Tara Sorensen is Apple’s Head of Children’s Programming, Worldwide Video. A respected children’s programming executive, Sorensen oversees the development and production of original live-action and animated children’s series globally.
Previously, Sorensen served as Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios, where she launched the division and shepherded Emmy Award-winning series, including Tumble Leaf, Emmy-nominated Annedroids, WGA Award and Humanitas Prize winner Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Humanitas, DGA and NAACP Image Award winning special An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, and Emmy-nominated Just Add Magic amongst others.
Prior to that, Sorensen was Vice President, Kids Programming for National Geographic. While there, she oversaw the Emmy Award-winning series Toot & Puddle for Nickelodeon. Previously, she was Vice President, Kids Programming for Sony Pictures Family Entertainment and shepherded the development of Dragon Tales; Jackie Chan Adventures, Men in Black, Stuart Little and the Emmy Award-winning Harold and the Purple Crayon. Sorensen began her career at Nelvana spearheading development for hit series Rolie Polie Olie.
Sorensen serves on the Los Angeles Advisory Council for Common Sense Media.