WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd | 12pm | Lazarus 115 Auditorium
MICA Animation welcomes Linda Simensky, Vice President of Children's Programming at PBS, as part of our 2017 Spring Semester Events.
As Vice President of Children’s Programming at PBS, Linda Simensky collaborates with producers, co-production partners, PBS station programmers, and distributors throughout the development, production, post-production, and broadcast phases for PBS KIDS programming. Since joining PBS in 2003, Simensky has worked with renowned producers to develop hit shows such as Curious George, Super Why!, Wild Kratts, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, WordGirl, Dinosaur Train, The Electric Company, and Sid the Science Kid. Simensky also works closely with PBS KIDS’ digital team to build a cross-platform media experience for all PBS KIDS media properties.
Prior to joining PBS, Simensky was Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network, where she oversaw the development and series production of The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and other major projects.
Simensky began her career with a nine-year tenure at Nickelodeon, where she helped build the animation department and launch such popular series as Rugrats, Doug, and The Ren & Stimpy Show.
She is a past-president of ASIFA-East, and the founder of New York chapter of Women in Animation. She has lectured at numerous colleges and animation festivals, and has taught courses in animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of Pennsylvania on Contemporary Issues in Animation. She has written for numerous animation publications and has had several essays published in books including "Nickelodeon Nation" and "The Children's Television Community."
Simensky holds a BA in Communications & History from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Media Ecology from New York University.
(Biography from pbs.org)
This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 22 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium (115)
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA