Donna MacNeil Appointed Vice President of Marketing at ChizComm

chizDonna MacNeil joins the ChizComm Ltd. team as its new vice president of marketing. Her roles in the position go into effect immediately.

MacNeil has experience in publishing, toys, and entertainment, and will add new executive leadership to the ChizComm team. Previously she worked at marblemedia, a company joining ChizComm’s roster of entertainment clients.

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Women in Children’s Media Relaunches as Children’s Media Association

Children’s Media Assocition (CMA), formerly Women in Children’s Media, has partnered up with Sesame Workshop to offer a puppetry workshop event on October 10, hosted with puppeteer John Tartaglia. The workshop will feature events that cover a wide array of topics related to television, digital media, and publishing.

CMA welcomes new board directors that include Jocelyn Christie from Kidscreen, David Kleeman from the American Center for Children and Media, and Nicole Goldman from The Jim Henson Company.

Kidscreen 2011 – The Golden Ticket

by Ryan Conti

Have you ever wondered how SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder, and Chuggington came to be? We know that the right product connected to the right audience puts millions of dollars into everyone’s coffers. he Kidscreen Summit, held last month at the Hilton New York, welcomed people from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to pitch their properties to various production companies.
I liken the Kidscreen Summit to Roald Dahl’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the five golden tickets, but everyone has a chance at success. The stakes are high, the payoff enormous. There are so many benefits to attending, where do I begin?

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