Speaker Rita Street - Kidscreen Summit 2016

Speaker Rita Street

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Rita Street

President

Radar Cartoons

Rita Street is an Executive Producer and Development Consultant for the kids’ cartoon industry. Over the last decade she has landed more than 1,200 pitch meetings with network and indie development execs. Of those 1,200 pitches she’s sold a record 16 shows into development deals and four of those properties have been green-lit into production. Her adventures in pitching are recounted in her new e-book release: “A Cartoon Girl’s Secret Guide to Developing Kids’ Comedy Series That Sell!” Rita’s executive producer credits include: Hero: 108 on Cartoon Network for client Gamania Digital Entertainment; Teenage Fairytale Dropouts an international co-pro which aired on The Hub for client Anima Estudios: and Ruby Gloom for Mighty Fine, Nelvana and YTV.

In 2015 Rita worked as Creative Producer on the upcoming Flying Bark series Blinky Bill, as a development researcher for a major network and a development consultant for a major toy firm. Currently Rita is also writing scripts for several shows in development. Before opening Radar, Rita worked as a publisher, editor and journalist focusing on the industry of animation. She has served as the publisher ofAnimation Magazine, the editor of Film & Video Magazine and has also authored several books on graphic arts  including the Rockport Publisher hardback, Computer Animation: A Whole New World. Rita is the founder of the international non-profit organization, Women In Animation and serves as a mentor for your artists and professionals.

Speaking on: Brainpick: Pitching & Development

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