Mattel Television Studios Strengthens Executive Team


Mattel Television Studios has named Sidney Clifton as head of creative for animation, Cory Bennett Lewis as head of production and Amy Suh as head of creative for live-action.

Clifton joins Mattel from The Jim Henson Company, where she was senior VP of animation and mixed media content, while Bennett Lewis most recently served as J.J. Abrams’ head of production at Bad Robot. Prior to her new role, Suh acted as senior development executive in co-production development for Amazon Studios.

Clifton’s credits include Slumberkins, Black Panther, Eloise! and more. Bennett Lewis was on the producing team for the Oscar-winning animated short The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. Suh worked on the upcoming series Noir and Silk, along with Kay Scarpetta.

All three executives will report directly to Michelle Mendelovitz, global head of Mattel Television Studios.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sidney, Cory and Amy to Mattel,” said Mendelovitz. “Their breadth of experience working with top-tier talent across multiple genres and proven expertise creating series for global audiences make them perfectly suited for Mattel Television Studios’ next phase of growth. As we together build a home for best-in-class creators, taking Mattel’s iconic IP to make innovative, inspiring, and entertaining television series that reflect the diverse and inclusive world we live in for our muti-generational fans, I look forward to the amazing work this exceptionally talented, female-led studio will do.”