Sidney Clifton

Sidney Clifton is an Emmy-nominated producer who has served as an executive producer, producer, director, and creative executive in animated and live-action content across multiple platforms. She serves as Jim Henson Company’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Mixed Media, and as Senior Consultant with Black Women Animate Studios. Clifton has worked with esteemed creators including Stan Lee, Dr. Maya Angelou, Ringo Starr, BB King, Tyler Perry, and Harry Connick, Jr. Her producing credits include "Harriet the Spy", “Celebration Table With Maya Angelou,” "Me,” “Eloise,” and BET'S animated series Marvel's “Black Panther.”  In her role as mentor and recruiter, she has been a featured presenter and guest at colleges and universities across North America, including California Institute of the Arts, Pratt Institute, Maryland Institute of Arts, NYU-Tisch, Savannah College Art and Design, and George Mason University. She was honored to give commencement addresses at Idylwild Arts Academy and Ringling College of Art and Design. She is the founder of The Clifton House, a workshop and retreat space for emerging writers and artists at the Baltimore, MD home she grew up in with her siblings and parents— educator/activist Fred J. Clifton and National Book Award-winning poet and Academy Chancellor Lucille Clifton.