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Halle Stanford

President of Television, Executive Producer

The Jim Henson Company

An Emmy® winning and ten-time Emmy®-nominated television producer, Halle Stanford leads The Jim Henson Company’s development and production of all television, home entertainment, and digital media in animated and live-action formats establishing the Company’s creative culture across all territories.

Stanford most recently executive produced the short form series Fraggle Rock: Rock On! for AppleTV+ and the critically acclaimed Emmy-winning Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. She is currently executive producing the newly announced Harriet the Spy and Fraggle Rock series, both for AppleTV+. Other recent children’s programming executive producer credits include the Netflix Original Word Party; the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS®; the NBCUniversal Kids/CBC animated series Dot., based on Randi Zuckerberg’s popular book; and the NBCUniversal Kids/Hulu Original preschool show Doozers, inspired by the wildly popular characters from the classic series Fraggle Rock. Stanford’s award-winning credits also include the Emmy®-nominated Sid 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 puppet series Me and My Monsters for the CBBC and Network Ten in Australia, the Lifetime live-action holiday special Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, as well as the Emmy®-nominated preschool series Pajanimals for Universal Kids.

She is in development on a new slate of television projects including The Kissing Hand, based on the internationally renowned picture book; Slumberkins, based on the popular book and plush toy line; Lena! based on Karen Katz’s books, and The Witchlands, based on the popular New York Times best-selling book series by Susan Dennard.

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 development as a series of animated features.

In addition to her Emmy®-nominations, Stanford is a recipient of the Cynopsis Kids !magination Award in Content Leadership, and for the last sixteen years has garnered over 100 honors around the globe for the company’s programming, including the Emmy Awards, Parent’s Choice Awards Gold Honor, Rockie Award Grand Prize-Banff World Media Festival, Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards, NAPPA Honors Award, Kidscreen Awards, Finalist-Prix Jeunesse Catalogue, and National Parents Publications Awards.

Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993 and worked on beloved Muppet projects like Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Tonight, and Bear in the Big Blue House, as well as the sci-fi cult classic Farscape. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film and Theater from Wesleyan University, is a Cub Scout Leader, a proud mom to two sons (ages 9 and 22!) and is on an endless quest to enrich the lives of children around the globe.

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