Speaker Tara Sorensen

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Tara Sorensen

Head of Children's Programming

Amazon Studios

Tara Sorensen is Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios overseeing development and production of original kids series. During her time, she has shepherded such Amazon Original Kids Series as the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning preschool series Tumble Leaf, animated preschool series Creative Galaxy and Wishenpoof,and live-action series including Emmy-nominated Annedroids, DGA Award nominee and Humanitas Prize winner Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and Just Add Magic.

Sorensen joined Amazon from National Geographic, where she was Vice President, Kids Programming for the Emmy Award-winning Toot & Puddle for Nick Jr. and Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies for PBS. Prior to that, Sorensen was Vice President, Kids Programming for Sony Pictures Family Entertainment and headed the development of Dragon Tales for PBS; Jackie Chan Adventures and Men in Black for Kids' WB!; Stuart Little and the Emmy Award-winning Harold and the Purple Crayon for HBO Family. Previously, Sorensen worked at Nelvana and spearheaded development for Rolie Polie Olie and Franklin.

Featured in: 30 Minutes with… Tara Sorensen, Amazon Studios; Inside Amazon Studios' Approach to Preschool; Kids TV Face-Off: Broadcasters vs. Producers

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