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Developing for Preschool TV

Preschoolers are a unique and captive audience. Producing content for young children takes a specific understanding of their developmental milestones. In this circle, we will explore the various aspects of long-form preschool tv development, meet industry experts and explore how to make a difference.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

Student (final year)

0-1 year

1+ years

2-3 years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice

Dates:  Thursdays

Meeting Times:   5-6:30PM EST

Circle Leader

Sarah Wallendjack

Sarah Wallendjack is the Vice President of Production and Development as well as an Executive Producer at 9 Story Media Group, a leading producer and distributor of family and kids content. Sarah previously worked at Out of the Blue Entertainment, which was acquired by 9 Story in 2018. She was the Supervising Producer of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood for five seasons which she received and Emmy in 2019. She is also an Executive Producer of Super Why! on PBS and is the Executive Producer of Charlie’s Colorforms City on Netflix. Prior to joining the Out of the Blue production team, Sarah was the President of the Children’s Media Association, worked on Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets!, Disney’s Go Baby! and Disney’s Johnny and the Sprites! She is a graduate of American University’s Visual Media and Arts and Cultural Management programs. She enjoys scuba diving, synchronized swimming, the Muppets, and making things.

Title/Expertise: VP, Development and Production

Company:  9 Story Media Group

Location:  New York

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