Children’s Literary Cafe: From Picture Books to Television Shows
I’m so pleased about this upcoming program I could pop. Please note the time change:
The Children’s Literary Café at the new Children’s Center at 42 nd Street is pleased to announce our event on Saturday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m.:
From the Page to the Screen… Television Screen
If you’re a picture book author or illustrator, you can only imagine how wonderful it would be to see your creation transferred from the page to the television screen. But what does such a process entail? Who are the people behind it? And what are the difficulties and advantages of translating literature to an audio visual format? Children’s media executive Liz Nealon, former General Manager of KIDZ BOP, LLC moderates a panel including Diana Manson, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Jim Jinkins, and Linda Simensky.
As Vice President of Children’s Programming for PBS, Linda Simensky collaborates with producers, co-production partners and distributors throughout development, production, post-production and broadcast for existing and new series including Curious George , Dinosaur Train, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Martha Speaks and Sid the Science Kid for PBS KIDS, and FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, WordGirl and The Electric Company for PBS KIDS GO!.
Diana Manson has worked in artists’ management, theatre, music, radio and television production and music publishing in Australia , UK and the US for nearly 30 years. Diana co-founded Silver Lining Productions in 1998 which has since molded properties as diverse as the new Mr. Men series, Ian Falconer’s Olivia and the new series of Noddy in Toyland for the company Silver Lining Productions, which she founded in 1998. Silver Lining has represented Rosemary Wells, Babette Cole, Ian Falconer, Eric Carle, Debi Gliori and Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. It is dedicated to creating children’s entertainment developed from ‘contemporary classic’ literary properties.
Author/illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-seller and the recipient of a 2008 Caldecott Honor for First the Egg amongst other honors. Laura began a career as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and she won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC special.
Jim Jinkins is the author and illustrator of the Pinky Dinky Doo book series. He has his team at and his team at Jumbo Pictures have produced the television shows Doug and PB&J . Jinkins has also founded an independent company Cartoon Pizza which produces the shows Stanley , Jo Jo’s Circus , and Pinky Dinky Doo.
The Children’s Literary Café is a monthly gathering of adults who are fans of children’s literature. Professionals, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, teachers, and anyone else interested in the field are welcome to attend our meetings. The Literary Café provides free Advanced Readers galleys, a rotating series of talks with professionals in the field, and great conversation.
This program will be held in the South Court Auditorium. To reach this auditorium, please enter through the front door of the library (facing 5th Avenue) and proceed to the Information Desk. You will be directed from there.
New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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