has promoted Valerie Mitchell-Johnston from sr. counsel to vp of legal and business affairs, responsible for advising, counseling and closing contracts for the Workshop in all content development and production activities. Mitchell-Johnston oversees issues for the domestic production of SESAME STREET and international co-productions such as OUT THERE and TAKALANI SESAME in South Africa.
In addition to, Mitchell-Johnston also will oversee a new co-production in Bangladesh, the organizations international television syndication activities and the Workshops relationship with talent union AFTRA.
Valerie will bring her enthusiasm, talent and good humor and her unflagging dedication to our mission to bear on our increasingly complex and challenging transactions all over the globe, said Daniel Victor, evp, legal and business affairs, general counsel and secretary.
Mitchell-Johnston is a Harvard Law School graduate and veteran of two top-tier New York law firms before joining Sesame Workshop in November 1997.
Founded in 1968, Sesame Workshop first developed the legendary SESAME STREET TV program. The Workshop is behind award-winning programs like DRAGON TALES and SAGWA, THE CHINESE SIAMESE CAT and ground breaking multi-media productions in South Africa, Egypt and Russia. For more information, visit www.sesameworkshop.org