Special Festival Presentation: Pitch It! How to Develop Film and Animation Pitches for Sesame StreetJanuary 24, 2016
Saturday, February 20 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
@ Providence Athenaeum – 251 Benefit St, Providence
Sesame Street film producer, Kim Wright demystifies the film and animation commissioning process, reviewing the “do’s and dont’s” of pitching to Sesame Street, and sharing some of her most loved shorts from the past few seasons!
Ages: All Ages. Geared for professional filmmakers and students.
Cost: Free. Limited space. Pre-reservation strongly recommended. Reserve Tickets
ABOUT KIM WRIGHT | Film Producer, Sesame Street
Kim Wright joined the Workshop four and a half years ago as the Film Producer, commissioning live action, animated, and mixed media short films for Sesame Street. She works closely with the filmmakers and production companies to guide them through the creative process in order to shape the films to best meet the show’s specific letter and thematic needs, while also staying within the films’ budget. She oversees all aspects of creative development of the films and animations, from conception and deal-making, to production and delivery. As a means of finding new filmmakers and animators to partner with, Kim attends various children’s film festivals and media conferences throughout the US and abroad. In 2013, she had the opportunity to travel to Melbourne, Australia to the SPA (Screen Producers Australia) conference to speak about Sesame Street’s partnership with an Australian production company for the making of the live action music video “5 Kangaroos,” which featured one of Australia’s top pop stars, Jessica Mauboy.
Prior to joining the Sesame Street family, Kim had been a producer for over 11 years. She spent the majority of her career as a daytime television producer, working for Telepictures, NBC, and Paramount Pictures, and producing several national daytime talk shows, including The Queen Latifah Show, The John Walsh Show and The Montel Williams Show. Her experience has allowed her to help make viewers dreams come true, reunite family members, and help young people tackle such issues as bullying, addiction, and racism. In 2006, as Montel’s Senior Producer, she even had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change lives by traveling all the way to the Persian Gulf. While there, Kim helped Montel surprise the troops for the holidays with messages from their loved ones, and give them the opportunity to share their personal stories.
Kim has a BA in Radio/Television from The George Washington University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two young children.