New Year, New Guest Brewer

After a terrific run by Harry McCracken, we’re excited to introduce our first Guest Brewer of 2005: Rita Street. Many of you know her from her recent stint as publisher of ANIMATION MAGAZINE where she waged a valiant effort to make the magazine more readable and relevant to today’s industry. She recently started up her own company, Radar Cartoons. Here’s a bit more about her:

Rita Street is the managing director of Radar Cartoons, a boutique consultancy firm focusing on the needs of international animation studios, helping develop and sell her client’s original content onto American networks. Rita is also the out-of-house entertainment producer for the Los Angeles-based design house Mighty Fine (creators of Ruby Gloom and French Kitty) and the co-producer of “The Nicktoons Film Festival” with Frederator Studios for the Nicktoons cable channel.

Before opening Radar, Rita worked as a publisher, editor and journalist focusing on the industry of animation. She has served as the publisher of ANIMATION MAGAZINE, the editor of FILM & VIDEO MAGAZINE and has also authored several books on graphic arts including COMPUTER ANIMATION: A WHOLE NEW WORLD (Rockport). For the Art Institute of Pittsburgh she serves as a program advisory committee member for Game Art & Design. She has also served on several prestigious juries, most notably Austria’s Prix Ars Electronica competition for excellence in computer animation and visual effects.

Rita is the founder of the international non-profit organization, Women In Animation and a board member of ASIFA-Hollywood.