HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 2, 2020) – The Jim Henson Company announced today that Kait Boss has joined as Manager of Children’s Television. In her role, Boss will source and oversee the development of projects for both live-action and animation television productions. The announcement was made by Halle Stanford, President of Television, to whom Boss will directly report.
“Kait has hit the ground running and is already actively developing a slate of new television projects that celebrate diverse stories and the joy of childhood,” said Stanford. “With a special focus on our animation slate, Kait will be looking for new and accomplished artists and storytellers in this space who can evolve the Henson brand.”
Prior to joining The Jim Henson Company, Boss served as a creative executive and content producer for American Girl, where she developed a wide variety of inspiring and girl-powered stories as live-action features and specials, chapter-book series, live events, and short-form digital content. She served as a creative executive on two seasons of the brand’s first animated series, WellieWishers, and led the development of the fan-favorite web series and contemporary character, Z. Crew, who was featured in Amazon’s Emmy-nominated live-action special, An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends For Life.
Boss graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Film, TV, and Radio Studies.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained a leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Henson’s most recent television credits include Fraggle Rock: Rock On! for Apple TV+, and the critically acclaimed Netflix Original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, along with the Emmy®-nominated productions Dinosaur Train (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), as well as Word Party (Netflix), Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), and Doozers (Hulu/Universal Kids). Previous productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, and the sci-fi series Farscape for TV, and the feature films The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney), as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming series Earth to Ned for Disney+, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix, and a reboot of Fraggle Rock for Apple TV+.
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