Sonia Manzano & Ellen Doherty to Highlight Alma’s Way at TV Kids Festival


Sonia Manzano, a 15-time Emmy Award winner, will be joined by Fred Rogers Productions’ Ellen Doherty to discuss the new PBS KIDS preschool series Alma’s Way during the TV Kids Festival, which you can register for here for free.

Manzano, best known for her long run as “Maria” on Sesame Street, is the creator and executive producer of Alma’s Way. Doherty, chief creative officer for Fred Rogers Productions, also serves as executive producer of Alma’s Way. Together, they’ll discuss what went into crafting this animated series about a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx and her family.

Manzano and Doherty join the lineup of TV Kids Festival speakers previously announced: M6 Group’s Philippe Bony, Mattel Television’s Frederic Soulie, WarnerMedia Kids & Family’s Adina Pitt, KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin, M6 Group’s Maud Branly, CBC Kids’ Marie McCann, DreamWorks Animation’s Peter Gal, Bluey’s Joe Brumm, Aardman’s Nick Park, Studio 100’s Hans Bourlon, Common Sense Networks’ Eric Berger,’s Chris Williams, WildBrain’s Josh Scherba, eOne’s Olivier Dumont, Cyber Group Studios’ Pierre Sissmann, M6 Group’s Coralie Boitrelle-Laigle, Serious Kids’ Genevieve Dexter, Jetpack Distribution’s Dominic Gardiner, Dandelooo’s Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin, Kidoodle.TV’s Brenda Bisner, CAKE’s Daniel Bays and Atomic’s Jennifer Twiner McCarron, Matt Berkowitz and Richard Goldsmith.

The TV Kids Festival will be streamed live and available on-demand on Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Kids Festival is free. The inaugural TV Kids Festival attracted more than 1,700 participants and 24,000 views.

You can register for the TV Kids Festival here for free.