Speaker Chris Nee

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Chris Nee

President & Executive Producer & Creator

Laughing Wild/Netflix

Peabody, Humanitas, NAACP and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee is the creator and executive producer of the acclaimed series, Doc McStuffins, an imaginative animated series about a six-year-old girl who is a doctor to her stuffed animals and toys. She also developed for television and executive produced the hit animated series “Vampirina,” about a young vampire girl who faces being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.  

An accomplished children’s television writer, Nee has also managed to juggle a successful career as a documentary and reality TV producer. While on location in Alaska for Discovery Channel’s cult hit documentary series Deadliest Catch, Nee was simultaneously writing the first Wonder Pets Christmas Special for Nickelodeon. Nee received Emmy Award nominations for her work on both series.   

Nee has received thirteen Emmy Award nominations for writing and won an Emmy in 2002 for her work on the series Little BillDoc McStuffins won the Peabody Award in 2014. Her additional writing credits include the Disney Channel series American Dragon: Jake Long, Playhouse Disney series Johnny and the Sprites and Higglytown Heroes, and Nickelodeon series The Backyardigans, Olivia and Unfabulous. She also wrote for cult hit Angela Anaconda. Her producing credits include Morgan Spurlock’s series, 30 Days and supervising producer for The Real Roseanne Show

Her series have attracted top voice talent with series regulars Lauren Graham, Loretta Devine, Wanda Sykes, Patti LuPone and James Van Der Beek. Her series have also highlighted the voice talents of Michelle Obama, Ludacris, Carol Kane, Geena Davis, Portia de Rossi, Curtis Stone, Andrew Rannells and Audra McDonald amongst many others.  

Nee began her career as an associate producer at Sesame Street International and spent time in Mexico, Finland, Israel and Jordan working on the local productions of the award-winning show, before transitioning over to writing for the Sesame Workshop.   

Nee has signed a multiyear overall deal with Netflix to write and produce across live action, animation, kids, teens and adults.  Nee’s production company, Laughing Wild, is focused on producing up and coming talent with diverse points of view.   

Speaking at: Showrunners: Not Just For Grown-Ups Anymore; Groundwork for Growth: Setting New Creators Up to Succeed

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