Blake Named Senior VP, Scholastic Entertainment

Jan 13, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Juliet Blake has been named senior VP of television programming and development for Scholastic Entertainment, Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Entertainment and executive VP of Scholastic, announced Thursday.

In her new position, Ms. Blake is charged with overseeing the development and production of various Scholastic Entertainment television projects worldwide, including international co-productions and the Soup2Nuts production group in Watertown, Mass. She will report directly to Ms. Forte.

Ms. Blake joins Scholastic Entertainment from Jim Henson Television, U.S., where she served as president and was responsible for the Muppet franchise. During her tenure at Henson, Ms. Blake developed and was the executive producer for the 2002 Emmy-nominated “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.” The film was the highest-rated TV movie on any network that season. Additionally, she was executive producer of series “Farscape” that aired on the SciFi Channel.

Before joining Henson, Ms. Blake was the senior VP of programming at Pearson Television. She developed shows for NBC, Paramount, Brillstein Grey, and BBC1, including “Beast.”

Ms. Blake began her career as a producer at Picadilly Radio, Manchester, England, and in 1983, moved to the BBC to produce a series of documentaries on the history of British comedy for Radio Four. She began working in television in Los Angeles on the BBC-1 documentary series “The Golden Land.”