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Steven Rebollido – Audio Director and Sound Department Supervisor

Steven joined the 100 Chickens team in 2010 during production of the “Peg+Cat” pilot.  He is responsible for providing creative sound direction and overseeing the studio’s audio production, including voiceover, music, and sound effects work. Some of his favorite day-to-day activities include directing voice talent, working with composers, recording, editing, and mixing.

Rebollido first met Peg + Cat co-creators Jen Oxley and Billy Aronson in 2004, when they began working together on Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning hit series “The Wonder Pets!”, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing.

Steven Rebollido has been creating high quality content for children’s television since 2003. Some of his credits include “Sesame Street”, “Bug Diaries”, “3rd & Bird”, “Click Clack Moo”, “The Electric Company”, “Winnie The Pooh: Wonder & Wander”, and short films “The Music Box” and “Petalocity”.

Some of Steven’s most recent work at 100 Chickens can be heard on Amazon’s 2019 reboot of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and PBS’s hit series “Peg+Cat”, which earned him eight Emmy and two Golden Reel award nominations, including Outstanding Achievement in Voice Direction, Music Direction and Composition, Sound Editing, and Best Children’s Animated Series.

www.stevenrebollido.com

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Melinda Richards LaRose – Writer

Melinda Richards LaRose is an Emmy-nominated pen-for-hire, specializing in children’s media. She’s currently lending her quirky sense of humor to Clifford the Big Red Dog and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood among others. Her writing credits include Emmy Award-winning Outstanding Preschool Series Peg + Cat and Tumble Leaf; Disney Junior’s Vampirina and Jake and the Never Land Pirates; Nick Jr.’s Sunny Day, Nella the Princess Knight, Bubble Guppies and Dora and Friends; Amazon’s Creative Galaxy; and Sprout’s Astroblast. There are more but my guess is your eyes are getting tired right about now. Melinda got her start writing in the preschool world on The Wonder Pets, Oobi and 3rd & Bird. She got her humble beginnings in children’s media as the host of “The Playground” radio show for Boston’s WERS-FM. She’s also been known to dabble in development, e-books and the paper kind too. Melinda lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two focus group participants children – five-year-old Ben and two-year-old Lauren.

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Beth A. Richman, Ed.M. – Research Director

Beth Richman is an early childhood education expert, with a Master of Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She has spent the past two decades of her career as a researcher and content specialist in the field of children’s media. Currently, Ms. Richman served as Research Director for Peg + Cat, a PBS KIDS educational series for preschoolers created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley of 100 Chickens Productions and produced by The Fred Rogers Company. In this role, she helped to ensure that young children could comprehend and benefit from the content and curriculum that served as the basis for Peg + Cat.

Ms. Richman conducts qualitative research with preschool and school-age children, parents, and educators, examining the efficacy of curriculum-based media. She previously served as Director of Development and Creative Executive for Scholastic Media, where she managed the development and production of new television projects, including MAYA AND MIGUEL for PBS. Ms. Richman also held several positions in the Education and Research Division of Sesame Workshop.

Ms. Richman is a contributing author to the book G is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street and has co-authored numerous articles and delivered a variety of presentations and guest lectures on issues related to creating educational television for children. She is also a Senior Advisor to Children’s Media Association, an organization committed to creating and distributing thoughtful, entertaining media to children and young adults.

Ms. Richman lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two daughters.

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Michael Zodorozny – Key Designer

Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and animation from Philadelphia College of Art, UARTS. He has worked in the animation industry in many roles. Before joining 100 Chickens productions he worked as a digital designer for Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets! and Blues Clues.

Michael has worked on several animated projects as background color supervisor including: Disney’s DougDoug’s 1st MoviePB&J OtterDaria, and Nickelodeon’s Doug. He painted color backgrounds for the theatrical film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. While working at MTV Animation he was the Animation Production Supervisor for the music video I Got You Babe starring Cher and Beavis and Butt-Head. Two of his abstract animated films are included in the absolute film series Synthetic Movements distributed by The American Federation of Arts. Michael is a member of the electronic musical group Crash Course in Science.

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