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.