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How ‘Sesame Street’ Is Preparing for a Future Beyond Its HBO Max Deal

There are few television brands more iconic than Sesame Street.  The long-running children’s TV show, which debuted in 1969 and is produced by Sesame Workshop, will debut its 53rd season on HBO Max Nov. 3. But the season will also reflect reverberations from 2020, both in response to learning loss and issues of emotional well-being […]

Comedy Brand The Second City Names Sesame Workshop Veteran Ed Wells CEO (Exclusive)

The Second City has a new CEO. The venerable improv comedy brand that launched the careers of people like Bill Murray, Tina Fey, John Belushi and Stephen Colbert and Gilda Radner, has hired Ed Wells as its new chief executive, effective this month. Wells joins The Second City from Sesame Workshop, where he was executive […]

Sesame Workshop Promises Bias Training for Sesame Place Staff After Viral Video Incident

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has responded to a viral video that appears to depict an incident of racial bias that occurred at Sesame Place Philadelphia over the weekend. On Sunday morning, digital strategist Leslie Mac posted a video to Twitter from her great-niece’s 4th birthday celebration over the weekend. In the nine-second […]

John Boyega’s ‘Naked Singularity’ to Open San Francisco Film Fest

The SFFILM's hybrid event will show 103 films online and at physical drive-in screenings.

Sesame Workshop Names New Head of Creative (Exclusive)

Sesame Workshop has a new head of creative. Following a seven-month-long search, Kay Wilson Stallings has been promoted to serve as the exec vp creative and production of the nonprofit media and education division behind Sesame Street. Wilson Stallings, who was senior vp creative development, immediately replaces Brown Johnson at the helm of the division. […]

‘Sesame Street’ Introduces First Homeless Muppet

'Sesame Street' hit another milestone when it introduced the first homeless character, Lily, a pink Muppet with multicolored braids who reveals that she and her parents have lost their home.

Sesame Workshop, Apple Team for Slate of Children’s Programming

Apple enters the children's programming space with a slate of shows from Sesame Workshop; 'Sesame Street' is not part of the deal.

‘Sesame Street’ Sues STX Over New Melissa McCarthy Puppet Movie

The makers of Sesame Street are suing STX, saying its upcoming film 'The Happytime Murders' is abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation.

Inside the Orchard’s Audacious Play to Become the Next Indie Film Heavyweight

With five high-profile buys at Sundance, the quiet giant of online music sales (they control 20 percent of iTunes content!) is making a serious play at movie distribution.

German Neo-Nazis Using Cookie Monster to Recruit Kids (Report)

The "Sesame Street" character has become a symbol for the extremist movement, according to police.

Sesame Workshop, Oznoz Video Launch Online ‘Sesame Street’ for Bilingual Kids

The service will offer “Sesame Street” and “Elmo's World” in six languages.