Kay Wilson Stallings serves as Senior Vice Present of Creative Development at Sesame Workshop. In this role, Stallings oversees creative development and pilot production for original content for multiple platforms. She recruits writing, animation, and design talent globally, and explores new production models and partnerships to develop new programs and processes for the creative group.
In 2017, Stallings created and directed the first annual Sesame Street Writers Room, an intensive six-week competitive fellowship program dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and increasing the presence of writers with diverse voices in children’s media. Held at Sesame Workshop’s New York City office, participants selected come from across the country to meet weekly with industry writers, producers, agents and executives, with two winners offered creative development deals annually.
Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Stallings was Senior Vice President of Production and Development at Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s preschool programming arm. In her 16 years with the company, she oversaw development of original series and co-productions, including pre-buys, acquisitions, and the global shorts program. Stallings developed more than 20 series while at Nickelodeon including Wonder Pets, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Fresh Beat Band, Shimmer and Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machines.