Heather Kenyon

                  Heather Kenyon is currently a consultant specializing in the development of animated and children's media. She is the former senior director of development, original series at Cartoon Network, where she focused on the development of animated comedy, comedy adventure, action adventure and live-action series for children 6-11 years old. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, she was editor-in-chief of Animation World Network, a leading Internet publisher of animation news, information and resources, and was responsible for managing the site's editorial and writing efforts.

     After graduating magna cum laude with a BFA from the Filmic Writing Program at the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Cinema-Television, Kenyon began her career in animation at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. As Manager of the Production Information department, she was responsible for providing information and materials from current productions to all TBS departments worldwide, as well as artistic staffing and festival involvement.

     Kenyon has been quoted on the status of the industry in many publications, including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Independent in the U.K. and Newsweek magazine. In addition to working as a script consultant, she has also contributed to numerous publications, including a chapter in the book Animation in Asia, printed by John Libbey & Company, Ltd.

     A number of international animation festivals and schools have invited Kenyon to act as a jury member, speak on panels, or give presentations on animation, development and the children's business. Kenyon has also advised the Platform International Animation Festival, which took place in Portland, Oregon in 2007.

     Kenyon is on the Board of Trustees of Trees for Life, as well as a member of ASIFA International, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and a founding member of Women in Animation.

Email: Heather (at) HeatherKenyon (dot) com