North Fork TV Festival & North Fork Family present:
Family Screening + Dance Party with Jennifer Oxley, Co-Creator of PBS Kids Hit Show PEG + CAT
Saturday, September 8 @ 11am
Ticket includes admission for 1 Adult + 1 Child, $5 for each additional child
Included in Festival Pass
What's it like making cartoons for your job? Who gets to do the voices? Did you draw all the characters yourself? How long does it take to make an episode? At the festival's debut family event, kids and parents can ask Emmy Award-winning writer/director, author, illustrator, and mom, Jennifer Oxley, all their burning questions about making children's television. Attendees will be treated to an episode of Jennifer's hit show on PBS Kids, PEG + CAT, plus other short film highlights of her wildly creative career. Curated and moderated by Sara Berliner of North Fork Family.
PEG + CAT
Peg + Cat is an animated math-based series for children ages 3-5 years old. The show follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems together, and learn foundational math concepts and skills. In each 12 minute episode, Peg and Cat face A REALLY BIG PROBLEM, a messy funny crisis they must somehow solve without totally freaking out!
Sara Berliner, Founder, North Fork Family - Sara Berliner is a children’s media executive, content curator, activist, and mom. Her focus has been storytelling across platforms and genres, launched from a Harvard degree in Folklore & Mythology, with winding paths through puppet theater, documentary film, the music business, book publishing, animation, and digital apps. Most recently Chief Strategy Officer of Night & Day Studios, home of worldwide bestseller Peekaboo Barn, Sara has told stories with collaborators like Sesame Street, Warner Bros., Disney, DreamWorks, Mattel, Highlights for Children, Scholastic, National Geographic, Penguin Random House, and the NFL. After years in creative and product strategy, business development, brands and licensing, Sara founded two initiatives in the last year: North Fork Family, sharing local goodness for kids & grownups, and Vote Like a Mother, making parenthood and empathy a lens for political engagement.
Jennifer Oxley, Co-Creator PEG + CAT (100 Chickens Productions) - Jennifer Oxley was born in Hollywood, California and caught the filmmaking bug early – she made her first film at the age of seven. Since then she has directed fifteen short films for Sesame Street, as well as the award-winning adaptation of Spike Lee and Tanya Lewis Lee’s children’s book, PLEASE, BABY, PLEASE. Her latest film, THE MUSIC BOX, was acquired by The Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Her work in children’s television includes directing and artistic credits. Jennifer won an Emmy award for her role as director on LITTLE BILL, and she created the look and animation style of THE WONDER PETS. Most recently she re-developed the look of CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, returning to TV in 2019. And she teamed up with Billy Aronson to create the hit PBS Kids animated series PEG + CAT!