Speaker Halle Stanford


Halle Stanford

EVP of Children's Television

The Jim Henson Company

Executive Vice President, Children's Entertainment Halle Stanford leads the Company’s development and production of all preschool and children’s programming for television, home entertainment and digital media in animated and live-action formats. A nine-time Emmy-nominated children’s television producer, she currently serves as an executive producer on the award-winning series Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train, which currently air on PBS KIDS® in the U.S. and in multiple markets around the world, as well as Doozers, a CG-animated preschool series inspired by the wildly popular characters from the classic Henson series Fraggle Rock which debuted as the first Hulu Original for kids in 2014 and currently airs on Sprout. She is also an executive producer on the live-action preschool series Hi Opie!, the Emmy®-nominated preschool series Pajanimals airing daily on Sprout; and the Lifetime Thanksgiving television feature Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. She most recently served as executive producer on the preschool Netflix Original Word Party and the animated series Dot., based on Randi Zuckerberg’s popular book scheduled to premiere on Sprout fall 2016.

Stanford is currently in production on the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS® and the Netflix Original preschool show Julie’s Greenroom starring award-winning actress Julie Andrews. She is also developing an untitled children’s series based on children’s books from Al Yankovic. Stanford co-authored a book series, Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters, a collection of fantastical comedy-adventure stories for girls published by Bloomsbury and currently in series development with Cyber Group Studios.

Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993 and has developed and produced many well-known properties for the company since that time. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film and Theater from Wesleyan University and lives in Los Angeles with her sons Max and Theo.

Speaking at: The New Creators; STEAM Research: Entertaining kids where creativity and technology intersect

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