February 01, 2015 6:06 AM ET

Company Overview of Sesame Workshop

Company Overview

1 Lincoln Plaza

New York, NY 10023

United States

Founded in 1970



Key Executives for Sesame Workshop

President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 69
Vice President and General Manager of Global Licensing
Executive Producer of Sesame Street
Executive Vice President
Director of Talent Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sesame Workshop Key Developments

Sakar International Announces New Licensing Agreement with Sesame Workshop to Produce New Line of Audio and Electronics Accessories

Sakar International announced it has inked a new licensing agreement with Sesame Workshop to produce a new line of audio and electronics accessories featuring the lovable characters from Sesame Street, the most popular and award-winning children's television program in the world. Sakar announced the new license and product line at the 2014 Toy Industry Association's Fall Toy Preview going on now through October 9 at the Dallas Market Center/World Trade Center. This ubiquitous growth makes Sakar's new character-themed products a perfect fit for the digital generation. The new line will include a range of headphones, earbuds and speakers, and phone and tablet cases, all compatible with any mobile device. Additional products, including karaoke machines, musical instruments and computer accessories, may also be added to the lineup. The first round of the new Sesame Street products is expected to hit store shelves this spring.

Sesame Workshop Announces Executive Changes

Vincent A. Mai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, announced the appointment of Jeffrey D. Dunn as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop, effective September 29, 2014. Mr. Dunn, formerly the President and CEO of HiT Entertainment, will succeed Mel Ming who announced his retirement earlier this year. Mr. Dunn will lead the organization in its mission to use the educational power of media to help all children reach their higher potential. Mr. Dunn currently serves as a 2014 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University with a focus on media and education. Previously, he served as President and CEO of HiT Entertainment from 2008 until 2012.

Hasbro Inc. in Partnership with Sesame Workshop Introduce Innovative New Playthings in 2013 Starring Favorite Sesame Street Characters

Hasbro Inc. in partnership with Sesame Workshop introduce innovative new playthings in 2013 starring favorite Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Ernie! This year's lineup includes an adorable BIG HUGS ELMO plush that really hugs preschoolers back, the new Sesame Street P.A.L. app learning system that encourages tots to learn and explore in a digital environment, and the interactive world of Roads & Rails that combines two favorite playtime activities for preschoolers - cars and trains. This fall kids will experience magical moments with their favorite red furry friend with the introduction of the BIG HUGS ELMO interactive plush, Hasbro's first feature Elmo toy that can actually hug kids back! When children give Elmo a hug, the red monster wraps his arms around them to show how much he cares. The huggable 22-inch Elmo plush has flexible arms and a soft head making it Hasbro's largest, cuddliest, most lifelike Elmo plush ever. With the introduction of the Sesame Street P.A.L. (Play and Learning) system parents can turn their tablet into a Sesame Street learning system for an easy-to-navigate and hands-on learning experience for children ages two and up. Featuring engaging learning adventures and games hosted by Sesame Street characters, parents simply download the Sesame Street P.A.L. apps to their iOS or Android device, place their tablet into the P.A.L. case, and then kids can learn and explore in a secure digital environment. Combining two of preschoolers' favorite things -- cars and trains -- the Sesame Street Roads & Rails collection includes three vehicle themed playsets featuring Elmo, Ernie or Cookie Monster. As toddlers move Elmo's train over the ABC track in the ELMO JUNCTION set, they will hear him sing the ABC song. If he's moving along the 123 roadway, Elmo will delight preschoolers with a song about numbers. Parents will appreciate the quick clean-up as the ELMO JUNCTION set folds up for quick and easy storage.

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