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Sidney Clifton

SVP of Animation and Mixed Media

The Jim Henson Company

Emmy-nominated producer Sidney Clifton has over twenty years of experience as an executive producer, producer, casting director, voice director, director and creative development executive in animated and live-action content across multiple platforms. 

In her career to date, Ms. Clifton has worked with artists and creators including comic book legend Stan Lee, Dr. Maya Angelou, Ringo Starr, BB King, comedian Jeff Dunham, Tyler Perry, Leann Rimes, Naomi Judd, and Harry Connick, Jr.  Her credits include Celebration Table With Maya Angelou, Tripping The Rift, Stan Lee's The Condor, Hellboy: Sword Of Storms, Rob Zombie's The Haunted Movie Of El Superbeasto, Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love; Me, Eloise, AND BET'S animated series Marvel'S Black Panther

She recently joined the Jim Henson Company as Senior Vice President of Animation and Mixed Media, and serves as Senior Consultant with Black Women Animate. As a mentor and recruiter, she has been a featured speaker at colleges and universities across North America, including California Institute of the Arts,  Pratt Institute, Maryland Institute of Arts, NYU-Tisch,  Sheridan College, Savannah College Art and Design, George Mason University, and Ringling College of Art & Design.

Ms. Clifton’s passion for developing and supporting the underserved community of writers, artists, storytellers and creators was the catalyst for her launching The Clifton House; an writer’s and artist’s workshop and retreat space centered at her childhood home in Baltimore Maryland—the home she shared with her five siblings and parents, educator/activist Fred J. Clifton and National Book Award winning poet and author Lucille Clifton.

Speaking on: Pitch Doctoring - Stephanie Betts, Sidney Clifton, Heath Kenny

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