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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Fordham New Law School Building, 150 W. 162nd Street, 2nd Floor Constantino Room 2-02 New York, N.Y. 10023
    • 100

    Join us for the latest installment of The Red Chair Series featuring Fred Seibert!

    The Red Chair Series features intimate conversations with the powerhouses of the children’s media business. The event’s unique interview format looks at life, work, and the intersection between the two, providing Children's Media Association members direct access to the movers and shakers of the children’s business.

    Our guest Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, co-founder of Thirty Labs, and a serial media entrepreneur.

    The series is moderated by Amy Friedman, CMA Board member; President of Redhead Consulting; and Senior Advisor at Scratch, Viacom’s in-house creative S.W.A.T. team.

    More about our speakers:  

    Fred Seibert 

    Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, co-founder of Thirty Labs, and a serial media entrepreneur.

    He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Fred was the founder of Next New Networks (acquired by YouTube). He’s on the board of directors of Sawhorse Media, and was the first investor in Tumblr.

    Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network, Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon (Adventure Time and The Fairly OddParents), Fredbot, an online channel for pre-schoolers, and Cartoon Hangover, the home of Bravest Warriors and Bee & PuppyCat (the largest animation Kickstarter in history). Frederator distributes hundreds of animator owned, independent YouTube channels.

    Thirty Labs is the video-focused NYC startup studio, collaboratively creating companies for the 40% of our waking lives spent watching video.

    Amy Friedman

    Senior Advisor at MTV Scratch, Viacom’s creative S.W.A.T team, and President of Redhead Consulting.

    Amy Friedman serves as Senior Advisor to MTV Scratch, Viacom’s creative S.W.A.T team.  With a focus on Millennial culture, their partners include Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, General Motors, The Guggenheim Museum and others.  

    Amy is also the President and Founder of Redhead Consulting, a brand creation and content development company across all media.  Redhead's focus is new models of creating, packaging and distributing content.  Clients include: MTV, Bonnaroo, Scholastic, Insight Strategy Group and Common Cents.

    A veteran of the kids' media business, Amy has held senior management positions across all of the Nickelodeon networks, including Nick, Noggin, and TeenNick. As SVP Original Programming/Creative Director, Amy was responsible for articulating and steering both Noggin and Teen Nick's original brand strategy, on-air identity, and educational mission, as well as developing and producing its original programming. Friedman’s work in branding, programming, and pro-social content has earned multiple Peabody, Beacon, Cable Ace and Creativity Awards.

    Friedman is a 1986 honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she concurrently earned a B.A. degree in American Civilization and an M.A degree in Education.  Amy serves on the Board of Advisors of Women in Children’s Media and DC-based Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  She lives with her husband, Dr. David Appelbaum, a psychologist, and their two daughters in Montclair, New Jersey.

    This event is sponsored by Fordham University’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and hosted at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

    Get the conversation started! Tweet #CMARedChair and tell us what you think!

