About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Tara Sorensen

Head of Children's Programming

Amazon Studios

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.

Featured in: The SVOD Effect; 30 Minutes with Tara Sorensen, Amazon Studios