Tara Sorensen is Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios. In her role, Sorensen oversees the development and production of original kid’s programming for Amazon.
Sorensen joined Amazon Studios from National Geographic Kids Entertainment, where she was Vice President, development & current programming. During her tenure with National Geographic she was essential to the development and production of Emmy Award winning Toot & Puddle for Nick Jr., Emmy nominated Mama Mirabelle's Home Movie's for PBS, and Are We There Yet? World Adventure, for Treehouse Canada and CBC. Prior to National Geographic, Sorensen was vice president, creative affairs for Sony's Family Entertainment division. At Sony, she was involved in the development of leading entertainment properties, including the Emmy-nominated Dragon Tales for PBS; Emmy-nominated Jackie Chan Adventures and Men in Black animated series for Kids' WB!; Stuart Little and the Emmy Award-winning Harold and the Purple Crayon series for HBO Family; and Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot for Fox Kids. Previously, Tara also worked for Nelvana and Children's Television Workshop.
Sorensen received her B.A. in English from the University of Southern California. A New York native, she now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Scott, and their two children Lucas and Laurel.
Speaking at: The SVOD Effect; 30 Minutes with Tara Sorensen, Amazon Studios