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Building a Neighborhood: Creative Development at the Fred Rogers Company

October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Building a Neighborhood: Creative Development at the Fred Rogers Company

Fred Rogers’ legacy of creating meaningful media for children has fueled the success of current PBS KIDS shows Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Odd Squad. Learn about how The Fred Rogers Company works from Ellen Doherty (Executive in Charge of Production) and Christopher Loggins (Producer) as they walk us through the company’s current projects and what they’re looking for in pitches.


Date and Time: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Location: Knotel Flatiron, 33 W 17th St, New York, NY, 10011


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Ellen Doherty – Executive in Charge of Production, Fred Rogers Company

Ellen Doherty is the head of production for the company, overseeing creation of television and digital content, as well as developing new properties. She is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer with more than twenty years’ experience in children’s and family media. Previously, Ellen was Executive Producer and Story Editor of the popular math-themed PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, where she oversaw production of television and digital content, including the Webby-nominated tablet apps Cyberchase Shape Quest and Cyberchase 3D Builder. Before joining Thirteen/WNET, Ms. Doherty was a freelance producer and writer, with projects ranging from educational documentary series to concert specials. She began her career on the celebrated PBS KIDS series Reading Rainbow and has a B.A. in Communications from Boston College.


Chris Loggins – Producer, Fred Rogers Company

As Producer of award-winning programs Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Odd Squad, Chris is responsible for coordinating the production process. Chris joined The Fred Rogers Company after gaining experience working in public television with WQED Multimedia. He also has experience working with children from positions with Beginning with Books Center for Early Literacy and The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Chris is a graduate of Kenyon College. He enjoys his time in the Children’s Department of the Main branch of the Carnegie Library where he can be found leading Baby & Toddler story times on Saturday mornings.



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October 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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