other members to help you hone your creative idea while working on their own. Special guest industry experts will be in attendance on the last day to give you some fine-tuning advice to make your pitch even more solid before you head out into the children’s media world! Pitch Me! Workshop is headed by Danny Friedman and filled with like-minded creative types in a safe environment that will make your show idea the best it can be!
Because this will be a highly interactive, sharing environment, space is limited to 20 creators.
INSTRUCTOR: Creative Developer, Writer, Producer, Brainstormer
Danny Friedman loves cartoons. Professionally, Danny has worked in development for Sunbow Entertainment, 4Kids!, Sesame Workshop, Common Sense Media, BabyFirst, TonieBox, 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, head-writing for an animated series he co-created, and taking care of his son, who he also co-created…