Past events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Audio Branding in Children’s Media
Monday, May 18, 2015 Kids TV: Travel Around the World in a Day from New York City!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Dear Journal: We Published Ourselves!
Monday, April 06, 2015 CMA Boston's The Art of Explaining
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 CMA Boston's Sandbox Summit Mixer
Thursday, February 19, 2015 CMA Boston Presents: Coding Kids Media Scratch Night
Friday, January 23, 2015 Winter Member Breakfast at Sesame Workshop
Monday, December 15, 2014 CMA Boston Holiday Party
Thursday, December 04, 2014 The Annual CMA Holiday Party
Friday, November 21, 2014 How to Get a Job: tips to land your first media job
Thursday, November 13, 2014 10th Anniversary Trivia Night: Celebrating A Decade of CMA!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Voiceovers in Animation
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 An Evening with batteryPop
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Produced By: New York
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 The How To's of Marketing to Children
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Fall Member Breakfast: Spotlight on Nickelodeon
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Red Chair Spotlight on Andrew Beecham
Monday, August 11, 2014 Dice, Digits, and Dreams: A Celebration of Games
Monday, August 04, 2014 Peg + Cat Virtually AWESOME Event
Monday, August 04, 2014 Problem Solving with Peg + Cat
Thursday, July 31, 2014 CMA Summer Mixer!
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Through an Editor’s Eye: The Joys of Keeping Classic Brands Fresh
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 From Austria to Amazon: A Path to Publication
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Entrepreneurs, Inventors and Makers, Oh My!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 A Day in the Life of a Puppeteer
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Back By Popular Demand: Discover Your Myers Briggs Type
Thursday, April 24, 2014 They Loved Your Pitch! Now What?
Monday, April 07, 2014 Discover Your Myers Briggs Type
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Sneak Inside a Casting Call with Jen Rudin
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 CMA Boston's Sandbox Summit Mixer
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 A Delicious Evening with yummico
Thursday, February 20, 2014 CMA Boston: Imagination Illustrated
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Become a Published Author
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Kidscreen Happy Hour Party
Thursday, February 06, 2014 CMA Writers Group: Publish Yo-Self!
Friday, January 31, 2014 Rescheduled! Early Bird Nosh with the CMA Board and Advisors
Monday, January 27, 2014 3-2-1 Contact to Minecraft
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Early Bird Nosh with the CMA Board and Advisors
Monday, December 02, 2013 The CMA Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Bridge Under Construction: Connecting Academia and Industry
Monday, November 04, 2013 An Uncensored Evening with Cyma Zarghami
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The Digital Landscape: Amazon Studios
Monday, October 07, 2013 Journeys to Publication
Monday, September 23, 2013 Crowdfunding 2.0: A Look at Indiegogo
Monday, September 09, 2013 In This Together Media: Breaking the Mold in Children's Publishing
Monday, August 19, 2013 An Evening with Mark Goldblatt, Author of Twerp
Thursday, August 01, 2013 Women in Toys and the Children’s Media Association Presents- Licensing: Tried and True Brand vs New Kid on the Block
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Boston CMA Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Everything’s Coming Up Rosie’s!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 CMA Puts a Spin on Summer Reading
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Master Your Universe: New Models for Successful Transmedia Story Worlds with Jeff Gomez
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Bringing History to Life
Thursday, May 30, 2013 CMA Visits Materials for the Arts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Dan Zanes Presents!
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Kindiefest After Party
Saturday, April 27, 2013 The Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching with Linda Simensky
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Making a Difference Through Children's Media: Book Release and Discussion with Lesléa Newman
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Children's Media Association ... in Boston!
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Talking Tech: COPPA 2.0
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Job Hunting 101 with Janice Meisler
Monday, March 11, 2013 Writer's Group: S is for Special Needs with Sesame Street Writer Emily Kingsley
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Leapin' Lizards CMA is Going to ANNIE!
Thursday, February 28, 2013 The Red Chair Series: Kids Media Pioneer, Tom Ascheim
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Connecting With Kids on Every Platform
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Writing the News for Kids
Thursday, February 07, 2013 Kidscreen Summit Networking Night
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Girls are Princesses and Boys are Superheroes
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Gatekeepers of Children’s Television: What it Takes to Get on the Air
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Kids TV: Around the World in a Day is Returning to New York!
Monday, December 10, 2012 Talking Tech: Spotlight on Transmedia - Fizzy's Lunch Lab and Beyond
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Children's Media Association Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Say What? Creating Content That Speaks to Teens
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Networking Event: Animation in New York City
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 When We Were Free to Be: Book Launch Event
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 CANCELED The Children’s Media Association Presents: The Red Chair Series featuring Tom Ascheim, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP of Sesame Learning
Thursday, November 01, 2012 CANCELED An Evening with R.J. Palacio
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 CANCELED: Talking Tech: Spotlight on Transmedia - Fizzy's Lunch Lab and Beyond
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Writer's Group Presents: Head Writing All-Stars
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Speedy Delivery: You're Invited to Meet Daniel Tiger!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Puppetry 101: Session 2 - Learn the basics with legendary puppeteer, John Tartaglia
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Puppetry 101: Session 1 - Learn the basics with legendary puppeteer, John Tartaglia
Monday, September 24, 2012 Talking Tech: How to Crowdfund Your Project
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Writer's Workshop: C is for Collaboration
Thursday, August 30, 2012 A Guided Tour of the ‘Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000’ at MoMA
Thursday, August 23, 2012 2012 End of the Summer Professional Networking Event
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 August Writer's Workshop with Tracey Baptiste
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 CANCELLED - The Babysitters Club: Mary Anne and the Wedding Party
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 July Writer's Workshop: Freelance Nation
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Talking Tech: What Left 4 Dead Can Teach Us About Kids' Games
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 "Miss Representation" Film Screening and Panel
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 June Writer's Workshop with Betsy Bird
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Talking Tech: Social Networking for Tweens
Thursday, May 10, 2012 TV 360: The Octonauts
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Listen UP! Writer's Group Speaks with Speakaboos.
Monday, April 09, 2012 Insight Strategy Group Presents "Kids 9-12"
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Disney's Phineas and Ferb Live: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
Monday, March 26, 2012 Talking Tech: Turning Books Into Apps!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 March Writer's Workshop
Thursday, March 15, 2012 TV 360: The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 February Writer's Workshop: Erica Branch-Ridley
Monday, February 13, 2012 Red Chair Series: Disney Junior's Nancy Kanter!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Kidscreen Happy Hour
Monday, January 23, 2012 Cooney Center Presents: Co-Viewing
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Writer's Workshop with Elly Kramer!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Girl Power! With Danielle Gillis and Lynn Kestin Sessler

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