Speaker Halle Stanford

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Halle Stanford

President of Television, Executive Producer

The Jim Henson Company

A nine-time Emmy®-nominated children’s television producer, Halle Stanford leads the Company’s development and production of all television, home entertainment and digital media in animated and live-action formats. She currently serves as an executive producer on the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and her recent preschool and children’s programming credits include the Netflix Original Word Party, the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS®, the Sprout animated series Dot., based on Randi Zuckerberg’s popular book, the Netflix Original preschool show Julie’s Greenroom, starring award-winning actress Julie Andrews and 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.

Stanford’s award-winning credits also includeSid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train, which currently air on PBS KIDS® in the U.S. and in multiple markets around the world, the live-action preschool series Hi Opie!, as well as the Emmy®-nominated preschool series Pajanimals airing daily on Sprout.

Additionally, 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: Master Class: Building fantasy worlds that last

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