Jim Henson Company Ups Longtime Exec Halle Stanford


Halle Stanford has been promoted to the post of president of television at The Jim Henson Company.

In her expanded role, Stanford adds prime-time development and production to her current responsibilities of overseeing The Jim Henson Company’s kids’ titles. She will focus on the newly unveiled deal with UTA to build partnerships, expand the company’s talent base and grow the prime-time slate of productions.

Stanford is currently executive producing the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. A nine-time Emmy-nominated children’s TV producer, she also currently executive produces eight series that air across traditional and new media platforms, with credits that include Word Party and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix); Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid and Splash and Bubbles (PBS); Dot. and Pajanimals (Universal Kids); and Doozers (Hulu), with more high-profile projects in development around the world. Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993.

“Halle has remained an integral part of the company, especially spearheading our efforts in the last ten years to create innovative, powerful content that engages kids and families around the world,” said CEO Lisa Henson, to whom Stanford reports. “She has built a home here for exceptional talent to thrive and has demonstrated again and again her ability to connect excellent storytelling and memorable characters with her target audience. Looking ahead, as we move our focus to prime-time television, she will lead the charge with her creative passion and strong partnerships with the industry’s top talent.”