5th Annual Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards to Feature Kids’ Music Icon Laurie Berkner

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Emcee and presenters named for annual kids business awards show on September 27 in NYC

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Cynopsis Kids unveiled its presenter line-up for the brand’s fifth annual awards program – honoring the most outstanding cross-platform programming and marketing - and the executives behind them - in the highly competitive and dynamic kids media industry. This must-attend industry networking event will see some of the brightest stars in the business be highlighted and honored for the most outstanding marketing, production and digital initiatives, and programming in the competitive kids media space.

Legendary children’s singer and songwriter Laurie Berkner will open the awards breakfast with a song from her latest album “Superhero,” and will host the awards program as the winners and honorable mentions are announced. In 2013 she was named the Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards Entertainer of the Year. The complete list of 2016 finalists can be found here.

This year’s ceremony will also honor Cynopsis Kids’ 2016 Content Leaders, and each will be introduced by a top industry executive. Adina Pitt, VP of Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, will present the award to Christopher Keenan, SVP of Content Development & Production and Executive Producer for Mattel Creations at Mattel Inc. PBS’s Vice President of Children’s Programming, Linda Simensky, will present the award to Halle Stanford, EVP of Children’s Entertainment for The Jim Henson Company.

“We’re thrilled Laurie is bringing her musical talent - and humor - to the !magination Awards stage. And equally excited to have such esteemed executives present our Content Leader honorees with their awards,” says Cathy Applefeld Olson, editor of Cynopsis Kids. “This year’s event is sure to be the best one yet, with more networking opportunities than ever.” For more information visit: cynopsis.com/event/2016-kids-imagination-award.

The Cynopsis Kids !magination Award finalists will be recognized at a breakfast ceremony and mimosa networking reception on Tuesday, September 27, from 8:15-10:30 a.m., at The Yale Club in New York City. For event registration information, click here. For registration questions, contact Sarah Martinez at sarah(at)cynopsis(dot)com. For advertising, sponsorship information, or to buy an ad in the program, contact VP of Sales & Marketing Mike Farina at mike(at)cynopsis(dot)com.

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