Children’s Television Workshop TV, film and video group prexy Alice Cahn is ankling to become managing director of the Interactive Media Program for Children at the nonprofit Markle Foundation.
Program is funded via foundation’s $100 million commitment over the next three to five years to support the growth of information technologies that serve public needs.
As head of the program — one of Markle’s four divisions — Cahn will develop research and investment initiatives to foster demand for and access to children’s interactive technology. She’ll also direct existing efforts to educate the public on the potential role of new media in children’s lives.
“I am delighted that Alice has joined the Markle Foundation,” said org’s prexy Zoe Baird. Her “extraordinary track record as a leader in children’s television and her desire to turn her attentions to new media bode well for the next generation of media consumers and for the field at large.”
At CTW, Cahn was responsible for the cabler’s global creative development and production. Before joining CTW, she was director of children’s programming at PBS, where she oversaw projects such as hit series “Teletubbies.”