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Angela Santomero

Job TitleCreator, Blue's Clues and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Chief Creative Officer

Company Name9 Story Media Group

About

Angela C. Santomero is an original Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the breakthrough and award winning Blue’s Clues. Angela is also the Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the smash hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS), as well as Super Why! (PBS), Creative Galaxy (Amazon Studios), and Wishenpoof! (Amazon Studios). Malcolm Gladwell referred to Blue’s Clues as "One of the stickiest TV shows EVER made" in The Tipping Point.

Angela is the Chief Creative Officer of 9 Story Media Group. As CCO, Santomero leads the creative content strategy across all of 9 Story, with facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin and Manchester. The appointment follows 9 Story’s recent acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, which was co-founded by Santomero.

Described by Joanne Rogers as “a modern day Fred Rogers,” and by Fatherly.com as “the driving force behind the best educational programming for children,” Angela’s work has won the prestigious Peabody award, two TCA awards, 30+ Emmy nominations, and numerous Parents Choice Gold Awards. Angela's legacy is forever changing the way in which preschoolers watch television by presenting them with unique, challenging programs that enable them to learn through play, humor, and respect - - changing the world one preschooler at a time! Angela blogs on Angela’s Clues.com and her first parenting book, Preschool Clues – Raising Smart, Inspired and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World debuted Spring 2018 with Touchstone/Simon and Schuster.

Angela has a B.A. from The Catholic University of America, which awarded her a Young Alumni Merit Award and her Masters degree in Child Developmental Psychology and Instructional Media & Education from Columbia University (Teacher’s College), which awarded her with their 1999 Early Career Award. Angela’s children’s education background coupled with her unique knowledge of kids media and production allow Angela’s work to successfully integrate education, entertainment, and active participation which enable children to learn through play.

Angela’s book, PRESCHOOL CLUES - Raising Smart, Inspired and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World, was released Spring 2018 with Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone. Preschool Clues explores the benefits of screen time, a healthy media diet, and how parents can use strategies from screen time to promote their children's educational, psychological, and social development.

When she’s not writing, Angela likes to spend time with her daughters, Hope and Ella, her husband, Greg, and their puppies, Oreo and Samoa. She can be found online @AngelasClues

 

About 9 Story Media Group

9 Story Media Group is a leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for audiences around the world.
From development right through to consumer products, 9 Story Media Group is one of the world’s leading kids and family content companies. Their award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is 100% creatively driven with a focus on producing the highest quality cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters. The company’s international distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International, represents over 3,500 half-hours of animated and live-action programming, provided to major international broadcasters and digital platforms. Their in-house consumer products division, 9 Story Brands, builds global entertainment brands for kids, with expertise across creative, brand marketing, and licensing. With facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin and Manchester, 9 Story Media Group employs over 600 creative and corporate staff worldwide. 

Conference Sessions

  • THE CREATORS' SUPERPANEL

    13 Oct 2018, 10:10 - 10:50, JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 - Grand Theatre

    Presenting the WORLD SCREEN TRENDSETTER AWARDS   This panel celebrates the gifted individuals driving modern excellence in children’s television. Participants...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sat, Oct 13
      2. Event Type
        Panel Discussion
  • NAVIGATING THE OTT LANDSCAPE

    13 Oct 2018, 16:40 - 17:20, JW Marriott, Conference Room 1 - Grand Theatre

    The big OTT platforms are now a well-established part of the kids content landscape, and no longer the mysterious new kids on the block.  But what is it actuall...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sat, Oct 13
      2. Event Type
        Panel Discussion

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