Sesame Workshop has hired longtime Nickelodeon exec Kay Wilson Stallings as SVP, Content Development. In her new role, Stallings will oversee creative development and pilot production globally of all original content for multiple platforms. She also will explore new production models and partnerships to develop new programs, processes and talent for the creative group.
Stallings most recently served as SVP of Production and Development at Nickelodeon where she oversaw development of all original series production for Nickelodeon Preschool and Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s digital channel, including pre-buys, acquisitions and the global shorts programs. Stallings developed more than 20 series during her tenure there including Wonder Pets, LazyTown, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Fresh Beat Band, Winx Club, Peter Rabbit, and the upcoming Shimmer And Shine and Sunny Styles, among others.
“We are thrilled to have Kay on board to lead the charge on developing exciting new educational content,” said Brown Johnson, Executive Vice President and Creative Director. “Kay has an outstanding track record of bringing teams and ideas to life, that have led to some of the most successful children’s programs around today and we look forward to her bringing that keen eye to new projects for the Workshop.”
Stallings has also worked in production roles for The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Court TV and several pilot programs.